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Ideals of Equality

Ideals of Equality

Andrew Mason (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-20714-6

Jun 1998, Wiley-Blackwell

128 pages

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What is equality and is it a genuine political ideal? The contributors address this question in a variety of different ways, and in the course of doing so they contrast a number of different notions of equality, and distinguish equality from the related idea of giving priority to the worst off.
1. Equality and Priority: Derek Parfit (All Souls College, Oxford).

2. Equality and Justice: David Miller (Nuffield College, Oxford).

3. The Social Basis of Equality: Richard Norman (University of Kent).

4. Equality of Opportunity: Janet Radcliffe Richards (The Open University).

5. Egalitarianism; Partial, Counterproductive, and Baseless: Jan Narveson (University of Waterloo).

6. Choice and Circumstance: Hillel Steiner (University of Manchester).

  • Offers much needed conceptual clarification of the notion of equality.

    Considers the arguments for and against holding that equality is a political ideal.