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Author Segall, Shlomi, 1970- author.
Title Why inequality matters : luck egalitarianism, its meaning and value / Shlomi Segall, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HM821 .S443 2016    DUE 12-18-17 OFF CAMPUS  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HM821 .S443 2016    DUE 12-18-17 OFF CAMPUS  
Author Segall, Shlomi, 1970- author.
Subject Equality.
Distributive justice.
Description x, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-252) and index.
Summary "Equality is a key concept in our moral and political vocabulary. There is wide agreement on its instrumental value and its favourable impact on many aspects of society, but less certainty over whether it has a non-instrumental or intrinsic value that can be demonstrated. In this project, Shlomi Segall explores and defends the view that it does. He argues that the value of equality is not reducible to a concern we might have for the worse off, or to ensuring that individuals do not fall into poverty and destitution; instead he claims that undeserved inequalities, wherever and whenever we might find them, are bad in themselves. Assessing the strength of competing accounts, such as sufficientarianism and prioritarianism, he brings together for the first time discussions of the moral value of equality with luck- or responsibility-sensitive accounts of distributive justice. His book will interest readers in political and moral philosophy"-- Provided by publisher.
"Equality is a key concept in our moral and political vocabulary. There is wide agreement on its instrumental value and its favourable impact on many aspects of society, but less certainty over whether it has a non-instrumental or intrinsic value that can be demonstrated. In this project Shlomi Segall explores and defends the view that it does. He argues that the value of equality is not reducible to a concern we might have for the worse off, or to ensuring that individuals do not fall into poverty and destitution; instead he claims that undeserved inequalities, wherever and whenever we might find them, are bad in themselves"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Part I. Egalitarianism: 1. The variety of objections to equality; 2. Why inequality matters; 3. When does inequality matter?; 4. Who is inequality bad for? -- Part II. Alternatives to Egalitarianism: 5. What is the point of sufficiency?; 6. Prioritarianism and the person-affecting view; 7. Prioritarianism and time -- Part III. Chances and Choices: 8. Should egalitarians care about chances?; 9. The badness of voluntary inequalities.
ISBN 9781107129818 (hardback)
1107129818 (hardback)
9781107570313
110757031X
OCLC # 946579969