A flawed argument reconstruction in political philosophy


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Terence Rajivan Edward
University of Manchester
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There are some premise-by-premise reconstructions in political philosophy which are flawed, because they omit at least one premise or misword at least one premise. This paper focuses on a reconstruction by Richard Child. The original argument is by Andrea Sangiovanni and is about whether egalitarian values of distributive justice apply both within a state and globally. Child’s reconstruction has been reproduced in a paper by Ian Davis, who approves of it. But I point out five logical problems with the reconstruction.
Keywords Richard Child  Andrea Sangiovanni  rational reconstruction
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