On the Site of Distributive Justice: Reflections on Cohen and Murphy



    1. THOMAS W. POGGE is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University He is the author of Realizing Rawls (Cornell, 1989) and has published widely in his areas of interest: international justice, social and political philosophy, and ethics and moral philosophy. He is a previous contributor to Philosophy & Public Affairs.
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  • This essay arose from discussions, years ago, with a group of my students. I am especially indebted to the contributions by Marko Ahtisaari and Christian Barry. I have had very helpful comments on various drafts from Alexander Cappelen, Paula Casal, G. A. Cohen, Liam Murphy, Ling Tong, Bertil Tungodden, Andrew Williams, and the Editors of Philosophy & Public Affairs. I am most grateful also for the wonderful opportunity to work at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study with a grant from the Global Security and Sustainability Program of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.