EQUALITY OF CONDITION
Equality of condition is also known as equality of outcome. Equality of condition is a form of egalitarianism which seeks to reduce or eliminate differences in material condition between individuals or households in a society. Where there is very little difference in individuals' possession of wealth, status and power, there is equality of condition.
What is equality of condition? In the treatise What is Property? (1849), Pierre Proudhon's fundamental premise is that equality of condition is the essence of justice.
Equality in equality of condition is in a formal sense as understood by Aristotle when he says that justice is equality. Equality of condition is very difficult to achieve in complex societies.
Equality in education - An equality of condition perspective - Kathleen Lynch, John Baker, Equality Studies Centre. - Transforming schools into truly egalitarian institutions requires a holistic and integrated approach. Using a robust conception of equality of condition, we examine key dimensions of equality that are central to both the purposes and processes of education: equality of oppotunity in educational and related resources; equality of respect and recognition; equality of power; and equality of love, care and solidarity. We indicate in each case some of the major changes that need to occur if we are to promote equality of condition.
Luck And Equality
- Richard J. Arneson
An Argument for Equality
of Condition, Thomas Christiano