The H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture in the University of Oxford, June 2011
27 Pages Posted: 25 Nov 2012 Last revised: 7 Dec 2012
Date Written: November 25, 2012
This revised and annotated version of the H.L.A. Hart Memorial lecture in the University of Oxford in June 2011 has some significant differences in coverage from the essay of the same title published in the American Journal of Jurisprudence 56 (2011) 17-44, including a brief discussion of Waldron’s treatment of basic equality and Cohen’s “luck-egalitarianism”. The object of the lecture is to establish the grounds of basic human equality, and to indicate how neglect of non-basic inequalities and of preconditions for sustainable common good tends to ensure that legal measures promoting equality rights and condemning ‘discrimination’ yield serious injustices (violations of rights).
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Finnis, John, Equality and Differences (November 25, 2012). The H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture in the University of Oxford, June 2011; Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 72/2012; Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 12-82. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2180410