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dc.contributor.authorSADURSKI, Wojciech
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-12T15:30:34Z
dc.date.available2007-05-12T15:30:34Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.issn1725-6739
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/6812
dc.description.abstractIt is sometimes argued that social and natural inequalities which are both arbitrary from a moral point of view should nevertheless have a different moral status in a theory of justice: while inequalities of a social type should be rightfully neutralized, the effects of natural inequalities should be respected, because they are a component of individual identity, in a way that social inequalities are not. This paper argues against such a distinction. It first clarifies the notion of “natural lottery”; it then draws a distinction between the notion of “self-ownership” and the extensions of one’s rights over one’s body. Subsequently, it argues that the appeal to competing conceptions of “the self” is not helpful in this context, because a “thick” conception of the self is a proxy for a particular normative conception of justice, rather than a metaphysical presupposition for theories of justice. The paper concludes by suggesting an interpretation of the metaphor of a “common pool of natural abilities” that would not be intrusive so as to effectively respect the separate identity of individuals.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEuropean University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI LAWen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2007/12en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectSocial justiceen
dc.subjectEqualityen
dc.titleArbitrariness of Social and Natural Differences: Luck, Lottery, and Equalityen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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