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Philosophy 1305F/G
Dean Proessel

Philosophy February 11, 2013 Last Day: Normal Functioning | Equality of opportunity? | How is this promoted effectively? (normal functioning)  Positive right to health care o Libertarians do not think this fair o Leads to a bottomless pit o Certain utility calculations will lead to certain people not getting health care o Utilitarianism does not protect minorities and people’s rights- perhaps not the best way to go- does not have the universality of people’s rights  Veil o Two principles that Rawl’s gives you o Redistribution: some can do better than others; social and economic inequalities; some are justifiable if there are to the advantage of the most disadvantaged; don’t have to be equal  RAWLS o Health care system necessitates this  Libertarians want: o You use it, you pay Daniels  Distributive justice o A form which involves redistribution o Not libertarian redistribution o Publicly funded health care system  Problem with liberty: o We don’t want to rob people of their liberty o Page 561: “This expansive version of the appeal to equal opportunity ignores an important fact about justice: our concern for equality must be reconciled with considerations’ of liberty and efficiency in arriving at the overall requirements of justice  Page 562: r
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