Peter McHugh’s Late Work


I focus on some of Peter McHugh’s most recent papers. This is work that is not yet widely known, some of which has not even been published as yet. I try to show that while the work does not in any way contradict his life-long commitments, it still has the capacity to be not at all predictable.

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    Of the many works that could be cited, see especially Blum and McHugh (1984).


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  5. McHugh, P. (2005). Shared being, old promises, and the just necessity of affirmative action. Human Studies, 28, 129–156.

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  6. McHugh, P. (2007a). Notes on circulation. Unpublished.

  7. McHugh, P. (2007b). Intimacy. Unpublished.

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Raffel, S. Peter McHugh’s Late Work. Hum Stud 33, 289–292 (2010).

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  • Justice
  • Circulation
  • Intimacy
  • Theorizing
  • Morality