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68. Evolution of Equality: A Look at the Concept of Equality through the Ages

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

In exploring the theory of morality and existence, one cannot ignore the concept of equality and its evolution over time. As William Search theorized in his books "Why" and "Conversations with chatGPT: Exploring the Theory of Morality and Existence," the idea of equality has been shaped by various factors, including religious beliefs, philosophical ideas, and social and political conditions.


In the premodern world, the concept of equality was often tied to religious beliefs, which led to debates about who was considered equal in the eyes of God. Christians, Muslims, and Jews all had different beliefs about who was considered equal, and this resulted in contentious debates about the equality of non-believers and those who did not possess souls.


However, certain premodern traditions, such as Stoicism, certain strands of Buddhism, and the philosophy of Mo Tzu in China, had a more inclusive and universal vision of equality. These traditions did not rely on religious beliefs to determine who was considered equal, and they often had a more revolutionary view of equality. For instance, the Stoics believed that all human beings were equal by nature, and they argued that equality was a fundamental principle of justice.





In the modern world, the idea of equality has become a fundamental human right, and it is protected by many national and international laws. Nonetheless, debates about equality continue to be a source of controversy, and different people and groups may have different ideas about what equality means and what it entails.


In conclusion, the concept of equality has evolved over time, and it has been shaped by various factors. As we continue to explore the theory of morality and existence, we must appreciate the significance of equality and its evolution over time. The ideas presented in this blog post are based on William Search's books "Why" and "Conversations with chatGPT: Exploring the Theory of Morality and Existence."

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