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Levelling the Playing FieldThe Idea of Equal Opportunity and its Place in Egalitarian Thought$
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Andrew Mason

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199264414

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264414.001.0001

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Rawlsian Fair Equality of Opportunity

Rawlsian Fair Equality of Opportunity

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(p.68) CHAPTER 3 Rawlsian Fair Equality of Opportunity
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Levelling the Playing Field
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Andrew Mason (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264414.003.0004

This chapter examines Rawls' account of fair equality of opportunity. Rawls argues that fair equality of opportunity requires not only ‘careers to be open to talents’, but also that those with the same talents and ability and willingness to use these talents should have equal chance of success. Whilst defending Rawls' account against some influential criticisms that have been levelled against it, it is argued that the idea that fair equality of opportunity is lexically prior to the difference principle cannot be justified.

Keywords:   fair equality, opportunity, Rawls, difference principle, simple view

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