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The Wild and the WickedOn Nature and Human Nature$
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Benjamin Hale

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262035408

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035408.001.0001

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The Voter’s Conundrum

The Voter’s Conundrum

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(p.175) 7 The Voter’s Conundrum
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The Wild and the Wicked
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Benjamin Hale

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035408.003.0008

This chapter seeks to make sense of motivating and justificatory reasons as different sorts of answers to “why” questions. The chapter uses the related problems of overpopulation and the irrationality of voting to first, examine the tragedy of the commons; second, to explore a response to causal impotence objections; and third, to establish the right as the justified. It also distinguishes between justification as a status and justification as a process.

Keywords:   Justification, tragedy of the commons, causal impotence, population, voting, Ehrlich, Ostrom, Willie Sutton

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