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Feasibility Constraints and the Cosmopolitan Vision: Empirical Reasons for Choosing Justice Over Humanity

  • Holly Lawford-SmithEmail author
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Part of the Studies in Global Justice book series (JUST, volume 6)

Abstract

In the first part of this paper I address the choice between the principles of justice and of humanity as a way of grounding cosmopolitan proposals. I make a conceptual clarification about the humanity approach before giving an argument for promoting justice as the foundation of cosmopolitanism, drawing on work in moral psychology, economics and experimental philosophy. In the final part of the paper I give some reasons for being cautious about the conclusion of the practical argument.

Keywords

Remedial Action Ultimatum Game Public Good Game Moral Psychology Collectivist Culture 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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