Single Idea 20590

[catalogued under 25. Society / C. Social Justice / 3. Social Equality / a. Grounds of equality]

Full Idea

Aristotle's principle of proportional equality says treat equals equally and treat unequals unequally.

Gist of Idea

Treat equal people equally, and unequal people unequally

Source

report of Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE]) by Tuckness,A/Wolf,C - This is Political Philosophy 3 'Baseline'

Book Reference

Tuckness,A / Wolf,C: 'This is Political Philosophy' [Wiley Blackwell 2017], p.61


A Reaction

[original ref?] This can only be assessed by considering the ways in which people are or are not equal. Equal respect should, I believe, apply to absolutely everything (even the inanimate). I can't think how this dictum should ever be applied.