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  1. Liam B. Murphy, Institutions and The.
    In the first sentence of the first section of A Theory of Justice Rawls writes that “justice is the first virtue of social institutions.” He soon elaborates.
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  2. Liam B. Murphy (2001). The Political Question of the Concept of Law. In Jules L. Coleman (ed.), Hart's Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to `the Concept of Law'. Oup Oxford.
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  3. Liam B. Murphy & Thomas Nagel (2001). Taxes, Redistribution, and Public Provision. Philosophy and Public Affairs 30 (1):53–71.
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  4. Liam B. Murphy (2000). Moral Demands in Nonideal Theory. Oxford University Press.
    Is there a limit to the legitimate demands of morality? In particular, is there a limit to people's responsibility to promote the well-being of others, either directly or via social institutions? Utilitarianism admits no such limit, and is for that reason often said to be an unacceptably demanding moral and political view. In this original new study, Murphy argues that the charge of excessive demands amounts to little more than an affirmation of the status quo. The real problem with utilitarianism (...)
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  5. Liam B. Murphy (1998). Institutions and the Demands of Justice. Philosophy and Public Affairs 27 (4):251–291.
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  6. Liam B. Murphy (1997). A Relatively Plausible Principle of Beneficence: Reply to Mulgan. Philosophy and Public Affairs 26 (1):80–86.
  7. Liam B. Murphy (1993). The Demands of Beneficence. Philosophy and Public Affairs 22 (4):267-292.
    Principles of bcnciiccnce require us to promote the good. If we believe that a plausible mom] conception will contain some such principle, we must address the issue of the demands it imposes on agents. Some writers have defended extremely demanding principles, while others have argued that only principles with limited demands are acceptable. In this paper I su ggest that we 100k at the demands 0f beneficencc in a different way; 0ur concern should not just be with the extent of (...)
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