chapter  5
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The main objection to our practices based on fairness derives from the concern that any consequentialist justification of our practices will sanction using some merely as a means, and will offer us a justification that is unacceptable to the minority who incur suffering as a result of our practices. And it has widely been thought that practices of this sort ought to be forbidden, as a matter of moral principle. The question, then, is not really about how we use the term “free will”, but about whether we ought to abandon these moral principles, which we previously endorsed.