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Single Idea 20996

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / B. Equalities / 1. Grounds of equality]

Full Idea

Every normative theory of social justice that has received support and advocacy in recent times seems to demand equality of something.


'Normative' theories give recommendations

Gist of Idea

All modern theories of justice demand equality of something


Amartya Sen (The Idea of Justice [2009], 14 Intro)

Book Reference

Sen, Amartya: 'The Idea of Justice' [Penguin 2010], p.291

A Reaction

He mentions liberties, income, rights and utilities.