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[Revised entry by Stefan Gosepath on April 26, 2021. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] This article is concerned with social and political equality. In its prescriptive usage, 'equality' is a highly contested concept. Its normally positive connotation gives it a rhetorical power suitable for use in political slogans (Westen 1990). At least since the French Revolution, equality has served as one of the leading ideals of the body politic; in this respect, it is at present probably the most controversial of the great social ideals. There is controversy concerning the precise notion of equality, the relation of...

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