The Journal of Ethics 7 (1):63-91 (2003)

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Bernard Boxill
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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This is a defense of black reparations using the theory of reparations set out in John Locke''s The Second Treatise of Government. I develop two main arguments, what I call the ``inheritance argument'''' and the ``counterfactual argument,''''both of which have been thought to fail. In no case do I appeal to the false ideas that present day United States citizens are guilty of slavery or must pay reparation simply because the U.S. Government was once complicit in the crime.
Keywords compensation  John Locke  reparation  right of inheritance  Jeremy Waldron
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DOI 10.1023/A:1022826929393
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