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Complex Equality

David Miller

in Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Published in print April 1995 | ISBN: 9780198280088
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599927 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198280084.003.0010
 Complex Equality

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David Miller explores and develops Michael Walzer's notion of complex equality as a way of bringing together the potentially conflicting ideas of distributive justice and social equality. He examines the empirical plausibility of the notion of complex equality and argues that Walzer's theory of the spheres of justice allows the construction of an understanding of distributive justice and social equality that is different from, and superior to, mainstream political philosophy.

Keywords: complex equality; distributive justice; justice; political philosophy; social equality; spheres of justice; Michael Walzer

Chapter.  12309 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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