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2001

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Friendship Amongst The Self-Sufficient: Epicurus, Andrew Mitchell Jul 2001

Friendship Amongst The Self-Sufficient: Epicurus, Andrew Mitchell

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of “Moral Disagreements: Classic And Contemporary Readings”, Emily C. M Hondros Jun 2001

Review Of “Moral Disagreements: Classic And Contemporary Readings”, Emily C. M Hondros

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of “Logic Primer, 2nd Edition”, Michael Goodman Jun 2001

Review Of “Logic Primer, 2nd Edition”, Michael Goodman

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Power, Sex, And Friendship In Academia, Deirdre Golash Jun 2001

Power, Sex, And Friendship In Academia, Deirdre Golash

Essays in Philosophy

Any sexual offer by a professor to a student is morally problematic. An explicit disclaimer about grading issues will not change the fact that the professor has power over the student’s grades, and no assurance that the student can offer can evade the communicative difficulties created by the power differential. It is possible that there will be a sufficient development of trust that these communication problems are superseded, but it is again extremely difficult to be sure that this is so. Given this difficulty, the criterion for whether the sexual offer is permissible should be whether it is in ...


Review Of “Human Happiness And Morality: A Brief Introduction To Ethics”, Robert Garmong Jun 2001

Review Of “Human Happiness And Morality: A Brief Introduction To Ethics”, Robert Garmong

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Moral Reflections On Prostitution, Yolanda Estes Jun 2001

Moral Reflections On Prostitution, Yolanda Estes

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Many “liberal,” or libertarian, accounts of prostitution assert that prostitution is no more intrinsically wrong or harmful than any other type of service work.1 I believe that prostitution violates the Kantian “principle of humanity,” because it reflects a disrespectful attitude, which is expressed in the nonchalant use of the human body as a mere means to achieve some goal.2 I hope to convince my readers, who may not share my moral presuppositions, that prostitution defies the limits of respectful sexual relations, because it proffers a monetary substitute for mutual desire and concern and, hence, that it is a ...


Rape, And Other Sexual Assaults: Towards A Philosophical Analysis, Mark Cowling Jun 2001

Rape, And Other Sexual Assaults: Towards A Philosophical Analysis, Mark Cowling

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Philosophers have identified the harm involved in stranger rape in various ways. This article reviews these with a view to making sense of surveys on date and acquaintance rape and minor sexual assaults: how much should these be bracketed with stranger rape as a major and traumatic violation? Or are some of these incidents closer to bad manners? It concludes that rape is a violation of autonomy that should be condemned because of the extreme unhappiness caused to the victim. It is argued that this criterion can be used to make sense of lesser sexual assaults whereas some of the ...


Review Of “Truth, Politics, Morality”, H. Eugene Cline Jun 2001

Review Of “Truth, Politics, Morality”, H. Eugene Cline

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Introduction To "The Philosophy Of Love And Sex", Nicholas Dixon Jun 2001

Introduction To "The Philosophy Of Love And Sex", Nicholas Dixon

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Love and sex provide a fertile ground for philosophical inquiry, both conceptual analysis of the nature of love and sex and discussion of the many ethical issues that they raise. Moral issues arising from love include the permissibility of romantically loving more than one person at the same time (assuming that this is even possible) and the moral value of romantic love and friendship. Moral issues arising from sex vary from the most fundamental question—the one addressed by Alan Soble in his paper in this issue—of whether sex can be reconciled with respect for persons, to questions about ...


Review Of “Existentia Africana: Understanding Africana Existential Thought”, Nancy M. Williams Jun 2001

Review Of “Existentia Africana: Understanding Africana Existential Thought”, Nancy M. Williams

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Sexual Use And What To Do About It: Internalist And Externalist Sexual Ethics, Alan Soble Jun 2001

Sexual Use And What To Do About It: Internalist And Externalist Sexual Ethics, Alan Soble

Essays in Philosophy

I begin by describing the hideous nature of sexuality, that which makes sexual desire and activity morally suspicious, or at least what we have been told about the moral foulness of sex by, in particular, Immanuel Kant, but also by some of his predecessors (e.g., Augustine) and by some contemporary philosophers.2 A problem arises because acting on sexual desire, given this Kantian account of sex, apparently conflicts with the Categorical Imperative. I then propose a typology of possible solutions to this sex problem and critically discuss recent philosophical ethics of sex that fall into the typology's various ...


Social Integrity And Private ‘Immorality’ The Hart-Devlin Debate Reconsidered, Duncan J. Richter Jun 2001

Social Integrity And Private ‘Immorality’ The Hart-Devlin Debate Reconsidered, Duncan J. Richter

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In a debate between tolerance and intolerance one is disinclined to side with intolerance. Nevertheless that, in a sense, is what I want to do in this paper. The particular debate I have in mind is the old one between H.L.A. Hart and Patrick Devlin about the legal enforcement of moral values.1 It should be noted, though, that the issue has by no means been settled in the minds of many people. The proposed repeal of the British law prohibiting the promotion of homosexuality (a law known as Section 28) “could destroy Scottish society,” according to Mazhar ...


Review Of “Husserl Or Frege?”, Lee Pike Jun 2001

Review Of “Husserl Or Frege?”, Lee Pike

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The Opacity Of Knowledge, Duncan Pritchard Jan 2001

The Opacity Of Knowledge, Duncan Pritchard

Essays in Philosophy

Here is a common ‘intuition’ that you’ll often find expressed regarding the epistemological externalism/internalism distinction. It is the thought that epistemological internalism, whatever its other faults, at least leaves the possession of knowledge a transparent matter; whereas epistemological externalism, whatever its other merits, at least makes the possession of knowledge opaque. It is the status of this view of the externalism/internalism contrast that I wish to evaluate in this paper. In particular, I argue that on the most credible interpretation of this ‘transparency’ thesis it is in fact inconsistent with even a minimal version of epistemological internalism ...


Review Of “Considered Judgment”, H. Benjamin Shaeffer Jan 2001

Review Of “Considered Judgment”, H. Benjamin Shaeffer

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Review Of “A History Of Ancient Philosophy: From The Beginnings To Augustine”, David Guetter Jan 2001

Review Of “A History Of Ancient Philosophy: From The Beginnings To Augustine”, David Guetter

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Review Of “Metaphysics And Its Task”, David Boersema Jan 2001

Review Of “Metaphysics And Its Task”, David Boersema

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