Equality

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    Abstract

    Equality is a political and moral ideal that refers to some universal condition thought to be shared by human beings. Since this inherent equality is often thought to have been corrupted by a self-interested secular world, this essay shifts the emphasis from equality as a timeless concept to equalization as a historical process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVocabulary for the study of religion
    EditorsRobert A. Segal, Kocku von Stuckrad
    Place of PublicationLeiden
    PublisherBrill
    ISBN (Print)9789004290433
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2015

    Keywords

    • Equalization processes
    • Income equality
    • Moral equality
    • Civil equality
    • Political equality
    • Social equality
    • Norbert Elias
    • Karl Marx
    • Distinction
    • Diffusion

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