Thomas Nagel

in Equality and Partiality

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780195098396
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199870059 | DOI:

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There is a personal dimension of life in which egalitarian impartiality has no place, but which interacts with the public domain to generate inequalities that raise serious issues of social justice. To avoid this, Nagel proposes that impartiality and egalitarianism would apply to the social structure, but not to private life, and individuals would be expected to devote their energies and their personal resources to the pursuit of happiness and for the benefits of their families.

Keywords: egalitarianism; happiness; impartiality; justice

Chapter.  3270 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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