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Humans, aliens, and the big ethical questions
(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.
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 ...
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. ...
Contrastive reasons and promotion
(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 ...
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 ...
Extortion and the ethics of "topping up"
(2009-10) - Journal item,
(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 ...
Virtue ethics, Kantian ethics, and the 'one thought too many' objection
(de Gruyter, 2008) - Book item,
The demandingness of Scanlon's contractualism
(2003-01) - Journal article,