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Needs in moral and political philosophy

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Much ordinary discourse about political and moral matters invokes the language of needs. In such contexts claims about need are often thought to carry significant weight. By contrast, the role that needs should play in normative reasoning is contested among philosophers. In this article we discuss several core issues concerning needs in contemporary moral and political philosophy. We begin by discussing the normativity of needs and some of the disputes concerning the significance of needs claims.

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University of Oxford
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College Only
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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ORCID:
0000-0002-3868-5792
Publisher:
CSLI, Stanford University Publisher's website
Series:
Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy
Host title:
Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy
Publication date:
2019-04-11
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994564
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pubs:994564
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2019-04-25

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