Habilitation, Health, and Agency: A Framework for Basic Justice
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.
Oxford University Press
philosophy of political science, justice, health, medical ethics
Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Ethics and Political Philosophy
Becker, Lawrence C., "Habilitation, Health, and Agency: A Framework for Basic Justice" (2012). Books by Hollins Faculty and Staff. 73.