Social Primary Goods

Forthcoming in Cambridge Rawls Lexicon, ed J. Mandle and D. Reidy. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. 2014, pp 643-647.

5 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2015

Date Written: August 12, 2011

Abstract

Rawls’ theory of justice concerns the scope of required equalities and permitted inequalities engendered by the basic social structure (BS) of a society. This subject requires an index of benefits and burdens that allows publicly accessible interpersonal comparisons of citizens’ well-being, in the relevant sense, among representative members of various social groups. Rawls’ answer is to focus on how the basic structure of society distributes Social primary goods. The entry discusses this account.

Keywords: Rawls, justice, goods, distribution

Suggested Citation

Follesdal, Andreas, Social Primary Goods (August 12, 2011). Forthcoming in Cambridge Rawls Lexicon, ed J. Mandle and D. Reidy. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. 2014, pp 643-647.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2547530

Andreas Follesdal (Contact Author)

Pluricourts ( email )

P.O. Box 6706
St. Olavs plass 5
0130 Oslo
Norway

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