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    Eva Erman & Niklas Möller (2015). Practices and Principles: On the Methodological Turn in Political Theory. Philosophy Compass 10 (8):533-546.
    The question of what role social and political practices should play in the justification of normative principles has received renewed attention in post-millennium political philosophy. Several current debates express dissatisfaction with the methodology adopted in mainstream political theory, taking the form of a criticism of so-called ‘ideal theory’ from ‘non-ideal’ theory, of ‘practice-independent’ theory from ‘practice-dependent’ theory, and of ‘political moralism’ from ‘political realism’. While the problem of action-guidance lies at the heart of these concerns, the critics also share a (...)
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    Hallvard Lillehammer & Niklas Möller (2015). We Can Believe the Error Theory. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 18 (3):453-459.
    Bart Streumer argues that it is not possible for us to believe the error theory, where by ‘error theory’ he means the claim that our normative beliefs are committed to the existence of normative properties even though such properties do not exist. In this paper, we argue that it is indeed possible to believe the error theory. First, we suggest a critical improvement to Streumer’s argument. As it stands, one crucial premise of that argument—that we cannot have a belief while (...)
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  3. Eva Erman & Niklas Möller (2015). Political Legitimacy in the Real Normative World: The Priority of Morality and the Autonomy of the Political. British Journal of Political Science 45 (1):215-233.
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    Niklas Möller (2014). All That Jazz: Linguistic Competence and Improvisation. Philosophical Studies 167 (2):237-250.
    Recently, theorists have pointed to the role of improvisation in practical reasoning and in gaining new moral knowledge. Laura and François Schroeter have gone even further by suggesting an account of competence with evaluative terms based on holistic improvisation. I argue, however, that they fail in their task. Through a challenge of their key claim against Allan Gibbard’s alternative account, I demonstrate that Schroeter and Schroeter provide only partial constraints on competence, and thus that their account lacks the content to (...)
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    Niklas Möller, Sven Ove Hansson & Martin Peterson (2006). Safety is More Than the Antonym of Risk. Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (4):419–432.
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    Eva Erman & Niklas Möller (2015). What Distinguishes the Practice-Dependent Approach to Justice? Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453715580475.
    The practice-dependent approach to justice has received a lot of attention in post-millennium political philosophy. It has been developed in different directions and its normative implications have been criticized, but little attention has been directed to the very distinction between practice-dependence and practice-independence and the question of what theoretically differentiates a practice-dependent account from mainstream practice-independent accounts. The core premises of the practice-dependent approach, proponents argue, are meta-normative and methodological. A key feature is the presumption that a concept of justice (...)
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    Eva Erman & Niklas Möller (2013). Three Failed Charges Against Ideal Theory. Social Theory and Practice 39 (1):19-44.
    An intensified discussion on the role of normative ideals has re-emerged in several debates in political philosophy. What is often referred to as “ideal theory,” represented by liberal egalitarians such as John Rawls, is under attack from those that stress that political philosophy at large should take much more seriously the nonideal circumstances consisting of relations of domination and power under which normative ideals, principles, and ideas are supposed to be applied. While the debate so far has mainly been preoccupied (...)
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    Eva Erman & Niklas Möller (2014). What Not to Expect From the Pragmatic Turn in Political Theory. European Journal of Political Theory (2):1474885114537635.
    The central ideas coming out of the so-called pragmatic turn in philosophy have set in motion what may be described as a pragmatic turn in normative political theory. It has become commonplace among political theorists to draw on theories of language and meaning in theorising democracy, pluralism, justice, etc. The aim of this paper is to explore attempts by political theorists to use theories of language and meaning for such normative purposes. Focusing on Wittgenstein's account, it is argued that these (...)
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    Eva Erman & Niklas Möller (2014). Brandom and Political Philosophy. Journal of Political Philosophy 22 (4):486-498.
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    Niklas Möller (2012). Thick Concepts and Practice. Polish Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):77-98.
    Thick concepts provide a focal point for several important issues in ethical theory. Separatists argue that the descriptive and evaluative elements of a thick concept can be separated out. Non-separatists deny this and claim that there are no descriptive boundaries delimiting a thick concept. A common strategy for both camps in the debate has been an appeal to armchair intuitions of various everyday thick concepts. My alternative strategy consists in a closer study of the professional practice of risk analysis. As (...)
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    Niklas Möller (2013). Direct Reference and the Open Question Argument. Dialectica 67 (4):383-402.
    Moore's Open Question Argument has been heavily debated ever since it was presented over 100 years ago. In the current paper, it is argued that for the realist, and contrary to the received view by many theorists in the debate, the argument in fact lends strong support for non-naturalism. In particular, David Brink's naturalist defense utilizing direct reference theory is scrutinized. It is argued that an application of direct reference to moral kinds, rather than defusing the Open Question Argument, actually (...)
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    Niklas Möller & Per Wikman-Svahn (2011). Black Elephants and Black Swans of Nuclear Safety. Ethics, Policy and Environment 14 (3):273 - 278.
    Ethics, Policy & Environment, Volume 14, Issue 3, Page 273-278, October 2011.
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    Niklas Möller (2013). Christian Munthe The Price of Precaution and the Ethics of Risk. Springer, 2011. 189 Pp. Isbn 978-9400713291 (Hardback). [REVIEW] Theoria 79 (1):89-92.
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  14. Eva Erman & Niklas Möller (2014). Brandom and Political Philosophy. Journal of Political Philosophy:online first.
     
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  15. Eva Erman & Niklas Möller (forthcoming). Why Democracy Cannot Be Grounded in Epistemic Principles. Social Theory and Practice.
     
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  16. Eva Erman & Niklas Möller (forthcoming). Why Political Realists Should Not Be Afraid of Moral Values. Journal of Philosophical Research.
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