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Responsibility for Justice

Iris Marion Young

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195392388
eISBN:
9780199866625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392388.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

When the noted political philosopher Iris Marion Young died in 2006, her death was mourned as the passing of “one of the most important political philosophers of the past quarter-century” (Cass ... More


Responsibility and Historic Injustice

Iris Marion Young

in Responsibility for Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195392388
eISBN:
9780199866625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392388.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Cases of historic injustice whose original perpetrators and victims lived generations ago present particular ontological and conceptual problems when we try to apply the liability model to them. This ... More


Avoiding Responsibility

Iris Marion Young

in Responsibility for Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195392388
eISBN:
9780199866625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392388.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explicates and analyzes typical strategies agents use to avoid responsibility in relation to structural injustice. It discusses four such strategies: reification; the denial of ... More


Structure as the Subject of Justice

Iris Marion Young

in Responsibility for Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195392388
eISBN:
9780199866625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392388.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on a specific kind of moral wrong—structural injustice—which is distinct from wrongs traceable to specific individual actions or policies. The chapter is organized as follows. ... More


Systematic Injustice and the Scale of Wrong-doing

Thomas J. Donahue-Ochoa

in Unfreedom for All: How the World's Injustices Harm You

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190051686
eISBN:
9780190051716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051686.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 4 begins the defense of Unfreedom for All by laying out its theory of the nature of systematic injustice and of the harm it does its victims. The theory maintains that systematic injustice ... More


Distributed Morality

Robert A. Beauregard

in Planning Matter: Acting with Things

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297255
eISBN:
9780226297422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297422.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter uses the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005 to address the extent to which planners have responsibility for structural injustices. A discussion of ethnical ... More


Introduction

Madison Powers

in Structural Injustice: Power, Advantage, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190053987
eISBN:
9780190054014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053987.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter provides an overview of some of the distinctive features of the theory of structural injustice developed in this book, and it concludes with a brief outline of the key topics and ... More


Structural Injustice: Power, Advantage, and Human Rights

Madison Powers and Ruth Faden

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190053987
eISBN:
9780190054014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053987.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book develops a theory of structural injustice that forges important links between human rights norms and fairness norms. Norms of both kinds are underpinned by a conception of well-being. This ... More


Implicit Bias and Philosophy, Volume 2: Moral Responsibility, Structural Injustice, and Ethics

Michael Brownstein and Jennifer Saul (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198766179
eISBN:
9780191820748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766179.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

At the University of Sheffield between 2011 and 2012, a leading group of philosophers, psychologists, and others gathered to explore the nature and significance of implicit bias. The two volumes of ... More


Severe Poverty as an Unjust Emergency

Elizabeth Ashford

in The Ethics of Giving: Philosophers' Perspectives on Philanthropy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190648879
eISBN:
9780190648909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190648879.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

On the one hand, recent literature on global justice urges us to correct features of global structures that contribute to the persistence of severe poverty. On the other, Peter Singer has argued that ... More


Introduction: Moral Responsibility in Contexts of Structural Injustice

Katrina Hutchison, Catriona Mackenzie, and Marina Oshana

in Social Dimensions of Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190609610
eISBN:
9780190609634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609610.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This introduction distinguishes ways the social dimensions of moral responsibility have been investigated in recent philosophical literature: some theories highlight the interpersonal dimensions of ... More


Disobedience, Nonideal Theory, and Historical Illegitimacy

A. John Simmons

in Boundaries of Authority

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190603489
eISBN:
9780190603502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603489.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 2 examines the justified aims or objects of legal disobedience. It begins with the famous theory of civil disobedience defended by John Rawls. This is contrasted with the approach taken by ... More


Samaritanism

Candice Delmas

in A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190872199
eISBN:
9780190872229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872199.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 5 shows why the Samaritan duty, which requires rescuing those in peril or dire need when one can do so at reasonable cost to oneself, can impose obligations of disobedience and resistance. It ... More


Reconstructing Democracy in South Asia

Rounaq Jahan and Rehman Sobhan

in Democracy, Sustainable Development, and Peace: New Perspectives on South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092346
eISBN:
9780199082834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092346.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter identifies the central issue in the evolution of democratic politics in South Asia: the need to democratize election-based political practice which has autocratic tendencies. The gap ... More


Reflections on Human Rights and Power: A Commentary

Elizabeth Frazer

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/9780198713258.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This commentary focuses on two elements of Gilabert’s argument. These are, first, the account of and treatment of the question of the ‘existence’ or otherwise of human rights, and second, the use of ... More


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