Analyse & Kritik

Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory


"Søren Flinch Midtgaard"

Titel: Ambition-Sensitivity and an Unconditional Basic Income
Autor: Søren Flinch Midtgaard
Seite: 223-236

Abstract: This paper concerns Philippe Van Parijs's case for an unconditional basic income. It argues that given central egalitarian commitments - to wit, (i) equal concern and respect; (ii) endowment-insensitivity (which can be seen to include Van Parijs's project of maximizing or leximinning real freedom); (iii) ambition-sensitivity; and (iv) neutrality - endorsed by Van Parijs, a basic income does not appear to be a requirement of justice. The core claim defended is that there is a serious tension between (iii) and the idea of an unconditional basic income.

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