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2018.06.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Rondel, Pragmatist Egalitarianism, Oxford University Press, 2018, 221pp. $85.00, ISBN 9780190680688. Reviewed by Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, University of Århus David Rondel assumes that equality is “a worthy moral and political ideal” (p. 18). His main aim is to show how it should be understood. Rondel’s point of departure is the disagreement “between those who regard equality as a fundamentally distributive ideal and those who regard it as a ‘moral ideal governing the relations in which people stand to one another’” (p. 1; cp. p. 170).1 This disagreement has had a prominent place in political philosophy since Elizabeth Anderson’s 1999 article, “What Is the Point of Equality?”2 While relational egalitarians have offered various positive accounts of justice, they are united in their belief that, at a fundamental level, justice is not concerned with,... Read More

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