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Sufficientarianism

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-S112-1
Published
2011
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-S112-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 2011
Retrieved November 18, 2018, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/thematic/sufficientarianism/v-1

Article Summary

Sufficientarianism is a theory of distributive justice. Rather than being concerned with inequalities as such or with making the situation of the least well off as good as possible, sufficientarian justice aims at making sure that each of us has enough.

Understanding sufficientarianism requires us properly to grasp the notion of a sufficiency threshold. We also need to see why sufficientarians find it more compelling than other doctrines, whether and how they combine it with these other views, and what the main criticisms of it actually consist in.

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Gosseries, Axel. Sufficientarianism, 2011, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-S112-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/thematic/sufficientarianism/v-1.
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