Hypatia 24 (1):9-28 (2009)

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Lisa Tessman
State University of New York at Binghamton
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This paper draws on Claudia Card’s discussions of moral luck to consider the complicated moral life of people—described as pessimists—who accept the heavy knowledge of the predictability of the bad moral luck of oppression. The potential threat to ethics posed by this knowledge can be overcome by the pessimist whose resistance to oppression, even in the absence of hope, expresses a sense of still having a ‘‘claim’’ on flourishing despite its unattainability under oppression.
Keywords moral luck  hope  feminist ethics  oppression  Claudia Card  flourishing
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.2009.00003.x
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