The Journal of Ethics 7 (1):63-91 (2003)
AbstractThis 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.
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The New Indian Claims and Original Rights to Land.David Lyons - 1977 - Social Theory and Practice 4 (3):249-272.
Rediscovering America: The Two Treatises and Aboriginal Rights.James Tully - 1996 - In G. A. J. Rogers (ed.), Locke's Philosophy: Content and Context. Clarendon Press.
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