An explanation of the injustice of slavery

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.
Keywords slavery  justice  equality
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DOI 10.1007/s11158-008-9054-2
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