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‘A Promise Made is a Debt Unpaid’: Nietzsche on the Morality of Commitment and the Commitments of Morality  

Mark Migotti

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article discusses what we can learn about promising and about Nietzsche’s critique of morality from his discussion of sovereign promising in the opening sections of the second essay ... More

Abortion  

John Harris and Søren Holm

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2009
Abortion is one of those classic problems that has been discussed in all of the major ‘fertile periods’ of practical philosophy, from the flourishing of Greek thought, through the medieval ... More

Abortion and Death  

Don Marquis

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter, which examines views about abortion and death, discusses claims about abortion and explains some ways for considering these claims to be true. It analyzes whether abortion ... More

Abortion Revisited  

Don Marquis

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
The three major classical accounts of the morality of abortion are all subject to at least one major problem. Can we do better? This article aims to discuss three accounts that purport to ... More

Access to Basic Reproductive Rights: Global Challenges  

Sheelagh McGuinness and Heather Widdows

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Feb 2017
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Apr 2016
If women are to have true equality with men, they must be able to control the number of children they have and the time of childbirth. Access to family planning services, particularly safe ... More

Acquiring Aristotelian Virtue  

Nafsika Athanassoulis

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Feb 2018
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Dec 2017
This chapter examines the role of the virtuous agent in the acquisition of virtue. It rejects the view of the virtuous agent as a direct model for imitation and instead focuses on recent ... More

Action  

Alfred R. Mele

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Nov 2007
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Sep 2009
What are actions? And how are actions to be explained? These two central questions of the philosophy of action call, respectively, for a theory of the nature of action and a theory of the ... More

Adam Smith  

James R. Otteson

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Jan 2013
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Apr 2013
The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) is Adam Smith's major contribution to ethical thought. Although it underwent six revisions during his lifetime, its primary arguments did not change, ... More

Affirmative Action  

Walter Feinberg

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Sep 2005
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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

The Aging Society and the Expansion of Senility: Biotechnological and Treatment Goals  

Stephen G. Post

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
Of the many topics worthy of discussion regarding older adults and bioethics, two seem to provide an especially pointed opportunity for reflection on our aging society. First, is aging ... More

Agriculture and Agricultural Biotechnology  

David Castle

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2009
This article explores a number of issues in agriculture and agricultural biotechnology putting a special emphasis within the philosophy of biology which is a fruitful area of study. The ... More

Alternatives to Neo-Aristotelian Virtue Ethics  

Glen Pettigrove

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Feb 2018
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Dec 2017
Most contemporary variants of virtue ethics have a neo-Aristotelian timbre. However, standing alongside the neo-Aristotelians are a number of others playing similar tunes on different ... More

American Moral Philosophy  

Brad Hooker

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
The philosophy of language and philosophy of science were dominant from the middle 1930s for the next twenty-five years. During this period, many leading philosophers felt reluctant to ... More

Ancient Scepticism  

Richard Bett

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Jan 2013
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Apr 2013
This chapter, which analyses the ethical theories of Greek sceptic Sextus Empiricus, begins by considering other sceptical figures who preceded Sextus, both for their intrinsic interest ... More

Animal Experimentation  

Alastair Norcross

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
This article takes the central issue concerning the ethics of animal experimentation to be the moral status of animals. Since most animal experimentation involves treating experimental ... More

Animal Experimentation in Biomedical Research  

Hugh LaFollette

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Oct 2011
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May 2012
This article discusses the conditions under which it is permissible and advisable to use animals in biomedical experimentation. The “Common View” is that there are moral limits on what we ... More

Animal Mentality: Its Character, Extent, and Moral Significance  

Peter Carruthers

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Oct 2011
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May 2012
This article continues the discussion of whether animals possess moral standing, which it considers to be the question of whether they are deserving of our sympathy and concern and whether ... More

Animal Pain and Welfare: Can Pain Sometimes Be Worse for Them than for Us?  

Sahar Akhtar

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Oct 2011
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May 2012
This article probes the widely held view in philosophy and the biological sciences that the amount and ways in which a nonhuman animal can experience pain, by comparison to the human ... More

Animals  

R. G. Frey

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2009
There appear to be three main sets of issues that arise upon a focus on animal value: the moral standing or moral considerability of animals, the value of animal life, and the argument ... More

Animals and Ethics in the History of Modern Philosophy  

Aaron Garrett

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Oct 2011
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May 2012
This article examines the history of early modern philosophy, principally in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It explains why early modern philosophers and jurists seldom ... More

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