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David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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Res Publica 14 (2):69-82 (2008)
The institution of slavery is an unjust institution. The aim of this paper is to provide an explanation of why it is unjust. I argue that slavery is unjust because it makes it impossible for slaves to realise both their interest in self-respect and their interest in being at home in the world. Furthermore, I argue that this explanation of the injustice of slavery also provides us with an argument for political equality.
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Danny Frederick (forthcoming). The Possibility of Contractual Slavery. Philosophical Quarterly:pqv052.
Fabian Wendt (2011). Slaves, Prisoners, and Republican Freedom. Res Publica 17 (2):175-192.
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