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sharp_dressed_left OP wrote

Do you think equality is a kind of 'all or nothing' concept?

Or do you mean to and ensure everyone's rights are fulfilled (according to the society's conception of rights) can only ever be meaningfully done through law and enforcement, and not through social welfare policies, education, the economy, and the arts?


tnstaec wrote

Equality, as I understand it, is based on the concept of rights. If rights are something granted by the state, they're outside of the purview of the kind of society I'd find bearable to live in. The inventory of concepts that come out of the Enlightenment, including equality, rights, republicanism, etc. may have been an improvement upon what preceded them, but I see them as decreasingly relevant to the project of liberation.