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Edited by Sudhir Anand, Fabienne Peter, Amartya Sen. Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004, pp 316. ISBN 0-19-927637-4
The study of health and healthcare inequity is a complex subject in science. Important contributions have been made by many different scientific disciplines, including epidemiology, social science and moral philosophy—currently customarily defined as “ethics”. This book is an excellent introduction to the major current philosophical theories about the unjust inequalities in health status between individual members as well as subgroups of a society, including extensive discussion and reference to John Rawl’s theory of justice and Amartya Sen’s capability theory. …