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Veranstaltungstitel Luck Egalitarianism
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Veranstaltungsart Seminar
Fachgruppe Philosophie
Semester Winter 2019
Dozent(en) Jonas Franzen
Empfehlung(en) Studiensemester 5. Semester (P&E Bachelor)
1. Semester (P&E Master)
2. Semester (P&E Master)
3. Semester (P&E Master)
4. Semester (P&E Master)
Bereich(e) V3: Verzahnungsseminar I
V4: Verzahnungsseminar II
P3*: Politische Philosophie II
P6.iii: Politische Philosophie
MA Electives


Luck egalitarians perceive it as deeply unjust for one person to be worse off than another through no choice or fault or her own. Luck egalitarianism (LE) thus aims at fully compensating people for the effect of (bad and good) luck on their well-being. LE has been the central interpretation of egalitarianism in the late 20th century. However, the theory has been criticised sharply in the early 21st century: Among others, LE is accused of completely missing the point of equality as well as having absurd implications. The seminar tries to carve out whether LE remains a coherent, defensible theory and illuminates possible roles of LE in modern political philosophy (e.g. with regard to pressing global problems such as mass migration, etc.).


E-Mail to (please mention your semester of study). Priority is given to MA students. Application period: 01.-07. September 2019.

Erfordernisse zum Punkteerwerb

Short presenation in-class (~10 min)

Term paper (~4000 words)

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Wed., 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr S 5 (GW II)