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Single Idea 20587

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

Full Idea

If we want equality so much, we find that it is often because they think of equality as a prerequisite for a certain kind of flourishing life.

Gist of Idea

Most people want equality because they want a flourishing life


Tuckness,A/Wolf,C (This is Political Philosophy [2017], 1 'Happiness')

Book Reference

Tuckness,A / Wolf,C: 'This is Political Philosophy' [Wiley Blackwell 2017], p.23

A Reaction

Most writers seem to agree that we don't want equality for its own sake. In what respects do we want to be equal? Why not equal in hair colour? Hence it looks as if equality drops out. I would aim to derive it from the social virtue of respect.