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The Resource Theories of distributive justice, John E. Roemer

Theories of distributive justice, John E. Roemer

Label
Theories of distributive justice
Title
Theories of distributive justice
Statement of responsibility
John E. Roemer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Equally at home in economic theory and political philosophy, John Roemer has written a unique book that critiques economists' conceptions of justice from a philosophical perspective and philosophical theories of distributive justice from an economic one. He unites the economist's skill in constructing precise, axiomatic models with the philosopher's in exploring the assumptions of those models. His synthesis will enable philosophers and economists to engage each other's ideas more fruitfully. Roemer first shows how economists' understanding of the fairness of various resource allocation mechanisms can be enriched. He extends the theory of social choice to show how individual preferences can be aggregated into social preferences over various economic alternatives. He critiques the standard applications of axiomatic bargaining theory to distributive justice, showing that they ignore information on available resources and preference orderings. He puts these variables in the models, which enables him to generate resource allocation mechanisms that are more consonant with our intuitions about distributive justice. He then critiques economists' theories of utilitarianism and examines the question of the optimal population size in a world of finite resources. Roemer explores the major new philosophical concepts of the theory of distributive justice - primary goods, functionings and capability, responsibility in its various forms, procedural versus outcome justice, midfare - and shows how they can be sharpened and clarified with the aid of economic analysis. He critiques and extends the ideas of major contemporary theories of distributive justice, including those of Rawls, Sen, Nozick, andDworkin. Beginning from the recent theories of Richard Arneson and G. A. Cohen, he constructs a theory of equality of opportunity. Theories of Distributive Justice contains important and original results, but it can also be used as a graduate-level text in economics and philosophy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roemer, John E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB523
LC item number
.R63 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Income distribution
  • Distributive justice
  • Welfare economics
Label
Theories of distributive justice, John E. Roemer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-330) 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
Control code
32892954
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 342 pages
Isbn
9780674879195
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95023768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Theories of distributive justice, John E. Roemer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-330) 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
Control code
32892954
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 342 pages
Isbn
9780674879195
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95023768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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