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Journal for Development and Leadership

Volume 4, Number 2


 

Opinion Piece: A typology of inequalities and their respective moral statuses
Naudé, P.

Talk in the public media and in politics about ‘inequality’ is an emotive issue. From the
perspective of social ethics and philosophy, these discussions of inequality lack rigour. This lack of clarity is mainly due to the fact that one could construct a typology of inequalities, shifting the debate to talk in plural terms (‘inequalities’) and then making sure everyone is on the same page when a specific form of inequality (singular) is discussed.

Keywords: Inequalities; Moral statuses.