Journal of Global Ethics 5 (3):173 – 179 (2009)

Authors
Nils Holtug
University of Copenhagen
Abstract
Derek Parfit has argued that prioritarianism “naturally” has global scope, i.e. naturally applies to everyone, irrespective of his or her particular national, state or other communal affiliation. In that respect, it differs from e.g. egalitarianism. In this article, I critically assess Parfit's argument. In particular, I argue that it is difficult to draw conclusions about the scope of prioritarianism simply from an inspection of its structure. I also make some suggestions as to what it would take to argue that prioritarianism has either global or merely domestic scope
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/17449620903403283
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,307
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Mortal Questions.Thomas Nagel - 1979 - Cambridge University Press.
The Problem of Global Justice.Thomas Nagel - 2005 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 33 (2):113-147.

View all 31 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Incas and Aliens: The Truth in Telic Egalitarianism.Shlomi Segall - 2016 - Economics and Philosophy 32 (1):1-19.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-05-07

Total views
75 ( #154,107 of 2,507,703 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #416,820 of 2,507,703 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes