The Morality of Price/Quality and Ethical Consumerism

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Julian Fink
Universität Bayreuth
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In his “Is Ethical Consumerism an Impermissible Form of Vigilantism?” Waheed Hussain claims that ethical consumers are subject to democratic requirements of morality, whereas ordinary price/quality consumers are exempt from these requirements. In this paper, we demonstrate that Hussain’s position is incoherent, does not follow from the arguments he offers for it, and entails a number of counterintuitive consequences.
Keywords Ethical Consumerism  Price/Quality consumerism  Democratic Ideals  Pareto Improvements  Hussein
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DOI 10.1007/s11158-018-9402-9
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Is Ethical Consumerism an Impermissible Form of Vigilantism?Waheed Hussain - 2012 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 40 (2):111-143.
Side Constraints.Robert Nozick - 1988 - In Samuel Scheffler (ed.), Consequentialism and its Critics. Oxford University Press.

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