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Rescuing Justice and Equality

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In this stimulating work of political philosophy, acclaimed philosopher G. A. Cohen sets out to rescue the egalitarian thesis that in a society in which 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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Hardcover, 430 pages
Published December 15th 2008 by Harvard University Press (first published November 1st 2008)
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It's an interesting enough book and what Cohen is saying is really nuanced and a huge improvement on a Pareto or maximum utility sort of justice. However, if you have not read Rawls thoroughly, I think you would miss the importance of the nuances. I will have to revisit this piece once I have considered exactly what it is that Rawls is saying.
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For sure incentives aren't part of justice, but I'm not hearing that intuitionist strict equality talk.
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What a brilliant work by the most important (late) Jerry Cohen. It's worth a seminar.
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