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Deserves’ here simply means ‘should be given’. In many other cases, however, ‘deserves’ is used to signal a relation of appropriateness or ﬁttingness between what someone has done and some treatment or condition that may be bestowed or inﬂicted on them, and these are the cases that I want to identify as genuine cases of desert. So when we say that the student who has worked hard all year deserves a good examination mark, or that the boys who have vandalized the local bus shelter deserve to be caught and punished, we are appraising a piece of conduct, positively or negatively, and judging what should appropriately befall the agent as a result.
In their chapters, Thomas Hurka, David Miller, and Samuel Schefﬂer all identify different senses in which we talk of justice as comparative, revealing an issue that is more complex than may appear at ﬁrst. To introduce the debate to which they contribute, I think it is helpful to draw attention to one distinction in particular. 50 This distinction, as we shall see, is an important one. Drawing it clariﬁes some discussions that would otherwise be at cross purposes, and allows us to make room for comparisons in desert-based justice while still subscribing to Feinberg’s view that desert is a noncomparative principle.
But it will worry me far less if different people respond differently to my actions, so long as I can see what each of them does as showing appropriate gratitude in their own way. What someone deserves in these cases, therefore, is a certain level of gratitude, and this can be understood noncomparatively, even if the way we express this gratitude may bring some, relatively weak, elements of comparison into play. The other case to consider here is deserved punishment. Does the type and amount of punishment that someone deserves depend on what others have received for similar or different crimes?