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2009

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Review Of “Living Philosophy: An Introduction To Moral Thought, 3/E”, Gregory Lawrence Bock Nov 2009

Review Of “Living Philosophy: An Introduction To Moral Thought, 3/E”, Gregory Lawrence Bock

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Review Of “Inhuman Conditions: On Cosmopolitanism And Human Rights”, Christina M. Bellon Nov 2009

Review Of “Inhuman Conditions: On Cosmopolitanism And Human Rights”, Christina M. Bellon

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Review Of “Lectures On The History Of Political Philosophy”, Eric Rovie Nov 2009

Review Of “Lectures On The History Of Political Philosophy”, Eric Rovie

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Review Of “Philosophical Analysis In The Twentieth Century, Vols. 1 & 2”, Peter Murphy Nov 2009

Review Of “Philosophical Analysis In The Twentieth Century, Vols. 1 & 2”, Peter Murphy

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Review Of “Being No-One: The Self-Model Theory Of Subjectivity”, Hamish Thompson Nov 2009

Review Of “Being No-One: The Self-Model Theory Of Subjectivity”, Hamish Thompson

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Review Of “Art And Morality”, Edward W. Maine Nov 2009

Review Of “Art And Morality”, Edward W. Maine

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Review Of “Moral Disquiet And Human Life”, Peter H. Denton Jun 2009

Review Of “Moral Disquiet And Human Life”, Peter H. Denton

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Review Of “Truth And Predication”, A. M. Ungar Jun 2009

Review Of “Truth And Predication”, A. M. Ungar

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Review Of “Does Ethics Have A Chance In A World Of Consumers?”, Miguel Martinez-Saenz Jun 2009

Review Of “Does Ethics Have A Chance In A World Of Consumers?”, Miguel Martinez-Saenz

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Review Of “In The Beginning Was The Deed: Realism And Moralism In Political Argument”, Steven Ross Jun 2009

Review Of “In The Beginning Was The Deed: Realism And Moralism In Political Argument”, Steven Ross

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Moral Dilemmas And Collective Responsibilities, Jessica B. Payson Jun 2009

Moral Dilemmas And Collective Responsibilities, Jessica B. Payson

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In this paper, I work within Ruth Marcus’s account of the source of moral dilemmas and articulate the implications of her theory for collective responsibility. As an extension to Marcus’s work, I explore what her account means for the moral emotions and responsibilities of those complicit in perpetuating unjust systems of a non-ideal world from which moral dilemmas arise. This move necessitates shifting away from the primacy of control. That one is born into unjust systems one had no hand in establishing does not excuse one from responsibility to mend them. Similarly, even if one’s personal contribution ...


Collective Responsibility And The Individual, Joseph Levine Jun 2009

Collective Responsibility And The Individual, Joseph Levine

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Review Of “Freedom And Determinism”, Michael Corrado Jun 2009

Review Of “Freedom And Determinism”, Michael Corrado

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Editor’S Introduction, Eric M. Rovie Jan 2009

Editor’S Introduction, Eric M. Rovie

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Review Of “Ethics And International Relations, Second Edition", Eric M. Rovie Jan 2009

Review Of “Ethics And International Relations, Second Edition", Eric M. Rovie

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Review Of “Thinking How To Live”, Steven Ross Jan 2009

Review Of “Thinking How To Live”, Steven Ross

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Review Of “Contemporary Debates In Philosophy Of Mind”, Candace L. Shelby Jan 2009

Review Of “Contemporary Debates In Philosophy Of Mind”, Candace L. Shelby

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Review Of “Columbia Companion To Twentieth-Century Philosophies”, Yves Laberge Jan 2009

Review Of “Columbia Companion To Twentieth-Century Philosophies”, Yves Laberge

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Review Of “In The Space Of Reasons: Selected Essays Of Wilfrid Sellars”, Karim Dharamsi Jan 2009

Review Of “In The Space Of Reasons: Selected Essays Of Wilfrid Sellars”, Karim Dharamsi

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Review Of “Foucault And The Government Of Disability”, Christopher A. Riddle Queen's University Jan 2009

Review Of “Foucault And The Government Of Disability”, Christopher A. Riddle Queen's University

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A Sentimentalist Approach To Dirty Hands – Hume, Smith, Burke, Gabriela Remow Jan 2009

A Sentimentalist Approach To Dirty Hands – Hume, Smith, Burke, Gabriela Remow

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This paper explores what the three best-known thinkers in the sentimentalist tradition - David Hume (1711-76), Adam Smith (1723-90), and Edmund Burke (1729-97) – have to say about the topic of “dirty hands” (the view that some forms of power, used properly, lead to guilt and bad actions). Although the views of these philosophers have often been declared inconsistent, my project is to defend and resurrect key elements of their position, which may have value for this debate. I contend that a coherent and unified view about dirty hands may be extracted from their work. By discussing this view, I aim to ...


Review Of “Descartes's Method Of Doubt”, Peter Murphy Jan 2009

Review Of “Descartes's Method Of Doubt”, Peter Murphy

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Review Of “Neither Brain Nor Ghost: A Nondualist Alternative To The Mind-Brain Identity Theory”, Kendy M. Hess Jan 2009

Review Of “Neither Brain Nor Ghost: A Nondualist Alternative To The Mind-Brain Identity Theory”, Kendy M. Hess

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Review Of “Aims: A Brief Metaphysics For Today”, Robert J. Deltete Jan 2009

Review Of “Aims: A Brief Metaphysics For Today”, Robert J. Deltete

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Les Mains Sales Versus Le Sale Monde: A Metaethical Look At Dirty Hands, Kevin Delapp Jan 2009

Les Mains Sales Versus Le Sale Monde: A Metaethical Look At Dirty Hands, Kevin Delapp

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The phenomenon of “dirty hands” is typically framed as an issue for normative or applied ethical consideration—for example, in debates between consequentialism and non- consequentialism, or in discussions of the morality of torture or political expediency. By contrast, this paper explores the metaethical dimensions of dirty-hands situations. First, empirically-informed arguments based on scenarios of moral dilemmas involving metaethical aspects of dirty hands are marshaled against the view that “ought implies can.” Second, a version of moral realism is conjoined with a version of value-pluralism that charitably accommodates and explains the central features of the phenomenology related to dirty hands ...


The Problem Of Clean Hands, Eric Barnes Jan 2009

The Problem Of Clean Hands, Eric Barnes

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The problem of dirty hands concerns the apparently inevitable need for effective politicians to do what is ethically wrong. This essay discusses a related problem in democratic elections of politicians being unwilling to commit themselves to precise positions on controversial policy issues. Given certain plausible assumptions, I demonstrate using a simple game theoretic model that there is an incentive structure for political candidates that is damaging to the public good. I contrast this problem with the classic prisoner’s dilemma and then go on to discuss some possible strategies for overcoming this problem by an improved system of political debates.