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    Interview with Iris Marion Young
    with Neus Torbisco Casals and Idil Boran
    Hypatia 23 (3): 173-181. 2008.
    Originally, the idea of interviewing Iris Marion Young in Barcelona came about after she accepted an invitation to give a public lecture at the Law School of Pompeu Fabra University in May 2002. I had first met Iris back in 1999, at a conference in Bristol, England, and I was impressed deeply by her personality and ideas. We kept in touch since then and exchanged papers and ideas. She was very keen to come to Spain (it seems that her mother had lived some years in Mallorca) and she finally trave…Read more
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    Benefits, Intentions, and the Principle of Fairness
    Canadian Journal of Philosophy 36 (1): 95-115. 2006.
    In its simplest form, the principle of fairness tells us the following. If a number of people are producing a public good that we benefit from, it is not morally acceptable to free ride on their backs, enjoying the benefits without paying the costs. We owe them our fair share of the costs of the production of that good. The principle of fairness, defended by Rawls in A Theory of Justice and widely discussed subsequently, is sometimes invoked in various areas of applied ethics, such as environmen…Read more
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    Rawls and Carnap on doing philosophy without metaphysics
    Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 86 (4). 2005.
    Some philosophers, such as Kai Nielsen, view Rawls's rejection of metaphysical claims, encapsulated in his method of avoidance, as being compatible with the "anti-philosophical" stance, the view that metaphysical debates are sterile and should be abandoned to be replaced by practically viable forms of thinking. This paper shows that this reading of the method of avoidance is incorrect and argues that the method of avoidance is in fact comparable to Carnap's higher-order standpoint of neutrality …Read more
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    Le conséquentialisme et le problème de prédiction
    Archives de Philosophie du Droit 48 305-313. 2004.
    Le présent article examine une objection contre le conséquentialisme provenant de ce que l’on peut appeler « le problème de prédiction ». Le conséquentialisme nous demande de choisir l’action qui apporte la meilleure conséquence. Or, il n’est pas toujours facile, ou même possible, de prédire le futur et de savoir quelles seront exactement les conséquences de nos actions. Il n’est pas raisonnable d’attendre l’action juste de l’agent moral si le critère de justice requiert de celui-ci une prédicti…Read more
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    Contra Moore: The dependency of identity on culture
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 4 (2): 26-44. 2001.
    In her article,?Beyond the Cultural Argument for Liberal Nationalism?, Margaret Moore provides a critique of this argument, and commends, as an alternative, an identity?based approach to liberal nationalism. Moore draws a distinction between identity and culture, and suggests that liberal nationalism should be founded on the former rather than the latter. This article argues, by contrast, that although identity and culture need to be distinguished, they are not as dissociable as Moore contends. …Read more
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    Sur la portée des prérogatives personnelles
    Philosophiques 32 (2): 343-355. 2005.
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    This paper is concerned with the moral concept of harm in the context of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage. This paper delineates between two concepts of wrongful harm: interactional versus architectural. It then examines these options with an eye toward developing a satisfactory normative approach for policy. While the interactional view of wrongful harm supports powerful arguments about moral responsibility, it has some clear limitations. This paper makes a case for the ar…Read more
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    The Circumstances of Global Justice
    Public Affairs Quarterly 22 (4): 335-352. 2008.
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    Two Concepts of Wrongful Harm: A Response
    Ethics, Policy and Environment 21 (3): 396-399. 2018.
    ABSTRACTAs the window of opportunity to limit global average warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels is narrowing, the impacts of climate change are already being experienced around the world. No longer of merely theoretical interest, the issue of ‘loss and damage’ has become central to climate politics. Against this backdrop, old concepts of responsibility and wrongful harm are being revisited. Boran proposed moving away from an interactional conception of harm to an architectural one. Th…Read more
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    Principles of Public Reason in the UNFCCC: Rethinking the Equity Framework
    Science and Engineering Ethics 23 (5): 1253-1271. 2017.
    Since 2011, the focus of international negotiations under the UNFCCC has been on producing a new climate agreement to be adopted in 2015. This phase of negotiations is known as the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action. The goal has been to update the global effort on climate for long-term cooperation. In this period, various changes have been contemplated on the design of the architecture of the global climate effort. Whereas previously, the negotiation process consisted of setting mandated targe…Read more
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    Do Cosmopolitans Have Reasons to Object to Global Distributive Justice?
    American Philosophical Quarterly 45 (1). 2008.
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    No Title available: Dialogue
    Dialogue 49 (1): 163-165. 2010.
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  • The Ethics and Politics of Linguistic Coexistence
    Dissertation, Queen's University at Kingston (Canada). 2002.
    This dissertation offers a theoretical model to ground language rights, rooted in liberalism and the politics of difference. Many existing arguments for language rights apply what Raz has called an "interest theory of rights" to the issue of language rights, which implies that an interest important enough is grounds to hold others duty-bound. Different claims of interest regarding a particular language, such one's mother tongue, are assessed in light of liberal principles of justice and the poli…Read more
  • Joshua Gert, Brute Rationality: Normativity and Human Action (review)
    Philosophy in Review 25 181-183. 2005.