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JournalISSN: 0048-3915

Philosophy & Public Affairs 

Wiley
About: Philosophy & Public Affairs is an academic journal published by Wiley. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Economic Justice & Morality. It has an ISSN identifier of 0048-3915. Over the lifetime, 592 publications have been published receiving 52003 citations. The journal is also known as: philosophy (general) & Philosophy.


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TL;DR: In 1881, Edgeworth posait comme premier principe de l'economie le fait "que chaque agent a comme motivation unique son interet propre" Cette conception egoiste de lhomme a penetre la theorie economique and persiste L'A demontre l'inconsistance des concepts qui en sont les points nodaux: "rationalite" de la "conduite" which consiste a "choisir" selon "l'ordre de ses preferences" ou
Abstract: En 1881, Edgeworth posait comme premier principe de l'economie le fait "que chaque agent a comme motivation unique son interet propre" Cette conception egoiste de l'homme a penetre la theorie economique et y persiste L'A demontre l'inconsistance des concepts qui en sont les points nodaux: "rationalite" de la "conduite" qui consiste a "choisir" selon "l'ordre de ses preferences" ou selon le critere de "l'engagement financier" ou de "l'utilite"

2,934 citations

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TL;DR: This article argued that an equal division of resources presupposes an economic market of some form, mainly as an analytical device but also, to a certain extent, as an actual political institution.
Abstract: This chapter considers the claims of equality of welfare as an interpretation of treating people as equals, and considers the competing claims of equality of resources. It argues that an equal division of resources presupposes an economic market of some form, mainly as an analytical device but also, to a certain extent, as an actual political institution. The market character of the auction is not simply a convenient or ad hoc device for resolving technical problems that arise for equality of resources in very simple exercises like our desert island case. Insurance, so far as it is available, provides a link between brute and option luck, because the decision to buy or reject catastrophe insurance is a calculated gamble. The premium of someone who barely earns the average coverage amount would be less than the premium the insurance market would have fixed on a flat-rate basis, though the premium of someone who earns much more would be much greater.

1,450 citations

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1,403 citations

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TL;DR: The need for workable ideas about the global or international case presents political theory with its most important current task, and even perhaps with the opportunity to make a practical contribution in the long run, though perhaps only the very long run as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: By comparison with the perplexing and undeveloped state of this subject, domestic political theory is very well understood, with multiple highly developed theories offering alternative solutions to well-defined problems By contrast, concepts and theories of global justice are in the early stages of formation, and it is not clear what the main questions are, let alone the main possible answers I believe that the need for workable ideas about the global or international case presents political theory with its most important current task, and even perhaps with the opportunity to make a practical contribution in the long run, though perhaps only the very long run The theoretical and normative questions I want to discuss are closely related to pressing practical questions that we now face about the legitimate path forward in the governance of the world These are, inevitably, questions about institutions, many of which do not yet exist However imperfectly, the nation-state is the primary locus of political legitimacy and the pursuit of justice, and it is one of the advantages of domestic political theory that nation-states actually exist But when we are

1,322 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a theory of justice as fairness, which they call A Theory of Justice (ATJ), which is based on the principle of toleration in philosophy.
Abstract: In this discussion I shall make some general remarks about how I now understand the conception of justice that I have called ‘justice as fairness’ (presented in my book A Theory of Justice).1 I do this because it may seem that this conception depends on philosophical claims I should like to avoid, for example, claims to universal truth, or claims about the essential nature and identity of persons. My aim is to explain why it does not. I shall first discuss what I regard as the task of political philosophy at the present time and then briefly survey how the basic intuitive ideas drawn upon in justice as fairness are combined into a political conception of justice for a constitutional democracy. Doing this will bring out how and why this conception of justice avoids certain philosophical and metaphysical claims. Briefly, the idea is that in a constitutional democracy the public conception of justice should be, so far as possible, independent of controversial philosophical and religious doctrines. Thus, to formulate such a conception, we apply the principle of toleration to philosophy itself: the public conception of justice is to be political, not metaphysical. Hence the title.

1,071 citations

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202311
202213
20214
20207
20199
201814