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Matt S. Whitt
Duke University
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    Democracy's Sovereign Enclosures: Territory and the All‐Affected Principle.Matt S. Whitt - 2014 - Constellations 21 (4):560-574.
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    Other People’s Problems: Student Distancing, Epistemic Responsibility, and Injustice.Matt S. Whitt - 2016 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 35 (5):427-444.
    In classes that examine entrenched injustices like sexism or racism, students sometimes use “distancing strategies” to dissociate themselves from the injustice being studied. Education researchers argue that distancing is a mechanism through which students, especially students of apparent privilege, deny their complicity in systemic injustice. While I am sympathetic to this analysis, I argue that there is much at stake in student distancing that the current literature fails to recognize. On my view, distancing perpetuates socially sanctioned forms of ignorance and (...)
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    The Problem of Poverty and the Limits of Freedom in Hegel’s Theory of the Ethical State.Matt S. Whitt - 2013 - Political Theory 41 (2):257-284.
    This article reinterprets Hegel’s much discussed “failure” to theorize a remedy for the poverty that disrupts modern society. I argue that Hegel does not offer any solution to the problem of poverty because, in his view, the sovereign state depends upon the persistence of poverty. Whereas a state’s achievement of external sovereignty requires the presence of another state, its achievement of internal sovereignty requires the presence of a different, internal other. This role is played by the impoverished and rebellious “rabble,” (...)
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    The Ethics of Immigration.Matt S. Whitt - 2014 - Ethics and Global Politics 7 (3):137-141.
    When philosophers and political theorists turn their attention to migration, they often prioritize general normative commitments, giving only secondary concern to whether these commitments are reflected in policy. As a result, pressing issues affecting the status, rights, and life-chances of immigrants can get lost in abstract debates over the right of states to exclude individuals, or the rights of individuals to associate with whomever they like. Joseph Carens’s new book, The Ethics of Immigration, inverts this tendency by focusing first on (...)
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    Indigence, Indignation, and the Limits of Hegel's Political Philosophy – Ruda's Hegel's Rabble.Matt S. Whitt - 2012 - Theory and Event 15 (4).
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    The Politics of Protection: Sites of Insecurity and Political Agency.Matt Whitt - 2011 - Contemporary Political Theory 10 (1):131-133.