Egalitarianism

AZL flag holder TransparentEgalitarianism (from French égal, meaning “equal”) is a trend of thought that favours equality for all people. Egalitarian doctrines maintain that all humans are equal in fundamental worth or social status, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the term has two distinct definitions in modern English. It is defined either as a political doctrine that all people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social, and civil rights or as a social philosophy advocating the removal of economic inequalities among people. Although egalitarian theories were investigated and discarded in European history the upheaval of industrial revolution instigated a resurgence largely aided by emancipated Jewry a most vulgar and pervasive form being the Frankfurt School. Among the notable broadly egalitarian philosophies are libertarianism, Feminism, Anarchism, Communism and Marxism, all of which propound economic, political, and legal egalitarianism.

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