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Disorientation and Moral Life$
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Ami Harbin

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190277390

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277390.001.0001

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Injustice and Irresoluteness

Injustice and Irresoluteness

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(p.125) 5 Injustice and Irresoluteness
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Disorientation and Moral Life
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Ami Harbin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277390.003.0005

Many contexts of injustice demand resolute action—action that is purposeful, decisive, confident, and unwavering—but this chapter argues that in some contexts of injustice, irresolute actions can be called for. The chapter begins by identifying what characterizes irresolute action in such contexts. It then introduces three kinds of irresolute action against injustice and defends their effectiveness in some contexts of injustice and activism, taking as examples contexts of heterosexism, mass incarceration, North American colonialism, and post-industrial poverty. It differentiates such contexts from other cases of structural injustice, oppression and moral dilemmas where one can fulfill one’s responsibilities resolutely. Finally, it argues that we need to understand the importance of irresolute action against injustice in order to further understand the position of disorientation in moral life.

Keywords:   disorientation, injustice, responsibility, oppression, activism, heterosexism, incarceration, colonialism, post-industrial, moral dilemma

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