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dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Robert Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:59:57Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:59:57Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.otherrobinson_robert_c_201212_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/robinson_robert_c_201212_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/28593
dc.description.abstractI defend Justice as Fairness against some of its most persuasive attacks, including GA Cohen's incentives argument. I show that Cohen's most important objections do not apply to the difference principle, as he suggests, but rather to the democratic principle of fair equality of opportunity. I show that Justice as fairness does not treat responsibility in an adequate way: Rawls allows particular entitlements that may not be justified by the two principles. Instead, taking responsibility seriously means defending a theory of distributive justice which is largely, though not entirely, egalitarian. I ask whether parties in a well ordered society can escape alienation and exploitation. I look to Marx and Mill, and conclude that one can be a liberal, defend a socialist political economy, and avoid Marx's most important worries. I next argue that considerations of fraternity and community make it impossible that, in a well ordered society, large disparities of wealth and income will exist.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectEgalitarianism
dc.subjectLuck
dc.subjectResponsibility
dc.subjectRawls
dc.titleEssays on responsibility sensitive egalitarianism
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentPolitical Science
dc.description.majorPhilosophy
dc.description.advisorAlexander Kaufman
dc.description.committeeAlexander Kaufman
dc.description.committeePiers Stephens
dc.description.committeeDaniel Kapust
dc.description.committeeSean Ingham
dc.description.committeeNicholas Fotion


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