This collection of essays, based on the Locke Lectures that Nagel delivered at Oxford University in , addresses the conflict between the claims of the group . Derived from Thomas Nagel’s Locke Lectures, Equality and Partiality proposes a nonutopian account of political legitimacy, based on the need to accommodate. PDF | On Jan 1, , Rem B. Edwards and others published Thomas Nagel., Equality and Partiality.
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Derived from Thomas Nagel’s Locke Lectures, Equality and Partiality proposes a nonutopian account of political legitimacy, based on the need to accommodate both personal and impersonal motives ;artiality any credible moral theory, and therefore in any political eqality with a moral foundation. Within each individual, Nagel believes, there is a division between two standpoints, the personal and the impersonal.
Without the impersonal standpoint, there would be no morality, only the clash, compromise, and occasional convergence of individual perspectives.
It is because a human being does not occupy only his own point of view that each of us is susceptible to the claims of others through private and public morality.
Political systems, to be legitimate, must achieve an integration of these two standpoints within the individual. These ideas are applied to specific problems such as partialitj and economic inequality, toleration, international justice, and the public support of culture.
Nagel points to the problem of balancing equality and partiality as the most important issue with which political theorists are now faced. Nagel’s style is deceptively simple, masking an unusual depth and complexity of view For those who have read widely in the recent literature of political philosophy, it is a rare treat.
Without descending to rhetorical tricks, he conveys a wonderful sense of the urgency of the issues he writes about The book is certainly required reading for those working in the area of political philosophy. In a more rational world this book would have the best-seller status that Allen Bloom’s had. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
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