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Sovereign Virtue

The Theory and Practice of Equality

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674008106

Publication Date: 03/01/2002

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528 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Introduction: Does Equality Matter?
  • I. Theory
    • 1. Equality of Welfare
    • 2. Equality of Resources
    • 3. The Place of Liberty
    • 4. Political Equality
    • 5. Liberal Community
    • 6. Equality and the Good Life
    • 7. Equality and Capability
  • II. Practice
    • 8. Justice and the High Cost of Health
    • 9. Justice, Insurance, and Luck
    • 10. Free Speech, Politics, and the Dimensions of Democracy
    • 11. Affirmative Action: Does It Work?
    • 12. Affirmative Action: Is It Fair?
    • 13. Playing God: Genes, Clones, and Luck
    • 14. Sex, Death, and the Courts
  • Sources
  • Notes
  • Index

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