Catriona McKinnon University of Reading
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  • PhD, University College London, 1999.

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    Endangering Humanity: An International Crime?Catriona McKinnon - forthcoming - Canadian Journal of Philosophy:1-21.
    In the Anthropocene, human beings are capable of bringing about globally catastrophic outcomes that could damage conditions for present and future human life on Earth in unprecedented ways. This paper argues that the scale and severity of these dangers justifies a new international criminal offence of ‘postericide’ that would protect present and future people against wrongfully created dangers of near extinction. Postericide is committed by intentional or reckless systematic conduct that is fit to bring about near human extinction. The paper (...)
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    Should We Tolerate Climate Change Denial?Catriona McKinnon - 2016 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 40 (1):205-216.
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    The Ethics of Climate Governance.Maltais Aaron & McKinnon Catriona (eds.) - 2015 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    The ethics of climate governance is of critical importance to current debates in climate justice, yet until now it has been largely neglected. This book explores the ethical dimensions of bringing the threat of global warming under effective political control. It addresses problems of domination and vulnerability in international climate negotiations, democratic legitimacy and equity in climate governance, strategies for dealing with gridlock in climate governance, and new problems of governance raised by the technologies of geoengineering and biomass incineration. This (...)
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    Climate Change:Against Despair.Catriona McKinnon - 2014 - Ethics and the Environment 19 (1):31-48.
    Facing the facts about climate change and our failure to tackle it is an uncomfortable experience. For many people, these facts and our failures to date justify despair about our prospects for doing what it takes to properly address the problems of climate change by moving to a zero-carbon economy. It is not obvious that people in despair about tackling climate change are making a mistake. Consider the following reflections.A recent paper in Nature reports that the Arctic sea ice is (...)
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  5. Luck, Value and Commitment.C. McKinnon - 2013 - Analysis 73 (3):568-576.
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    Vertical Toleration as a Liberal Idea.Catriona McKinnon - 2013 - Social Theory and Practice 39 (1):1-18.
    This paper argues that the direct, vertical toleration of certain types of citizen by the Rawlsian liberal state is appropriate and required in circumstances in which these types of citizen pose a threat to the stability of the state. By countering the claim that vertical toleration is redundant given a commitment to the Rawlsian version of the liberal democratic ideal, and by articulating a version of that ideal that shows this claim to be false, the paper reaffirms the centrality of (...)
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    Introduction: Climate Change and Liberal Priorities.Gideon Calder & Catriona McKinnon - 2011 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 14 (2):91-97.
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    This is Ethical Theory * by Jan Narveson.C. McKinnon - 2011 - Analysis 71 (2):397-399.
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    Climate Change Justice: Getting Motivated in the Last Chance Saloon.Catriona McKinnon - 2011 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 14 (2):195-213.
    A key reason for pessimism with respect to greenhouse gas emissions reduction relates to the ?motivation problem?, whereby those who could make the biggest difference prima facie have the least incentive to act because they are most able to adapt: how can we motivate such people (and thereby everyone else) to accept, indeed to initiate, the changes to their lifestyles that are required for effective emissions reductions? This paper offers an account inspired by Rawls of the good of membership of (...)
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    Runaway Climate Change: A Justice-Based Case for Precautions.Catriona McKinnon - 2009 - Journal of Social Philosophy 40 (2):187-203.
    From the paper's conclusion: "In conclusion, I have distinguished between two Rawlsian arguments for the SPP [strong precautionary principle] with respect to CCCs [climate change catastrophes]. Although both are persuasive, ultimately the “unbear-able strains” argument provides the most powerful categorical grounds for takingprecautionary action against CCCs. Overall, I have argued that the nature of CCCs requires us to take drastic precautions against further CC that could lead us to passthe tipping points that cause them. This is the case notwithstanding the (...)
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  11. Issues in Political Theory.Catriona McKinnon (ed.) - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    This is a unique political theory textbook that invites students to apply the concepts they encounter to real world politics. Each chapter includes a 2,000 word case study to highlight the theories that have been discussed. -/- The lucid and elegant contributions by leading thinkers enables engagement with the subject at its sharp end without any compromise in accessibility. This is essential reading for all political theory students from beginners onwards. -/- Online Resource Centre -/- The book is accompanied by (...)
     
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    Democracy, Equality and Toleration.Catriona McKinnon - 2007 - Journal of Ethics 11 (2):125-146.
    In this paper I comment on a recent “letter” by Burleigh Wilkins addressed to nascent egalitarian democracies which offers advice on the achievement of religious toleration. I argue that while Wilkins’ advice is sound as far as it goes, it is nevertheless underdeveloped insofar as his letter fails to distinguish two competing conceptions of toleration – liberal-pluralist and republican-secularist – both of which are consistent with the advice he offers, but each of which yields very different policy recommendations (as can (...)
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  13. Should We Tolerate Holocaust Denial?Catriona Mckinnon - 2007 - Res Publica 13 (1):9-28.
    Holocaust denial (HD) is the activity of denying the occurrence of key events and processes which constitute the Holocaust. Should it be tolerated? HD brings into particularly sharp focus many difficult questions faced by defenders of content-neutral liberal principles protecting freedom of expression. I argue that there are insufficient grounds for the legal prohibition of HD, but that society has the right and the duty to expel and exclude deniers from the Academy.
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    Giving as Good as You Get?Catriona McKinnon - 2006 - Res Publica 12 (2):203-212.
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  15. Toleration: A Critical Introduction.Catriona McKinnon - 2006 - Routledge.
    Why should we be tolerant? What does it mean to ‘live and let live’? What ought to be tolerated and what not? Catriona McKinnon presents a comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to toleration in her new book. Divided into two parts, the first clearly introduces and assesses the major theoretical accounts of toleration, examining it in light of challenges from scepticism, value pluralism and reasonableness. The second part applies the theories of toleration to contemporary debates such as female circumcision, French Headscarves, (...)
     
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  16. Cosmopolitan Hope.Catriona McKinnon - 2005 - In Gillian Brock & Harry Brighouse (eds.), The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism. Cambridge University Press. pp. 243--249.
     
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  17. The Culture of Toleration in Diverse Societies.Catriona Mckinnon & Dario Castiglione - 2004 - Philosophical Quarterly 54 (216):487-489.
     
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    Basic Income, Self-Respect and Reciprocity.Catriona Mckinnon - 2003 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (2):143–158.
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    Desire-Frustration and Moral Sympathy.C. McKinnon - 2002 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 80 (4):401 – 417.
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  20. Liberalism and the Defence of Political Constructivism.Catriona McKinnon - 2002 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Contemporary liberal political justification is often accused of preaching to the converted: liberal principles are acceptable only to people already committed to liberal values. Catriona McKinnon addresses this important criticism by arguing that self-respect and its social conditions should be placed at the heart of the liberal approach to justification. A commitment to self-respect delivers a commitment to the liberal values of toleration and public reason, but self-respect itself is not an exclusively liberal value.
     
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    Review: Virtue, Reason and Toleration. [REVIEW]Catriona Mckinnon - 2002 - Mind 111 (441):156-158.
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    Virtue, Reason and Toleration.Catriona Mckinnon - 2002 - Mind 111 (441):156-158.
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    Introduction: Beyond Toleration?Dario Castiglione & Catriona McKinnon - 2001 - Res Publica 7 (3):223-230.
    Although tolerance is widely regarded as a virtue of both individuals and groups that modern democratic and multiculturalist societies cannot do without, there is still much disagreement among political thinkers as to what tolerance demands, or what can be done to create and sustain a culture of tolerance. The philosophical literature on toleration contains three main strands. (1) An agreement that a tolerant society is more than a modus vivendi; (2) discussion of the proper object(s) of toleration; (3) debate about (...)
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    Exclusion Rules and Self-Respect.Catriona McKinnon - 2000 - Journal of Value Inquiry 34 (4):491-505.
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    Rescue, Community and Perfect Obligation.Catriona McKinnon - 2000 - Res Publica 6 (1):105-116.
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    Review: Kneller & Axinn (Ed), The Kingdom of Ends as a Social Philosophy Autonomy and Community: Readings in Contemporary Kantian Social Philosophy. [REVIEW]Catriona McKinnon - 2000 - Kantian Review 4:138-148.
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    "The Kingdom of Ends as a Social Philosophy": Review: Kneller & Axinn , Autonomy and Community: Readings in Contemporary Kantian Social Philosophy. [REVIEW]Catriona McKinnon - 2000 - Kantian Review 4 (1):138-148.
  28. The Kingdom of Ends as a Social Philosophy. [REVIEW]Catriona Mckinnon - 2000 - Kantian Review 4 (1):138-148.
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    Self-Respect and the Stepford Wives.Catriona McKinnon - 1997 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 97 (3):325–330.
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  30. Self-Respect and the Stepford Wives: Graduate Paper From the Joint Session 1996.Catriona Mckinnon - 1997 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 97 (3):325-330.
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    Review: O'Neill, Towards Justice and Virtue: A Constructive Account of Practical Reasoning. [REVIEW]Catriona Mckinnon - 1997 - Kantian Review 1 (1):171-176.
  32. Towards Justice and Virtue: A Constructive Account of Practical Reasoning. By Onora O'Neill. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1996. Pp.X, 230. ISBN 0-521-48095-7 £35.00, 0-521-48559 2 £12.95. [REVIEW]Catriona Mckinnon - 1997 - Kantian Review 1 (1):171-176.
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