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The Conflict Between Justice and Responsibility *

Samuel Scheffler

in Boundaries and Allegiances: Problems of Justice and Responsibility in Liberal Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257676
eISBN:
9780191600197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257671.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Members of affluent societies are often resistant to claims of global justice, and their resistance is frequently expressed in normative terms, in the claim that one has special responsibilities ... More


Equality, Cosmopolitanism, and Global Justice

Gillian Brock

in Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230938
eISBN:
9780191710957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230938.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the model of global justice developed in this book adequately reflects our moral equality and also can defensibly claim to be cosmopolitan. The chapter begins by considering ... More


Unequal Human Worth

Donald J. Munro

in The Philosophical Challenge from China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028431
eISBN:
9780262323628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028431.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

While accepting the utility and validity of holding that all people are equal under the law, I reject the claim that in private ethics or moral choices all people are of equal worth. This means that ... More


The Interdependency Thesis

Anita M. Superson

in The Moral Skeptic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195376623
eISBN:
9780199871551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376623.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter defends the Interdependency Thesis, according to which we assess the rationality of an agent's actions not independently of the agent who performs them, but as actions performed by a ... More


Respect for Equality

Benjamin Eidelson

in Discrimination and Disrespect

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198732877
eISBN:
9780191796890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732877.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers discrimination that manifests a failure of recognition for the equal value or worth of persons as such. It suggests that respect for a person’s equal value is best understood ... More


Equality, Universality, and Impartiality—How They Work and Why They Matter

Jan Narveson

in Do All Persons Have Equal Moral Worth?: On 'Basic Equality' and Equal Respect and Concern

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198719502
eISBN:
9780191788604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719502.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter distinguishes two different meanings of equality: a narrow (and literal) one of identity of magnitude, and a broad (and misleading one) of identity of principle. However, there is, in ... More


Nietzsche’s Antidemocratic Rhetoric

Maudemarie Clark

in Nietzsche on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199371846
eISBN:
9780199371860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371846.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter challenges the consensus that has emerged over the last decade concerning Nietzsche's later political philosophy, namely that it is radically antidemocratic. It argues that, contrary to ... More


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