Claremont Graduate University
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 1990
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
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    In this paper I argue that respect for human dignity establishes a justificatory presumption in favor of egalitarian rules, which presumption is applicable to the global economic association. This is the basis for condemning several feature of current global inequality as unjust
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    Jurisprudence (edited book)
    with Christopher Roederer
    Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2004.
    Chris Roederer, Darrel Moellendorf. last two hundred years or more under the notion of stare decisis and the rule of law. The matrix of legal rules is no longer the seat of the law in South Africa, if it ever was. One can disagree with Mohamed J's ...
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    Authors' reply to thandi case
    with Trefor Jenkins and Udo Schüklenk
    Developing World Bioethics 2 (1). 2002.
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    This book examines the threat that climate change poses to the projects of poverty eradication, sustainable development, and biodiversity preservation. It offers a careful discussion of the values that support these projects and a critical evaluation of the normative bases of climate change policy. This book regards climate change policy as a public problem that normative philosophy can shed light on. It assumes that the development of policy should be based on values regarding what is important…Read more
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    Liberal Values and Socialist Models
    Theoria 44 65-77. 1997.
  • In G. Brock & H. Brighouse
    In Gillian Brock & Harry Brighouse (eds.), The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism, Cambridge University Press. pp. 148--163. 2005.
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    Consensus and Cognitivism in Habermas's Discourse
    South African Journal of Philosophy 19 (2): 65-74. 2000.
    Habermas asserts that his discourse ethics rests on two main commitments: (1) Moral judgments have cognitive content analogous to truth value; and (2) moral justification requires real-life discourse. Habermas elaborates on the second claim by making actual consensus a necessary condition of normative validity. I argue that Habermas's two commitments sit uneasily together. The second entails that his cognitivism is revisionist in the sense that it must reject the law of the excluded middle. More…Read more
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    Cosmopolitan Justice Reconsidered
    Theoria 51 (104): 203-225. 2004.
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    In the first part of this article, we considered how Thandi, a 15-year-old girl, was treated when taken by her mother to their GP, Dr Randera. Dr Randera notified them that Thandi was pregnant, HIV positive, and had syphilis and herpes. Dr Randera also informed them that there was a substantial risk that the baby would be born HIV positive. Both Thandi and her mother wanted an abortion. However, Dr Randera, who was morally opposed to abortions, refused to provide the service and did not refer Th…Read more
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    Racism and Rationality in Hegel's Philosophy of Subjective Spirit
    History of Political Thought 13 (2): 243. 1992.
    The eurocentrism of Hegel's philosophy of history is well known. Hegel's reputation has not benefited from many of the claims in the Philosophy of History; such as the one that African history, having no development, has contributed nothing to world history. Because of the general lack of attention that Hegel's philosophy of subjective spirit has received, it is little known that this eurocentrism is based, in part, on the racism of the philosophy of subjective spirit. Only here does Hegel syste…Read more
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    La justice et les associations
    Philosophiques 34 (1): 61-75. 2007.
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    Cosmopolitan Justice Reconsidered
    Theoria 51 203-225. 2004.
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    Research Ethics: Beyond the Guidelines
    with Trefor Jenkins and Udo Schuklenk
    Developing World Bioethics 1 (1): 69-82. 2001.