10 found
Order:
See also
Jessica Begon
Durham University
  1.  58
    Disability: A Justice-Based Account.Jessica Begon - 2021 - Philosophical Studies 178 (3):935-962.
    Most people have a clear sense of what they mean by disability, and have little trouble identifying conditions they consider disabling. Yet providing a clear and consistent definition of disability is far from straightforward. Standardly, disability is understood as the restriction in our abilities to perform tasks, as a result of an impairment of normal physical or cognitive human functioning. However, which inabilities matter? We are all restricted by our bodies, and are all incapable of performing some tasks, but most (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  2. Paternalism.Jessica Begon - 2016 - Analysis 76 (3):355-373.
  3.  62
    What Are Adaptive Preferences? Exclusion and Disability in the Capability Approach.Jessica Begon - 2015 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 32 (3):241-257.
    It is a longstanding problem for theorists of justice that many victims of injustice seem to prefer mistreatment, and perpetuate their own oppression. One possible response is to simply ignore such preferences as unreliable ‘adaptive preferences’. Capability theorists have taken this approach, arguing that individuals should be entitled to certain capabilities regardless of their satisfaction without them. Although this initially seems plausible, worries have been raised that undermining the reliability of individuals' strongly-held preferences impugns their rationality, and further excludes already (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   10 citations  
  4.  57
    Capabilities for All?Jessica Begon - 2017 - Social Theory and Practice 43 (1):154-179.
    The capability approach aims to ensure all individuals are able to form and pursue their own conception of the good, whilst the state remains neutral between them, and has done much to include oppressed and marginalised groups. Liberal neutrality and social inclusivity are worthy goals, yet I argue that Martha Nussbaum’s influential formulation of the capability approach, at least, cannot meet them. Conceptualising capabilities as opportunities to perform specific, valuable functionings fails to accommodate those who do not value, or cannot (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  5.  42
    Athletic Policy, Passive Well-Being: Defending Freedom in the Capability Approach.Jessica Begon - 2016 - Economics and Philosophy 32 (1):51-73.
    The capability approach was developed as a response to the ‘equality of what?’ question, which asks what the metric of equality should be. The alternative answers are, broadly, welfare, resources or capabilities. G.A. Cohen has raised influential criticisms of this last response. He suggests that the capability approach’s focus on individuals’ freedom – their capability to control their own lives – renders its view of well-being excessively ‘athletic’, ignoring benefits achieved passively, without the active involvement of the benefitted individual. However, (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  6.  37
    The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability, Written by Elizabeth Barnes. [REVIEW]Jessica Begon - 2018 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 15 (1):100-103.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  7.  42
    Sexual Perversion: A Liberal Account.Jessica Begon - 2019 - Journal of Social Philosophy 50 (3):341-362.
  8.  24
    In Our Best Interest: A Defense of Paternalism By Jason Hanna. [REVIEW]Jessica Begon - 2020 - Analysis 80 (1):199-202.
    In Our Best Interest: A Defense of Paternalism By HannaJasonOxford University Press, 2018. 271 pp. £47.99.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9.  33
    Robeyns, Ingrid. Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined. Cambridge: Open Book, 2017. Pp. 268. $41.23 ; $22.87. [REVIEW]Jessica Begon - 2018 - Ethics 129 (1):135-139.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  10.  4
    Disadvantage, Disagreement, and Disability: Re-Evaluating the Continuity Test.Jessica Begon - forthcoming - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy:1-30.
    The suggestion that individuals should be considered disadvantaged, and consequently entitled to compensation, only if they consider themselves disadvantaged (Dworkin’s ‘continuity test’) is initially appealing. However, it also faces problems. First, if individuals are routinely mistaken, then we routinely fail to assist the deserving. Second, if individuals assess their circumstances differently then the state will provide different levels of assistance to people in identical situations. Thus, should we instead ignore individuals’ convictions and provide assistance that some, at least, do not (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark