Social Equality: On What It Means to Be Equals

2015.11.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Carina Fourie, Fabian Schuppert, and Ivo Wallimann-Helmer (eds.), Social Equality: On What It Means to Be Equals, Oxford
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2015.11.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Carina Fourie, Fabian Schuppert, and Ivo Wallimann-Helmer (eds.), Social Equality: On What It Means to Be Equals, Oxford University Press, 2015, 242pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199331109. Reviewed by Ian Carter, University of Pavia Recent developments in egalitarian thought have included a surge of interest in social or relational equality, a notion that is supposed to capture the idea of individuals living together as equals or relating on equal terms. Advocates of this social or relational ideal have often been keen to contrast it with distributive egalitarianism -- the view that individuals ought to be accorded equal amounts of some good, such as welfare, resources or freedom. Social egalitarians focus on the avoidance of dominating, oppressive or exploitative relations and on the ideal of equal normative status rather than on the goal of giving individuals equal amounts of something. Many of them have. . .

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