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The Priority View Bites the Dust?


This article distinguishes between a telic and a deontic version of Derek Parfit's influential Priority View. Employing the distinction, it shows that the existence of variations in how intrapersonal and interpersonal conflicts should be resolved fails to provide a compelling case in favour of relational egalitarianism and against all pure versions of the Priority View. In addition, the article argues that those variations are better understood as providing counterevidence to certain distribution-sensitive versions of consequentialism.

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Richard Arneson , ‘Justice is not Equality’, Ratio 21 (2008), pp. 371–91

Rahul Kumar , ‘Who Can Be Wronged?’, Philosophy and Public Affairs 31 (2003), pp. 99118

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  • ISSN: 0953-8208
  • EISSN: 1741-6183
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