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Consequentialism's double-edged aword
(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, ...
Extortion and the ethics of "topping up"
(2009-10) - Journal item
Justifications and excuses
(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. ...
Non-consequentialist theories of animal ethics
(2015-10) - Journal article
Why coercion is wrong when it’s wrong
(2013) - Journal article
It is usually thought that wrongful acts of threat-involving coercion are wrong because they involve a violation of the freedom or autonomy of the targets of those acts. I argue here that this cannot possibly be right, and ...
No help on the hard problem
(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. ...
Whether and Where to Give
(2016-08-22) - Journal article
Effective altruists recommend that we give large sums to charity, but by far their more central message is that we give effectively, i.e., to whatever charities would do the most good per dollar donated. In this paper, ...
Virtue ethics, Kantian ethics, and the 'one thought too many' objection
(de Gruyter, 2008) - Book item
Adding happy people
(Oxford University Press, 2016-09-22) - Book item
Two kinds of rule regulating human subjects research
(2015) - Journal article
Alan Wertheimer argues that before we promulgate some rule regarding the conduct of research on human subjects we ethically ought to consider the consequences of the rule being followed. This ethical requirement has an ...