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Equality and Opportunity

Shlomi Segall


Egalitarians have traditionally been suspicious of equality of opportunity. But the past twenty five years or so have seen a sea-change in egalitarian thinking about that concept. ‘Luck egalitarians’ such as G. A. Cohen, Richard Arneson, and John Roemer have paved a new way of thinking about equality of opportunity, and infused it with radical egalitarian content. In this book, Shlomi Segall brings together these developments in egalitarian theory and offers a comprehensive account of ‘radical equality of opportunity’.Radical equality of opportunity (EOp) differs from more traditional concepti ... More

Keywords: Equality, luck, opportunity, chance, choice, Richard Arneson, G. A. Cohen, John Roemer, luck egalitarianism, discrimination, children, education, health, justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199661817
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661817.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shlomi Segall, author
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem