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Pluralism, Justice, and Equality$
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David Miller and Michael Walzer

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198280088

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198280084.001.0001

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Equality in Post‐Modern Times

Equality in Post‐Modern Times

(p.17) 1 Equality in Post‐Modern Times
Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Michael Rustin

Oxford University Press

Michael Rustin examines Michael Walzer's theory of justice against the background of significant currents in modern socio‐philosophical thought. He argues that Walzer's attempt to revitalize the ideal of equality for contemporary industrial societies ultimately fails to establish equality as a moral goal of post‐modern societies. Rustin examines the extent to which a theory of justice rejecting abstract universality and historicist approaches can retain normative force.

Keywords:   equality, historicism, justice, morality, norm, post‐modern society, universality, Michael Walzer

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