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The Problem of a Perpetual Constitution

Víctor M. Muñiz‐Fraticelli

in Intergenerational Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199282951
eISBN:
9780191712319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282951.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter critically assesses the argument that it is unjust for one generation to bind subsequent ones to a certain political structure through a perpetual constitution, that is, one intended to ... More


Aggregation and Two Moral Methods

F. M. Kamm

in Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189698
eISBN:
9780199851096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189698.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores whether the number of people we can help counts morally in deciding what to do in conflict situations when we cannot help everyone. It begins by reconsidering the arguments of ... More


Blame and Avoidability: A Reply to Otsuka

Neal A. Tognazzini

in Deep Control: Essays on Free Will and Value

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199742981
eISBN:
9780190267537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199742981.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents a critical analysis of Michael Otsuka's “Principle of Avoidable Blame” (PAB). Otsuka argues that Frankfurt-type examples are indeed counterexamples to the Principle of ... More


Prioritarianism and Its Problems

Ingmar Persson

in Inclusive Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198792178
eISBN:
9780191840470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792178.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Many philosophers prefer the prioritarian or priority view that benefits to beings have a greater moral weight the worse off they are, absolutely speaking, to the egalitarian view that this weight is ... More


Property and the Creation of Value

Dan Moller

in Governing Least: A New England Libertarianism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190863241
eISBN:
9780190863272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863241.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Philosophers have tended to see property through the lens of natural resource acquisition. Discussions often focus on agrarian models inherited from Locke in which income and wealth derive from land ... More


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