Institut for Statskundskab

Drinking in the last chance saloon: luck egalitarianism, alcohol consumption, and the organ transplant waiting list

Publikation: Forskning - peer reviewTidsskriftartikel

Dokumenter

DOI

The scarcity of livers available for transplants forces tough choices upon us. Lives for those not receiving a transplant are likely to be short. One large group of potential recipients needs a new liver because of alcohol consumption, while others suffer for reasons unrelated to their own behaviour. Should the former group receive lower priority when scarce livers are allocated? This discussion connects with one of the most pertinent issues in contemporary political philosophy; the role of personal responsibility in distributive justice. One prominent theory of distributive justice, luck egalitarianism, assesses distributions as just if, and only if, people's relative positions reflect their exercises of responsibility. There is a principled luck egalitarian case for giving lower priority to those who are responsible for their need. Compared to the existing literature favouring such differentiation, luck egalitarianism provides a clearer rationale of fairness, acknowledges the need for individual assessments of responsibility, and requires initiatives both inside and outside of the allocation systems aimed at mitigating the influence from social circumstances. Furthermore, the concrete policies that luck egalitarians can recommend are neither too harsh on those who make imprudent choices nor excessively intrusive towards those whose exercises of responsibility are assessed.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftMedicine, Health Care and Philosophy
Vol/bind19
Tidsskriftsnummer2
Sider (fra-til)325-338
Antal sider14
ISSN1386-7423
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016

Se relationer på Aarhus Universitet Citationsformater

Aktiviteter

  • PGR Seminar

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedDeltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus

  • ALSP 2013

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedOrganisation af eller deltagelse i konference

  • Political Theory Workshop

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedDeltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus

  • Political Philosophy Group

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedDeltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus

  • Visiting PhD at University of Glasgow

    Aktivitet: AndetAndet (priser, ekstern undervisning samt andet). - Gæsteophold ved andre institutioner

Download-statistik

Ingen data tilgængelig

ID: 93783071