[SydPhil] USyd Postgrad Work in Progress Talk 19/7/13

Simon Varey simonvarey at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 23:22:58 AEST 2013

Here are the details for the next USyd Postgrad Work in Progress talk:

Speaker: Saranga Sudarshan

Title: Luck-Egalitarianism and Harshness

Luck-Egalitarianism is a theory that has been attacked viciously since it
was first put forward. One strong problem posed against luck-egalitarianism
is the Harshness Problem. In this paper I want to first reinterpret the
Harshness Problem correctly and argue first that the solutions put forward
by luck-egalitarians are all unsatisfactory and that to solve it we must
embrace luck-egalitarianism more strongly as a theory of distributive
justice that justifies the arrangement of all social institutions in a
certain way, rather than in a piecemeal way proposed by luck-egalitarians
like Gerald Cohen or Richard Arneson. I argue that it is the piecemeal
interpretation of luck-egalitarianism that gives rise to the Harshness

Time: 4:30pm, Mon Aug 19

Location: Philosophy Common Room, Main Quad, University of Sydney

Hope to see you all there,
Simon Varey
Postgraduate Colloquium Co-ordinator
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