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  • Consequentialism's double-edged aword 

    Sachs, Benjamin (2010-09) - Journal article
    Recent work on consequentialism has revealed it to be more flexible than previously thought. Consequentialists have shown how their theory can accommodate certain features with which it has long been considered incompatible, ...
  • Contextual consent: ethical mining of social media for health research 

    Norval, Christopher; Henderson, Tristan (2017-01-26) - Conference item
    Social media are a rich source of insight for data mining and user centred research, but the question of consent arises when studying such data without the express knowledge of the creator. Case studies that mine social ...
  • Contrastive reasons and promotion 

    Snedegar, Justin (2014-10) - Journal article
    A promising but underexplored view about normative reasons is contrastivism, which holds that considerations are fundamentally reasons for things only relative to sets of alternatives. Contrastivism gains an advantage by ...
  • The demandingness of Scanlon's contractualism 

    Ashford, Elizabeth (2003-01) - Journal article
  • The ethics of war up to Thomas Aquinas 

    Cox, Rory (Oxford University Press, 2015-10) - Book item
    This chapter explores major developments in concepts of justified warfare and norms of military conduct over nearly 2,000 years. From at least the first millennium BC, ideas about the justice of war and customary norms ...
  • Extortion and the ethics of "topping up" 

    Sachs, Benjamin (2009-10) - Journal item
  • Humans, aliens, and the big ethical questions 

    Sachs, Ben (2018-06-01) - Journal item
    What happens when an astro-biologist, a theologian, a political theorist and a philosopher discuss the ethics of human–alien encounters? Ben Sachs reports.
  • Justifications and excuses 

    Baron, Marcia (2005) - Journal article
    The distinction between justifications and excuses is a familiar one to most of us who work either in moral philosophy or legal philosophy. But exactly how it should be understood is a matter of considerable disagreement. ...
  • The liberal ethics of non-interference and the Pareto principle 

    Mariotti, Marco; Veneziani, Roberto (University of St Andrews, 2014-04) - Working or discussion paper
    We analyse the liberal ethics of noninterference applied to social choice. A liberal principle capturing noninterfering views of society and inspired by John Stuart Mill's conception of liberty, is examined. The principle ...
  • Moral agency in charities and business corporations : exploring the constraints of law and regulation 

    Burt, Eleanor; Mansell, Samuel Francis (2017-12-20) - Journal article
    For centuries in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, charities have been widely regarded as admirable and virtuous organisations. Business corporations, by contrast, have been characterised in the popular imagination as ...
  • A moral economy of transplantation : Competing regimes of value in the allocation of transplant organs 

    Roscoe, Philip John (Oxford University Press, 2015-01) - Book item
  • Morality, adapted 

    Sachs, Benjamin Alan (2010) - Journal article
    Over the last few decades, scientists have been busy debunking the myth that nonhuman animals relate to each other in a primarily competitive, aggressive way. What they have found is that many species of animal, including ...
  • No help on the hard problem 

    Ball, Derek Nelson (2016-11-17) - Journal item
    The hard problem of consciousness is to explain why certain physical states are conscious: why do they feel the way they do, rather than some other way or no way at all? Arthur Reber (2016) claims to solve the hard problem. ...
  • Non-consequentialist theories of animal ethics 

    Sachs, Benjamin Alan (2015-10) - Journal article
  • On normative judgments and ethics 

    Arandelovic, Ognjen (2016-11-22) - Journal item
    Recent rapid technological and medical advance has more than ever before brought to the fore a spectrum of problems broadly categorized under the umbrella of ‘ethics of human enhancement’. Some of the most contentious ...
  • Regulatory decision errors, legal uncertainty and welfare : a general treatment 

    Katsoualcos, Yannis; Ulph, David Tregear (2017-07) - Journal article
    We provide a general treatment of the implications for welfare of various sources of legal uncertainty facing agents about the decisions made by a regulatory authority. We distinguish the legal uncertainty from the decision ...
  • Savouring morality. Moral satisfaction renders food of ethical origin subjectively tastier 

    Bratanova, Boyka Antonova; Vauclair, Christine-Melanie; Kervyn, Nicolas; Schumann, Sandy; Wood, Robert; Klein, Olivier (2015-08-01) - Journal article
    Past research has shown that the experience of taste can be influenced by a range of external cues, especially when they concern food’s quality. The present research examined whether food’s ethicality – a cue typically ...
  • Social performance and firm risk : impact of the financial crisis 

    Bouslah, Kais Ben Hmida; Kryzanowski, Lawrence; M'Zali, Bouchra (2016-02-11) - Journal article
    This paper examines the impact of the recent financial crisis (2008–2009) on the relation between a firm’s risk and social performance (SP) using a sample of non-financial U.S. firms covering the period 1991–2012. We find ...
  • Some challenges for ethics in social network research 

    Hutton, Luke; Henderson, Tristan (ACM, 2015-08-21) - Conference item
    Social network sites (SNSes) comprise one of the most popular networked applications of late, with hundreds of millions of users. Collecting and analysing data from such systems creates myriad ethical issues and challenges ...
  • Trust, distrust and commitment 

    Hawley, Katherine Jane (2014-03) - Journal article