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César Rendueles on equality of opportunities

Imagina el Mundo

Arequipa 2021, 

The Hay Festival, with the support of our regional ally SURA and together with El País, has worked with some of the planet’s most brilliant minds to create the series of digital events Imagina el mundo. This fourth series pays homage to themes developed by the philosopher Edgar Morin, vital to an understanding of the challenges and problems of the contemporary world. César Rendueles (Spain) is a philosopher and professor of sociological theory at the Faculty of Political Science of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has also been professor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and guest speaker at several Spanish and Latin American Universities. He will talk about his latest book, Contra la igualdad de oportunidades: Un panfleto igualitarista, where he analyzes the so-called egalitarianism derived from policies of equality of opportunities, which he identifies as a form of elitism that benefits those how have the most. In this fascinating talk, Rendueles asserts the need for a more balanced society that takes into account the necessities of each individual.