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Frontiers of Justice

Disability, Nationality, Species Membership

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ISBN 9780674024106

Publication Date: 04/30/2007


512 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Belknap Press

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values


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  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Social Contracts and Three Unsolved Problems of Justice
    • i. The State of Nature
    • ii. Three Unsolved Problems
    • iii. Rawls and the Unsolved Problems
    • iv. Free, Equal, and Independent
    • v. Grotius, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Kant
    • vi. Three Forms of Contemporary Contractarianism
    • vii. The Capabilities Approach
    • viii. Capabilities and Contractarianism
    • ix. In Search of Global Justice
  • 2. Disabilities and the Social Contract
    • i. Needs for Care, Problems of Justice
    • ii. Prudential and Moral Versions of the Contract; Public and Private
    • iii. Rawls’s Kantian Contractarianism: Primary Goods, Kantian Personhood, Rough Equality, Mutual Advantage
    • iv. Postponing the Question of Disability
    • v. Kantian Personhood and Mental Impairment
    • vi. Care and Disability: Kittay and Sen
    • vii. Reconstructing Contractarianism?
  • 3. Capabilities and Disabilities
    • i. The Capabilities Approach: A Noncontractarian Account of Care
    • ii. The Bases of Social Cooperation
    • iii. Dignity: Aristotelian, not Kantian
    • iv. The Priority of the Good, the Role of Agreement
    • v. Why Capabilities?
    • vi. Care and the Capabilities List
    • vii. Capability or Functioning?
    • viii. The Charge of Intuitionism
    • ix. The Capabilities Approach and Rawls’s Principles of Justice
    • x. Types and Levels of Dignity: The Species Norm
    • xi. Public Policy: The Question of Guardianship
    • xii. Public Policy: Education and Inclusion
    • xiii. Public Policy: The Work of Care
    • xiv. Liberalism and Human Capabilities
  • 4. Mutual Advantage and Global Inequality: The Transnational Social Contract
    • i. A World of Inequalities
    • ii. A Theory of Justice: The Two-Stage Contract Introduced
    • iii. The Law of Peoples: The Two-Stage Contract Reaffirmed and Modified
    • iv. Justification and Implementation
    • v. Assessing the Two-Stage Contract
    • vi. The Global Contract: Beitz and Pogge
    • vii. Prospects for an International Contractrarianism
  • 5. Capabilities across National Boundaries
    • i. Social Cooperation: The Priority of Entitlements
    • ii. Why Capabilities?
    • iii. Capabilities and Rights
    • iv. Equality and Adequacy
    • v. Pluralism and Toleration
    • vi. An International “Overlapping Consensus”?
    • vii. Globalizing the Capabilities Approach: The Role of Institutions
    • viii. Globalizing the Capabilities Approach: What Institutions?
    • ix. Ten Principles for the Global Structure
  • 6. Beyond “Compassion and Humanity”: Justice for Nonhuman Animals
    • i. “Beings Entitled to Dignified Existence”
    • ii. Kantian Social-Contract Views: Indirect Duties, Duties of Compassion
    • iii. Utilitarianism and Animal Flourishing
    • iv. Types of Dignity, Types of Flourishing: Extending the Capabilities Approach
    • v. Methodology: Theory and Imagination
    • vi. Species and Individual
    • vii. Evaluating Animal Capabilities: No Nature Worship
    • viii. Positive and Negative, Capability and Functioning
    • ix. Equality and Adequacy
    • x. Death and Harm
    • xi. An Overlapping Consensus?
    • xii. Toward Basic Political Principles: The Capabilities List
    • xiii. The Ineliminability of Conflict
    • xiv. Toward a Truly Global Justice
  • 7. The Moral Sentiments and the Capabilities Approach
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2008 David and Elaine Spitz Prize, International Conference for the Study of Political Thought

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