Reassessing Egalitarianism

2015.11.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeremy Moss, Reassessing Egalitarianism, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 180pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781137385970. Reviewed by
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2015.11.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeremy Moss, Reassessing Egalitarianism, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 180pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781137385970. Reviewed by David A. Reidy, University of Tennessee In this book, Jeremy Moss introduces readers to much of the canonical literature in mainstream political philosophy concerning the nature and value of equality as a substantive political commitment. By equality, he means not formal equality or equality of standing (though of course he is committed to each), but rather substantive equality or equality of condition or lived experience along some salient metric. A person's political commitments are egalitarian in the sense that Moss undertakes to examine only to the extent that they include a commitment to the value of equality in this latter substantive sense. The first question Moss takes up is how those of us who value substantive equality in political life in fact value it. Worries about the. . .

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