Yhdessä toimimisen etiikka ja oikeudenmukaisuus

Matti Häyry*

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The Ethics of Acting Together and Justice The article examines Jaana Hallamaa’s theory of ethics, as presented in her recent book Yhdessä toimimisen etiikka (“The ethics of acting together”), comparing it to philosophical theories of justice. Six doctrines of justice are located on a conceptual map, Hallamaa’s view being placed near identity politics, capability approaches, and possibly some interpretations of communitarianism. Hallamaa rejects utilitarianism, and, at the economic level, libertarianism and socialism fall mostly outside her purview. The article concludes with two questions. First, can Hallamaa justifiably consider individuals simultaneously as essentially group members and as essentially independent individuals? Secondly, where is the place for nonhuman animals in her theory, which seems to be able to accommodate them but does not seem to do so?
Original languageFinnish
Pages (from-to)445-458
Number of pages14
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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