v10n2: Kuyumcuoglu Responds to KatesPosted: March 24, 2022
“A Contractualist Defense of Sweatshop Regulation,” by Huseyin S. Kuyumcuoglu
Kates argues that ex ante contractualism fails to defend interference with sweatshops on moral grounds. In this commentary, I argue that Kates does not apply this approach correctly. Ex ante contractualism, indeed, successfully defends interference and thus should still be considered an appealing alternative to other moral approaches for evaluating when and how to interfere in sweatshop conditions to help workers.
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Huseyin S Kuyumcuoglu is a visiting scholar at Kadir Has University and a co-founding member of the Society for Practical Philosophy, Turkey (Pratik Felsefe Toplulugu).