The Study of the Tension Between Human Equality and Social Inequalities From the Perspective of the Various Social Sciences


First Plenary Session, 24-26 November 1994
Acta 1, eds. E. Malinvaud and M. Archer
Vatican City, 1996
pp. 229
ISBN 88-86726-08-2



Les principes posés par la philosophie sociale (PDF)
M. Schooyans

Social Inequality in the Social Sciences. A Social Philosophical Perspective (PDF)
P. Morandé

Summary of the discussion (PDF)

The Sociological Approach to the Tension between Human Equality and Social Inequality (PDF)
M. Archer

Monetary Culture and the Challenges of Equality (PDF)
M. Ramirez

Summary of the discussion (PDF)

Inequalities in Income and Wealth (PDF)
K. Arrow

Political Economy, Economic Policies and Human Inequalities: Basis for the Agenda (PDF)
J. Llach

Summary of the discussion (PDF)

Inegalités et développement (PDF)
L. Sabourin

Inequalities and Development (PDF)
J. Zubrzycki

Summary of the discussion (PDF)

Das Gebot der Gleichheit zwischen Ethik und Recht (PDF)
H. Schambeck

Summary of the discussion (PDF)

L'inégalité devant le travail et la doctrine sociale de l'Eglise (PDF)
R. Minnerath

Summary of the discussion (PDF)


The Dialogue between Catholic Social Doctrine and Social Sciences (PDF)
A. Utz

About the report of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Pipulation and Resources (PDF)
B. Colombo

Pour un programme de recherche interdisciplinaire dans l'Eglise (PDF)
H. Carrier


The Tension Between Human Equality and Social Inequalities

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The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences was established by the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II on 1 January 1994 with the Apostolic Letter given Motu proprio Socialium Scientiarum. Its purpose is to promote the study and progress of the social, economic, political and juridical sciences in order to offer the Church elements useful for the study and development of her social doctrine. The Academy is autonomous, but at the same time it is closely linked to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, with which it co-ordinates the planning of its initiatives and to which it refers for its activity. As prescribed by the Statutes, the number of the Academy's members must not be less than 20 (twenty) nor more than 40 (forty). The first 31 (thirty-one) members were appointed by the Holy Father on 19 January 1994. The Academy receives its financial support from a special foundation and from donations and gifts. The special foundation mentioned in art. 14 of the Statutes is the Foundation for the Promotion of the Social Sciences, based in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences shares the offices and secretarial services of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, as well as its headquarters (Casina Pio IV in the Vatican Gardens). The Director of the Chancery also acts for both Academies.
The first plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences was held from 24 to 26 November 1994, when not only its members participated but also well-known experts in the social sciences and representatives of important sectors of social life. On this occasion, the composition of the Academy's first Council was officially announced. Until that time the activities of the Academy had been co-ordinated by a preparatory commission. The proceedings of this first meeting are published in the present volume, which also includes the text of the Motu proprio and the Statutes of the Academy.

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