Equality Of Opportunity Essay

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Political contestation is triggered by our human desire to make a sense of the complex reality, in which we live in trough conceptualization, therefore it cannot be the same for every political thinker considering we come from a multitude of backgrounds and experiences. Political debate over concepts is a strenuous ideological and theoretical dispute over the use of concepts, the reason why they are so challenged, is contested itself. This essay will identify the main factors that contribute in an extent to this result. In doing so, I will reference to the various dimensions and principles that form the core of egalitarianism, emphasizing on the aspects of equality of opportunity and outcome to present a coherent argument: dominant scholars …show more content…
As John Rawl argues there is need for a further step to guarantee a fairer competition. Advantaged positions should be effectively and not formally open to everyone, regardless of any background, and especially not only to people with special talents, but to the ones willing to use them. "Inequalities are justified only if needed to improve the lot of the worst off, for example by giving the talented an incentive to create wealth.” According Rawl, it is not always a fair competition because some people get a further advantage, before even get to the competition (e.g. better education, healthcare, parenting or neighbourhood). Placing an accent on high quality education: as it can be easily deducted Rawl is an advocate for a midway between equality of opportunity and equality of outcome, more leaning on equality of opportunity because he fully recognises the importance of a society without barriers and discrimination but at the same time sees the problem in assuming that we are equal before “the race” and have the same importance. (Rawls,

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