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Emily McTernan
University College London
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    Microaggressions, Equality, and Social Practices.Emily McTernan - 2018 - Journal of Political Philosophy 26 (3):261-281.
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    Should Fertility Treatment Be State Funded?Emily McTernan - 2015 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 32 (3):227-240.
    Many states offer generous provision of fertility treatment, but this article asks whether and how such state funding can be justified. I argue that, at most, there is limited justification for state funding of fertility treatment as one good among many that could enable citizens to pursue valuable life projects, but not one that should have the privileged access to funding it is currently given. I then consider and reject reasons one might think that fertility treatment has a special claim (...)
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    How to Make Citizens Behave: Social Psychology, Liberal Virtues, and Social Norms.Emily McTernan - 2014 - Journal of Political Philosophy 22 (1):84-104.
    It is widely conceded by liberals that institutions alone are insufficient to ensure that citizens behave in the ways required for a liberal state to flourish, be stable, or function at all. A popular solution proposes cultivating virtues in order to secure the desired behaviours of citizens, where institutions alone would not suffice. A range of virtues are proposed to fill a variety of purported gaps in the liberal political order. Some appeal to virtues in order to secure state stability; (...)
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    Justice, Feasibility, and Social Science as It Is.Emily McTernan - 2019 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 22 (1):27-40.
    Political philosophy offers a range of utopian proposals, from open borders to global egalitarianism. Some object that these proposals ought to be constrained by what is feasible, while others insist that what justice demands does not depend on what we can bring about. Currently, this debate is mired in disputes over the fundamental nature of justice and the ultimate purpose of political philosophy. I take a different approach, proposing that we should consider which facts could fill out a feasibility requirement. (...)
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    How to Be a Responsibility-Sensitive Egalitarian: From Metaphysics to Social Practice.Emily McTernan - forthcoming - Political Studies.
    There is something attractive about combining the values of equality and responsibility, even though the view most commonly associated with doing so, of luck egalitarianism, is beset with objections. This article hence proposes an alternative approach to being a responsibility-sensitive egalitarian: one grounded on our valuable social practices of responsibility, rather than on a desire to mitigate the influence of luck on people's prospects. First, I argue that this practice-based approach better captures the very reasons that responsibility is significant for (...)
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    Uterus Transplants and the Insufficient Value of Gestation.Emily McTernan - 2018 - Bioethics 32 (8):481-488.
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    Should the State Pay for You to Have Kids?Emily McTernan - unknown
    Emily McTernan argues against the state funding of infertility treatment.
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    Responsibility and Distributive Justice, Ed. Carl Knight and Zofia Stemplowska. Oxford University Press, 2011, 309 Pages. [REVIEW]Emily McTernan - 2014 - Economics and Philosophy 30 (3):529-534.