Res Publica 18 (2):107-126 (2012)

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Carina Fourie
University of Washington
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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
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DOI 10.1007/s11158-011-9162-2
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