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egalitarian

of, relating to, or upholding the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political, social, and economic equality
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Egalitarians can respond by suggesting that many have the intuition that we ought to confer the benefit on B even if A and B are equally deserving in absolute terms.
Individuals who try hard and still do not succeed achieve victim status, a status that, among the egalitarians, is akin to sainthood.
The main task of this body is to apply the equality clause of the Charter with radical egalitarian devotion.
12) I shall develop a view that is implicitly accepted by most egalitarians, namely that nonsubordination requires redistribution to follow moral responsibility, specifically by eliminating luck's differential effects on persons' fortunes while leaving persons fully to bear the consequences of their (morally responsible) choices.
Ellis believes the political theorist Benjamin Barber has grasped the means of avoiding moral catastrophe: The left must be democrats first and egalitarians only after that.
The most egalitarian countries in the world are the nation-states of Northwestern Europe and East Asia--countries that are racially and culturally homogeneous and also have low rates of immigration.
The high cost of medical care has forced most egalitarians to support a "decent minimum" of health care.
Thus, standard luck-egalitarianism saddles luck-egalitarians with an absurd view that few luck-egalitarian writers would endorse: anyone freely choosing to take a risk, even someone like Acceptable, supposedly waives all just claims for egalitarian compensation.
So Democrat voters end up disliking those who voted for a third party of the left, and the liberals and egalitarians are at each others' throats right from the start.
For social egalitarians, however, national service is valuable precisely because it would force Americans to pause in their disparate career trajectories and immerse themselves in a common, public enterprise.
Moreover, a consideration of appropriate multidimensional indifference maps suggests that egalitarians are best construed as opposing certain inequalities, rather than as pursuing any strict, one-dimensional equality.
That principle of "liberal science," the basis of Western intellectual progress since the Enlightenment, is today threatened by egalitarians who consider it elitist and humanitarians who consider it cruel.