Richard Miller is a Professor in the Philosophy Department at Cornell University and Director of the Program on Ethics and Public Life. His main interest is social and political philosophy. His writing and teaching on international justice concern such topics as duties to help the global poor, the moral status of patriotism and of special duties toward compatriots, moral problems of globalization and global climate change, the ethics of war, and the moral implications of American power. His emphasis is on how transnational relationships of power shape political responsibilities, the theme of my recent book, Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power. His writing and teaching on social justice within the nation-state often concern the moral significance of economic inequality and the proper political role of evaluations of ways of life. Some topics of his current work are moral issues posed by the American way of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the assessment of Rawls’ account of economic justice, domestic and international, and the relationship between intended and foreseeable harm in judgments of moral permissibility.
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