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Engage the Enemy: Cavell Comedies of Remarriage and the Politics of Friendship

Cynthia Willett

in Difficulties of Ethical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229734
eISBN:
9780823235186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229734.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter uses comedy to explore the relevance of friendship to contemporary democratic theory. It begins with Jacques Derrida's discussion of friendship in relation to the democracy to come. It ... More


The Strength of the Weak

Gifford Lectures

in The Lesser Evil

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618729
eISBN:
9780748671892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618729.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on terrorism itself. The chief claim used to justify terrorism is that if oppressed groups were required to abstain from violence directed at civilians, their political cause ... More


Appreciating the Margin of Appreciation

Andreas Follesdal

in Human Rights: Moral or Political?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198713258
eISBN:
9780191781704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713258.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has a practice of granting states a ‘Margin of Appreciation:’ the Court grants states the authority to decide, in some cases, whether they are in compliance ... More


The Democratic Case for Open Borders

Christopher Heath Wellman

in Debating the Ethics of Immigration: Is There a Right to Exclude?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199731732
eISBN:
9780190267490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199731732.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the democratic case for open borders, with particular emphasis on Arash Abizadeh's argument. More specifically, it considers Abizadeh's support for the positive claim that ... More


The Margin of Appreciation Revisited: A Response to Follesdal

George Letsas

in Human Rights: Moral or Political?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198713258
eISBN:
9780191781704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713258.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The idea that states have discretion in complying with their human rights obligations, and the idea that human rights obligations should be compatible with a degree of diversity between states, are ... More


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