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Egalitarianism : New Essays on the Nature and Value of Equality.

Author: Nils Holtug; Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, UK, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Egalitarianism, the view that equality matters, attracts a great deal of attention amongst contemporary political theorists. And yet it has turned out to be surprisingly difficult to provide a fully satisfactory egalitarian theory. The cutting-edge articles in Egalitarianism move the debate forward. They are written by some of the leading political philosophers in the field. - ;Egalitarianism, the view that equality  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nils Holtug; Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen
ISBN: 9780191516320 0191516325
OCLC Number: 437093350
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages)
Contents: Contents; Notes on the Contributors; 1. An Introduction to Contemporary Egalitarianism; Part I. Foundations for Equality; 2. A Foundation for Egalitarianism; 3. A Defence of Extreme Egalitarianism; Part II. The Nature of Equality; 4. The Insignificance of the Distinction Between Telic and Deontic Egalitarianism; 5. Prioritarianism; 6. Egalitarianism and the Difference Between Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Judgments; 7. Who Are the Least Advantaged?; 8. Feminist Distributive Justice and the Relevance of Equal Relations; 9. Of Mice and Men: Equality and Animals. Part III. Equality and Other Values10. Liberty, Liability, and Contractualism; 11. Desert and Equality; Part IV. Applications; 12. Market Failure, Common Interests, and the Titanic Puzzle; 13. The 'What' and the 'How' of Distributive Justice and Health; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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Egalitarianism, the view that equality matters, attracts a great deal of attention amongst contemporary political theorists. And yet it has turned out to be surprisingly difficult to provide a fully satisfactory egalitarian theory. The cutting-edge articles in Egalitarianism move the debate forward. They are written by some of the leading political philosophers in the field. - ;Egalitarianism, the view that equality matters, attracts a great deal of attention amongst contemporary political theorists. And yet it has turned out to be surprisingly difficult to provide a fully satisfactory egalita.

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