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Inequality

Thomas Nagel

in Equality and Partiality

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780195098396
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199870059 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195098390.003.0012
Inequality

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It is not always easy to prevent egalitarianism in political morality from infecting other values. If one is really uneasy about socio‐economic stratification, one can become uneasy about cultural, educational, and aesthetic stratification as well. Moral equality does not mean that people are equal in all respects. There are values, which are not just the values that things have for persons, and such values provide legitimate goals for a society. Nagel argues that some form of egalitarian impartiality should be the dominant value.

Keywords: impartiality; inequality; moral equality; values

Chapter.  3138 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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