Equality for Inegalitarians

2015.04.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews George Sher, Equality for Inegalitarians, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 182pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN 9780521251709.
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2015.04.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews George Sher, Equality for Inegalitarians, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 182pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN 9780521251709. Reviewed by Kok-Chor Tan, University of Pennsylvania George Sher's book accomplishes two things. It provides a thorough critical survey of the account of distributive egalitarianism known as "luck egalitarianism", and it proposes in its place an highly original alternative view of distributive justice that takes the ability of each person to live his or her own life "effectively" to be the good of justice (p. 7). Sher's account of distributive justice is, in the first instance, concerned with sufficiency rather than equality since its goal is to ensure for each a sufficient amount of resources and opportunities and the like to live her own life effectively. Nonetheless, he holds that sufficiency in this regard is ultimately egalitarian because it also secures for each the "equal chance" to. . .

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