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Affirmative Action  

Walter Feinberg

Print publication date:
Sep 2005
Online publication date:
Sep 2009
Affirmative action is a term used in the USA to depict a set of laws, policies, guidelines, and government-mandated and government-sanctioned administrative practices, including those of ... More

Daoism: Laozi and Zhuangzi  

Liu Xiaogan

Print publication date:
May 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2011
This article provides an introduction to the two earliest representative thinkers of Daoism—Laozi and Zhuangzi—and the two texts that carry their names, which are likewise recognized as ... More

Death at the Beginning: The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit  

Renee D. Boss

Online publication date:
Apr 2015
Medical and technological advances permit the survival of many infants born prematurely or with congenital anomalies. Prenatal diagnosis of a life-threatening fetal condition can give ... More

Freedom and Its Value  

Prasanta Pattanaik and Yongsheng Xu

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Jun 2015
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Apr 2015
Freedom is one of the central concepts in political philosophy, and has played an increasing role in economics, especially in normative economics, in recent decades. Economic mechanisms ... More

The Value of Existence  

Gustaf Arrhenius and Wlodek Rabinowicz

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Jun 2015
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Apr 2015
Can it be better or worse for a person to exist than not to exist at all? This old and challenging existential question has been raised anew in contemporary moral philosophy, mainly for ... More

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