Equality is an ideal that is widely embraced yet deeply contested. What does, or should, it mean to treat one another as “equals” in moral, social, or political life? Is there a tension between respect for individual differences and equality of treatment? Do groups or cultures, as well as individuals, have a claim to be treated equally? What happens if formal equality and substantive equality conflict? What is the relation between equality and justice? The aim of this year’s series is to explore these and related questions about “equality and difference.”
Programs and Events at the Mudd Center
The Mudd Center welcomes distinguished lecturers throughout the year to speak on ethical issues. Students, faculty, and staff attend these lectures and jointly reflect on current ethical issues prevalent in our society.