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Explaining Copyright: The Normative Implications of its Sociotechnical Construction
The construction of copyright law can be causally explained by two possible types of explanation: dialectical explanations and material explanations. I argue that an adequate causal description of the copyright discourses ...
Global Institutions and Human Rights
Thomas Pogge has famously argued that the present arrangement of international institutions that allows for human rights violations to occur on an ongoing basis is unjust, and further, that powerful states that create and ...
Valuing Distributive Equality
Distributive equality can be valued in different ways, which can be rendered as definitions of ways to value distributive equality. Those definitions can be used to investigate the value, if any, that distributive equality ...
The Death and Life of the Polis
Aristotle argues in Chapter 2 of Book I of the Politics that the polis exists by nature. I argue that this notion of a natural polis, what I call the Naturalness Thesis, is fundamentally important to Aristotle's political ...
Aristotle’s Exclusion of Anger from the Experience of Tragedy
Passion and Persuasion
An Associational Model of Society Implicit to John Rawls's Theory of Justice
This paper will examine John Rawls’s views regarding the make up of society and, in particular, it will investigate the question of whether or not Rawls’s theory of justice is dependent upon accepting and endorsing the ...
How Wide the We? A Study of Canadian Multiculturalism and American Cosmopolitanism
This paper looks at liberal multiculturalism through the lens of its cosmopolitan critics. In particular I examine the arguments of four theorists who issue a variety challenges to the concept of state-sanctioned minority ...
Aristotle's Account of Anger: Narcissism and Illusions of Self-Sufficiency
This paper considers an allegation by M. Stocker and E. Hegeman that Aristotle’s account of anger yields a narcissistic passion bedevilled by illusions of self-sufficiency. The paper argues on behalf of Aristotle’s valuing ...
Robert Solomon (1942-2007)