Equality: contemporary legal and political perspectives
CONVENORS: Pedro Moniz Lopes, Wojciech Ciszewski
(i) Conceptual clarification of equality: what distinguishes «equality» from «similarity» and «identity»? How can equality be a «descriptive» and «normative» concept? How does equality fit in a proper theory of categorization?
(ii) How does equality work in analogical reasoning?
(iii) What role does proportionality play in judgments of equality?
(iv) Equality and defeasibility: how is equality applied in modern legal systems? How ought it to be applied?
(v) Liberal equality and social equality: when and how is affirmative action admissible?
(vi) What is the relation between equality and discrimination?
(vii) Equality of what?: What is the currency of contemporary equality?
(viii) Equality among whom?: What is the proper scope of equality?
(ix) What is the basis of equality?: Where and when equality is desirable?
(x) What is the point of equality?: Who is winning the debate between distributive and relational egalitarians?
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