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dc.contributor.authorVallentyne, Petereng
dc.description.abstractI present a critical survey of Sen's work, and related work by others, on certain distribution-sensitive principles of justice. More specifically, I discuss three kinds of such principles: (1) sufficientarian principles, which require promoting the adequacy of individual benefits (non-poverty), (2) prioritarian principles, which require the promotion of individual benefits but with some kind of priority for the worse off, and (3) egalitarian principles, which require the promotion of equality of benefits. The focus is on presenting the issues and results in an intuitively accessible manner that highlights its importance for existing philosophical debates on the topic. Critical comments are only suggestive rather than fully defended.eng
dc.identifier.citationAmartya Sen. ed. Christopher W. Morris. Cambridge University Press, 2009. 138-169. Print.eng
dc.publisherCambridge University Presseng
dc.relation.ispartofPhilosophy publicationseng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Philosophyeng
dc.subjectAmartya Seneng
dc.subject.lcshDistributive justice -- Philosophyeng
dc.subject.lcshEquality -- Philosophyeng
dc.subject.lcshPriority (Philosophy)eng
dc.titleSen on Sufficiency, Priority, and Equalityeng
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