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Equality and Partiality

Thomas Nagel


Thomas Nagel addresses the conflict between the claims of the group and those of the individual. Nagel attempts to clarify the nature of the conflict – one of the most fundamental problems in moral and political theory – and argues that its reconciliation is the essential task of any legitimate political system.

Keywords: equality, ethics, impartiality, individual, legitimacy, moral philosophy, political philosophy, political theory, society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195098396
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195098390.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Nagel, author
New York University
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