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    Justice in the Social Distribution of Health.Johannes Kniess - 2019 - Social Theory and Practice 45 (3):397-425.
    How should we think, from the point of view of distributive justice, about inequalities in health and longevity? Norman Daniels’s influential account derives a social duty to reduce health inequalities from Rawls’s principle of fair equality of opportunity. This paper criticises Daniels’s approach and offers an alternative. To the extent that the basic structure of society shapes people’s opportunities to be healthy, we ought to think of ‘the social bases of health’ directly as a Rawlsian primary social good. The paper (...)
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    Health Justice and Rawls's Theory at Fifty: Will New Thinking About Health and Inequality Influence the Most Influential Account of Justice?Johannes Kniess - 2021 - Hastings Center Report 51 (6):44-50.
    This year marks the centenary of John Rawls's birth and the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of A Theory of Justice. The influence of Rawls's landmark book on the general fields of moral and political philosophy is undisputed and well-documented. It has also left a significant imprint on debates surrounding health policy, health care, and health inequalities. This article traces the changing ways in which Rawls's theory influenced debates about justice in health over the last five decades. Just as Rawls's (...)
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    Obesity, Paternalism and Fairness.Johannes Kniess - 2015 - Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (11):889-892.
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    Must We Protect Foreign Investors?Johannes Kniess - 2018 - Moral Philosophy and Politics 5 (2):205-225.
    Investment protection clauses, and the investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms they enable, have become a common feature of international agreements on trade and investment. Intended to promote foreign investment, these protections may also discourage governments from regulating in the public interest. This raises challenging normative questions about the rights of investors and distributive justice. In this paper, I argue that a global investment regime that disadvantages developing countries and socially disadvantaged groups is prima facie unfair. This conclusion must be defended against (...)
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    Bentham on Animal Welfare.Johannes Kniess - 2019 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 27 (3):556-572.
    ABSTRACT Jeremy Bentham is often thought to have set the groundwork for the modern ‘animal liberation’ movement, but in fact he wrote little on the subject. A full examination of his work reveals a less radical position than that commonly attributed to him. Bentham was the first Western philosopher to grant animals equal consideration from within a comprehensive, non-religious moral theory, and he was a staunch defender of animal welfare laws. But he also approved of killing and using animals, as (...)
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    Health, Migration and Human Rights.Johannes Kniess - 2020 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy:1-19.
    Doctors, nurses and midwifes from developing countries migrate to affluent countries in large numbers, often leaving behind severely understaffed healthcare systems. One way to limit this ‘brain drain’ is to restrict the freedom of movement of healthcare workers. Yet this seems to give rise to a conflict of human rights: on the one hand rights to freedom of movement, on the other hand rights to health. By motivating its own account of human rights, this paper argues that the conflict is (...)
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    A Social Division of Responsibility for Health.Johannes Kniess - 2018 - Les Ateliers de l'Éthique / the Ethics Forum 13 (3):105-122.
    When is it fair that some people are less healthy than others due to their own individual choices and preferences? In this paper, I explore two alternative answers. The first is a luck-egalitarian account that holds people responsible for choices that society could have reasonably expected them to avoid. I argue that this account is indeterminate and go on to sketch an alternative proposal based on Rawls’s idea of a “social division of responsibility.” This latter approach connects the notion of (...)
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    Tobacco and the Harms of Trade.Johannes Kniess - 2018 - Journal of Political Philosophy 28 (3):296-306.
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