Egalitarianism

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Landesman, Bruce M.
Title Egalitarianism
Date 1983
Description Despite the popularity of equality as a political value, egalitarianism as a political theory has never, I think, been fully or successfully defended. I aim in this paper to begin the defense of such a view. The egalitarianism I have in mind has as its ideal a condition of equal wellbeing for all persons at the highest possible level of well-being, i.e. maximum equal well-being. Egalitarianism holds that society should be arranged so as to promote and maintain this state. Defending such a view involves, as I see it, three tasks. First, the ideal I have just mentioned must be made clearer and more specific and its implications for the distribution of particular goods such as material possessions and liberty must be revealed. Second, positive arguments must be given in support of an equal distribution of well-being as a requirement of morality and justice.
Type Text
Publisher University of Calgary Press
Volume 13
Issue 1
First Page 27
Last Page 56
Subject Equality; Equal; Theory
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Landesman, B. M. (1983). Egalitarianism. Canadian Journal of Philosophy;, 13(1), 27-56. March
Rights Management (c) University of Calgary Press
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pv73hz
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