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The Right of Necessity: Moral Cosmopolitanism and Global Poverty

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2018.08.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alejandra Mancilla, The Right of Necessity: Moral Cosmopolitanism and Global Poverty, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016, 140pp., $31.00 (pbk), ISBN 9781783485864. Reviewed by Siegfried Van Duffel, Nazarbayev University Imagine you are hiking and you somehow find yourself lost in a remote area. To make matters worse, a heavy storm erupts and you didn't bring camping supplies. If that wasn't enough, you are also running out of potable water. Luckily, you find a cabin in the woods which will provide shelter and which likely has the life-saving supplies you are in desperate need of. The cabin is locked, but with some force you will be able to enter. Is it morally permissible for you to do so? More generally, is it morally permissible to avail yourself of someone else's property without the consent of the owner if it is the only way for you to save your life?

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