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Véronique Zanetti

1 Introduction When individual rights, especially constitutional rights, compete with other rights or with a public good, judges and politicians involved in the legislative or jurisdictional process are expected to balance their decision in such a way that the gain from achieving the goal mitigates

Sarah Conly

for procreation to be acceptable, two criteria must be met: (i) The Motivation Restriction: Procreation must be motivated by the desire and intention to raise, love, and nurture one’s child once it is born (p. 176). And (ii) Procreation Balance: Procreation is permissible when the risk you impose as a

Steven Wall

the assumption that it does indeed include both types of reciprocity. Working with Scanlon’s example, let us imagine that there is a correct nonbelief-dependent way to balance the competing claims of secular and religious citizens of the United States at the present time. Imagine further that all

Emily Spencer

). Rightness as Fairness is meant to provide guidance in answering any moral question, as each person negotiates by putting herself in the Moral Original Position, seeking the proper balance of ideals and costs meant to accord with A-C above. Arvan states that he believes that Rightness as Fairness thus

Benjamin Ferguson

Jonathan Wolff’s new ethics textbook is clear and engaging. Educated readers looking for an introduction to ethical theory that balances accessibility and rigour and that includes timely discussions of race and gender issues will not be disappointed. Lecturers interested in using the textbook in an

Aaron Graham

affected persons is composed entirely (direct) or disproportionately (indirect) of members of the relevant group. The balance of the book identifies the bearers of the antidiscrimination duty and supplies a theory of affirmative action. The duty-bearers are, importantly, not everyone in a political

N. Hassoun

; on another variant, such standards are understood as compensating for the initial wrong” ( Sangiovanni 2012 : 88). On the first interpretation, the proposal is to just weigh the interests involved in determining whether the balance of reasons supports allowing the coercion. The idea is that it is

Lani Watson and Alan T. Wilson

exemplarist definition of a right act is set out as: “A right act for A in some set of circumstances C is what the person with phronesis (persons like that) would characteristically take to be the most favored by the balance of reasons for A in circumstances C” (p. 201, italics in original). The final

Dale Dorsey

objection. If reasons needn’t maintain the b -relation, then I can (with perfect uprightness) ask why I should conform to the balance of normative considerations. But this seems unintuitive. Normative considerations are supposed to be things that answer questions of the following sort: “why be moral

Jason R. Raibley

balance considerations of self and other. (174). It is not clear how this answer fits with what was said before. Furthermore, it exacerbates a general worry that “the Good Life” does not provide us with a very determinate set of norms or standards. For it is often equally plausible to argue that practical