Luck Egalitarianism

2016.05.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Luck Egalitarianism, Bloomsbury, 2016, 259pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781472570420. Reviewed by
Philosophy News image
2016.05.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Luck Egalitarianism, Bloomsbury, 2016, 259pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781472570420. Reviewed by Annabelle Lever, University of Geneva This brilliant and challenging book provides an overview and defence of 'luck egalitarianism', one that helpfully connects debates on luck egalitarianism to debates on what aspects of our lives egalitarians should try equalise (the 'equality of what?' debate/the debate on the 'metric' of equality) and on what respect, if any, it makes sense to see each other as equals. The book illuminates different conceptions of luck, as found in the philosophical literature, clarifies the difference between telic and deontic equality, and explains the 'levelling down' problem and the way that this affects luck egalitarians, and egalitarians more generally. For these reasons, the book provides a handy introduction to a range of philosophical debates about equality. . .

Continue reading . . .

News source: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // News

blog comments powered by Disqus