Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Andrew I. Cohen
Daniel Butt develops an account of corrective responsibilities borne by beneficiaries of injustice. He defends the consistency model. I criticize the vagueness in this model and present two interpretations of benefit from injustice (BFI) responsibilities: obligation and natural duty. The obligation model falls prey to the involuntariness objection. I defend a natural duties model, discussing how natural duties can be circumstantially perfected into directed duties and showing how the natural duties model avoids the involuntariness objection. I also address objections from structural injustice and demandingness.
Neefus, Suzanne, "A Benefit Argument for Responsibilities to Rectify Injustice." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2016.