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Equality in Post‐Modern Times

Michael Rustin

in Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Published in print April 1995 | ISBN: 9780198280088
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599927 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198280084.003.0002
 Equality in Post‐Modern Times

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Michael Rustin examines Michael Walzer's theory of justice against the background of significant currents in modern socio‐philosophical thought. He argues that Walzer's attempt to revitalize the ideal of equality for contemporary industrial societies ultimately fails to establish equality as a moral goal of post‐modern societies. Rustin examines the extent to which a theory of justice rejecting abstract universality and historicist approaches can retain normative force.

Keywords: equality; historicism; justice; morality; norm; post‐modern society; universality; Michael Walzer

Chapter.  11460 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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