PHIL 420.3 / 820.3
Philosophical Texts: The Idea of Justice

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Online Readings

  Arneson, Richard. "Perfectionism and Politics," Ethics 111 (2000), 37-63 [PDF, 506 kb]

Pogge,Thomas. "Can the Capability Approach be Justified?" Published in Philosophical Topics, 30, 2 (2002). [PDF, 3.4 Mb OCR'd scan]

  Nagel, Thomas. “The Problem of Global Justice,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 33, 2, (2005), pp. 113 - 147. [PDF, 137 kb.]

Nussbaum, Martha.  Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership.Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2006. [Chapters 4 and 5, pp. 224-315.]

Chapter 3: Disabilities and Capabilities [PDF, 3.2 Mb., OCR'd scan]
Chapter 4: Mutual Advantage and Global Inequality [PDF, 710 kb.]
Chapter 5: Capabilites Across National Boundaries [PDF, 663 kb.]

  Heath, Joseph. “On the Scope of Egalitarian Justice,” Les ateliers de l’éthique, 1 (2006) [PDF, 149 kb]
  Sen, Amartya. “Equality of What?” reprinted in Contemporary Political Philosophy. Ed. R. Goodin and P. Pettit. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2006, pp. 473-82. [PDF, 181 kb]

[This lecture has also been reprinted in several other anthologies. Here's the original version.]

Sen, Amartya. "Justice Across Borders," in Global Justice and Transnational Politics. Ed. P. de Greiff and C. Cronin,. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002. pp. 37-51. [PDF, 185 kb.]



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