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One another's equals : the basis of human equality, Jeremy Waldron

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One another's equals : the basis of human equality
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One another's equals
Title remainder
the basis of human equality
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Jeremy Waldron
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eng
Summary
An enduring theme of Western philosophy is that we are all one another's equals. Yet the principle of basic equality is woefully under-explored in modern moral and political philosophy. In a major new work, Jeremy Waldron attempts to remedy that shortfall with a subtle and multifaceted account of the basis for the West's commitment to human equality. What does it mean to say we are all one another's equals? Is this supposed to distinguish humans from other animals? What is human equality based on? Is it a religious idea, or a matter of human rights? Is there some essential feature that all human beings have in common? Waldron argues that there is no single characteristic that serves as the basis of equality. He says the case for moral equality rests on four capacities that all humans have the potential to possess in some degree: reason, autonomy, moral agency, and ability to love. But how should we regard the differences that people display on these various dimensions? And what are we to say about those who suffer from profound disability--people whose claim to humanity seems to outstrip any particular capacities they have along these lines? Waldron, who has worked on the nature of equality for many years, confronts these questions and others fully and unflinchingly. Based on the Gifford Lectures he delivered at the University of Edinburgh in 2015, One Another's Equals takes Waldron's thinking further and deeper than ever before.--
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non fiction
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One another's equals : the basis of human equality, Jeremy Waldron
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
"More than merely equal consideration"? -- Prescriptivity and redundancy -- Looking for a range property -- Power and scintillation -- A religious basis for equality? -- The profoundly disabled as our human equals
Control code
sky2ocm85058966
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780674659766
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2016047874
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One another's equals : the basis of human equality, Jeremy Waldron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"More than merely equal consideration"? -- Prescriptivity and redundancy -- Looking for a range property -- Power and scintillation -- A religious basis for equality? -- The profoundly disabled as our human equals
Control code
sky2ocm85058966
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780674659766
Lccn
2016047874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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