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    Distributive and Relational Equality.Christian Schemmel - 2012 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 11 (2):123-148.
    Is equality a distributive value or does it rather point to the quality of social relationships? This article criticizes the distributive character of luck egalitarian theories of justice and fleshes out the central characteristics of an alternative, relational approach to equality. It examines a central objection to distributive theories: that such theories cannot account for the significance of how institutions treat people (as opposed to the outcomes they bring about). I discuss two variants of this objection: first, that distributive theories (...)
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    Why Relational Egalitarians Should Care About Distributions.Christian Schemmel - 2011 - Social Theory and Practice 37 (3):365-390.
    Relational views of equality put forward a social and political ideal of equality that aims at being a better interpretation of what social justice requires than the prevailing distributive conceptions of equality, especially luck egalitarian views. Yet it is unclear what social justice as relational equality demands in distributive terms; Elizabeth Anderson's view seems to vacate a large part of the terrain of distributive justice in favor of a minimalist, sufficiency view. Against that, this paper argues that relational equality, properly (...)
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    Real Self-Respect and its Social Bases.Christian Schemmel - 2019 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 49 (5):628-651.
    Many theories of social justice maintain that concern for the social bases of self-respect grounds demanding requirements of political and economic equality, as self-respect is supposed to be dependent on continuous just recognition by others. This paper argues that such views miss an important feature of self-respect, which accounts for much of its value: self-respect is a capacity for self-orientation that is robust under adversity. This does not mean that there are no social bases of self-respect that such theories ought (...)
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    How (Not) to Criticise the Welfare State.Christian Schemmel - 2015 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 32 (4):393-409.
    This article assesses John Rawls's case against the welfare state as a means for implementing socio-economic justice, and for a ‘property-owning democracy’, from both a normative and a methodological point of view. It points out several flaws of Rawls's critique of the welfare state, through a focus on an existing variety of it — a Swedish-style universal welfare state — which can be said to be relatively successful, both in terms of normative merits and in terms of institutional stability and (...)
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    Luck Egalitarianism as Democratic Reciprocity? A Response to Tan.Christian Schemmel - 2012 - Journal of Philosophy 109 (7):435-448.
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    On the Usefulness of Luck Egalitarian Arguments for Global Justice.Christian Schemmel - 2008 - Global Justice Theory Practice Rhetoric 1:54-67.
    Much of the recent philosophical literature about distributive justice and equality in the domestic context has been dominated by a family of theories now often called ‘luck egalitarianism’, according to which it is unfair if some people are worse off than others through no choice or fault of their own. This principle has also found its way into the literature about global justice. This paper explores some difficulties that this principle faces: it is largely insensitive to the causes of global (...)
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    On the Usefulness of Luck Egalitarian Arguments for Global Justice.Christian Schemmel - 2008 - Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric 1:54-67.
    Much of the recent philosophical literature about distributive justice and equality in the domestic context has been dominated by a family of theories now often called ‘luck egalitarianism’, according to which it is unfair if some people are worse off than others through no choice or fault of their own. This principle has also found its way into the literature about global justice. This paper explores some difficulties that this principle faces: it is largely insensitive to the causes of global (...)
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  8. Rationality in Action. [REVIEW]Michael Kober & Christian Schemmel - 2005 - Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie 30 (2):217-217.
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    Book Review: Justice for Earthlings—Essays in Political Philosophy, by David MillerJustice for Earthlings—Essays in Political Philosophy, by MillerDavid. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. [REVIEW]Christian Schemmel - 2016 - Political Theory 44 (5):731-736.
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    Guest Editors' Introduction.Christian Schemmel & Stefan Gosepath - 2015 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 32 (4):335-339.
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    Partiality Against Parochialism? [REVIEW]Christian Schemmel - 2010 - Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric 3:56-62.
    Review: Toni Erskine, Embedded Cosmopolitanism – Duties to Strangers and Enemies in a World of ‘Dislocated Communities’, Oxford, Oxford University Press 2008.
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    Partiality Against Parochialism? [REVIEW]Christian Schemmel - 2010 - Global Justice Theory Practice Rhetoric 3:56-62.
    Review: Toni Erskine, Embedded Cosmopolitanism – Duties to Strangers and Enemies in a World of ‘Dislocated Communities’, Oxford, Oxford University Press 2008.
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    The Many Evils of Inequality: An Examination of T. M. Scanlon's Pluralist Account.Christian Schemmel - 2019 - Ethics and International Affairs 33 (1):89-98.
    Why Does Inequality Matter?is the long-awaited book-length development of T. M. Scanlon's views on objectionable inequality, and our obligations to eliminate or reduce it. The book presents an impressively nuanced and thoughtful analysis as well as succinct explanations of different objections to various forms of inequality. It is not only set to further cement Scanlon's influence on philosophical debates about equality but also makes a good guide to the problems of inequality for the nonspecialist reader. The book is not without (...)
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