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    Japa Pallikkathayil (2011). The Possibility of Choice: Three Accounts of the Problem with Coercion. Philosophers' Imprint 11 (16).
    There is a strong moral presumption against the use of coercion, and those who are coerced seem to be less responsible for the actions they were coerced to perform. Both these considerations seem to reflect the effect of coercion on the victim’s choice. This paper examines three ways of understanding this effect. First, I argue against understanding victims as unable to engage in genuine action. Next, I consider the suggestion that victims are unable to consent to participate in the coercer’s (...)
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  2. Japa Pallikkathayil (2010). Deriving Morality From Politics: Rethinking the Formula of Humanity. Ethics 121 (1):116-147.
    Kant's Formula of Humanity famously forbids treating others merely as a means. It is unclear, however, what exactly treating someone merely as a means comes to. This essay argues against an interpretation of this idea advanced by Christine Korsgaard and Onora O'Neill. The essay then develops a new interpretation that suggests an important connection between the Formula of Humanity and Kant's political philosophy: the content of many of our moral duties depends on the results of political philosophy and, indeed, on (...)
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  3. Japa Pallikkathayil (2011). Review of G. A. Cohen: Rescuing Justice and Equality. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 108 (10).
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    Japa Pallikkathayil (2011). Rescuing Justice and Equality. Journal of Philosophy 108 (10):583-588.
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    Japa Pallikkathayil (2013). Kant and the Limits of Global Governance. In Margit Ruffing, Claudio La Rocca, Alfredo Ferrarin & Stefano Bacin (eds.), Kant Und Die Philosophie in Weltbürgerlicher Absicht: Akten des Xi. Kant-Kongresses 2010. De Gruyter 885-892.