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Rescuing justice and equality [electronic resource] / G.A. Cohen.

By: Cohen, G. A. (Gerald Allan), 1941-2009.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 430 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780674029651 (electronic bk.); 0674029658 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Equality | Social justice | Communism | Rawls, John, 1921-2002 -- Et la justice | In�egalit�e sociale | Justice sociale | Justice distributive | Lib�eralisme | Marxisme | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations | Rechtvaardigheid | Gelijkheid | Distributieve rechtvaardigheid | A theory of justice (Rawls)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rescuing justice and equality.DDC classification: 305.01 Other classification: 89.06 Online resources: EBSCOhost Review: "In this work of political philosophy, acclaimed philosopher G.A. Cohen sets out to rescue the egalitarian thesis that, in a society in which distributive justice prevails, people's material prospects are roughly equal. Arguing against the Rawlsian version of a just society, Cohen demonstrates that distributive justice does not tolerate the "deep inequality" that Rawls is prepared to countenance." "In the course of providing a sophisticated and far-reaching critique of Rawls's theory of justice, Cohen argues that questions of distributive justice arise not only for the state but also for people in their daily lives. The right rules for the macro scale of public institutions and policies also apply, with suitable adjustments, to the micro level of individual decision-making."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-421) and indexes.

"In this work of political philosophy, acclaimed philosopher G.A. Cohen sets out to rescue the egalitarian thesis that, in a society in which distributive justice prevails, people's material prospects are roughly equal. Arguing against the Rawlsian version of a just society, Cohen demonstrates that distributive justice does not tolerate the "deep inequality" that Rawls is prepared to countenance." "In the course of providing a sophisticated and far-reaching critique of Rawls's theory of justice, Cohen argues that questions of distributive justice arise not only for the state but also for people in their daily lives. The right rules for the macro scale of public institutions and policies also apply, with suitable adjustments, to the micro level of individual decision-making."--Jacket.

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