Partiality Based on Relational Responsibilities: Another Approach to Global Ethics

  title={Partiality Based on Relational Responsibilities: Another Approach to Global Ethics},
  author={Joan C. Tronto},
  journal={Ethics and Social Welfare},
  pages={303 - 316}
  • J. Tronto
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Philosophy
  • Ethics and Social Welfare
Universalistic claims about the nature of justice are presumed to require larger commitments from a global perspective than partialist claims. This essay departs from standard partialist accounts by anchoring partialist claims in a different account of the nature of responsibility. In contrast to substantive responsibility, which is akin to an obligation and derived from principles, relational responsibilities grow out of relationships and their complex intertwining. While such accounts of… 

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