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Papers in Political Philosophy

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I have divided my papers in political philosophy into areas of research, and the papers in each area are listed in reverse chronological order.  An overall list is provided at the bottom of the page.  Some of the titles link to PDFs, some of which are password protected.  The password is "copp".

Papers on democracy -- including papers on legitimacy and authority.

Papers on identity and liberal stability

Papers on justice and basic needs.

Papers on secession.

Applied Topics -- cost-benefit analysis, slavery, deterrence, etc.

Overall list.

 

Papers on Democracy


  • 2011:  “Reasonable Acceptability and Democratic Legitimacy:  Estlund’s Qualified Acceptability Requirement,” Ethics, 121, pp. 239-269.
  • 2002:  “Goldman on the Goals of Democracy”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 64, pp. 207-214.
  • 2000:  “Capitalism versus Democracy: The Marketing of Votes and the Marketing of Political Power,” in John D. Bishop, ed., Ethics and Capitalism (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), pp. 81-101.
  • 1999:  “The Idea of a Legitimate State”, Philosophy and Public Affairs, 28, pp. 3-45.
  • 1997:  “Democracy and Communal Self-Determination”, in Jefferson McMahan and Robert McKim, eds., The Morality of Nationalism (New York:  Oxford University Press), pp. 277-300.
  • 1993:  "Could Political Truth be a Hazard for Democracy?" in David Copp, Jean Hampton, and John Roemer, eds., The Idea of Democracy (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press), pp. 101-117.
  • 1980:  "Hobbes on Artificial Persons and Collective Actions", The Philosophical Review, 89, pp 579-606.

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Papers on Identity and Liberal Stability.


  • 2005:  “The Normativity of Self-Grounded Reason,” Social Philosophy and Policy, 22, pp. 165-203.
  • 2002:  “Social Unity and the Identity of Persons”, The Journal of Political Philosophy, 10, pp. 365-391.
  • 1999:  “Korsgaard on Normativity, Identity, and the Grounds of Obligation”, in Julian Nida-Rumelin, ed., Rationality, Realism, Revision (Berlin:  de Gruyter), pp. 572-581.
  • 1996:  “Pluralism and Stability in Liberal Theory”, The Journal of Political Philosophy, 4, pp. 191-206.

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Papers on Justice and Basic Needs.


  • 2011:  “Comment on Sacconi, Faillo, and Ottone:  Contractarian Compliance, Welfarist Justice, and Conformist Utility,” Analyse und Kritik, 33.
  • 2010:  “Corrective Justice as a Duty of the Political Community:  David Lyons on the Moral Legacy of Slavery and Jim Crow,” Boston University Law Review, 90, pp. 1731-1754.
  • 2005:  “International Justice and the Basic Needs Principle,” in Gillian Brock and Harry Brighouse eds., The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press), pp. 39-54.
  • 1998:  “Equality, Justice, and the Basic Needs”, in Gillian Brock, ed., Necessary Goods (Lanham, Maryland:  Rowman and Littlefield), pp. 113-133.
  • 1992:  "The Right to an Adequate Standard of Living:  Autonomy and the Basic Needs", Social Philosophy and Policy, 9, pp. 231-261.
  • 1974:  "Justice and the Difference Principle", Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 4, pp 229-240.

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Papers on Secession

 

  • 1998:  “International Law and Morality in the Theory of Secession,” The Journal of Ethics, 2, pp. 1-26.
  • 1997:  “Democracy and Communal Self-Determination”, in Jefferson McMahan and Robert McKim, eds., The Morality of Nationalism (New York:  Oxford University Press), pp. 277-300.
  • 1979:  "Do Nations Have the Right of Self-Determination?", in Stanley G. French, ed., Philosophers Look at Canadian Confederation (Montreal:  Canadian Philosophical Association), pp 71-95.

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Applied Topics

     

    • 2010:  “Corrective Justice as a Duty of the Political Community:  David Lyons on the Moral Legacy of Slavery and Jim Crow,” Boston University Law Review, 90, pp. 1731-1754.
    • 1987:  "The Justice and Rationale of Cost-Benefit Analysis", Theory and Decision, 23, pp 65-87.
    • 1986:  "Introduction:  Deterrence and Disarmament", in David Copp, ed., Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence, and Disarmament, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume XII, pp 1-21.
    • 1985:  "Morality, Reason and Management Science:  The Rationale of Cost- Benefit Analysis", Social Philosophy and Policy, 2, pp 128-151.
    • 1983:  "Pornography and Censorship:  Introductory Essay", in David Copp and Susan Wendell, eds., Pornography and Censorship:  Scientific, Philosophical and Legal Studies (Buffalo:  Prometheus Books), pp. 15-41.
    • 1983:  "Risk and Responsibility:  Ethical Issues in Decision Making", with Edwin Levy, in W.A. Cragg, ed., Contemporary Moral Issues (Toronto:  McGraw-Hill Ryerson), pp 488-500.
    • 1982:  "Value Neutrality in the Techniques of Policy Analysis:  Risk and Uncertainty", with Edwin Levy, Journal of Business Administration, 13, pp 161-190.

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    Overall List

     

    • 2011:  “Comment on Sacconi, Faillo, and Ottone:  Contractarian Compliance, Welfarist Justice, and Conformist Utility,” Analyse und Kritik, 33.
    • 2011:  “Reasonable Acceptability and Democratic Legitimacy:  Estlund’s Qualified Acceptability Requirement,” Ethics, 121, pp. 239-269.
    • 2010:  “Corrective Justice as a Duty of the Political Community:  David Lyons on the Moral Legacy of Slavery and Jim Crow,” Boston University Law Review, 90, pp. 1731-1754.
    • 2005:  “International Justice and the Basic Needs Principle,” in Gillian Brock and Harry Brighouse eds., The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press), pp. 39-54.
    • 2002:  “Social Unity and the Identity of Persons”, The Journal of Political Philosophy, 10, pp. 365-391.
    • 2002:  “Goldman on the Goals of Democracy”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 64, pp. 207-214.
    • 2000:  “Capitalism versus Democracy: The Marketing of Votes and the Marketing of Political Power,” in John D. Bishop, ed., Ethics and Capitalism (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), pp. 81-101.
    • 1999:  “The Idea of a Legitimate State”, Philosophy and Public Affairs, 28, pp. 3-45.
    • 1998:  “International Law and Morality in the Theory of Secession,” The Journal of Ethics, 2, pp. 1-26.
    • 1998:  “Equality, Justice, and the Basic Needs”, in Gillian Brock, ed., Necessary Goods (Lanham, Maryland:  Rowman and Littlefield), pp. 113-133.
    • 1997:  “Democracy and Communal Self-Determination”, in Jefferson McMahan and Robert McKim, eds., The Morality of Nationalism (New York:  Oxford University Press), pp. 277-300.
    • 1996:  “Pluralism and Stability in Liberal Theory”, The Journal of Political Philosophy, 4, pp. 191-206.
    • 1993:  "Could Political Truth be a Hazard for Democracy?" in David Copp, Jean Hampton, and John Roemer, eds., The Idea of Democracy (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press), pp. 101-117.
    • 1992:  "The Right to an Adequate Standard of Living:  Autonomy and the Basic Needs", Social Philosophy and Policy, 9, pp. 231-261.
    • 1987:  "The Justice and Rationale of Cost-Benefit Analysis", Theory and Decision, 23, pp 65-87.
    • 1986:  "Introduction:  Deterrence and Disarmament", in David Copp, ed., Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence, and Disarmament, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume XII, pp 1-21.
    • 1985:  "Morality, Reason and Management Science:  The Rationale of Cost- Benefit Analysis", Social Philosophy and Policy, 2, pp 128-151.
    • 1983:  "Pornography and Censorship:  Introductory Essay", in David Copp and Susan Wendell, eds., Pornography and Censorship:  Scientific, Philosophical and Legal Studies (Buffalo:  Prometheus Books), pp. 15-41.
    • 1983:  "Risk and Responsibility:  Ethical Issues in Decision Making", with Edwin Levy, in W.A. Cragg, ed., Contemporary Moral Issues (Toronto:  McGraw-Hill Ryerson), pp 488-500.
    • 1982:  "Value Neutrality in the Techniques of Policy Analysis:  Risk and Uncertainty", with Edwin Levy, Journal of Business Administration, 13, pp 161-190.
    • 1980:  "Hobbes on Artificial Persons and Collective Actions", The Philosophical Review, 89, pp 579-606.
    • 1979:  "Do Nations Have the Right of Self-Determination?", in Stanley G. French, ed., Philosophers Look at Canadian Confederation (Montreal:  Canadian Philosophical Association), pp 71-95.
    • 1974:  "Justice and the Difference Principle", Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 4, pp 229-240.
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