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The Resource Do all persons have equal moral worth? : on 'basic equality' and equal respect and concern, edited by Uwe Steinhoff

Do all persons have equal moral worth? : on 'basic equality' and equal respect and concern, edited by Uwe Steinhoff

Label
Do all persons have equal moral worth? : on 'basic equality' and equal respect and concern
Title
Do all persons have equal moral worth?
Title remainder
on 'basic equality' and equal respect and concern
Statement of responsibility
edited by Uwe Steinhoff
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In present-day political and moral philosophy the idea that all persons are in some way moral equals is an almost universal premise, with its defenders often claiming that philosophical positions that reject the principle of equal respect and concern do not deserve to be taken seriously. This has led to relatively few attempts to clarify, or indeed justify, 'basic equality' and the principle of equal respect and concern. Such clarification and justification, however, would be direly needed. After all, the ideas, for instance, that Adolf Hitler and Nelson Mandela have equal moral worth, or that a rape victim owes equal respect and concern to both her rapist and to her own caring brother, seem to be utterly implausible. Thus, if someone insists on the truth of such ideas, he or she owes his or her audience an explanation. The authors in this volume-which breaks new ground by engaging egalitarians and anti-egalitarians in a genuine dialogue-attempt to shed light into the dark. They try to clarify the concepts of "basic equality", "equal moral worth","equal respect and concern", "dignity," etc; and they try to (partially) justify-or to refute-the resulting clarified doctrines. The volume thus demonstrates that the claim that all persons have equal moral worth, are owed equal concern and respect, or have the same rights is anything but obvious. This finding has not only significant philosophical but also political implications
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
320.01/1
Index
index present
LC call number
JC575
LC item number
.D6 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Steinhoff, Uwe
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  • Equality
  • Citizenship
  • Citizenship
  • Equality
Label
Do all persons have equal moral worth? : on 'basic equality' and equal respect and concern, edited by Uwe Steinhoff
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Publication
Note
"This volume is the outcome of a workshop that was held from November 22 to 24, 2012 at the Department of Politics and Public Administration of the University of Hong Kong."--Page v
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-215) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What is basic equality? / Christopher Nathan -- Why we are moral equals / George Sher -- Basic equality : neither acceptable nor rejectable / Richard Arneson -- Rationality, equal status, and egalitarianism / Thomas Christiano -- The irrelevance of the concept of worth to the debate between egalitarianism and non-egalitarianism / Hector Wittwer -- Equality, universality, and impartiality : how they work and why they matter / Jan Narveson -- On the (re)construction and basic concepts of the morality of equal respect / Stefan Gosepath -- Against equal respect and concern, equal rights, and egalitarian impartiality / Uwe Steinhoff -- Do liberal egalitarians really believe in equality given their commitment to equality of opportunity? / Jiwei Ci
Control code
898060149
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780198719502
Lccn
2014939327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
60001968057
System control number
(OCoLC)898060149
Label
Do all persons have equal moral worth? : on 'basic equality' and equal respect and concern, edited by Uwe Steinhoff
Publication
Note
"This volume is the outcome of a workshop that was held from November 22 to 24, 2012 at the Department of Politics and Public Administration of the University of Hong Kong."--Page v
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What is basic equality? / Christopher Nathan -- Why we are moral equals / George Sher -- Basic equality : neither acceptable nor rejectable / Richard Arneson -- Rationality, equal status, and egalitarianism / Thomas Christiano -- The irrelevance of the concept of worth to the debate between egalitarianism and non-egalitarianism / Hector Wittwer -- Equality, universality, and impartiality : how they work and why they matter / Jan Narveson -- On the (re)construction and basic concepts of the morality of equal respect / Stefan Gosepath -- Against equal respect and concern, equal rights, and egalitarian impartiality / Uwe Steinhoff -- Do liberal egalitarians really believe in equality given their commitment to equality of opportunity? / Jiwei Ci
Control code
898060149
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780198719502
Lccn
2014939327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
60001968057
System control number
(OCoLC)898060149

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