Equality Unqualified

Should you think about your duty, or about the consequences of your actions? Or should you concentrate on becoming a good person?

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RWStanding
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Equality Unqualified

Post by RWStanding » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:07 am

Equality Unqualified
It is notable that freedom is a popular value, but there is less comfort with equality. There is an underlying perception that the two values go together in some way, but equality is treated as though it is an equality of opportunity to become privileged. And freedom for that matter allows those who are not privileged to freely go where they will.
Although in the same ethical dimension, equality is not by any means synonymous with freedom, and it clearly has its own related values. Thereby the opposite of equality is some form of elitism between, persons, groups, societies, nations, due to some bigoted perception of innate superiority. Alternatively, there is a fairly mechanical egalitarianism, in which everyone or group etc has its own ethos and there is no common duty or responsibility other than to maintain a precarious peace. Or in contrast, people, groups, nations, share a common overarching ethos of benefit, that is rational and pragmatic. And, whichever way society goes there is no simple right or wrong, and every decision is likely to have a distinct price.

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Re: Equality Unqualified

Post by prof » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:03 pm

Relevant to the concepts of freedom and equality are these three articles:

https://www.opendemocracy.net/neil-howa ... sts-review

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_fo ... Conclusion

http://bigthink.com/natalie-shoemaker/r ... asic-incom

Check these out, and let us know if they provoked any reflections and/or deep thoughts? Okay?

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