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  • The ethics of refugee prioritization: reframing the debate 

    Lippert-Rasmussen, Kasper; Vitikainen, Annamari (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-29)
  • Fra hverdagspraksis til strukturell urettferdighet 

    Fjørtoft, Kjersti (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-29)
    Metoobevegelsen har ført til et økt fokus på kulturelle og strukturelle forhold som bidrar til å opprettholde og usynliggjøre seksuell trakassering og diskriminering i arbeidslivet og andre sektorer i samfunnslivet. Artikkelen er en diskusjon av ulike former for urettferdighet som bidrar til å skape en slik kultur, mer presist, <i>epistemisk urettferdighet</i> og <i>implisitt bias</i>. Disse formene ...
  • LGBT Rights and Refugees: A case for prioritizing LGBT status in refugee admissions 

    Vitikainen, Annamari (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-29)
    This article discusses the case of refugees who are LGBT, and the possible grounds for using LGBT status as a basis for prioritizing LGBT persons in refugee admissions. I argue that those states most willing and able to protect LGBT persons against a variety of (also) non-asylum-grounding injustices have strong moral reasons to admit and prioritize refugees with LGBT status over non-LGBT refugees ...
  • Mennyire lehet nehéz? A túlzott követelések ellenvetésének újszerű megközelítései 

    Tanyi, Attila (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2012)
  • Book review: Mayer, Benoît and Francois Crépeau. 2017. Research Handbook on Climate Change, Migration, and the Law (Edgard Elgar: Cheltenham, 512 pages) 

    Duarte, Melina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Benoît Mayer and François Crépeau's edited volume, Research Handbook on Climate Change, Migration and the Law, is, in many ways, an outstanding book. In a collection of 20 chapters, authored by experts from different fields and geographical backgrounds, the book compiles the most recent perspectives on the debate surrounding the development of legal protection to climate-induced migrants. The book ...
  • Moderate inclusivism and the conversational translation proviso: Revising Habermas's ethics of citizenship 

    Jakobsen, Jonas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Habermas’ ‘ethics of citizenship’ raises a number of relevant concerns about the dangers of a secularistic exclusion of religious contributions to public deliberation, on the one hand, and the dangers of religious conflict and sectarianism in politics, on the other. Agreeing largely with these concerns, the paper identities four problems with Habermas’ approach, and attempts to overcome them: (a) ...
  • Is Logic Distinctively Normative? 

    Labukt, Ivar Russøy (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-01)
    Logic is widely held to be a normative discipline. Various claims have been offered in support of this view, but they all revolve around the idea that logic is concerned with how one ought to reason. I argue that most of these claims—while perhaps correct—only entail that logic is normative in a way that many, if not all, intellectual disciplines are normative. I also identify some claims whose ...
  • Suits’ Utopia and Human Sports 

    Borge, Steffen (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-24)
    In this article, I consider Bernard Suits’ Utopia where the denizens supposedly fill their days playing Utopian sports, with regard to the relevance of the thought experiment for understanding the sports we currently play and have played. I argue that the thought experiment is irrelevant for understanding our current and past sports, i.e. human sports. I identify two views on games and sports in ...
  • Group rights, collective goods, and the problem of cross-border minority protection 

    Vitikainen, Annamari (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-02)
    This article argues that there are both practical and conceptual reasons for relaxing the prevailing state-centric frameworks for minority protection in the global arena. The article discusses two example cases: the indigenous Sami and the Roma travellers. It draws on analyses of the kinds of rights protected by the key international minority rights documents, and the kinds of goods these rights ...
  • Entrapment: From the objection from temptation to the objection from moral alliance 

    Hill, Daniel; McLeod, Stephen; Tanyi, Attila (Preprint; Manuskript, 2020-02-25)
    Entrapment involves two parties: the agent, who entraps, and the target, who is entrapped. When entrapment occurs, the agent procures the target’s act by recommending, requesting or enjoining its performance. When an agent intentionally tempts a target, the agent presents the target with the opportunity to perform an act, with the intention that the target will experience an urge to perform ...
  • On the Road to Meaning 

    Tanyi, Attila (Preprint; Manuskript, 2020-02-25)
    The paper offers a philosophically infused analysis of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. The main idea is that McCarthy’s novel is primarily a statement on the meaning of life. Once this idea is argued for and endorsed, by using a parallel between The Road and a 19th century Hungarian dramatic poem, The Tragedy of Man, the paper goes on to argue that the most plausible – although admittedly not the only ...
  • What are basic liberties? An Essay in Analytical Specification 

    McLeod, Stephen; Tanyi, Attila (Preprint; Manuskript, 2020-02-25)
    Our initial aim is to characterize, in a manner more precise than before, what Rawls calls the “analytical” method of arrival at a list of basic liberties. As we understand it, this method employs one or more general conditions that, under any just social order whatever, putative entitlements must meet in order for them to be among the basic liberties encompassed, within some just social ...
  • Consequentialist Demands, Intuitions and Experimental Methodology 

    Tanyi, Attila; Sweetman, Joe (Preprint; Manuskript, 2020-02-25)
    Can morality be so demanding that we have reason not to follow its dictates? According to many, it can, if that morality is a consequentialist one. We take the plausibility and coherence of this objection – the Demandingness Objection – as a given and are also not concerned with finding the best response to the Objection. Instead, our main aim is to explicate the intuitive background of the Objection ...
  • Consequentialism and Its Demands: The Role of Institutions 

    Miklos, Andras; Tanyi, Attila (Preprint; Manuskript, 2020-02-25)
    It isn’t saying much to claim that morality is demanding; the question, rather, is: can morality be so demanding that we have reason not to follow its dictates? According to many, it can, if that morality is a consequentialist one. This paper takes the plausibility and coherence of this objection – the Demandingness Objection – as a given. Our question, therefore, is how to respond to the Objection. ...
  • What is the incoherence objection to legal entrapment 

    Hill, Daniel; McLeod, Stephen; Tanyi, Attila (Preprint; Manuskript, 2020-02-25)
    Some legal theorists say that legal entrapment to commit a crime is incoherent. So far, there is no satisfactorily precise statement of this objection in the literature: it is obscure even as to the type of incoherence that is purportedly involved. (Perhaps consequently, substantial assessment of the objection is also absent.) We aim to provide a new statement of the objection that is more ...
  • The Ethical Consequences of Criminalising Solidarity in the EU 

    Duarte, Melina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-19)
    The aftermath of the European refugee crisis can be said to have sparked a crisis of solidarity. Despite abundant demonstrations of solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers, what many saw as an exercise of their duty to help was made illegal. The critical term that emerged to refer to this conjuncture was “criminalization of solidarity”. In order to include this term in the academic debate, this ...
  • Demonic despair under the guise of the good? Kierkegaard and Anscombe vs. Velleman 

    Fremstedal, Roe (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-30)
    The aim of this paper is to clarify Kierkegaard’s concept of demonic despair (and demonic evil) and to show its relevance for discussions of the guise of the good thesis (i.e. that in φ-ing intentionally, we take φ-ing to be good). Contemporary discussions of diabolic evil often emphasise the phenomena of despair and acedia as apparent counter-examples to the guise of the good. I contend that ...
  • On Being Good Gay: 'Covering' and the social structure of being LGBT+ 

    Vitikainen, Annamari (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-01-03)
    This essay discusses Cyril Ghosh’s analysis of the notion of ‘gay covering’ as an act of downplaying one’s gayness in the face of public expectations, and its countermove of ‘reversing cover’. I acknowledge, along with Ghosh, that both the demands to ‘cover’ and ‘reverse cover’ are problematic from the perspective of LGBT+ authenticity. I aim to show, however, that such acts of covering, and reversing ...
  • Teknologi, natur og litteratur: Deiktisk diskurs hos Vetlesen og Borgmann 

    Lundestad, Erik; Antonsen, Trine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-15)
    I <i>The Denial of Nature</i> (2015) argumenterer Arne Johan Vetlesen for at litteratur og poesi, av den typen den amerikanske filosofen Albert Borgmann karakteriserer som deiktisk diskurs, fremviser naturens iboende verdi. Ifølge Vetlesen tilbyr deiktisk diskurs en pre-teoretisk tilnærming til naturen som den filosofiske debatten siden kan baseres på. Artikkelen viser at selv om både Vetlesen og ...
  • A Political Conception of Pandemics and Epidemics in Africa 

    Abumere, Frank Aragbonfoh (Chapter; Bokkapittel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2019-08-17)
    This chapter is concerned with extra-biological, extra-medical or extra-health factors, namely: actions and inactions (commissions and omissions) that are morally unjust – that is, which are moral injustice – which ultimately cause, enable or contribute to pandemics and epidemics in Africa. Therefore, although this chapter is dealing with health, the framework of the chapter is neither biological ...

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