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The Resource Why does inequality matter?, T.M. Scanlon

Why does inequality matter?, T.M. Scanlon

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Why does inequality matter?
Title
Why does inequality matter?
Statement of responsibility
T.M. Scanlon
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Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Inequality is widely regarded as morally objectionable: T. M. Scanlon investigates why it matters to us. Demands for greater equality can seem puzzling, because it can be unclear what reason people have for objecting to the difference between what they have and what others have, as opposed simply to wanting to be better off. This book examines six such reasons. Inequality can be objectionable because it arises from a failure of some agent to give equal concern to the interests of different parties to whom it is obligated to provide some good. It can be objectionable because it involves or gives rise to objectionable inequalities in status. It can be objectionable because it gives the rich unacceptable forms of control over the lives of those who have less. It can be objectionable because it interferes with the procedural fairness of economic institutions, or because it deprives some people of substantive opportunity to take part in those institutions. Inequality can be objectionable because it interferes with the fairness of political institutions. Finally, inequality in wealth and income can be objectionable because it is unfair: the institutional mechanisms that produce it cannot be justified in the relevant way. Scanlon's aims is to provide a moral anatomy of these six reasons, and the ideas of equality that they involve. He also examines objections to the pursuit of equality on the ground that it involves objectionable interference with individual liberty, and argues that ideas of desert do not provide a basis either for justifying significant economic inequality or for objecting to it. -- !c From book jacket
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Scanlon, Thomas
Index
index present
LC call number
HM821
LC item number
.S38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Uehiro series in practical ethics
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  • Equality
  • Equality
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies
Label
Why does inequality matter?, T.M. Scanlon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-165) 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
Contents
Introduction -- Equal concern -- Status inequality -- Procedural fairness -- Substantive opportunity -- Political fairness -- Equality, liberty, and coercion -- Desert -- Unequal income -- Conclusions
Control code
1000023983
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9780198812692
Lccn
2017943303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1000023983
Label
Why does inequality matter?, T.M. Scanlon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-165) 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
Contents
Introduction -- Equal concern -- Status inequality -- Procedural fairness -- Substantive opportunity -- Political fairness -- Equality, liberty, and coercion -- Desert -- Unequal income -- Conclusions
Control code
1000023983
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9780198812692
Lccn
2017943303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1000023983

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