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« Compromise and the Value of Widely Accepted Laws »

Quand : Back to Calendar 14 novembre 2017 @ 13:15 - 14:45
Où : Salle 309
2910 Boulevard Edouard-Montpetit
Montréal,QC H3T 1J7
Chercheurs : Fabian Wendt
À l’occasion des midis de l’éthique du CRÉ, notre chercheur invité Fabian Wendt nous offrira une présentation intitulée « Compromise and the Value of Widely Accepted Laws ».
The article defends the claim that if some laws are (or would be) widely accepted, this provides pro tanto moral reasons to support these laws and not to support otherwise better laws that are not widely accepted. In that sense the value of having widely accepted laws provides moral reasons to make compromises in politics, and it justifies a modest and qualified status quo bias. Widely accepted laws are valuable because they reduce enforcement costs, have symbolic value, help to maintain peace, and realize the value of non-subjugation.