Capable Agents and Just Institutions: A Reconstruction of Paul Ricoeur's \"Ethical Aim\" Using Anthony Giddens' Theory of Structuration

Darryl Scott Dale-Ferguson
This dissertation aims at greater justice in society by addressing questions of moral and institutional existence. In particular, this work focuses on the contributions to ethical thought made by the philosophy of Paul Ricoeur. Ricoeur’s “ethical aim” makes the just institution a central component of the ethical life. By appealing to key elements in the theory of structuration developed by Anthony Giddens, I will restructure Ricoeur’s initial “ethical aim” around the idea that institutions are...
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