Defending the equality from the Levelling Down Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2017

start page

  • 149

end page

  • 168


  • 36

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1138-9877


  • ts against equality, specially against egalitarianism as a distributive principle. How this objection is responded depends on what version of egalitarianism is assumed, and therefore on which kind of equality is pursued. This article examines the concept of equality and the different egalitarian approaches as well as its main features. Then, the arguments and justifications given by the egalitarian authors to confront the levelling down objections are analyzed. The main goal is to analytically build a stronger and more consistent idea of equality.


  • equality; priority; teleological egalitarianism