Social Justice, Economics, and the Implications of Nominalism
By R. Scott Smith
Social justice theories presuppose nominalism, the doctrine that the only things that exist in reality are particular things having no abstract, universal attributes in common. In practice, however, the social justice movement presupposes a different view of what is real than nominalism.
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