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dc.contributor.advisorMulnix, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilkens, Paul
dc.creatorWilkens, Paulen_US
dc.date2021-11-24T14:05:38.000en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-29T11:33:22Z
dc.date.available2021-11-29T11:33:22Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-01en_US
dc.date.submitted2020-08-04T10:54:03-07:00en_US
dc.identifierhonors_theses/299en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13013/777en_US
dc.description.abstractIn political philosophy, the concept of justice has been historically confined to the domestic state. In the last 50 years theorists have been forced to confront or defend the idea that their comprehensive doctrines say nothing about what the duties and entitlements are for people across state boundaries even though moral worth is not different based on where persons are born. It is within this context that John Rawls formulates a comprehensive theory of egalitarian justice for the domestic state that is explicitly not meant to apply to those outside the state. Opposing this view, cosmopolitans contend that it is morally incoherent to say that justice is bound by the state, even if state boundaries are relevant to the actual pursuit of justice for all persons. In exploring the reasons that Rawls creates tiered, unequal account of what persons deserve for justice, I defend the cosmopolitan foundation that justice applies to all equal persons regardless of the relationships of political association. A two step account of justice is morally incoherent because it relies on equal persons morally deserving certain protections in the domestic state and ignores that principle for persons elsewhere. Yet granting that Rawls claims to not rely on any moral law at all, I explore the implication of putting forward a theory of justice devoid of moral considerations. Political realism is a prevailing conception of the global order that would seem to necessitate amoral global justice and the metaphysical foundation that this doctrine is based on is highly unsettled and problematic.en_US
dc.titlePrudent Cosmopolitanism: Towards a Fundamentally Realistic Realization of a Better Worlden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.legacy.pubstatuspublisheden_US
dc.description.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.date.displayApr-20en_US
dc.type.degreeBachelor of Science (BS)en_US
dc.legacy.pubtitleHonors Thesesen_US
dc.legacy.identifierhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1299&context=honors_theses&unstamped=1en_US
dc.legacy.identifieritemhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/honors_theses/299en_US
dc.legacy.identifierfilehttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/context/honors_theses/article/1299/type/native/viewcontenten_US
dc.subject.keywordcosmopolitanismen_US
dc.subject.keywordglobal justiceen_US
dc.subject.keywordhuman rightsen_US
dc.subject.keywordinternational relationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordMartha Nussbaumen_US
dc.subject.keywordRawlsen_US


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