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Justice or equality?

Justice or equality?
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Gordon, John-Stewart

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Abstract "Der vorliegende Aufsatz untersucht zum einen die wichtigsten Argumente in der Diskussion zwischen den Egalitariern und den Inegalitariern mit Blick auf die Fragestellung, wie das Verhältnis von Gerechtigkeit und Gleichheit genau aussieht. Zum anderen werden auf der Grundlage der Untersuchung erste Überlegungen für einen eigenen Ansatz - wie man das Verhältnis von Gerechtigkeit und Gleichheit verstehen sollte - angestellt." (Autorenreferat)

"The paper has two aims. First, the author discusses the most important arguments in the 'Why-Equality' debate with respect to the egalitarian and prioritarian point of views on the relation between justice and equality. This entails: the by-product objection of equality, the objection of inhumanity, the objection of complexity and the argument of the presumption of equality. Second, the author gives on the basis of the analysis of the main arguments a short outline of an own account on the relation between justice and equality. It follows that justice and equality are closely connected and that a sound egalitarianism has to pay more attention to the objections of the prioritarians, although a sophisticated version of pluralistic egalitarianism seems to be superior to prioritarianism." (author's abstract)
Keywords equality; justice; inequality; individual; morality; distribution; social inequality; discourse; discussion; political economy
Classification Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Economics; Philosophy, Ethics, Religion
Method basic research
Document language English
Publication Year 2006
Page/Pages p. 183-201
Journal Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik, 7 (2006) 2
ISSN 1439-880X
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications