Jeffrey Paller

Equal Opportunity for Welfare: Richard Arneson

The claim: “For purposes of determining what should count as fair shares from the standpoint of distributive justice, the appropriate measure of a person’s resources is some function of the importance those resources have for that very person as weighted by her conception of her own welfare (perhaps corrected to accommodate the conception she would hold if she reflected with full information and full deliberative rationality)” (1990; 159).

Is this an egalitarian theory?