The Journal of Ethics 3 (2):105--120 (1999)

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Jonathan Wolff
Oxford University
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The discussion of the adequacy of Karl Marx''s definition of exploitation has paid insufficient attention to a prior question: what is a definition? Once we understand Marx as offering a reference-fixing definition in a model we will realise that it is resistant to certain objections. A more general analysis of exploitation is offered here and it is suggested that Marx''s own definition is a particular instance of the general analysis which makes a number of controversial moral assumptions.
Keywords coercion  definition  exploitation  exploitation of circumstances  Marx  vulnerability
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