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Equality in Political Philosophy

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ISBN 9780674493407

Publication Date: 01/01/1964

270 pages


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  • Preface
  • I. Three Concepts of Equality
  • II. Ultimate and Operative: The Classical Dualism
  • III. Equality in the Reformation
    • Luther: The Spiritual Equality of Christians
    • Calvin: Equal Depravity
    • Müntzer: The Community of the Perfect
  • IV. From Theology to Politics
    • The Levellers: Equality and Liberty
    • Hobbes: Equality and Security
    • Winstanley: Equality and Community
  • V. Equality and Enlightenment
    • Hooker, Locke, and Condorcet: Moral Autonomy and Competitive Equality
    • Rousseau: Equality and Mass Society
    • Mably, Morelly, and Babeuf: Equality and Property
  • VI. The Liberal Crisis
    • John Stuart Mill: The Modification of Liberal Doctrine
    • Spencer: The Tactic of Postponement
  • VII. The Conservative Paradox
    • Tocqueville: The Dangers of Democracy
    • Kierkegaard, Stirner, and Nietzsche: The One and the Many
    • Freud: Equality As Myth
  • VIII. The Socialist Dilemma
    • The Young Hegel: Equality As Love
    • The Non-Marxian Socialists
    • The Marxian Critique of Liberal Equality
    • Marxian Socialist Equality
  • IX. Equality and the Decline of Political Philosophy
  • Notes
  • Index of Names

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