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From Global Poverty to Global Equality: A Philosophical Exploration

Pablo Gilabert


Do we have positive duties to help others in need or are our moral duties only negative, focused on not harming them? Are any of the former duties of justice that respond to enforceable rights? Is their scope global? Should we aim for global equality besides the eradication of severe global poverty? Is a humanist approach to egalitarian distribution based on rights that all human beings as such have defensible, or must egalitarian distribution be seen in an associativist way, as tracking existing frameworks such as statehood and economic interdependence? Are the eradication of global poverty a ... More

Keywords: global justice, distributive justice, global poverty, global equality, moral contractualism, humanism, humanism, feasibility, positive and negative duties, human rights, cosmopolitanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199639717
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639717.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pablo Gilabert, author
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Concordia University, Montreal.