Reparations, Responsibility, and Formalism : A Reply to Carnes

Philosophia 49 (2):643-649 (2021)
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In a recent paper, Thomas Carnes develops a novel argument for reparations for historical injustices. This Reply shows that Carnes succeeds only at the cost of invoking an implausible formalism. The Reply also presents in brief a simpler argument for reparations.

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The Imperative of Integration.Elizabeth Anderson - 2010 - Princeton University Press.
Formalism.Frederick Schauer - 1988 - Yale Law Journal 97 (4):509-548.
Historic Injustice, Collective Agency, and Compensatory Duties.Thomas Carnes - 2019 - Southwest Philosophy Review 35 (1):79-89.

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