Sufficientarianism

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Abstract

Sufficientarianism is a position in debates about distributive justice. Sufficientarianism states that whether individuals have secured enough of some goods is a question that is central to determining whether a society is just. In this paper I provide an overview of this work, and highlight what I think are the most interesting recent contributions to it. Towards the end, I describe a way forward for sufficientarians and argue, in stark contrast to Frankfurt, that sufficientarian accounts of distributive justice should be pluralist and are more plausible when they accommodate, rather than reject, other distributive values, such as equality.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhilosophy Compass
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Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2020

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