terça-feira, 14 de fevereiro de 2017

CHOOSING VALUES

"Some inequalities (say, those based on birth) are condemned as arbitrary and irrational, others (say, those based on efficiency) are not, which seems to indicate that values other than equality for its own sake affect the ideals even of passionate egalitarians. A part of what we mean by rationality is the art of applying, and combining, reconciling, choosing among general principles in a manner for which complete theoretical explanation (or justification) can never, in principle, be given".

Isaiah Berlin, Equality, in: Isaiah Berlin, "Concepts and Categories: Philosophical Essays", Oxford University Press, 1980, p.83

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