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Fairness and close personal relationships

Newey, C. A. ORCID: (2022) Fairness and close personal relationships. Ratio, 35 (4). pp. 310-320. ISSN 0034-0006

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/rati.12357


This paper argues that close personal relationships play an important role in our judgments about what is fair. I start with an explanation of leading theories of fairness, highlighting the potential for further work on the grounds of fairness. Next, I offer an account of close personal relationships as having the ability to generate legitimate and reasonable expectations of one or other party to a judgment about fairness, or both. I show how and when close personal relationships can ground fairness.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Philosophy
ID Code:107618
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fairness, releationships.


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