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The nature and limits of human equality, John Charvet, Emeritus Professor in Political Science London School of Economics, UK

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The nature and limits of human equality
Title
The nature and limits of human equality
Statement of responsibility
John Charvet, Emeritus Professor in Political Science London School of Economics, UK
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Language
eng
Summary
"The value of equality as the basis for a just polity is fundamental to modern, western, liberal society's self-understanding. Yet, this book shows that the standard individualist justification for it is implausible and lacks coherence while recent discussions of equality tend to ignore the question of justification altogether. John Charvet adopts a wider perspective than usual by contrasting the modern liberal view with pre-modern inegalitarian theories. This enables him to show that a basic moral equality is common to egalitarian and inegalitarian theories alike and hence that additional arguments are needed to justify the modern egalitarian standpoint. Having demolished the individualist account of those arguments, the author develops an original, coherent , communitarian, yet essentially liberal, justification for modern egalitarianism. This account also determines the proper limits of equality. The author distinguishes his new communitarian theory from the earlier communitarianism of the 1980s and ends by showing how his theory is to be applied in a multi-state world."--
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Charvet, John
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Equality
  • Communitarianism
  • Natural law
  • Values
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The nature and limits of human equality, John Charvet, Emeritus Professor in Political Science London School of Economics, UK
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Strange Neglect of the Basis of Equality in Contemporary Egalitarianism -- Ancient Ethics and the Transformation of Political Values in Early Modern Natural Law Theory -- The Individualist Ethical Justification of Equality and its Problems -- The Community as the Source of Individual Ethical Worth -- Communitarianism, Old and New -- Global Justice in the Contemporary Literature -- Liberal Communitarianism from a Global Perspective
Control code
FIEb17448128
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 188 pages
Isbn
9781137329158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)842208531
Label
The nature and limits of human equality, John Charvet, Emeritus Professor in Political Science London School of Economics, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Strange Neglect of the Basis of Equality in Contemporary Egalitarianism -- Ancient Ethics and the Transformation of Political Values in Early Modern Natural Law Theory -- The Individualist Ethical Justification of Equality and its Problems -- The Community as the Source of Individual Ethical Worth -- Communitarianism, Old and New -- Global Justice in the Contemporary Literature -- Liberal Communitarianism from a Global Perspective
Control code
FIEb17448128
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 188 pages
Isbn
9781137329158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)842208531

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