Naturalism, as a view that might take hold in an open society, has the potential to change deeply rooted attitudes that shape our conceptions of a just society. What do people deserve, and why? Given a science-based naturalism, there are no reasons to suppose certain classes of human beings deserve greater opportunity for self-expression, autonomy, or advancement. Naturalism thus supports a progressive and egalitarian vision of human flourishing in which collective action to distribute resources and opportunities to all finds strong justification.
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