Internal doubts about Cohen's Rescue of Justice
Tomlin, P. (2010) Internal doubts about Cohen's Rescue of Justice. Journal of Political Philosophy, 18 (2). pp. 228-247. ISSN 1467-9760
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G.A. Cohen's Rescuing Justice and Equality is the culmination of twenty years' work on Rawls's theory of justice. In this paper I distinguish three prongs of attack advanced by Cohen, and show how two of the prongs (the claim that egalitarianism includes productive demands and the claim that equality is best understood as 'luck egalitarianism') are incompatible.