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Human Flourishing and Universal Justice*

  • Thomas W. Pogge (a1)

The question of what constitutes human flourishing elicits an extraordinary variety of responses, which suggests that there are not merely differences of opinion at work, but also different understandings of the question itself. So it may help to introduce some clarity into the question before starting work on one answer to it.

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Jürgen Habermas , “Kants Idee des Ewigen Friedens—aus dem historischen Abstand von 200 Jahren,” Kritische Justiz, vol. 28, no. 3 (1995), pp. 293319.

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Social Philosophy and Policy
  • ISSN: 0265-0525
  • EISSN: 1471-6437
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