How can Rawlsian ideal theory’s strict compliance assumption be warranted when so many problems of injustice arise precisely because many people fail to comply with their moral obligations? A standard answer is that the assumption is necessary to define the ideal society that should serve as the telos for political decision making: we should respond to injustice by moving towards that distant society as best we can.  » …Read more

Welcome to our highly anticipated discussion of Sukaina Hirji‘s “Oppressive Double Binds,” published in the most recent issue of Ethics. You can find the paper here. Elizabeth Barnes‘s critical précis is immediately below. Please join the discussion!

Elizabeth Barnes writes:

In Sukaina Hirji’s remarkable paper ‘Oppressive Double Binds’,  » …Read more