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    Sinking Cohen's Flagship — or Why People with Expensive Tastes Should Not Be Compensated.Rasmus Sommer Hansen & Søren Flinch Midtgaard - 2011 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 28 (4):341-354.
    G. A. Cohen argues that egalitarians should compensate for expensive tastes or for the fact that they are expensive. Ronald Dworkin, by contrast, regards most expensive tastes as unworthy of compensation — only if a person disidentifies with his own such tastes (i.e. wishes he did not have them) is compensation appropriate. Dworkinians appeal, inter alia, to the so-called ‘first-person’ or ‘continuity’ test. According to the continuity test, an appropriate standard of interpersonal comparison reflects people's own assessment of their relative (...)
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  2. Moral Arbitrariness and Global Justice.Søren Flinch Midtgaard - forthcoming - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy.
     
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    On the Scope of Justice.Søren Flinch Midtgaard - 2012 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 12 (1):77-96.
    The paper defends the so-called political conception of the scope of justice proposed by Thomas Nagel. The argument has three stages: (a) I argue that A. J. Julius’ influential criticism of the political conception can be answered. Pace Julius, actual and (relevant) hypothetical cases of state coercion do in fact involve a claim to the effect that people have a duty to obey, so the problem of justice does arise, according to Nagel’s criterion, in the critical cases scrutinised by Julius. (...)
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    Non-Renounceable Rights, Paternalism and Autonomy.Søren Flinch Midtgaard - 2015 - Utilitas 27 (3):347-364.
    The notion of a non-renounceable right is an integral part of recent liberal reconciliatory attempts to justify apparently paternalistic policies, such as compulsory insurance or providing people with certain goods irrespective of their subjective preferences, non-paternalistically. However, non-renounceable rights cannot be justified non-paternalistically. A critical scrutiny of the liberal reconciliatory arguments in question reveals this and points towards a plausible paternalist justification of the policies in question.
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    Stay Out of the Sunbed! Paternalistic Reasons for Restricting the Use of Sunbeds.Didde Boisen Andersen & Søren Flinch Midtgaard - forthcoming - Public Health Ethics:phw038.
    The use of tanning beds has been identified as being among the most significant causes of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Accordingly, the activity is properly seen as one that involves profound harm to self. The article examines paternalistic reasons for restricting sunbed usage. We argue that both so-called soft and hard paternalistic arguments support prohibiting the use of sunbeds. We make the following three arguments: an argument from oppressive patterns of socialization suggesting that the autonomous nature of the conduct (...)
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    On Thomas Pogge's Theory of Global Justice. Why We Are Not Collectively Responsible for the Global Distribution of Benefits and Burdens Between Individuals.Søren Flinch Midtgaard - 2012 - SATS: Northern European Journal of Philosophy 13 (2):207-222.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Jahrgang: 13 Heft: 2 Seiten: 207-222.
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    On Thomas Pogge’s Theory of Global Justice. Why We Are Not Collectively Responsible for the Global Distribution of Benefits and Burdens Between Individuals.Søren Flinch Midtgaard - 2012 - SATS 13 (2).
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    'But Suppose Everyone Did the Same' 1 — the Case of the Danish Utopian Micro-Society of Christiania.Søren Flinch Midtgaard - 2007 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 24 (3):299–315.
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