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On the Value of Distributional Equality


Joseph Raz


University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; Columbia University - Law School; King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law

October 23, 2008

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 41/2008

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The paper returns to the question whether equality in distribution is valuable in itself, or, if you like, whether it is intrinsically valuable. Its bulk is an examination of two familiar arguments against the intrinsic value of distributional equality: the levelling down objection and the objection that equality violates some person-affecting condition, in that its realisation does not improve the lot of people.

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Date posted: October 27, 2008 ; Last revised: December 4, 2013

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Raz, Joseph, On the Value of Distributional Equality (October 23, 2008). Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 41/2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1288545 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1288545

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