An argument for the good in egalitarian justice
Daily, Anna Christine
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This work looks to identify and address a common problem in the literature on egalitarian justice: a commitment of liberal egalitarians to a normative good, equality, but a reluctance of those theorists to make appeals to other accounts of the good in forming public policy. I show how not all conceptions of the good are inconsistent with providing equal political status for all individuals and that other understandings of the good - moral, ethical, and philosophical doctrines - can be discussed without threat to equality and even enhance our goals as egalitarians - to secure equal social and political agency for all individuals.