How does inequality affect our sense of moral obligation?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Tomasello's novel and insightful theory of obligation explains why we sometimes sense an obligation to treat each other equally, but he has not yet explained why human morality also allows and enables much inequality in wealth and power. Ullman-Margalit's (1977) account of norms of partiality suggested a different source and kind of norms that might help to fill out Tomasello's picture.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sinnott-Armstrong, W

Published Date

  • April 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 /

Start / End Page

  • e87 -

PubMed ID

  • 32349804

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-1825

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-525X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0140525x19002310


  • eng