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2001

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Full-Text Articles in Philosophy

Who Should Foot The Bill For Continuing Review Of Research?, Charles Weijer Oct 2001

Who Should Foot The Bill For Continuing Review Of Research?, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

No abstract provided.


Alain Finkielkraut: The Coming Undone Of A Thoughtful Culture?, Antonio Calcagno Sep 2001

Alain Finkielkraut: The Coming Undone Of A Thoughtful Culture?, Antonio Calcagno

Antonio Calcagno

No abstract provided.


Minimal Risk And Its Implications, Charles Weijer Aug 2001

Minimal Risk And Its Implications, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

No abstract provided.


Logical Form And The Vernacular, Reinaldo Elugardo, Robert J. Stainton Aug 2001

Logical Form And The Vernacular, Reinaldo Elugardo, Robert J. Stainton

Robert J. Stainton

Vernacularism is the view that logical forms are fundamentally assigned to natural language expressions, and are only derivatively assigned to anything else, e.g., propositions, mental representations, expressions of symbolic logic, etc. In this paper, we argue that Vernacularism is not as plausible as it first appears because of non-sentential speech. More specifically, there are argument-premises, meant by speakers of non-sentences, for which no natural language paraphrase is readily available in the language used by the speaker and the hearer. The speaker can intend this proposition and the hearer can recover it (and its logical form). Since they cannot, by ...


Should Physicians Accept Gifts From Their Patients? No: Gifts Debase The True Value Of Care, Charles Weijer Jul 2001

Should Physicians Accept Gifts From Their Patients? No: Gifts Debase The True Value Of Care, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

No abstract provided.


Equality, Responsibility, And The Law, Arthur Ripstein, Samantha Brennan Jul 2001

Equality, Responsibility, And The Law, Arthur Ripstein, Samantha Brennan

Samantha Brennan

No abstract provided.


Informing Patients Of Uncertainty In Clinical Trials, S. Halpern, J. Karlawish, Charles Weijer Jun 2001

Informing Patients Of Uncertainty In Clinical Trials, S. Halpern, J. Karlawish, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

No abstract provided.


Supererogatory Superluminality, Bradley Monton, Brian Kierland May 2001

Supererogatory Superluminality, Bradley Monton, Brian Kierland

Brian Kierland

We argue that any superluminal theory T is empirically equivalent to a nonsuperluminal theory T, with the following constraints on T: T preserves the spacetime intervals between events as entailed by T , T is naturalistic (as long as T is), and all the events which have causes according to T also have causes according to T. Tim Maudlin (1996) defines standard interpretations of quantum mechanics as interpretations ‘according to which there was a unique set of outcomes in Aspect’s laboratory, which outcomes occurred at spacelike separation’, and Maudlin claims that standard interpretations must be non-local in the sense that ...


Method In Theology: Rahner And Lonergan On The 'Natural-Supernatural' Distinction, Richard M. Liddy May 2001

Method In Theology: Rahner And Lonergan On The 'Natural-Supernatural' Distinction, Richard M. Liddy

Richard M Liddy

No abstract provided.


Continuing Review Of Research Approved By Canadian Research Ethics Boards, Charles Weijer Apr 2001

Continuing Review Of Research Approved By Canadian Research Ethics Boards, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

No abstract provided.


The Ethics Wars: Disputes Over International Research, Charles Weijer, James Anderson Apr 2001

The Ethics Wars: Disputes Over International Research, Charles Weijer, James Anderson

Charles Weijer

The effort to revise the Declaration of Helsinki and the CIOMS Guidelines has sparked a sometimes vitriolic debate centering on the use of placebo controls.


Gay Rights As A Particular Instantiation Of Human Rights, Vincent Samar Apr 2001

Gay Rights As A Particular Instantiation Of Human Rights, Vincent Samar

Vincent Samar

Contrary to recent claims by some that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) rights are special rights, this article shows that such rights are logically part of what we mean by human rights. It does this both by offering a suitably general understanding of the 1948 UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and by showing how gay rights claims, in particular, fit within a moral justification for universal human rights. The article proceeds by first defining what gay and lesbian rights are. This is done by showing how many claims made by LGPT people fit within rights discourse generally. An ...


Only Blood Would Be More Red: Irigaray, Merleau-Ponty And The Ethics Of Sexual Difference, Helen A. Fielding Apr 2001

Only Blood Would Be More Red: Irigaray, Merleau-Ponty And The Ethics Of Sexual Difference, Helen A. Fielding

Helen A Fielding

Irigaray turns to Merleau-Ponty's intuitions about the perception of color to develop her own insights into the creative emergence of sexuate identity. As a quality of the flesh, color cannot be reduced to formal codes. The privileging of word and text inherent to Western culture suppresses the coming into being of the embodied subject in his or her own situated context. Color, tied as it is to a corporeal creativity could provide an important link since it facilitates reflection, and a re-enfleshing through color of a differentiated sexuate identity tied to the imagination as well as to genetic identity.


Practical Ethics And Philosophical Reflection, Michael Pritchard Feb 2001

Practical Ethics And Philosophical Reflection, Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

No abstract available.


A Portrait Of The Artist As A Work In Progress, Stephen Asma Jan 2001

A Portrait Of The Artist As A Work In Progress, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

Features performance artists Orlan and Stelarc and their different approaches to explore the fuzzy boundary between technology and biological body. How art students described nose surgery of Stelarc, a French performance artist; Definition of posthuman artist; Qualities of posthuman artists; Details on the works of Stelarc; Information on the `Stomach Sculpture' of Stelarc.


A Guide To Ethics, Steven Luper Dec 2000

A Guide To Ethics, Steven Luper

Steven Luper

No abstract provided.


Agonism, Emma Norman Dec 2000

Agonism, Emma Norman

Emma R. Norman

No abstract provided.


Rec Approval, Charles Weijer Dec 2000

Rec Approval, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

No abstract provided.


Morality: Its Meaning And Justification, Bernard Gert, Samantha Brennan Dec 2000

Morality: Its Meaning And Justification, Bernard Gert, Samantha Brennan

Samantha Brennan

No abstract provided.


The Badness Of Death, The Wrongness Of Killing, And The Moral Importance Of Autonomy, Samantha Brennan Dec 2000

The Badness Of Death, The Wrongness Of Killing, And The Moral Importance Of Autonomy, Samantha Brennan

Samantha Brennan

No abstract provided.


The Future And Value Of Rights: Rights Versus Responsibilities, Samantha Brennan Dec 2000

The Future And Value Of Rights: Rights Versus Responsibilities, Samantha Brennan

Samantha Brennan

No abstract provided.


The Moral Value Of Informational Privacy In Cyberspace, Diane Michelfelder Dec 2000

The Moral Value Of Informational Privacy In Cyberspace, Diane Michelfelder

Diane Michelfelder

No abstract provided.


The Fallacy Of Universalism: The Nature And Status Of African Philosophy Revisited, Tamba Nlandu Dec 2000

The Fallacy Of Universalism: The Nature And Status Of African Philosophy Revisited, Tamba Nlandu

Tamba Nlandu

No abstract provided.


Developmental Systems, Darwinian Evolution,And The Unity Of Science, Bruce Weber, David Depew Dec 2000

Developmental Systems, Darwinian Evolution,And The Unity Of Science, Bruce Weber, David Depew

David J Depew

No abstract provided.


The Research Subject As Entrepreneur, James Anderson, Charles Weijer Dec 2000

The Research Subject As Entrepreneur, James Anderson, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

No abstract provided.


Neo-Kantian Ethics, Harry Van Der Linden Dec 2000

Neo-Kantian Ethics, Harry Van Der Linden

Harry van der Linden

No abstract available.


Beyond The Liberal Peace Project: Toward Peace With Justice, Harry Van Der Linden Dec 2000

Beyond The Liberal Peace Project: Toward Peace With Justice, Harry Van Der Linden

Harry van der Linden

Many contemporary liberals adhere to the "liberal peace project" (LPP) -- that is, the idea that world peace can be realized through the spread of political liberalism, or capitalist democracy. The LPP is based on projecting toward the future the well-documented fact that secure modern democracies have never fought wars with one another. A spirit of optimism prevails among LPP proponents, bolstered by the recent uprise in democracies, and they argue that their cause can be advanced by a liberal foreign policy that promotes free trade and human rights. I argue that the LPP is flawed by not recognizing that the ...


Libertarianism, Motivation, And Rights, Samantha Brennan Dec 2000

Libertarianism, Motivation, And Rights, Samantha Brennan

Samantha Brennan

No abstract provided.


Hospital Policy On Appropriate Use Of Life-Sustaining Treatment, Peter Singer, Geoff Barker, Kerry Bowman, Christine Harrison, Philip Kernerman, Judy Kopelow, Neil Lazar, Charles Weijer, Stephen Workman Dec 2000

Hospital Policy On Appropriate Use Of Life-Sustaining Treatment, Peter Singer, Geoff Barker, Kerry Bowman, Christine Harrison, Philip Kernerman, Judy Kopelow, Neil Lazar, Charles Weijer, Stephen Workman

Charles Weijer

OBJECTIVE: To describe the issues faced, and how they were addressed, by the University of Toronto Critical Care Medicine Program/Joint Centre for Bioethics Task Force on Appropriate Use of Life-Sustaining Treatment. The clinical problem addressed by the Task Force was dealing with requests by patients or substitute decision makers for life-sustaining treatment that their healthcare providers believe is inappropriate.

DESIGN: Case study.

SETTING: The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics/Critical Care Medicine Program Task Force on Appropriate Use of Life-Sustaining Treatment.

PARTICIPANTS: The 24-member Task Force included physician and nursing leaders from five critical care units, bioethicists ...


Misrepresenting Research: Commentary, Charles Weijer Dec 2000

Misrepresenting Research: Commentary, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

No abstract provided.