Benefiting from injustice

  • Barry, Christian (PI)
  • Goodin, Robert (CoI)
  • Overland, Gerhard (CoI)
  • Ypi, Lea (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    Three relations are ordinarily thought to ground moral duties to help victims of injustice. You have these duties if you have contributed to the victims' plight, if you can alleviate it at moderate cost, or if you share valued associative or affective ties with them. This project explores a fourth and hitherto neglected relation: that you have duties to help victims of injustice if you benefit from that injustice. We plumb the significance of this relation for the treatment of colonized or formerly colonized peoples, and policies of affluent societies on climate change and on international trade. This research contributes to moral philosophy and helps guide Australia's policy on controversial and important issues.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/07/1131/12/15

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$309,000.00

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