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One another's equals : the basis of human equality

Author: Jeremy Waldron
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An enduring theme of Western philosophy is that we are all one another's equals. Yet the principle of basic equality is woefully under-explored in modern moral and political philosophy. In a major new work, Jeremy Waldron attempts to remedy that shortfall with a subtle and multifaceted account of the basis for the West's commitment to human equality. What does it mean to say we are all one another's equals? Is this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Waldron
ISBN: 9780674659766 0674659767
OCLC Number: 959649792
Description: x, 264 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "More than merely equal consideration"? --
Prescriptivity and redundancy --
Looking for a range property --
Power and scintillation --
A religious basis for equality? --
The profoundly disabled as our human equals.
Responsibility: Jeremy Waldron.

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