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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

Causation and Ethics  

Carolina Sartorio

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Nov 2009
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Jan 2010
This article examines potential applications of the concept of cause to some central ethical concepts, views, and problems. In particular, it discusses the role of causation in the family ... More

Compatibilism and Incompatibilism: Some Arguments  

Ted Warfield

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2009
This article sketches and discusses four arguments for compatibilism. There are certainly other arguments that have been called ‘arguments for compatibilism’ and some of these arguments ... More

The Definition of Death  

Stuart J. Youngner

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
Two factors, medical science's growing control over the timing of death and the increasingly desperate need for organs, have led to a reopening of the debate about the definition of death ... More

Frankfurt-Type Examples and SemiCompatibilism: New Work  

John Martin Fischer

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2012
This article provides an overview of arguments for and against Frankfurt-type examples over the past few decades. It considers various strategies by which critics of these examples have ... More

Moral Metaphysics  

Daniel Star

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Jan 2013
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Apr 2013
This chapter sketches four forms of realism ascribed to four great historical figures that provide an important set of determinate versions of moral realism. Plato provides a picture ... More

Moral Responsibility and the Self  

David W. Shoemaker

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Feb 2011
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May 2011
This article examines the relationship between the self and moral responsibility. It shows that what makes an action the person's own (what keeps the agent in the picture) with regard to ... More

The Morality of Killing in War: Some Traditional and Nontraditional Views  

F.M. Kamm

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter examines traditional and nontraditional views about the morality aspect of killing in war, explaining that these views are derivative of deeper nonconsenqualist perspectives ... More

Multiple Selves  

Jennifer Radden

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Feb 2011
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May 2011
This article examines Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and the ways multiple selves have been depicted or implicated in some recent philosophical discussions. It considers recent ... More

Prospects for Temporal Neutrality  

David O. Brink

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2011
The temporal locations of benefits and harms matter to us. People prefer past pain to future pain, even when this choice includes more total pain. But should the location of benefits and ... More

The Unimportance of Identity  

Derek Parfit

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Feb 2011
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May 2011
This article examines issues surrounding the importance or unimportance of personal identity. It distinguishes numerical identity from qualitative identity. It argues in defence of ... More

Who's Still Afraid of Determinism? Rethinking Causes and Possibilities  

Christopher Taylor and Daniel Dennett

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2012
This article argues, in defense of compatibilism, that objections to compatibilist accounts of free agency are based on a flawed understanding of the relationship of such notions as ... More

The Wrongness of Killing and the Badness of Death  

Matthew Hanser

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter examines the wrongness of killing and the badness of death in the context of Jeff McMahan's so-called Equal Wrongness (of Killing) Thesis, explaining that McMahan's ... More

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