Basic Structure and the Value of Equality

by Harry on December 7, 2003

The new issue of Philosophy and Public Affairs contains a brilliant paper by A.J. Julius on the issue of the site of distributive justice. (Subscribers only I’m afraid). He argues against Cohen’s wide-scope construal of the basic structure, and in favour of a more limited scope construal, but does so in what seems to me a novel way — and also indicates that this construal is consistent with far less inequality than either defenders or opponents of the narrow-scope construal often suppose. Read it.

{ 1 comment }


baa 12.07.03 at 10:47 pm

You’re killing me! For those of us without access to a good research library, can you at least summarize? In so doing you’re favoring the cause of equality — a broad scope claim *mandates* that you provide a precis.

Comments on this entry are closed.