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The Pursuit of Equality in the West

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$39.95 • £34.95 • €36.95

ISBN 9780674975750

Publication Date: 07/05/2022


376 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


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Schiavone has written a considered and considerable monograph, which is worthy of the magnitude of its subject-matter: equality. His knowledge of political thought is both deep and broad…and his combining of historical inquiry with conceptual work successful.—Andreas Avgousti, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

A bold, original book—learned without ever being pedantic, engaging without being frivolous, highly personal without ever being self-referential. It takes the reader through a vast body of European literature without ever losing its way. In the end, the reader will come away with far deeper, more nuanced understanding of what ‘equality’ has come to mean over the centuries, what it should mean for us today, and what its possible future might be.—Anthony Pagden, author of The Pursuit of Europe

Schiavone displays here extraordinary historic, legal, and philosophical knowledge, enabling him to cover the full span of Western history with great erudition.—Roberto Esposito, author of Politics and Negation

The Pursuit of Equality in the West is one of the most richly detailed, original, and thought-provoking books I have ever read. Only Aldo Schiavone could have given us such a lucid and cogent study.—Massimo Ciavolella, University of California, Los Angeles

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