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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.
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, ...
The demandingness of Scanlon's contractualism
(2003-01) - Journal article,
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, ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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,