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The Notion of Equality

1st Edition

Edited by Mane Hajdin


544 pages

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This title was first published in 2001. In the articles collected in this anthology, contemporary analytic philosophers examine the ways in which the notion of equality functions in moral and political discourse. Among the topics discussed are the relationship between the ideal of equality and formal features of moral discourse, the conflict between the ideal of equality of welfare and the ideal of equality of resources and the relationship between the equality of opportunity and the equality of results.

Table of Contents

Contents: Equality in General: Equality and generalization: a formal analysis, Richard E. Flathman; Egalitarianism as a descriptive concept, Felix E. Oppenheim; Principles of equality, J. Raz; Nonegalitarian justice, Derek Browne. Equality of Resources versus Equality of Welfare: 2 contradictory ideas of (political) equality, Douglas Rae; What is equality? Part I; equality of welfare, Ronald Dworkin; What is equality? Part II equality of resources, Ronald Dworkin; Egalitarianism, Bruce M. Landesman; Equality and equal opportunity for welfare, Richard J. Arneson. Equality of Opportunity: Competitive equality of opportunity, D.A. Lloyd Thomas; The concept of equal opportunity, Peter Westen; Equal opportunity and genetic intervention, Allen Buchanan; Equality of opportunity, Janet Radcliffe Richards. The Ideal of Equality for its own Sake versus Other Ideals with Similar implications: Justice and equality, R.M. Hare; Equality as a moral ideal, Harry Frankfurt; Forget about equality, Madison Powers. New Distinctions Within Egalitarianism: Equality and time, Dennis McKerlie; Equality and priority, Derek Parfit; Equality, priority and time, Klemens Kappel; Equality, Dennis McKerlie; Inequality, Larry S. Temkin; Index.

About the Series

The International Research Library of Philosophy

The International Research Library of Philosophy
The International Research Library of Philosophy collects in book form a wide range of important and influential essays in philosophy, drawn predominantly from English-language journals. Each volume in the Library deals with a field of inquiry which has received significant attention in philosophy in the last 25 years, and is edited by a philosopher noted in that field. No particular philosophical method or approach is favoured or excluded. The Library will constitute a representative sampling of the best work in contemporary English-language philosophy, providing researchers and scholars throughout the world with comprehensive coverage of currently important topics and approaches. The Library is divided into four series of volumes which reflect the broad divisions of contemporary philosophical inquiry: Metaphysics and Epistemology The Philosophy of Mathematics and Science The Philosophy of Logic, Language and Mind The Philosophy of Value

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SCIENCE / General