Thursday, June 11, 2009

"Contributive Justice"

[P]hilosophers have thought that justice is about what people get; I think it is about what people are able to do, particularly how they are able to develop their abilities, give back to society, and be respected for their contributions.

-- Paul Gomberg, How To Make Opportunity Equal, quoted in NDPR

I can't say I see much interest in "justice" talk, but if translated into a claim about welfare / the good life, this is certainly a sentiment I'm sympathetic towards.

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