Journal of Global Ethics 5 (3):173 – 179 (2009)
AbstractDerek Parfit has argued that prioritarianism “naturally” has global scope, i.e. naturally applies to everyone, irrespective of his or her particular national, state or other communal affiliation. In that respect, it differs from e.g. egalitarianism. In this article, I critically assess Parfit's argument. In particular, I argue that it is difficult to draw conclusions about the scope of prioritarianism simply from an inspection of its structure. I also make some suggestions as to what it would take to argue that prioritarianism has either global or merely domestic scope
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The Law of Peoples: With, The Idea of Public Reason Revisited.John Rawls - 1999 - Harvard University Press.
Justice Beyond Borders: A Global Political Theory.Simon Caney - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
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