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Sovereign virtue : the theory and practice of equality

Author: Ronald Dworkin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.
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Equality is the endangered species of political ideals. Even left-of-centre politicians reject equality as an ideal. In this text, Ronald Dworkin insists, to the contrary, that equality is the indispensable virtue of democratic sovereignty.

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Genre/Form: Book
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dworkin, R.M.
Sovereign virtue.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Dworkin
ISBN: 0674002199 9780674002197 9780674008106 0674008103
OCLC Number: 43245498
Description: 511 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Equality of welfare --
Equality of resources --
The place of liberty --
Political equality --
Liberal community --
Equality and the good life --
Equality and capability --
Justice and the high cost of health --
Justice, insurance, and luck --
Free speech, politics, and the dimensions of democracy --
Affirmative action: does it work? --
Affirmative action: is it fair? --
Playing God: genes, clones, and luck --
Sex, death, and the courts.
Responsibility: Ronald Dworkin.


Dworkin argues that equality, freedom, and individual responsibility are not in conflict, but flow from and into one another as facets of the same humanist conception of life and politics. He applies  Read more...


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Many philosophers would not be offended by the charge that philosophy is not a practical pursuit. Dworkin, a professor at New York University and University College in London, is deeply offended. He Read more...

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