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Title: SUFFICIENTLY CAPABLE: STRUCTURING A SYSTEM OF DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE
Authors: Garrett, Juliet
Advisors: Harman, Elizabeth
Contributors: Lorenz, Hendrik
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2015
Abstract: In this paper, I argue that the relevant space for equality in distributive justice is moral, not physical. Physical inequalities should be governed by a principle of modified sufficientarianism—where everybody has enough but nobody has so much that they violate moral equality between persons. I use the capabilities approach to define enough and too much. Finally, I argue for multiple thresholds of capabilities to ensure both sufficiency and moral equality between persons.
Extent: 53 pages
URI: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp01n009w462k
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
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