chapter  9
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Knowledge, Market and Social Justice

In this chapter I will discuss the issues of ethics, morality and justice in the perspective of knowledge; I will see the discourse on what is ethical, moral and just as a discourse on what is valid in the sense of socially and personally acceptable knowledge. This implies that I see these as normative restrictions on knowledge or the normative evaluation of knowledge. This also implies a perspective where these normative elements are seen as linking knowledge with action; we might have knowledge of something, but restrain ourselves from acting on this knowledge, because it is morally or ethically unacceptable to do so, or it would be seen as unjust.