Equality and Opportunity

2015.03.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shlomi Segall, Equality and Opportunity, Oxford University Press, 2013, 223pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199661817. Reviewed
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2015.03.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shlomi Segall, Equality and Opportunity, Oxford University Press, 2013, 223pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199661817. Reviewed by Blain Neufeld, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee In this book, Shlomi Segall formulates a 'luck egalitarian' conception of justice and applies that conception to the policy areas of hiring, education, upbringing, and health. He also argues for the superiority of his conception of justice over rival luck egalitarian and 'relational egalitarian' views. While Segall's conception of justice strikes me as more plausible than the luck egalitarian alternatives that he discusses, I do not think that he scores any decisive points against the relational egalitarian approach to theorizing about justice. 1. Before summarizing Segall's main claims, an overview of the current state of debate within liberal egalitarian political philosophy may be helpful. Two families of liberal egalitarian. . .

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