David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Res Publica 18 (2):107-126 (2012)
What kind of equality should we value and why? Current debate centres around whether distributive equality is valuable. However, it is not the only (potentially) morally significant form of equality. David Miller and T. M. Scanlon have emphasised the importance of social equality—a strongly egalitarian notion distinct from distributive equality, and which cannot be reduced to a concern for overall welfare or the welfare of the worst-off. However, as debate tends to focus on distribution, social equality has been neglected and we do not have a clear understanding of what it is and why it might be valuable. This paper aims to address this gap
|Keywords||Social equality Status Egalitarianism Distributive justice David Miller T. M. Scanlon|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Elizabeth S. Anderson (1999). What is the Point of Equality? Ethics 109 (2):287-337.
Richard J. Arneson (1989). Equality and Equal Opportunity for Welfare. Philosophical Studies 56 (1):77 - 93.
Paula Casal (2007). Why Sufficiency is Not Enough. Ethics 117 (2):296-326.
Roger Crisp (2003). Equality, Priority, and Compassion. Ethics 113 (4):745-763.
Harry Frankfurt (1987). Equality as a Moral Ideal. Ethics 98 (1):21-43.
Citations of this work BETA
Carl Knight (2013). Luck Egalitarianism. Philosophy Compass 8 (10):924-934.
Similar books and articles
Paul Bou-Habib (2008). Security, Profiling and Equality. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11 (2):149 - 164.
Christian Schemmel (2011). Why Relational Egalitarians Should Care About Distributions. Social Theory and Practice 37 (3):365-390.
Kenneth Baynes (0040). Democratic Equality and Respect. Theoria 53 (=117;User_Persona=false;ord=1234):1-25.
Edo Pivčević (2003). Equality and Morality. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):75-92.
Carl Knight (2009). Describing Equality. Law and Philosophy 28 (4):327 - 365.
Thomas Christiano & Will Braynen (2008). Inequality, Injustice and Levelling Down. Ratio 21 (4):392-420.
S. Scheffler & V. Munoz-Dardé (2005). Equality and Division: Values in Principle. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 79 (79):255-284.
Madison Powers (1996). Forget About Equality. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 6 (2):129-144.
Tomer Lotan (2010). Equality Once Again: Social Polic and the Idea of Levelling Down. Dissertation, London School of Economics
Richard J. Arneson (2000). Luck Egalitarianism and Prioritarianism. Ethics 110 (2):339-349.
Eleanor Curran (2012). Hobbes on Equality: Context, Rhetoric, Argument. Hobbes Studies 25 (2):166-187.
John Baker, Kathleen Lynch, Sara Cantillon & Judy Walsh (2006). Equality: Putting the Theory Into Action. Res Publica 12 (4):411-433.
Paul T. Menzel (2003). How Compatible Are Liberty and Equality in Structuring a Health Care System? Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 28 (3):281 – 306.
Added to index2011-07-25
Total downloads110 ( #11,648 of 1,413,400 )
Recent downloads (6 months)26 ( #7,822 of 1,413,400 )
How can I increase my downloads?