Encyclopedia of Global Justice

2011 Edition
| Editors: Deen K. Chatterjee

Gould, Carol

  • David Michael Jackson
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9160-5_457

Carol Gould’s innovative work on global justice advances novel views about democracy and human rights. Her work regarding these concepts draws from her original scholarship in feminist and Marxist philosophy, as well as in political theory, international ethics, and philosophy as it relates to public policy. Her views are cosmopolitan, though she diverges in important ways from other cosmopolitan philosophers. As with other such theorists, Gould advances the notion of some form of community among all human beings, irrespective of nationality, cultural heritage, or other group affiliation. From her standpoint of moral cosmopolitanism based upon individual freedom as self-development, she argues for an extension of democracy beyond its customary political domain, into the social and economic spheres. Her work, as she notes, is not primarily critical, but constructive: Her aim is to redefine these fundamental concepts of justice in a way that yields a unique approach to questions...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Michael Jackson
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA