The impossibility of a Paretian republican? Some comments on Pettit and Sen
Introduction: In a recent paper, Philip Pettit (2001) argues that there are parallels between Sen’s account of freedom and the republican account of freedom, as outlined in Pettit (1997). Sen’s account defines freedom as decisive preference. The republican account defines freedom as the absence of domination. The absence of domination requires the absence of interference not just in the actual world, but also in all relevant possible worlds. According to Pettit, the parallel between the two...[Show more]
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