Topic: Health Justice. This seminar explores under what circumstances health inequalities are unjust. We will evaluate a range of frameworks of health and health care justice against the background of historical, sociological and epidemiological findings on the social determinants of health. This will include critically assessing the potential of social-relational egalitarianism, luck egalitarianism and capabilities approaches for identifying injustices associated with health. We will also explore significant conceptual and normative assumptions underlying notions of health justice, such as how best to understand ‘health’ and whether group or individual inequalities should be the focus of concern.
Literature will include papers or extracts from books by Yukiko Asada, Kristen Hessler, Shlomi Segall, Sridhar Venkatapuram, and Kristin Voigt, among other authors.
TEXT: No Textbook Required (course materials will be available on Canvas).