Exploitation: A Primer

Philosophy Compass, Forthcoming

20 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2017

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Nicholas Vrousalis

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE)

Date Written: November 15, 2017

Abstract

This paper reviews the recent literature on exploitation. It distinguishes between three main species of exploitation theory: (1) teleology-based, including harm and mutual benefit accounts, (2) respect-based, including mere means, force, rights, and fairness accounts, and (3) freedom-based, including vulnerability and domination accounts. It then addresses the implications of each.

Keywords: exploitation theory, historical materialism, egalitarianism, marginalism, unequal exchange, Marxism

JEL Classification: P16, B14, B24, B51

Suggested Citation

Vrousalis, Nicholas, Exploitation: A Primer (November 15, 2017). Philosophy Compass, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3072032

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