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Equality, ambition and insurance

Otsuka, Michael (2004) Equality, ambition and insurance. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 78 (1). pp. 151-166. ISSN 0309-7013

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.0309-7013.2004.00120.x

Abstract

Inequality is intrinsically bad when and because it is unfair. It follows that the ideal of equality is not necessarily realised by a distribution of resources which is envy-free prior to the resolution of risks against which people have an equal opportunity to insure. Even if the upshot of such an ex ante envyfree distribution is just, it is not necessarily fair.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28...
Additional Information: © 2004 The Aristotelian Society
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2013 12:53
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 03:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54009

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