Global Justice, Cosmopolitanism and Moral Path Dependency

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Bernd Ladwig – 2013

The article explains the essential features of a theory of global justice that combines justice for individuals with justice for political communities. It holds that arguing within the justificatory framework of cosmopolitanism is compatible with a conditional justification of states that are basically just. The justification rests on an argument I will name ‘the moral path dependency argument’. The article follows its normative consequences into the fields of a justly ordered community of legitimate states and of cosmopolitan principles of distributive justice. Thus, it reconciles the latter with claims to political autonomy of particular communities and with the fact of reasonable disagreement between them.

Titel
Global Justice, Cosmopolitanism and Moral Path Dependency
Verfasser
Verlag
Sage Publishing
Schlagwörter
Teilprojekt B9
Datum
2013
Kennung
ISSN: 01914537, eISSN: 1461734X
Erschienen in
Philosophy & Social Criticism, 39 (1), 3-20.
Sprache
eng
Art
Text