Associative Duties and Global Justice

Associative Duties and Global Justice Journal of Moral Philosophy 7 (2010) 54–73 JOURNAL OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY brill.nl/jmp © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/174046809X12551571293136 * Th is paper has had a rather long gestation. For comments on previous versions I am grateful to John Horton, Peter Jones, Graham Long, Andrew Mason, Cillian McBride, Dorota Mokrosinska, Peter Seglow, Saul Smilansky, David Stevens, two anonymous referees for this Journal, and Th om Brooks. Associative Duties and Global Justice * Jonathan Seglow Department of Politics and International Relations, Royal Holloway University of London, Surrey TW20 0EX, UK j.seglow@rhul.ac.uk Abstract Th is article examines the confl ict between people’s associative duties and their wider obligations of global justice. After clarifying the nature of associative duties, it defends the view that such duties may be civic in nature: obtaining between citizens, not just friends and families. Samuel Scheffl er’s ‘distributive objection’ to civic associative duties is then presented in the context of global distributive injustice. Th ree solutions to the objection are considered. One is that the distributive objection is more a philosophical puzzle than a practical problem because of the means by which global justice would be achieved. Th is is only partially correct. Th e http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Moral Philosophy Brill

Associative Duties and Global Justice

Journal of Moral Philosophy, Volume 7 (1): 54 – Jan 1, 2010

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© 2010 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1740-4681
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10.1163/174046809X12551571293136
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Journal of Moral Philosophy 7 (2010) 54–73 JOURNAL OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY brill.nl/jmp © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/174046809X12551571293136 * Th is paper has had a rather long gestation. For comments on previous versions I am grateful to John Horton, Peter Jones, Graham Long, Andrew Mason, Cillian McBride, Dorota Mokrosinska, Peter Seglow, Saul Smilansky, David Stevens, two anonymous referees for this Journal, and Th om Brooks. Associative Duties and Global Justice * Jonathan Seglow Department of Politics and International Relations, Royal Holloway University of London, Surrey TW20 0EX, UK j.seglow@rhul.ac.uk Abstract Th is article examines the confl ict between people’s associative duties and their wider obligations of global justice. After clarifying the nature of associative duties, it defends the view that such duties may be civic in nature: obtaining between citizens, not just friends and families. Samuel Scheffl er’s ‘distributive objection’ to civic associative duties is then presented in the context of global distributive injustice. Th ree solutions to the objection are considered. One is that the distributive objection is more a philosophical puzzle than a practical problem because of the means by which global justice would be achieved. Th is is only partially correct. Th e

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Journal of Moral PhilosophyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2010

Keywords: COMPATRIOTS; SCHEFFLER; ASSOCIATIVE DUTIES; GLOBAL JUSTICE; IMPARTIALITY

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