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Weinstock: Equality of Opportunity, Equality of Means

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Daniel Weinstock, Professor of Law at McGill University (Daniel Weinstock)
Published: 19 Jan 2013

Political philosophers have taken in recent years to distinguishing between “ideal theory” and “nonideal theory.” As I understand the distinction, the former has to do with the way we think that political institutions ought to be, were they to embody our preferred values perfectly. The latter pertains to the choices that we ought to make on specific issues of real-world political morality, given that our institutions are as they are—that is, … more 
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