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Single Idea 23256

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / B. Equalities / 1. Grounds of equality]

Full Idea

Liberty and equality appear to be irresolvable contradictions.

Gist of Idea

Liberty and equality cannot be reconciled


A.C. Grayling (The Good State [2020], 2)

Book Reference

Grayling,A.C.: 'The Good State' [Oneworld 2021], p.37

A Reaction

[He particularly cites Isaiah Berlin for this view] Hm. The liberty of one is the liberty of all. I don't think I would feel that my liberty was unreasonably infringed if I lived in a society of imposed equality. The greedy hate equality the most.