Category Archives: Working Papers

My Warmest Thanks, and One Final Bleg

I’d like to thank all of you who sent me comments on the RNR (“Foundations of a Nonideal Theory of Justice”) I posted here the other week. Almost all of you homed in on a problem with the Side-Constraint Principle … Continue reading

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RNR Help? “Foundations of a Nonideal Theory of Justice”

Hi everyone, I’ve been working on this paper for a number of years, and it is finally under revise-and-resubmit.  Given that I work in a very small department and am not great at networking, I could really use some help … Continue reading

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Working Paper: Foundations of a Nonideal Theory of Justice

Hello everyone.  I’ve been working on this paper for a few years now and I could really use some feedback.  Here’s a brief abstract: This paper systematically extends John Rawls’ original position to nonideal theory, showing how it is both … Continue reading

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Unsavory Implications of A Theory of Justice and The Law of Peoples: The Denial of Human Rights and the Justification of Slavery and Genocide

Dear all, I post here in pdf format a paper of mine in which I argue, well, that Rawls’s theory of justice implies the justification of slavery and genocide and is therefore an abysmal failure as far as reflective equilibrium … Continue reading

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Human Rights and Liberal Toleration

An updated (thanks for the comments!) working draft (now with citations/footnotes) of my “Human Rights and Liberal Toleration” has been posted to SSRN.com.  http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1436125 I would be most grateful for additional comments and suggestions (to this site or to me directly).  An earlier and much shorter version was … Continue reading

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PPPS: “Does the Government Need to Know Your Sex?”

Here is my contribution to this podcast symposium; I’d like to add my thanks to Simon May for organizing this online event. In a number of states and countries, transgender activists and scholars are challenging the rules and regulations for altering … Continue reading

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