Philosophy and Religion
Slavery has been and continues to be one of the great evils in human life. Nearly all societies on earth at one time or another have participated in this vicious assault on human dignity. But the face of slavery has changed over the decades. The old form of slavery, the legal ownership of people (chattel slavery), is now (since Mauritania in 1980) universally outlawed. However, slavery in its new forms thrives. This is the disposable slave, who is coerced into slavery but not owned, and who is abandoned when no longer useful. Currently, abolitionist organizations and researchers estimate that there are between 27 and 40 million slaves.
Cosmopolitanism and the Evils of the World
(2020). Slavery I. Cosmopolitanism and the Evils of the World, 201-231.
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