Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 1, April

Helping Buchanan on "Helping the Rebels"
MASSIMO RENZO has recently argued in this journal that Allen Buchanan's account of the ethics of intervention is too permissive. (1) Renzo claims that a proper understanding of political self-determination shows that it is often impermissible to intervene...
Is There Value in Keeping a Promise? a Response to Joseph Raz
SOME PHILOSOPHERS explain the demands for performance that promises impose on promisors by affirming that the fact of making a promise to [phi] constitutes or creates a reason for [phi]-ing. That means that this fact--making a valid promise--recommends...
Parental Partiality and Future Children
PARENTS ARE TYPICALLY partial to their own children. They typically treat their own children more favorably, on certain dimensions, than other similarly placed individuals. For example, most parents invest more emotional and financial resources in...
Prioritarianism: A (Pluralist) Defense
PRIORITARIANISM is the distributive view that welfare gains matter more, morally, the worse off you are. (1) A common and intuitively compelling objection to prioritarianism is that it wrongly treats cases involving one person (intra-personal cases)...
Reasons: Wrong, Right, Normative, Fundamental
ACCORDING to reasons fundamentalism, all normative properties are analyzable in terms of reasons. (1) Famously, some of the analyses offered by reasons fundamentalists face the wrong kind of reasons problem. This problem first appeared in the literature...
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