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  1. Luck Egalitarianism and Relational Egalitarianism: An Internal Tension in Cohen’s Theory of Justice.Jiangjin Chen - 2020 - Analyse & Kritik 42 (1):219-240.
    Relational Egalitarianism focuses on the construction of equal social relationships between persons. It strongly opposes luck egalitarianism, which understands equality as a distributive ideal. In Cohen’s theory of justice, luck egalitarianism and relational egalitarianism simultaneously exist, and Cohen provides arguments corresponding to each. In this paper, we explore the manifestation of tension between these two forms of egalitarianism in his theory. In addition, we also reconstruct some possible solutions provided by Cohen to soften this tension, including the three approaches of (...)
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  2. Incentivized Measurement of Social Norms Using Coordination Games.Hande Erkut - 2020 - Analyse & Kritik 42 (1):97-106.
    Social norms are important determinants of behavior. Hence, we need reliable methods to identify them in order to increase the predictive and explanatory power of models that aim to predict human behavior. In this paper, I will focus on a norm measurement method proposed by Krupka and Weber. In particular, I will discuss whether social norms elicited using this method are malleable, and whether these norms are good predictors of behavior.
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  3. Distributive Justice in the Lab: Testing the Binding Role of Agreement.Pedro Francés-Gómez, Laura Marcon & Marco Faillo - 2020 - Analyse & Kritik 42 (1):107-136.
    Lorenzo Sacconi and his coauthors have put forward the hypothesis that impartial agreements on distributive rules may generate a conditional preference for conformity. The observable effect of this preference would be compliance with fair distributive rules chosen behind a veil of ignorance, even in the absence of external coercion. This paper uses a Dictator Game with production and taking option to compare two ways in which the device of the veil of ignorance may be thought to generate a motivation for, (...)
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  4. Economic and Sociological Accounts of Social Norms.Hartmut Kliemt - 2020 - Analyse & Kritik 42 (1):41-96.
    Classifying accounts of institutionalized social norms that rely on individual rule-following as ‘sociological’ and accounts based on individual opportunity-seeking behavior as ‘economic’, the paper rejects purely economic accounts on theoretical grounds. Explaining the realworkings of institutionalized social norms and social order exclusively in terms of self-regarding opportunityseeking individual behavior is impossible. An integrated sociological approach to the so-called Hobbesian problem of social order that incorporates opportunityseeking along with rule-following behavior is necessary. Such an approach emerges on the horizon if economic (...)
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  5. Equality and Merit. Through Experiments to Normative Justice.Anton Leist - 2020 - Analyse & Kritik 42 (1):137-170.
    When we want to justify claims against one another, we discover that conceptual thought alone is not sufficient to legitimize property and income in the relative and proper proportions among members of a productive group. Instead, the basis for justification should also be seen in motivational states, validated less by rational thought than by an effective behaviour. To circumnavigate otherwise dangerously utopian claims to justice, the social sciences, and especially behavioural economics, are the most reliable basis for normative distributive justice. (...)
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  6. Moral Progress: Improvement of Moral Concepts, Refinements of Moral Motivation.Gertrud Nunner-Winkler - 2020 - Analyse & Kritik 42 (1):171-190.
    In their recent book Buchanan and Powell claim that there is moral progress. Their analysis focuses on increasing inclusiveness, yet they also suggest other dimensions as possible indicators-improvements in the concept of morality and refinements in moral motivation. In the following I present empirical data on changes in moral understanding that occurred during the second half of the 20th century in Germany. These changes concern an increasing delimitation of the moral realm, the rise of an ethics of responsibility, the displacement (...)
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  7. Diversity and Decency.Beata Polanowska-Sygulska - 2020 - Analyse & Kritik 42 (1):241-254.
    George Crowder’s article makes an interesting contribution to the literature on value pluralism. Yet, as a commentary onmy essay it is entirely misconceived. Crowder’s reading of my text is inadequate, in terms of both the legal and the philosophical aspects of my argument. Having ascribed to me the belief that pluralism always favors cultural diversity against legal uniformity, he argues that a single uniform law may engender more value diversity than a multiplicity of local legal systems. This may indeed be (...)
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  8. Habermas’s Politics of Rational Freedom: Navigating the History of Philosophy Between Faith and Knowledge.Peter J. Verovšek - 2020 - Analyse & Kritik 42 (1):191-218.
    Despite his hostility to religion in his early career, since the turn of the century Habermas has devoted his research to the relationship between faith and knowledge. His two-volume Auch eine Geschichte der Philosophie is the culmination of this project. Spurred by the attacks of 9/11 and the growing conflict between religion and the forces of secularization, I argue that this philosophy of history is the centerpiece of an important turning point in Habermas’s intellectual development. Instead of interpreting religion merely (...)
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  9. Social Norms in Experimental Economics: Towards a Unified Theory of Normative Decision Making.Alexander Vostroknutov - 2020 - Analyse & Kritik 42 (1):3-40.
    Even though standard economic theory traditionally ignored any motives that may drive incentivized social decision making except for the maximization of personal consumption utility, the idea that ‘preferences for fairness’ might have an economically tangible impact appeared relatively early. I trace the evolution of these ideas from the first experiments on bargaining to the tests of the hypothesis that pro-sociality in general is driven by the desire to adhere to social norms. I show how a recent synthesis of economics approach (...)
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