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    The Good Society 23 (1): 103-113. 2014.
    In this article, I argue that mass incarceration belongs to a category of social status interventions by which the modern state either withholds the ordinary protections and benefits of the law from outlawed groups or subjects them to private punishment based on their mere membership in those groups. In the US these groups include immigrants and resident Latinos, the homeless, the poor and poor blacks, sex workers, and ex-convicts. Outlawry is a fundamentally anti-democratic practice that cannot…Read more
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    What is the point of equality
    Ethics 109 (2): 287-337. 1999.
  •  101
    The Epistemology of Justice
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 58 (1): 6-29. 2020.
  •  86
    Interview by Simon Cushing
    with Simon Cushing
    Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics (Philosophical Profiles). 2014.
    Simon Cushing conducted the following interview with Elizabeth Anderson on 18 June 2014.
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    Book Review (review)
    Economics and Philosophy 10 (2): 182-189. 1994.
  •  1
    Value in Ethics and Economics
    Erkenntnis 45 (1): 133-136. 1996.
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    Value in Ethics and Economics
    Ethics 105 (3): 662-663. 1993.
  •  265
    Recent Thinking about Sexual Harassment: A Review Essay
    Philosophy and Public Affairs 34 (3): 284-312. 2006.
  •  210
    Equality and freedom in the workplace: Recovering republican insights
    Social Philosophy and Policy 31 (2): 48-69. 2015.
    "The terms do not have to be spelled out, because they have been set not by a meeting of minds of the parties, but by a default baseline defined by corporate, property, and employment law that establishes the legal parameters for the constitution of capitalist firms." p. 2
  •  15
    Inequality Reexamined, Amartya Sen (review)
    Economics and Philosophy 11 (1): 182-189. 1995.
  •  7
    No Title available: Reviews
    Economics and Philosophy 11 (1): 182-189. 1995.
  • Lettres Sur les Animaux
    with Charles Georges Leroy and Roy Charles-Georges Le
    . 1994.
    La dernière édition des Lettres sur les animaux, ouvrage de l'encyclopédiste mineur Charles-George Le Roy, date de 1896. Cette nouvelle édition propose une présentation très respecteuse de la pensée originale de l'auteur, elle précise dans quelles circonstances les divers éléments du livre furent successivement publiés et retrace son évolution depuis les articles HOMME (Morale) et INSTINCT de l'Encyclopédie jusqu'à l'édition complète de 1802. L'introduction situe les Lettresdans l'uvre de Le Roy…Read more
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    The Democratic University: The Role of Justice in Knowledge Production
    In Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.), The Just Society, Cambridge University Press. pp. 186--219. 1995.
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    Book Review: Free Market Fairness (review)
    Political Theory 41 (1): 163-166. 2013.
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    Review: Values, Risks, and Market Norms (review)
    Philosophy and Public Affairs 17 (1). 1988.
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    Responsible public policy making in a technological society must rely on complex scientific reasoning. Given that ordinary citizens cannot directly assess such reasoning, does this call the democratic legitimacy of technical public policies in question? It does not, provided citizens can make reliable second-order assessments of the consensus of trustworthy scientific experts. I develop criteria for lay assessment of scientific testimony and demonstrate, in the case of claims about anthropogenic…Read more
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    The concept of preference dominates economic theory today. It performs a triple duty for economists, grounding their theories of individual behavior, welfare, and rationality. Microeconomic theory assumes that individuals act so as to maximize their utility – that is, to maximize the degree to which their preferences are satisfied. Welfare economics defines individual welfare in terms of preference satisfaction or utility, and social welfare as a function of individual preferences. Finally, econ…Read more
  •  141
    Welfare, Work Requirements, and Dependant-Care
    Journal of Applied Philosophy 21 (3): 243-256. 2004.
    the arguments in their favour are weak. Arguments based on reciprocity fail to explain why only means-tested public benefits should be subject to work requirements, and why unpaid dependant care work should not count as satisfying citizens’ obligations to reciprocate. Argu- ments based on promoting the work ethic misattribute recipients’ nonwork to deviant values, when their core problem is finding steady employment consistent with supporting a family and meeting dependant care responsibilities.…Read more
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    If truth is not unproblematic, then neither is it inaccessible. And, telling the truth is decidedly a political act. "From the viewpoint of politics, truth has a despotic character," declared Hannah Arendt, in her essay, "Truth and Politics." "Unwelcome opinion can be argued with, rejected, or compromised upon," she goes on, "but unwelcome facts possess an infuriating stubbornness that nothing can move except plain lies." Moreover, at this late date in the twentieth century, we know that social …Read more
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    The Ethical Limitations of the Market
    Economics and Philosophy 6 (2): 179. 1990.
    A distinctive feature of modern capitalist societies is the tendency of the market to take over the production, maintenance, and distribution of goods that were previously produced, maintained, and distributed by nonmarket means. Yet, there is a wide range of disagreement regarding the proper extent of the market in providing many goods. Labor has been treated as a commodity since the advent of capitalism, but not without significant and continuing challenges to this arrangement. Other goods who…Read more