Daniel Putnam, Global Justice Fellow
Daniel Putnam is a third-year Ph.D. student in the philosophy department at Yale. In addition to his work at the Global Justice Program, he is a coordinator of the Working Group in Moral Philosophy and Minorities and Philosophy. Lately his work has focused on how to understand the claim that in a just society, the state expresses equal respect for all citizens, and in particular what constraints this implies on principles of distributive justice. He has also been working on the idea that participants in a system of cooperation have equal standing to demand a fair share of the advantages of cooperation. If conjoined with the assumption that the world economy is one system of cooperation, this idea would support the conclusion that all participants in the world economy can demand a fair share of its advantages, irrespective of what country they live in.