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Responsibility and Distributive Justice

Carl Knight and Zofia Stemplowska


Under what conditions are people responsible for their choices and the outcomes of those choices? How could such conditions be fostered by liberal societies? Should what people are due as a matter of justice depend on what they are responsible for? For example, how far should healthcare provision depend on patients' past choices? What values would be realized and which hampered by making justice sensitive to responsibility? Would it give people what they deserve? Would it advance or hinder equality? The explosion of philosophical interest in such questions has been fuelled by increased focus o ... More

Keywords: egalitarianism, justice, luck, responsibility, choice, equality of opportunity, desert

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199565801
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565801.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carl Knight, editor
University of Johannesburg
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Zofia Stemplowska, editor
University of Reading
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