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Why Does Inequality Matter?

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2018.08.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews T. M. Scanlon, Why Does Inequality Matter?, Oxford University Press, 2018, 170pp., $25.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198812692. Reviewed by Jonathan Wolff, University of Oxford More than four decades of reflection on the idea of equality -- or rather inequality -- are distilled into this extremely impressive, thought-provoking, yet slim, volume. It is written in simple, jargon-free terms, originally delivered as the 2013 Oxford Uehiro Lectures. Scanlon describes his position as 'relational' and 'pluralistic', but declines to give it a name. The simplicity of the writing, and the brevity of some arguments, means it contains subtleties that might well be missed by the casual reader; such is philosophical life. But I will try to draw out the main themes. The framing of the discussion is in terms of setting out objections to inequality, rather than providing arguments for equality. This... Read More

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