Moral Exclusion and Injustice: An Introduction

@inproceedings{Opotow1990MoralEA,
  title={Moral Exclusion and Injustice: An Introduction},
  author={Susan Victoria Opotow},
  year={1990}
}
Moral exclusion occurs when individuals or groups are perceived as outside the boundary in which moral values, rules, and considerations of fairness apply. Those who are morally excluded are perceived as nonentities, expendable, or undeserving. Consequently, harming or exploiting them appears to be appropriate, acceptable, or just. This broad definition encompasses both severe and mild forms of moral exclusion, from genocide to discrimination. The paper discusses the antecedents and symptoms of… CONTINUE READING

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