Habilitation, Health, and Agency: A Framework for Basic Justice

Title

Habilitation, Health, and Agency: A Framework for Basic Justice

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Description

Lawrence C. Becker introduces an unconventional set of background ideas for future philosophical work on normative theories of basic justice. The organizing concept is habilitation -- the process of equipping a person or thing with functional abilities or capacities. The specific proposals drawn from the concept of habilitation are independent of any particular set of distributive principles. The result is a framework for theory that includes a metric for the pursuit of basic justice, but not a normative theory of it.

ISBN

9780199917549

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

New York

Keywords

philosophy of political science, justice, health, medical ethics

Disciplines

Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Ethics and Political Philosophy