Exploitation as Domination: A Response to Arneson
Forthcoming in Southern Journal of Philosophy 54 (2016)
10 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2016
Date Written: September 2, 2016
In a recent paper Richard Arneson criticizes the domination account of exploitation and attributes it to me and Allen Wood. In this paper, I defend the domination account against Arneson's criticisms. I begin by showing that the domination view is distinct from the vulnerability-based view defended by Wood. I also show that Alan Wertheimer's influential account of exploitation is congenial to the domination view. I then argue that Arneson's own fairness-based view of exploitation generates false negatives and trivializes the concept of exploitation, rendering it entirely parasitic on the notion of unfairness.
Keywords: Luck Egalitarianism, Exploitation, Domination
JEL Classification: D63, B14, B51
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