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Carl Knight (Glasgow University)

Quand : Retour au calendrier 19 avril 2018 @ 12:00 - 13:15
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2910 Boulevard Edouard-Montpetit
Montréal,QC H3T 1J7

Les membres du CRÉ sont heureux.ses d’accueillir Carl Knight (Glasgow University) qui nous offrira une présentation intitulée « Leaving Nothing to Chance ».


The most prominent theory of distributive justice to have emerged since John Rawls’ justice as fairness is luck egalitarianism, which aims to accommodate considerations of individual choice and responsibility within a theory of equality. The standard luck egalitarian view, ‘brute-luck egalitarianism’, allows the distributive effects of option luck (the results of deliberate gambles) to stand while neutralizing the effects of brute luck (the results of unchosen risk). This paper argues for a radical ‘all-luck egalitarianism’, which unlike brute-luck egalitarianism neutralizes the effects of option luck as well as brute luck.