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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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Intergenerational Justice, Sufficiency, and Health

Intergenerational Justice, Sufficiency, and Health

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What is Enough?

Axel Gosseries

Oxford University Press

In this chapter, the implications of intergenerational sufficientarianism for health-related issues are discussed. First, the chapter presents intergenerational sufficientarianism and specifies three of its key features: moderate noncleronomicity, a qualified authorization to save and dissave, and two characteristics of its metrics. It also discusses two specific defenses of sufficientarianism in the intergenerational realm. Second, the chapter applies the sufficientarian framework with an isolationist approach to three health-related issues: patent length, eradication versus control, and antibiotic resistance. Finally, it discusses whether isolationism is more defensible in the case of intergenerational sufficientarianism than it could possibly be for other theories of justice.

Keywords:   sufficientarianism, intergenerational justice, health care, basic needs, theories of justice, cleronomicity, isolationism

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