On Benefiting From Injustice

Canadian Journal of Philosophy 37 (1):129-152 (2007)

Daniel Butt
Oxford University
How do we acquire moral obligations to others? The most straightforward cases are those where we acquire obligations as the result of particular actions which we voluntarily perform. If I promise you that I will trim your hedge, I face a moral Obligation to uphold my promise, and in the absence of some morally significant countervailing reason, I should indeed cut your hedge. Moral obligations which arise as a result of wrongdoing, as a function of corrective justice, are typically thought to be of a similar nature.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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