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Distributive Justice: Getting What We Deserve From Our Country

Fred Feldman


This book is a presentation and defense of a novel theory of justice, according to which political economic distributive justice reigns in a state if the government of that state ensures that citizens receive the benefits and burdens they deserve from it. The book starts by giving a more precise characterization of the target of this inquiry—political economic distributive justice. It then proceeds to explicate the concept of desert, evaluate proposed ways of justifying desert claims, formulate a number of desertist theories of justice, and draw out the distinctive features of the version defe ... More

Keywords: justice, desert, egalitarianism, sufficientism, difference principle, libertarianism, prioritarianism, Rawls, Nozick, Parfit

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198782988
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782988.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fred Feldman, author
University of Massachusetts at Amherst