Why Daniels Needs the Capabilities Approach

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Abstract

Building on Rawls’ Theory of Justice, Norman Daniels has set the stage for a comprehensive theory of health justice, emphasizing the importance of securing normal functioning. However, the present contribution claims that Daniels’ account faces at least two crucial challenges – the normality and the specialness problem – to which the capabilities approach, originally developed by Amartya Sen provides plausible answers. The article argues that by incorporating some elements from the capabilities approach, we can bolster Daniels’ view and move forward towards a broad consensus on a functioning-based framework of health justice.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEthical Perspectives
Volume25
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)233-256
ISSN1370-0049
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • Capabilities
  • Daniels
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Normal functioning

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In: Ethical Perspectives, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2018, p. 233-256.

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