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  • 1.
    Gheaus, Anca
    University of Sheffield.
    The feasibility constraint on the concept of justice2013In: Philosophical quarterly (Print), ISSN 0031-8094, E-ISSN 1467-9213, Vol. 63, no 253, p. 445-464Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a widespread belief that, conceptually, justice cannot require what we cannot achieve. This belief is sometimes used by defenders of so-called 'non-ideal theories of justice' to criticise so-called 'ideal theories of justice'. I refer to this claim as 'the feasibility constraint on the concept of justice' and argue against it. I point to its various implausible implications and contend that a willingness to apply the label 'unjust' to some regrettable situations that we cannot fix is going to enhance the action-guiding potential of a conception of justice, by providing an aspirational ideal. This is possible on the condition that, at all times, we cannot specify with certainty the limits of what is feasible for us collectively. The rejection of the feasibility constraint entails that there can be injustice without perpetrators; this is a theoretical price worth paying.

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    Hansen, Nat
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    On an alleged truth/falsity asymmetry in context shifting experiments2012In: Philosophical quarterly (Print), ISSN 0031-8094, E-ISSN 1467-9213, Vol. 62, no 248, p. 530-545Article in journal (Refereed)
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    Keith DeRose has argued that context shifting experiments should be designed in a specific way in order to accommodate what he calls a ‘truth/falsity asymmetry’. I explain and critique DeRose’s reasons for proposing this modification to contextualist methodology, drawing on recent experimental studies of DeRose’s bank cases as well as experimental findings about the verification of affirmative and negative statements. While DeRose’s arguments for his particular modification to contextualist methodology fail, the lesson of his proposal is that there is good reason to pay close attention to several subtle aspects of the design of context shifting experiments.

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    Svensson, Frans
    Stockholm University.
    Review of Ingmar Persson, From Morality to the End of Reason2017In: Philosophical quarterly (Print), ISSN 0031-8094, E-ISSN 1467-9213Article, book review (Other academic)
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