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dc.contributor.authorMOSS, J
dc.date.available2014-05-21T19:48:00Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationMOSS, J. (2009). Egalitarianism and the Value of Equality. Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy, 3 (3), pp.1-6. https://doi.org/10.26556/jesp.v3i3.129.
dc.identifier.issn1559-3061
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/26771
dc.description.abstractDerek Parfit’s distinction between telic and deontic egalitarianism has stimulated a large amount of discussion concerning the value of equality. Recently, egalitarians have argued that his distinction does not capture many of the plausible alternatives to deontic and telic egalitarianism. Several authors have claimed that there is a type of “conditional egalitarianism” that Parfit does not consider. I will argue that some responses to Parfit ignore the fact that the telic/deontic distinction incorporates two further distinctions between genesis and outcomes and between intrinsic and non-intrinsic valuations of equality. I will argue that although conditional egalitarianism may be a plausible response to Parfit, neither the non-intrinsic nor the intrinsic versions of it put forward to date capture one of the most plausible ways to value equality. In particular, neither intrinsic nor non-intrinsic versions of egalitarianism sufficiently articulate the relation of being “part of” another value. What I call “constitutive egalitarianism” offers an alternative way of conceiving the value of equality and constitutes a plausible defense of the value of equality. Further, the conception put forward here is better able to capture the sense in which deontic conceptions, discussed for instance by Scanlon, value equality intrinsically.
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dc.publisherJESP
dc.subjectSocial Philosophy; Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
dc.titleEgalitarianism and the Value of Equality
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.26556/jesp.v3i3.129
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentPhilosophy, Anthropology And Social Inquiry
melbourne.source.titleJournal of Ethics & Social Philosophy
melbourne.source.volume3
melbourne.source.issue3
melbourne.source.pages1-6
melbourne.publicationid131647
melbourne.elementsid314153
melbourne.contributor.authorMOSS, JEREMY
dc.identifier.eissn1559-3061
melbourne.fieldofresearch500321 Social and political philosophy
melbourne.seocode280119 Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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