Desert and Justice
Edited by Serena Olsaretti
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Desert and Justice by Serena Olsaretti
Book DescriptionSerena Olsaretti brings together new essays by leading moral and political philosophers on the nature of desert and justice, their relations with each other and with other values. Does justice require that individuals get what they deserve? What exactly is involved in giving people what they deserve? Does treating people as responsible agents require that we make room for desert in the economic sphere, as well as in the attribution of moral praise and blame and in the dispensing of punishment? How does respecting desert square with considerations of equality? Does desert, like justice, have a comparative aspect? These are questions of great practical as well as theoretical importance: this book is unique in offering a sustained examination of them from various perspectives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199204250
(230mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Serena Olsaretti
Liberty, Desert and the Market, Paperback (January 2009)
This book provides an in-depth analysis of some central notions in political philosophy.
Preferences and Well-being, Paperback (October 2006)
A collection of papers by moral philosophers and philosophers of economics on the subject.
Desert and Justice, Hardback (July 2003)» View all books by Serena Olsaretti
Does justice require that individuals get what they deserve? Serena Olsaretti brings together new essays by leading moral and political philosophers examining the relation between desert and justice; they also illuminate the nature of distributive justice, and the relationship between desert and other values, such as equality and responsibility.
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