The Ideal of Equality (London/New York: Macmillan and St. Martin's Press, 2000); paperback (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002). Co-edited with Andrew Williams.
'The editors are to be congratulated on having put together a collection of leading contributions to the debate about equality among political philosophers in recent years. A number of the pieces are quite hard to obtain, so their appearance is doubly welcome.' - Brian Barry, Columbia University
'Equality, once again, has become a central focus of debate in political philosophy. The papers collected here--some of the most influential and sophisticated contributions to the recent literature--make absolutely clear why this is so.'-Jonathan Wolff, University College London.
|One of the central debates within contemporary Anglo-American political philosophy concerns how to formulate an egalitarian theory of distributive justice which gives coherent expression to egalitarian convictions and withstands the most powerful anti-egalitarian objections. This book brings together many of the key contributions to that debate by some of the world's leading political philosophers: Richard Arneson, G.A. Cohen, Ronald Dworkin, Thomas Nagel, Derek Parfit, John Rawls, T.M. Scanlon, and Larry Temkin.|
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
1. Some Questions for Egalitarians: M. Clayton & A. Williams
2. Reply to Alexander and Musgrave (extracts): J. Rawls
3. The Diversity of Objections to Inequality: T.M. Scanlon
4. Equality: T. Nagel
5. Equality or Priority?: D. Parfit
6. Equality, Priority, and the Levelling Down Objection: L. Temkin
7. The Pareto Argument for Inequality (extracts): G.A. Cohen
8. Equal Opportunities for Welfare (extracts): R. Arneson
9. Justice in the Distribution of Health Care: R. Dworkin