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Egalitarianism, Iwao Hirose

Label
Egalitarianism
Title
Egalitarianism
Statement of responsibility
Iwao Hirose
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Some people are worse off than others. Does this fact give rise to moral concern? Egalitarianism claims that it does, for a wide array of reasons. It is one of the most important and hotly debated problems in moral and political philosophy, occupying a central place in the work of John Rawls, Thomas Nagel, G. A. Cohen and Derek Parfit. It also plays an important role in practical contexts such as the allocation of health care resources, the design of education and tax systems, and the pursuit of global justice. Egalitarianism is a superb introduction to the problem of contemporary egalitarian theories. It explains how rival theories of egalitarianism evaluate distributions of people{u2019}s well-being, and carefully assesses the theoretical structure of each theory. It also examines how egalitarian theories are applied to the distribution of health and health care, thus bringing a deceptively complex philosophical debate into clear focus. Beginning with a brief introduction to basic terminology, Iwao Hirose examines the following topics: Rawlsian egalitarianism; luck egalitarianism; telic egalitarianism; prioritarianism; sufficientarianism; equality and time; equality in health and health care. Including chapter summaries, annotated further reading and a glossary, this is an ideal starting point for anyone studying distributive justice for the first time, and will also be of interest to more advanced students and researchers in philosophy, economics, political theory, public policy, and public health
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Hirose, Iwao
Dewey number
305
Index
index present
LC call number
HM821
LC item number
.H57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New problems of philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Distributive justice
Label
Egalitarianism, Iwao Hirose
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Rawlsian egalitarianism -- Luck egalitarianism -- Telic egalitarianism -- Prioritarianism -- Sufficientarianism -- Equality and time -- Equality in health and health care
Control code
863684121
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780415783194
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013050292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)863684121
Label
Egalitarianism, Iwao Hirose
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Rawlsian egalitarianism -- Luck egalitarianism -- Telic egalitarianism -- Prioritarianism -- Sufficientarianism -- Equality and time -- Equality in health and health care
Control code
863684121
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780415783194
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013050292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)863684121

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