Goran Sunajko - Rawls and Piketty: the philosophical aspects of economic inequality

jpe:10688 - Journal of Philosophical Economics, May 19, 2016, Volume IX Issue 2 - https://doi.org/10.46298/jpe.10688
Rawls and Piketty: the philosophical aspects of economic inequalityArticle

Authors: Goran Sunajko 1

  • 1 The Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography

This paper discusses a key contemporary problem, that of inequality. Certainly, the most visible inequality today is economic inequality, which is not only a characteristic found today, but is also the result of a long historical development. The problem arises when inequality becomes artificial (produces itself) and thus becomes a matter of social sciences and humanities. At this point, the question of economic inequality becomes a non-economic issue and thus opens the possibility of formulating such principles that will be able to reduce the issue to a minimum. This paper discusses this possibility, while referring to Thomas Piketty's book on capital in relation to John Rawls's principles of justice to which Piketty refers to.


Volume: Volume IX Issue 2
Section: Articles
Published on: May 19, 2016
Imported on: December 28, 2022
Keywords: inequality,fairness,justice,Homo economicus,difference principle,egoist,sense of justice,[SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences

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