Lighed og retfærdighed

Kirstine Kathleen Roberts, Kragh Valentin Sørensen & Anna Sophie

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project is related to the egalitarian debate of equality of what? Thus it examines if primary goods ought to be the equalisandum for distributive justice. The primary theory for the project is John Rawls’ theory of justice, where justice is perceived as fairness. In this theory of justice, the things that ought to be equalised are a number of primary goods. Furthermore Amartya Sen and Gerald Cohen’s contribution to the debate and their capability approach to egalitarianism is included, to create a basis for the projects discussion of what it is, that ought to be equalized. Hence, it is discussed, whether primary goods or capabilities should be equalisandum for a society with distributive justice. The project is based on the methods of reflective equilibrium and the use of epistemic desiderata. Where reflective equilibrium is Rawls’ own method, which he uses to justify his theory, the epistemic desiderata are components that can be used to clarify reflective equilibrium. The project reaches the conclusion, that even though primary goods as an equalisandum have some appropriate benefits; the capability equalisandum is preferable, since e.g. it takes relevant differences between human beings into account.

UddannelserFilosofi og Videnskabsteori, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato20 jan. 2016
VejledereRune Klingenberg Hansen


  • Cohen
  • Lighed
  • retfærdighed
  • distribution
  • Sen
  • Rawls