TITLE

In Solidarity with the Imprudent: A Defense of Luck Egalitarianism

AUTHOR(S)
Segall, Shlomi
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Social Theory & Practice;Apr2007, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p177
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article demonstrates that the luck-egalitarian account of distributive justice does not forbid helping those who lack discretion. The author examined 6 luck-egalitarian responses to the abandonment objection. He has justified the use of treating the imprudent in defense of a theory that is essentially a theory of egalitarian distributive justice. He suggests that the principle of solidarity is one such consideration that could complement luck egalitarianism, and as such, can potentially lay to rest the abandonment objection.
ACCESSION #
25079043

 

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