Cooperation & Equality Seminar: Jack Holme (Manchester), 'The Super-Rich, Philanthropy, and Equality'
|Dates:||10 March 2015|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
Seminar Organised by the Cooperation & Equality Project: http://thomassmit3.wix.com/cooperation-equality
Abstract: Philanthropy aims to mitigate the worst symptoms of injustice in the economic system by means of voluntary transfers of wealth from rich to poor. Yet partisans of left-wing politics, who also aim to overcome these evils, often exhibit a surprising antipathy to philanthropy. Via a relational egalitarian account of the value of equality, I argue that charity manifests inegalitarian social relations between donors and recipients. Consequently, egalitarians often feel a justified ambivalence to philanthropy, which promotes their distributive aims while undermining relational equality. Finally, I outline the conditions under which redistribution can avoid this inegalitarian effect.
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