•  13
    Tesis de doctorado : Justicia política y educación ciudadana
    Revista de Filosofía y Teoría Política 35 111-112. 2004.
  •  9
    Utilitarismo, justicia y educación
    Revista de Filosofía y Teoría Política 34 77-84. 2002.
  •  26
    Justice as Fairness, Civic Identity, and Patriotic Education
    Public Affairs Quarterly 23 (2): 95-114. 2009.
    The ideal model of a just society defended by John Rawls entails the existence of certain institutions—those that form the basic structure of society—that guarantee citizens' basic rights and liberties, equality of opportunity, and access to material resources. Such a model also presupposes a certain account of reasonable citizenship. In particular, reasonable citizens will have a set of moral capacities and dispositions and will voluntarily support just institutions. According to Rawls, the nee…Read more
  •  136
    International Handbook of Philosophy of Education (edited book)
    with Ann Chinnery, Nuraan Davids, Naomi Hodgson, Kai Horsthemke, Viktor Johansson, Dirk Willem Postma, Claudia W. Ruitenberg, Paul Smeyers, Christiane Thompson, Joris Vlieghe, Hanan Alexander, Joop Berding, Charles Bingham, Michael Bonnett, David Bridges, Malte Brinkmann, Brian A. Brown, Carsten Bünger, Nicholas C. Burbules, Rita Casale, Brian Coyne, Renato Huarte Cuéllar, Stefaan E. Cuypers, Johan Dahlbeck, Suzanne de Castell, Doret de Ruyter, Samantha Deane, Sarah J. DesRoches, Eduardo Duarte, Denise Egéa, Penny Enslin, Oren Ergas, Lynn Fendler, Sheron Fraser-Burgess, Norm Friesen, Amanda Fulford, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer, Stefan Herbrechter, Chris Higgins, Pádraig Hogan, Katariina Holma, Liz Jackson, Ronald B. Jacobson, Jennifer Jenson, Kerstin Jergus, Clarence W. Joldersma, Mark E. Jonas, Zdenko Kodelja, Wendy Kohli, Anna Kouppanou, Heikki A. Kovalainen, Lesley Le Grange, David Lewin, Tyson E. Lewis, Gerard Lum, Niclas Månsson, Christopher Martin, and Jan Masschelein
    Springer Verlag. 2018.
    This handbook presents a comprehensive introduction to the core areas of philosophy of education combined with an up-to-date selection of the central themes. It includes 95 newly commissioned articles that focus on and advance key arguments; each essay incorporates essential background material serving to clarify the history and logic of the relevant topic, examining the status quo of the discipline with respect to the topic, and discussing the possible futures of the field. The book provides a …Read more
  • This book develops and applies a unified interpretation of John Rawls’ theory of justice as fairness in order to clarify the account of citizenship that Rawls relies upon, and the kind of educational policies that the state can legitimately pursue to promote social justice. Costa examines the role of the family as the "first school of justice" and its basic contribution to the moral and political development of children. It also argues that schools are necessary to supplement the education that …Read more
  •  28
    Civic virtue in non-ideal republics
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. forthcoming.
    This paper defends a neorepublican account of civic virtue as consisting of stable traits of character, understood in broadly Aristotelian terms, that exhibit excellences associated with the role of citizen, and that contribute to the secure protection of freedom as non-domination. Such an account is important for the neorepublican project because neither laws nor social norms can yield reliable support for republican freedom without a parallel input from civic virtue. The paper emphasizes the n…Read more
  •  25
    Preparing for a Sustainable Future
    with Fayez Albadri, Najwa Ashal, Ambareen Beebeejaun, Khoyratty Bushra, David Crowther, Marcia Juliana D’Angelo, Bheekharry Normada Devi, Cristina Góis, Srushti Govilkar, Kritika Jaiswal, Vimi Neeroo Lockmun-Bissessur, Chris McLean, José Lázaro Oliveira Nunes, Flávio Oliveira, Swaleha Peeroo, Dineshwar Ramdhony, Raysa Geaquinto Rocha, Martin Samy, Maria João Santos, Aatman Shukla, Ruchi Tewari, Subrun Veerunjaysingh, and Clara Viseu
    Springer Nature Singapore. 2023.
    The term sustainability has become one of the most significant in the current era. It seems to be ubiquitous amongst academics, politicians, business leaders, media personnel and even the general public. It is no exaggeration to state that it is considered all over the world to be the most pressing issue to be addressed for the long-term future of the planet and its inhabitants. The topic is of course complex, and the issue of sustainability is under much debate as to what it actually is and how…Read more
  •  82
    Rawls on Liberty and Domination
    Res Publica 15 (4): 397-413. 2009.
    One of the central elements of John Rawls’ argument in support of his two principles of justice is the intuitive normative ideal of citizens as free and equal. But taken in isolation, the claim that citizens are to be treated as free and equal is extremely indeterminate, and has virtually no clear implications for policy. In order to remedy this, the two principles of justice, together with the stipulation that citizens have basic interests in developing their moral capacities and pursuing their…Read more
  •  24
    Patriotism and Nationalism
    In Ann Chinnery, Nuraan Davids, Naomi Hodgson, Kai Horsthemke, Viktor Johansson, Dirk Willem Postma, Claudia W. Ruitenberg, Paul Smeyers, Christiane Thompson, Joris Vlieghe, Hanan Alexander, Joop Berding, Charles Bingham, Michael Bonnett, David Bridges, Malte Brinkmann, Brian A. Brown, Carsten Bünger, Nicholas C. Burbules, Rita Casale, M. Victoria Costa, Brian Coyne, Renato Huarte Cuéllar, Stefaan E. Cuypers, Johan Dahlbeck, Suzanne de Castell, Doret de Ruyter, Samantha Deane, Sarah J. DesRoches, Eduardo Duarte, Denise Egéa, Penny Enslin, Oren Ergas, Lynn Fendler, Sheron Fraser-Burgess, Norm Friesen, Amanda Fulford, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer, Stefan Herbrechter, Chris Higgins, Pádraig Hogan, Katariina Holma, Liz Jackson, Ronald B. Jacobson, Jennifer Jenson, Kerstin Jergus, Clarence W. Joldersma, Mark E. Jonas, Zdenko Kodelja, Wendy Kohli, Anna Kouppanou, Heikki A. Kovalainen, Lesley Le Grange, David Lewin, Tyson E. Lewis, Gerard Lum, Niclas Månsson, Christopher Martin & Jan Masschelein (eds.), International Handbook of Philosophy of Education, Springer Verlag. pp. 1389-1400. 2018.
    This chapter examines the normative question of whether the cultivation of patriotic and nationalist ideals and attachments should have a central place in programs of civic education. It argues that the most useful way to draw the distinction between patriotism and nationalism focuses on their respective objects of loyalty; patriotism is loyalty to a country while nationalism is loyalty to a people. This way of distinguishing between patriotism and nationalism forms the background for the discus…Read more
  •  52
    Neo-republicanism, freedom as non-domination, and citizen virtue
    Politics, Philosophy and Economics 8 (4): 401-419. 2009.
    This article discusses Philip Pettit’s neo-republicanism in light of the criterion of self-sustenance: the requirement that a political theory be capable of serving as a self-sustaining public philosophy for a pluralist democracy. It argues that this criterion can only be satisfied by developing an adequate politics of virtue. Pettit’s theory is built around the notion of freedom as non-domination, and he does not say much about the virtues of citizens or the policies the state may employ to enc…Read more
  •  32
    Neo-Republicanism and the Domination of Immigrants
    Res Publica 27 (3): 447-465. 2020.
    Neo-republicanism seems well suited to provide insight into current policies for the control and restriction of immigration. In this paper, I discuss three different accounts of domination to assess whether they can provide intuitively acceptable responses to the types of domination experienced by different groups of immigrants. First, I present and criticize an argument offered by Philip Pettit in support of the view that immigration restrictions could in principle avoid being dominating. My cr…Read more
  •  51
    Education for Civic Virtue or Patriotism?
    Journal of Social Philosophy 52 (3): 383-392. 2021.
    Journal of Social Philosophy, EarlyView.
  •  22
    Political Liberalism and the Complexity of Civic Virtue
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 42 (2): 149-170. 2004.
  •  19
    The teacher and the world: A study of cosmopolitanism as education (review)
    Journal of Moral Education 42 (4): 514-515. 2013.
    No abstract
  •  3
    The Fragility of Patriotism
    Philosophy of Education 67 9-12. 2011.
  •  73
    Political Liberalism and the Complexity of Civic Virtue
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 42 (2): 149-170. 2004.
  •  26
    This article considers why the influential neo-republicans Philip Pettit and Richard Bellamy tend to minimise or deny the role that natural or moral rights play in republican thought. It argues that their specific views about the theoretical role of such rights are motivated by methodological commitments. In Pettit’s case the commitments are to consequentialism and formalism, while in Bellamy’s it is to proceduralism. But these commitments get in the way of providing a fully adequate account of …Read more
  •  24
    Justice as Fairness and Educational Policy
    Social Theory and Practice 39 (2): 353-361. 2013.
  •  42
    Freedom as Non‐Domination and Widespread Prejudice
    Metaphilosophy 50 (4): 441-458. 2019.
    This paper offers an answer to an objection to Phillip Pettit’s neo‐republican account of freedom as non‐domination raised by Sharon Krause. The objection is that widespread prejudice, such as systemic racism or sexism, generates significant obstacles to individuals’ free agency but that neo‐republicanism fails to explain why these obstacles reduce freedom. This is because neo‐republicanism defines domination in terms of the capacity for arbitrary interference, but many prejudiced actions do not…Read more
  •  5
    Extending Rawls to Address Questions about Education and Race
    Philosophy of Education 70 455-457. 2014.
  •  81
    Citizenship and the state
    Philosophy Compass 4 (6): 987-997. 2009.
    This study surveys debates on citizenship, the state, and the bases of political stability. The survey begins by presenting the primary sense of 'citizenship' as a legal status and the question of the sorts of political communities people can belong to as citizens. (Multi)nation-states are suggested as the main site of citizenship in the contemporary world, without ignoring the existence of alternative possibilities. Turning to discussions of citizen identity, the study shows that some of the di…Read more
  •  116
    Freedom as non-domination, normativity, and indeterminacy
    Journal of Value Inquiry 41 (2-4): 291-307. 2007.
  •  37
    Cosmopolitanism as a Corrective Virtue
    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (4): 999-1013. 2016.
    This paper defends an account of cosmopolitanism as a corrective virtue of the sort endorsed by Philippa Foot. In particular, it argues that cosmopolitanism corrects a common and dangerous tendency to form overly strong identifications with political entities such as countries, nations, and cultures. The account helps to unify the current heterogeneous collection of cosmopolitan theories, as is illustrated by a discussion of the cultural cosmopolitanism of Jeremy Waldron, and the political cosmo…Read more
  •  64
    Republican liberty and border controls
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 19 (4): 400-415. 2016.
  •  23
    Un outil d’évaluation des compétences cognitives des jeunes polyhandicapés : le P2CJP
    with Régine Scelles
    Alter - European Journal of Disability Research / Revue Européenne de Recherche Sur le Handicap 6 (2): 110-123. 2012.