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Wittgenstein And The Challenge Of Global Ethics, Julian Friedland Jan 2011

Wittgenstein And The Challenge Of Global Ethics, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

No abstract provided.


Where Business Meets Philosophy: The Matter Of Ethics, Julian Friedland Jan 2009

Where Business Meets Philosophy: The Matter Of Ethics, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

No abstract provided.


Wittgenstein And The Metaphysics Of Ethical Value, Julian Friedland Jan 2006

Wittgenstein And The Metaphysics Of Ethical Value, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

This paper develops Wittgenstein’s view of how experiences of ethical value contribute to our understanding of the world. Such experiences occur when we perceive certain intrinsic attributes of a particular being, object, or location as valuable irrespective of any concern for personal gain. It is shown that experiences of ethical value essentially involve a characteristic ‘listening’ to the ongoing transformations and actualizations of a given form of life—literally or metaphorically speaking. Such immediate impressions of spontaneous sympathy and agreement reveal ethics and aesthetics as transcendental. Ultimately, I will attempt to show that from this point of view, forms ...


Wittgenstein And The Aesthetic Robot's Handicap, Julian Friedland Jan 2005

Wittgenstein And The Aesthetic Robot's Handicap, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

No abstract provided.


The Utility Of Offshoring: A Rawlsian Critique, Julian Friedland Jan 2004

The Utility Of Offshoring: A Rawlsian Critique, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

Most prominent arguments favoring the widespread discretionary business practice of sending jobs overseas, known as ‘offshoring,’ attempt to justify the trend by appeal to utilitarian principles. It is argued that when business can be performed more cost-effectively offshore, doing so tends, over the long term, to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number. This claim is supported by evidence that exporting jobs actively promotes economic development overseas while simultaneously increasing the revenue of the exporting country. After showing that offshoring might indeed be justified on utilitarian grounds, I argue that according to Rawlsian social-contract theory, the practice is nevertheless ...


Minds That Matter: Seven Degrees Of Moral Standing, Julian Friedland Jan 2004

Minds That Matter: Seven Degrees Of Moral Standing, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

No abstract provided.


The Intellectual's New Clothes: Review Of "Public Intellectuals: A Study Of Decline," Richard Posner, And "One World: The Ethics Of Globalization," Peter Singer, Julian Friedland Jan 2003

The Intellectual's New Clothes: Review Of "Public Intellectuals: A Study Of Decline," Richard Posner, And "One World: The Ethics Of Globalization," Peter Singer, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

This review provides a critique of the public intellectual phenomenon via a joint review of two books by public intellectuals, namely Richard Posner and Peter Singer. Please note, the article starts on p. 195 of the attached document.


Ideation And Appropriation: Wittgenstein On Intellectual Property, Julian Friedland Jan 2001

Ideation And Appropriation: Wittgenstein On Intellectual Property, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

This paper provides a critique of the contemporary notion of intellectual property based on the consequences of Wittgenstein’s “private language argument”. The reticence commonly felt toward recent applications of patent law, e.g., sports moves, is held to expose erroneous metaphysical assumptions inherent in the spirit of current IP legislation. It is argued that the modern conception of intellectual property as a kind of natural right, stems from the mistaken internalist or Augustinian picture of language that Wittgenstein attempted to diffuse. This view becomes persuasive once it is shown that a complete understanding of the argument against private language ...


Compassion As A Means To Freedom, Julian Friedland Jan 1999

Compassion As A Means To Freedom, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

No abstract provided.