Equality is one of the most controversial concepts in the contemporary philosophical and legal debates. Alongside problems concerning its content, the critical theory scholars debate the neutrality associated to its abstract formulation. Indeed, traditional conceptions of equality do not make clear the asymmetrical positions of the individuals involved in the relation of equality, masking their content of domination and oppression and giving priority to those who have a position of power in the society. Conversely, critical theories focus on the weak part of the relation. Adopting the latter perspective, the Authors argue that, if we aim to obtain a conception of equality that is really sensitive to differences, we should turn those who hold the discredited, oppressed and discriminated positions into the parameter of equality.

Relational Equality before Power(s). Towards the shifting parameter

BERNARDINI, Maria Giulia;GIOLO, Orsetta
2016

Abstract

Equality is one of the most controversial concepts in the contemporary philosophical and legal debates. Alongside problems concerning its content, the critical theory scholars debate the neutrality associated to its abstract formulation. Indeed, traditional conceptions of equality do not make clear the asymmetrical positions of the individuals involved in the relation of equality, masking their content of domination and oppression and giving priority to those who have a position of power in the society. Conversely, critical theories focus on the weak part of the relation. Adopting the latter perspective, the Authors argue that, if we aim to obtain a conception of equality that is really sensitive to differences, we should turn those who hold the discredited, oppressed and discriminated positions into the parameter of equality.
Bernardini, Maria Giulia; Giolo, Orsetta
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11392/2371515
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact