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Equality and Partiality
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Equality and Partiality

Thomas Nagel

Abstract

Thomas Nagel addresses the conflict between the claims of the group and those of the individual. Nagel attempts to clarify the nature of the conflict – one of the most fundamental problems in moral and political theory – and argues that its reconciliation is the essential task of any legitimate political system.

Keywords: equality, ethics, impartiality, individual, legitimacy, moral philosophy, political philosophy, political theory, society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195098396
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195098390.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Nagel, author
New York University
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