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What is Enough?Sufficiency, Justice, and Health$
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Carina Fourie and Annette Rid

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199385263

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385263.001.0001

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The Sufficiency View

The Sufficiency View

A Primer

(p.11) 1 The Sufficiency View
What is Enough?

Carina Fourie

Oxford University Press

This chapter serves to provide an introduction to sufficientarianism. It first presents an overview of distinctions between sufficiency and other distributive pattern views—that is, utilitarianism, distributive egalitarianism, and the priority view. Second, it details six significant elements that need to be specified by a sufficiency theory—for example, the positive and positioning claims—as well as justifications for sufficiency principles. Last, it highlights a number of influential criticisms of sufficiency views, such as the indifference objection and the problem of prioritizing the better off. The chapter provides the background for understanding how sufficiency principles need to be specified in theory as well as how they can be applied to health and health care, thus contextualizing the rest of the chapters in the volume.

Keywords:   sufficiency, equality, priority, utility, distribution, social justice

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