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Impartiality in Moral and Political Philosophy

Susan Mendus


The dispute between impartialists and partialists dominates much modern moral and political philosophy. This book is an attempt to investigate what is at stake between impartialists and their opponents, and to suggest a possible reconciliation. It begins by noting that, in political philosophy, impartiality is normally taken to reflect a belief in the equality of all human beings. However, in a world characterized by plural and competing conceptions of the good, not everyone accepts that all human beings are equal. Belief in equality is part of a comprehensive, and contested, conception of the ... More

Keywords: equality, good, justice, liberalism, moral impartialism, partiality, pluralism, political impartialism

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198297819
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198297815.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Mendus, author
Professor of Political Philosophy, University of York
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