Canadian Journal of Philosophy 47 (6):739-759 (2017)

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Anca Gheaus
Central European University
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Three claims about love and justice cannot be simultaneously true and therefore entail a paradox: (1) Love is a matter of justice. (2) There cannot be a duty to love. (3) All matters of justice are matters of duty. The first claim is more controversial. To defend it, I show why the extent to which we enjoy the good of love is relevant to distributive justice. To defend (2) I explain the empirical, conceptual and axiological arguments in its favour. Although (3) is the most generally endorsed claim of the three, I conclude we should reject it in order to avoid the paradox.
Keywords love  justice  duty to love  children's rights  parental duties  metric of justice  feasibility  scope of justice  nature of justice
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DOI 10.1080/00455091.2017.1319656
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