Social Equality: On What It Means to be Equals

Hardcover | January 20, 2015

EditorCarina Fourie, Fabian Schuppert, Ivo Wallimann-Helmer

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Is equality valuable? This question dominates many discussions of social justice, which tend to center on whether certain forms of distributive equality are valuable, such as the equal distribution of primary social goods. But these discussions often neglect what is known as social orrelational equality. Social equality suggests that equality is foremost about relationships and interactions between people, rather than being primarily about distribution. A number of philosophers have written about the significance of social equality, and it has also played an important role in real-life egalitarian movements, such as feminism and civil rights movements. However, as it has been relatively neglected in comparison to the debates about distributiveequality, it requires much more theoretical attention. This volume brings together a collection of ten original essays which present new analyses of social and relational equality in philosophy and political theory. The essays analyze the nature of social equality, as well as its relationship tojustice and politics.

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Is equality valuable? This question dominates many discussions of social justice, which tend to center on whether certain forms of distributive equality are valuable, such as the equal distribution of primary social goods. But these discussions often neglect what is known as social orrelational equality. Social equality suggests that e...

Carina Fourie is Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Ethics Research Institute, Philosophy Department, University of Zurich. Fabian Schuppert is Research Fellow at the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities, Queen's University Belfast. Ivo Wallimann-Helmer is Director of the program for Advanced Studies in Applied Ethics and Po...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.42 × 0.98 inPublished:January 20, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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David Miller: ForewordContributorsCarina Fourie, Fabian Schuppert, and Ivo Wallimann-Helmer: The Nature and Distinctiveness of Social Equality: An IntroductionPart I: The Nature of Social Equality1. Samuel Scheffler: The Practice of Equality2. Marie Garrau and Cecile Laborde: Relational Equality, Non-Domination, and Vulnerability3. John Baker: Conceptions and Dimensions of Social Equality4. Carina Fourie: To Praise and to Scorn: The Problem of Inequalities of Esteem for Social Egalitarianism5. Fabian Schuppert: Being Equals: Analyzing the Nature of Social Egalitarian RelationshipsPart II: The Relation between Equality, Justice and Politics6. Andrew Mason: Justice, Respect, and Treating People as Equals7. Christian Schemmel: Social Equality - or Just Justice?8. Stefan Gosepath: The Principles and the Presumption of Equality9. Rekha Nath: On the Scope and Grounds of Social Equality10. Jonathan Wolff: Social Equality and Social InequalityBibliographyIndex