RESCUING JUSTICE AND EQUALITY
In this work of political philosophy, Cohen sets out to rescue the egalitarian thesis that in a society where distributive justice prevails, people’s material prospects are roughly equal. Arguing against the Rawlsian version of a just society, Cohen demonstrates that distributive justice does not tolerate deep inequality.
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The Incentives Argument
Testing the Incentives Argument
Why the Incentives Argument Fails the Interpersonal Test
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