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Palgrave Macmillan

Reassessing Egalitarianism

ISBN 9781137385970
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Achieving social equality has been an important aim of modern democratic societies. Yet the process has engendered debate about the nature of equality and the consequences of its application. Why is equality valuable? What kind of equality should be aimed for? When is inequality justified? Should a principle of equality apply globally? The book assesses and links the different dimensions of equality and asks whether recent writing on the topic has the philosophical substance and political force traditionally associated with egalitarian thought.

Jeremy Moss teaches philosophy at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His main research interests are in political philosophy and climate change.

1. The Value of Equality
2. Equality of What?
3. Egalitarianism and Responsibility
4. Global Egalitarianism
5. Conclusion: Assessing the Prospects for Egalitarianism


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