Philosophy 955 Egalitarianism

Presentation Schedule

Seminar #1 January 20: Introduction: Egalitarianism before Rawls

Hausman presenting


Seminar #2 January 27: Egalitarianism and Rawls

Hausman presenting


Justin Horn Seminar #3 February 3: Dworkin (I): Equality of Welfare

Readings:
Ronald Dworkin, "What is Equality? Part 1: Equality of Welfare," Philosophy and Public Affairs 10 (1981), pp. 185-246.


Gina Schouten Seminar #4 February 10: Dworkin (II): Equality of Resources

Readings:
Ronald Dworkin, "What is Equality? Part 2: Equality of Resources,"Philosophy and Public Affairs 10 (1981), pp. 283-345.


Wes Markofski Seminar #5 February 17: Equality of Resources

Readings:
Ronald Dworkin, "What is Equality? Part 2: Equality of Resources,"Philosophy and Public Affairs 10 (1981), pp. 283-345.
Hal Varian, "Dworkin on Equality of Resources," Economics and Philosophy 1 (1985): 110-127.
John Roemer, "Equality of Talent," Economics and Philosophy 1 (1985), pp. 151-81.
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Thomas Scanlon, "Equality of Resources and Equality of Welfare: A Forced Marriage?" Ethics 97 (1986): 111-18.


Jeff Paller Seminar #6 February 24: Equality of opportunity for welfare

Readings:
Amartya Sen, "Equality of What?" Tanner Lectures, 1979.
Richard Arneson, "Equality and Equal Opportunity for Welfare." Philosophical Studies 56 (1989): 77-93.
Richard Arneson, "Liberalism, Distributive Subjectivism, and Equal Opportunity for Welfare." Philosophy and Public Affairs 19 (1990): 158-94.


Kelly Robbins Seminar #7 March 3: Equality of Advantage

Readings:
G.A. Cohen, "On the Currency of Egalitarian Justice" Ethics 99 (1989): 906-44.
G.A. Cohen, "Equality of What? On Welfare, Goods, and Capabilities," pp, 9-30 of Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen, eds. The Quality of Life. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993.


Stewart Eskew Seminar #8 March 10: Equality of Capabilities

Readings:
Amartya Sen, "Equality of What?" Tanner Lectures, 1979.
Amartya Sen, Inequality Reexamined. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992, Introduction, chapter 1 and chapter 9.


Kevin Dewan Seminar #9 March 24: Equality and Responsibility [I am going to be lecturing in China, and this seminar will need to be rescheduled, perhaps to Saturday, March 28 or Sunday, March 29.]

Readings:
Marc Fleurbaey, Fairness, Responsibility and Welfare, Chapter 1. (Omit introduction and technical sections)


Ben Edeker Seminar #10 March 31: Equality and Responsibility (II)

Readings:
Marc Fleurbaey, Fairness, Responsibility and Welfare, Chapters 2 and 4. (Omit technical sections)


Hausman-Fleurbaey

*Seminar #11April 7: Equality and Responsibility (III) (Marc Fleurbaey visiting)

Readings:
Marc Fleurbaey, Fairness, Responsibility and Welfare, Chapter 10.


Jordan Rogers Seminar #12 April 14: Against "Luck Egalitarianism"

Readings:
Elizabeth Anderson, "What Is the Point of Equality?" Ethics 109 (1999): 287-337.
Samuel Scheffler, "What Is Egalitarianism?" Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Winter, 2003), pp. 5-39.
Richard Arneson, "Luck Egalitarianism and Prioritarianism." Ethics 110 (2000): 339-49.


Patrick Schnarrenberger Seminar #13 April 21: Equality of what?

Readings:
Samuel Scheffler, "What Is Egalitarianism?" Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Winter, 2003), pp. 5-39.
Ronald Dworkin, "Sovereign Virtue Revisied," Ethics 113 (2002): 106-43.


Hausman Seminar #14 April 28: Egalitarianism, Prioritarianism and Sufficientarianism

Readings:
Derek Parfit, "Equality vs. Priority" (1995)
Harry Frankfurt, "Equality as a Moral Ideal," Ethics 98 (1987): 21-43.


Hausman*Seminar #15 May 5: Why equality or priority?

Readings:
David Miller, ‘Arguments for Equality’ in Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Vol VII: Studies in Social and Political Philosophy, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1982.
Michael Walzer, from Spheres of Justice. New York: Basic Books, 1983, ??.
Larry Temkin, "Egalitarianism Defended," Ethics Vol. 113, No. 4 (Jul., 2003), pp. 764-782.