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Relational Egalitarianism: Telic and Deontic

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Derek Parfit famously introduced a now commonly adopted distinction between telic and deontic distributive egalitarianism. This chapter argues that we can draw a similar distinction between telic and deontic relational egalitarianism. Interestingly, telic relational egalitarianism might be less vulnerable to the levelling-down objection than telic distributive egalitarianism. However, while some relational egalitarian concerns are best captured by telic relational egalitarianism, other concerns are better captured by deontic relational egalitarianism and yet others relating to intergenerational justice are better captured by telic distributive egalitarianism. Accordingly, insofar as we are egalitarians, we should be pluralist egalitarians in a more thoroughgoing way than Parfit entertained.

TitelPrinciples and Persons : The Legacy of Derek Parfit
ForlagOxford University Press
Udgivelsesår16 jul. 2021
ISBN (trykt)978-0-19-289399-4
StatusUdgivet - 16 jul. 2021

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