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One Another’s Equals

The Basis of Human Equality

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674659766

Publication Date: 06/19/2017

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280 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Belknap Press

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[An] important new book… [This] insightful book suggest[s] that if we don’t recommit ourselves to political equality, we will become ever more closed, authoritarian societies. Economic elites should understand this… Without equality, the West cannot last.—Robert B. Reich, The New York Times Book Review

If basic human equality is now agreed on, perhaps it would be best just to accept it and not bother about its justification. Yet, as Jeremy Waldron makes clear in One Another’s Equals, his Gifford Lectures, to have a proper debate about what kind of political arrangements equality requires we first need to fix ideas about what it amounts to.—Michael Rosen, The Times Literary Supplement

This highly original and important book provides a thorough and sophisticated treatment of an issue that is of fundamental importance in moral and political philosophy, but which has not received sufficient attention or defense in recent years. The book should set the standard for further discussion of these very difficult issues for years to come.—Samuel Freeman, Avalon Professor of the Humanities and Graduate Chair of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

Waldron writes on the topic of human equality with grace, intelligence, and passion. One Another’s Equals provides an argument intelligible to general readers that also advances the philosophical discussion in ways that will warrant response from philosophers, political theorists, legal scholars, and theologians.—Jeffrey Stout, Princeton University

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