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The Nature and Limits of Human Equality

Authors: Charvet, John

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The belief in equality as the basis of a just society is fundamental to the dominant western, liberal viewpoint. Yet, the standard individualist justification for it is weak and contradictory. This book provides a radically new communitarian account of the value of equality and establishes it's proper limits.

About the authors

John Charvet is Professor Emeritus in Political Science at London School of Economics, UK, where he taught political philosophy and its history for many years. He is the author of several books, including A Critique of Freedom and Equality and The Social Problem in the Philosophy of Rousseau. His most recent book, written with Dr Kaczynska-Nay, is The Liberal Project and Human Rights (2008).

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“Charvet sets out to provide us with not only a detailed account of basic equality and where it originates, but also to present us with a new and unique account of how basic equality and egalitarian political ethics, that is the equal distribution of equal rights and duties amongst free citizens, go together. … Charvet’s book is an intriguing read for all those interested in questions of basic equality … .” (Fabian Schuppert, Res Publica, Vol. 22, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Strange Neglect of the Basis of Equality in Contemporary Egalitarianism

    Charvet, John

    Pages 1-23

  • Ancient Ethics and the Transformation of Political Values in Early Modern Natural Law Theory

    Charvet, John

    Pages 24-46

  • The Individualist Ethical Justification of Equality and Its Problems

    Charvet, John

    Pages 47-73

  • The Community as the Source of Individual Ethical Worth

    Charvet, John

    Pages 74-102

  • Communitarianism, Old and New

    Charvet, John

    Pages 103-131

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eBook $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Nature and Limits of Human Equality
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32916-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137329165
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32915-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46051-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 188
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