Chapter 6. Opportunity for What? Defending the Constellation

  1. Paul Gomberg

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692431.ch6

How to Make Opportunity Equal: Race and Contributive Justice

How to Make Opportunity Equal: Race and Contributive Justice

How to Cite

Gomberg, P. (2007) Opportunity for What? Defending the Constellation, in How to Make Opportunity Equal: Race and Contributive Justice, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692431.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 4 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405160810

Online ISBN: 9780470692431

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Keywords:

  • opportunity;
  • constellation;
  • market experience;
  • teachers;
  • individual desires

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • What makes life good?

  • The good of developing and exercising complex abilities

  • The good of contributing our abilities to a social group

  • The good of thinking well of ourselves and being thought well of by others

  • Why labor is important to self- and social esteem

  • Why we think more highly of complex than of simple abilities

  • How complex, challenging work enhances one's life; how routine labor damages it

  • Is this an adequate defense of the constellation?