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Single Idea 20277

[catalogued under 25. Society / D. Social Rights / 3. Social Equality / a. Grounds of equality]

Full Idea

Equal consideration of interests is a minimal principle of equality in the sense that it does not dictate equal treatment.

Gist of Idea

Equality of interests is a minimal principle, not implying equal treatment

Source

Peter Singer (Practical Ethics [1979], 02)

A Reaction

Do those convicted of serious crime retain equal interests? Should a huge group of people sacrifice all of their interests, because of the powerful interests of one person?

Book Reference

Singer,Peter: 'Practical Ethics' [CUP 1989], p.21