By any means necessary? On the ethics of social justice activism
Political philosophers have produced a wide range of highly developed theories of the just society. Nevertheless, despite this variety, many would agree that all contemporary societies are unjust by any yardstick, and that the presence of injustice generates duties to remedy these states of affairs. Comparatively little attention has been paid to the question of how duties to remedy social injustice should be discharged, however. Let’s call any attempt to remedy social injustice social justice activism. In my doctoral dissertation, I develop an account of the ethics of social justice activism.