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  1. Alexander Harrow Kaufman & Jeremiah Mock (forthcoming). Cultivating Greater Well-Being: The Benefits Thai Organic Farmers Experience From Adopting Buddhist Eco-Spirituality. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics:1-23.
    Organic farming is spreading throughout Asia, including in Thailand. Little is known about whether farmers’ values change as they make the shift from conventional farming to organic farming. The benefits farmers perceive from making the shift have also scarcely been studied. We investigated these factors in Northeastern Thailand by conducting observations, key informant interviews, semi-structured interviews and questionnaire interviews. We found that as Thai farmers adopted organic methods, they developed an eco-consciousness. In comparing members of a Buddhist temple-based organic farmer (...)
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  2. Alexander Kaufman (2013). A Satisfactory Minimum Conception of Justice: Reconsidering Rawls's Maximin Argument. Economics and Philosophy 29 (3):349-369.
    John Rawls argues that it is possible to describe a suitably defined initial situation from which to form reliable judgements about justice. In this initial situation, rational persons are deprived of information that is . It is rational, Rawls argues, for persons choosing principles of justice from this standpoint to be guided by the maximin rule. Critics, however, argue that (i) the maximin rule is not the appropriate decision rule for Rawls's choice position; (ii) the maximin argument relies upon an (...)
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  3. Alexander Kaufman (2013). Political Liberalism, Constructivism, and Global Justice. Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (5):621-1.
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  4. Alexander Kaufman (2012). Rawls and Kantian Constructivism. Kantian Review 17 (2):227-256.
    John Rawls's account of Kantian constructivism is perhaps his most striking contribution to ethics. In this paper, I examine the relation between Rawls's constructivism and its foundation in Kantian intuitions. In particular, I focus on the progressive influence on Rawls's approach of the Kantian intuition that the substance of morality is best understood as constructed by free and equal people under fair conditions. Rawls's focus on this Kantian intuition, I argue, motivates the focus on social contract that grounds both his (...)
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  5. Alexander Kaufman (2006). Capabilities and Freedom. Journal of Political Philosophy 14 (3):289–300.
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  6. Alexander Kaufman (2006). Rawls's Practical Conception of Justice: Opinion, Tradition and Objectivity in Political Liberalism. Journal of Moral Philosophy 3 (1):23-43.
    In Political Liberalism, Rawls emphasizes the practical character and aims of his conception of justice. Justice as fairness is to provide the basis of a reasoned, informed and willing political agreement by locating grounds for consensus in the fundamental ideas and values of the political culture. Critics urge, however, that such a politically liberal conception of justice will be designed merely to ensure the stability of political institutions by appealing to the currently-held opinions of actual citizens. In order to evaluate (...)
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  7. Alexander Kaufman (1999). Welfare in the Kantian State. Oxford University Press.
    A traditional interpretation holds that Kant's political theory simply constitutes an account of the constraints which reason places on the state's authority to regulate external action. Alexander Kaufman argues that this traditional interpretation succeeds neither as a faithful reading of Kant's texts nor as a plausible, philosophically sound reconstruction of a `Kantian' political theory. Rather, he argues that Kant's political theory articulates a positive conception of the state's role.
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  8. Alexander Kaufman (1997). Community and Indigence: A Hegelian Perspective on Aid to the Poor. Journal of Political Philosophy 5 (1):69–92.
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  9. Alexander Kaufman, Christian Stadel, Siam Bhayro & Laura Quick (1993). Brill Online Books and Journals. Logos 4 (2).
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