Equality and Responsibility

Synopsis

'Lake, by keeping an eye on practical politics, shows how political philosophy can usefully inform political debates.' -Millennium: Journal of International Studies'An impressive and useful work of political philosophy... Lake successfully manages to introduce the dramatis personae of the debate (e.g., Rawls, Nagel, Dworkin et al.,) into his argument and presents their theories in a way that is accessible to students of politics who may not be experts on their thought... most with general background knowledge in politics would be rewarded by their efforts in reading this book.' -Millennium: Journal of International StudiesHow should goods be distributed in our society? Some say equally, others say according to what people are responsible for. Both ideas seem plausible but neither tell the whole story. The author examines what draws us to these two ideas and looks at recent attempts by egalitarian thinkers to bring them together in a single distributive ideal.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Christopher Lake
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 2001