Liberty, Desert and the Market
A Philosophical Study
By (author) Serena Olsaretti
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Liberty, Desert and the Market by Serena Olsaretti
Book DescriptionAre inequalities of income created by the free market just? In this book Serena Olsaretti examines two main arguments that justify those inequalities: the first claims that they are just because they are deserved, and the second claims that they are just because they are what free individuals are entitled to. Both these arguments purport to show, in different ways, that giving responsible individuals their due requires that free market inequalities in incomes be allowed. Olsaretti argues, however, that neither argument is successful, and shows that when we examine closely the principle of desert and the notions of liberty and choice invoked by defenders of the free market, it appears that a conception of justice that would accommodate these notions, far from supporting free market inequalities, calls for their elimination. Her book will be of interest to a wide range of readers in political philosophy, political theory and normative economics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521836357
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Sep-2004
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.
Desert and Justice, Paperback (March 2007)
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.
Preferences and Well-being, Paperback (October 2006)» View all books by Serena Olsaretti
A collection of papers by moral philosophers and philosophers of economics on the subject.
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Author Biography - Serena Olsaretti
Serena Olsaretti is Lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. She is the editor of Desert and Justice (2003) and has also published in The Journal of Political Philosophy and Utilitas.
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