52Relational egalitarianism and emergent social inequalitiesRes Publica 1-19. forthcoming.This paper identifies a challenge for liberal relational egalitarians—namely, how to respond to the prospect of emergent inequalities of power, status, and influence arising unintentionally through the free exercise of fundamental individual liberties over time. I argue that these emergent social inequalities can be produced through patterns of nonmalicious choices, that they can in fact impede the full realization of relational equality, and that it is possible they cannot be eliminated entirel…Read more
7Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Relational Egalitarianism: Living as Equals (review)Journal of Moral Philosophy 17 (6): 695-698. 2020.
33Mill’s Social Pressure PuzzleSocial Theory and Practice 44 (4): 539-565. 2018.John Stuart Mill takes social pressure to be a serious threat to individuality, and his proposed limit to the “authority of society” in On Liberty is meant to restrain its force. This proposal creates practical and conceptual difficulties, though, because considerable social pressure can be produced as an unintended, cumulative effect of individuals simply exercising their own liberty. Existing scholarship largely underrates the degree to which this undermines the coherence of his ambitions. I a…Read more
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