Part I: Historical Essays:.
1. Of Property: John Locke.
2. Of Justice: David Hume.
Part II: Contemporary Theories:.
3. On Justice as Fairness: John Rawls.
4. An Entitlement Theory: Robert Nozick.
5. Equality of Resources: Ronald Dworkin (NYU).
6. Against Equality of Resources: Relocating Dworkin’s Cut: G. A. Cohen (All Souls, Oxford.
7. Against Luck Egalitarianism: What is the Point of Equality? Elizabeth S. Anderson (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).
8. The Concept of Desert: David Miller.
Part III: Issues:.
9. The Family: Gender and Justice: Susan Moller Okin.
10. The Market: On the Site of Distributive Justice: G. A. Cohen.
11. Justice across Cultures: Is Multiculturalism Bad for Animals? Paula Casal.
12. Justice across Borders: Brief for a Global Resources Dividend: Thomas W. Pogge (University of Colombia).
13. Justice across Generations: The Non-Identity Problem: Derek Parfit (All Souls, Oxford).
"This volume is a wonderful introduction to the main contemporary debates about distributive justice. . . the editors provide a sure guide for students through this fascinating landscape of ideas." Thomas Christiano, University of Arizona
"This collection is clear in conception, carefully edited, and sharply introduced. Could a course on social justice reasonably ask for anything more?" Mark Philp, University of Oxford
- A collection of classic and contemporary contributions to debates about social justice.
- Includes classic discussions of justice by Locke and Hume.
- Provides broad coverage of contemporary discussions, including theoretical pieces by John Rawls, Robert Nozick and Ronald Dworkin.
- Contains papers that apply theories of justice to concrete issues, such as gender and the family, the market, world poverty, cultural rights, and future generations.
- Philosophically challenging yet accessible to students.