David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Utilitas 21 (4):489-505 (2009)
G. A. Cohen has recently argued for a thesis about the relationship between facts and principles. He claims that Rawls denies this thesis, and the truth of this thesis vitiates Rawls’s constructivist procedure. I argue against both claims by developing an account of Rawls’s justificatory strategy and the role of facts in this strategy, which I claim is similar to the role of facts in some defences of utilitarianism.
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G. A. Cohen (2003). Facts and Principles. Philosophy and Public Affairs 31 (3):211–245.
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Enzo Rossi (forthcoming). Facts, Principles, and Politics. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice:1-16.
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Nicholas Vrousalis (2010). G. A. Cohen’s Vision of Socialism. Journal of Ethics 14 (3-4):185-216.
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