One Another's Equals: The Basis of Human Equality

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Product Details

Price
$29.95
Publisher
Belknap Press
Publish Date
Pages
280
Dimensions
5.8 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780674659766
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About the Author

Jeremy Waldron is one of the world's leading philosophers of law, whose Seeley Lectures were published by Cambridge as The Dignity of Legislation in 1999.

Reviews

This highly original and important book provides a thorough and sophisticated treatment of an issue that is of fundamental importance in moral and political philosophy, but which has not received sufficient attention or defense in recent years. The book should set the standard for further discussion of these very difficult issues for years to come.--Samuel Freeman, Avalon Professor of the Humanities and Graduate Chair of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
Waldron writes on the topic of human equality with grace, intelligence, and passion. One Another's Equals provides an argument intelligible to general readers that also advances the philosophical discussion in ways that will warrant response from philosophers, political theorists, legal scholars, and theologians.--Jeffrey Stout, Princeton University
[An] important new book...[This] insightful book suggest[s] that if we don't recommit ourselves to political equality, we will become ever more closed, authoritarian societies. Economic elites should understand this...Without equality, the West cannot last.-- (07/23/2016)
If basic human equality is now agreed on, perhaps it would be best just to accept it and not bother about its justification. Yet, as Jeremy Waldron makes clear in One Another's Equals, his Gifford Lectures, to have a proper debate about what kind of political arrangements equality requires we first need to fix ideas about what it amounts to.-- (05/22/2018)