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Alexandra Couto
University of Kent
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    The Beneficiary Pays Principle and Strict Liability: Exploring the Normative Significance of Causal Relations.Alexandra Couto - 2018 - Philosophical Studies 175 (9):2169-2189.
    I will discuss the relationship between two different accounts of remedial duty ascriptions. According to one account, the beneficiary account, individuals who benefit innocently from injustices ought to bear remedial responsibilities towards the victims of these injustices. According to another account, the causal account, individuals who caused injustices ought to bear remedial duties towards the victim. In this paper, I examine the relation between the principles central to these accounts: the Beneficiary Pays Principle and the well-established principle of Strict Liability (...)
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    Luck Egalitarianism and What Valuing Responsibility Requires.Alexandra Couto - 2018 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 21 (2):193-217.
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    Liberal Perfectionism: The Reasons That Goodness Gives.Alexandra Couto - 2014 - De Gruyter.
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    Reactive Attitudes, Forgiveness, and the Second-Person Standpoint.Alexandra Couto - 2016 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (5):1309-1323.
    Philosophers discussing forgiveness have usually been split between those who think that forgiveness is typically virtuous, even when the wrongdoer doesn’t repent, and those who think that, for forgiveness to be virtuous, certain pre-conditions must be satisfied. I argue that Darwall’s second-personal account of morality offers significant theoretical support for the latter view. I argue that if, as Darwall claims, reactive attitudes issue a demand, this demand needs to be adequately answered for forgiveness to be warranted. It follows that we (...)
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    Forgiveness and the Problem of Repeated Offences.Alexandra Couto - 2022 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 39 (2):327-345.
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    The Reactive Attitudes Account of Forgiveness and Repeated Offences.Alexandra Couto - forthcoming - Journal of Applied Philosophy.
    According to the dominant account of forgiveness, to forgive is to overcome the reactive attitudes warranted by a wrongdoing. On one version of this ‘reactive attitudes’ account, forgiveness involves cognitive dissociation, while on another it involves affective dissociation. In this paper, I will argue that reflection on cases of repeated offences—where a wrongdoer is forgiven but then keeps repeating an offence—raises two challenges to this account of forgiveness. First, I will argue that, on either way of developing the account, it (...)
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  7. Copyright and Freedom of Expression: A Philosophical Map.Alexandra Couto - 2008 - In A. Gosseries, A. Marciano & A. Strowel (eds.), Intellectual Property and Theories of Justice. Palgrave.
  8. Disaster and Debate.Alexandra Couto & Guy Kahane - 2018 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 15 (5):516-544.
    Faced with a national tragedy, citizens respond in different ways. Some will initiate debate about the possible connections between this tragedy and broader moral and political issues. But others often complain that this is too early, that it is inappropriate to debate such larger issues while ‘the bodies are still warm’. This paper critically examines the grounds for such a complaint. We consider different interpretations of the complaint—cynical, epistemic and ethical—and argue that it can be resisted on all of these (...)
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    A Right to Opportunities for Meaningful Relationships.Alexandra Couto - unknown
    I will argue here a) that we have a right to have opportunities to meaningful relationships, b) that such a right is distinct from a right focusing only on protecting access to more basic social interactions, and c) that to the extent that we have rights to both kinds of social interactions, the one focused on more meaningful relationships should have priority because it secures an interest of greater importance for us.
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    Privacy and Justification.Alexandra Couto - 2006 - Res Publica 12 (3):223-248.
    In this paper, I aim to demonstrate the importance of liberal engagement in public debate, in the face of Nagel’s claim that respect for privacy requires liberals to withdraw from their ‘control of the culture’. The paper starts by outlining a pluralist conception of privacy. I then proceed to examine whether there really is liberal cultural control, as Nagel affirms it, and whether such control truly involves a violation of privacy. Moreover, I argue that Nagel’s desire to leave the social (...)
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    Acknowledgements.Alexandra Couto - 2001 - Phronesis 46 (3):235-235.
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    Review - Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership.Alexandra Couto - 2007 - Metapsychology Online Reviews 11 (30).
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    Review - Satisficing and Maximizing: Moral Theorists on Practical Reason.Alexandra Couto - 2006 - Metapsychology Online Reviews 10 (5).
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    2. Perfectionist Goods.Alexandra Couto - 2014 - In Liberal Perfectionism: The Reasons That Goodness Gives. De Gruyter. pp. 37-67.
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    Gaukroger, Stephen , The Blackwell Guide to Descartes’ Meditations. [REVIEW]Alexandra Couto - 2007 - Consciousness, Literature and the Arts 8 (1).
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    3. Ethical Perfectionism: Distinctions and Objections.Alexandra Couto - 2014 - In Liberal Perfectionism: The Reasons That Goodness Gives. De Gruyter. pp. 68-97.
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    1. Perfectionism: Some Basic Distinctions.Alexandra Couto - 2014 - In Liberal Perfectionism: The Reasons That Goodness Gives. De Gruyter. pp. 16-36.
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    6. The Location of Unfairness.Alexandra Couto - 2014 - In Liberal Perfectionism: The Reasons That Goodness Gives. De Gruyter. pp. 161-201.
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    5. The Consistency Argument.Alexandra Couto - 2014 - In Liberal Perfectionism: The Reasons That Goodness Gives. De Gruyter. pp. 128-160.
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    Table of Contents.Alexandra Couto - 2014 - In Liberal Perfectionism: The Reasons That Goodness Gives. De Gruyter.
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    4. The Reasons That Goodness Gives.Alexandra Couto - 2014 - In Liberal Perfectionism: The Reasons That Goodness Gives. De Gruyter. pp. 98-127.
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    7. Conclusion.Alexandra Couto - 2014 - In Liberal Perfectionism: The Reasons That Goodness Gives. De Gruyter. pp. 202-212.
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    Acknowledgements.Alexandra Couto - 2014 - In Liberal Perfectionism: The Reasons That Goodness Gives. De Gruyter.
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    Bibliography.Alexandra Couto - 2014 - In Liberal Perfectionism: The Reasons That Goodness Gives. De Gruyter. pp. 213-220.
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    0. Introduction.Alexandra Couto - 2014 - In Liberal Perfectionism: The Reasons That Goodness Gives. De Gruyter. pp. 1-15.
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