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Dworkin's prudent insurance ideal: two revisions
  1. A Faik Kurtulmus
  1. Correspondence to A Faik Kurtulmus, Sabancı University, Istanbul 34956, Turkey; afaikkurtulmus{at}


This article offers two revisions to Dworkin's ‘prudent insurance ideal’, which aims to account for justice in the distribution of healthcare so that (a) it can deal with market failures in healthcare and (b) when applied to unjust societies it addresses health problems caused by injustice in a fair manner.

  • Philosophical ethics
  • political philosophy

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