Republican justice

Nicholas Southwood*

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    I raise three objections to Philip Pettit's republican account of justice: (a) that it fails to account adequately for the role of certain values such as substantive fairness; (b) that it represents an uncomfortable hybrid of egalitarianism and sufficientarianism; and (c) that it fails Pettit's own 'eyeball test'. I then conclude in a more constructive vein, speculating about the kind of account of justice it is supposed to be and suggesting that, construed a certain way, it may have resources for answering the three objections.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)669-678
    Number of pages10
    JournalCritical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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