Encyclopedia of Global Justice

2011 Edition
| Editors: Deen K. Chatterjee

Moellendorf, Darrel

  • Gillian Brock
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9160-5_4

Darrel Moellendorf is currently Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs at San Diego State University. At the time of writing, it may be the case that Darrel Moellendorf is best known for his influential and ground-breaking book, Cosmopolitan Justice (2002) (though some of his current work, especially on climate change and justice in and exiting war, may require a revision of this assessment at a later date). In Cosmopolitan Justice, Moellendorf carries on the work begun by theorists such as Charles Beitz and Thomas Pogge, further developing a cosmopolitan model of justice. Like Beitz and Pogge, he too modifies the Rawlsian approach to support a model of global justice that is more focused on individuals rather than states and proposes much bolder principles that are to define just interaction at the international level. Moellendorf also goes further than either of these theorists has hitherto gone in showing how a cosmopolitan model of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gillian Brock
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand