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"What is the Point of Equality?"

by Anderson, Elizabeth (1999)

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If much recent academic work defending equality had been secretly penned by conservatives, could the results be any more embarrassing for egalitarians? Consider how much of this work leaves itself open to classic and devastating conservative criticisms. Ronald Dworkin defines equality as an ''envy-free''distribution of resources. 1 This feeds the suspicion that the motive behind egalitarian policies is mere envy. Philippe Van Parijs argues that equality in conjunction with liberal neutrality among conceptions of the good …

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Equality, Egalitarianism, Dworkin, Justice, Equality Of Fortune, Paternalism, Luck Egalitarianism, Luck

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