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The Basic Structure as Object: Institutions and Humanitarian Concern (draft)

Wenar, Leif (2007) The Basic Structure as Object: Institutions and Humanitarian Concern (draft). Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supple. ISSN 0045-5091


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[FIRST PARAGRAPHS] One third of the human species is infested with worms. The World Health Organization estimates that worms account for 40 percent of the global disease burden from tropical diseases excluding malaria. Worms cause a lot of misery.

In this article I will focus on one particular type of infestation, which is hookworm. Approximately 740 million people suffer from hookworm infection in areas of rural poverty: more than one human in ten, a total greater than 23 times the population of Canada or twice the population of the United States. The greatest numbers of cases occur in China, Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa—that is, mostly in the places in the world where poverty is most severe.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield) > Department of Philosophy (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Leif Wenar
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 16:08
Status: Published
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1016

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