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Offsetting class privilege

Abstract:

The UK is an unequal society. Societies like these raise significant ethical questions for those who live in them. One is how they should respond to such inequality, and in particular, to its effects on those who are worst-off. In this article, I’ll approach this question by focusing on the obligations of a particular group of those who are best-off. I’ll defend the idea of morally objectionable class-based advantage, which I’ll call ‘class privilege’, argue that class privilege can be non-cu...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Lawford-Smith, H More by this author
European Commission More from this funder
Publisher:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Practical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
23-51
Publication date:
2016-06-30
Acceptance date:
2016-06-01
ISSN:
2051-655X
Pubs id:
pubs:642718
URN:
uri:ef2619ee-d59c-429c-858d-f2bf7963ecb4
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uuid:ef2619ee-d59c-429c-858d-f2bf7963ecb4
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pubs:642718

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