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    World Hunger
    In R. G. Frey & Christopher Heath Wellman (eds.), Blackwell Companion to Applied Ethics, Blackwell. 2003.
    W e are watching television, and an advertisement for UNICEF, OXFAM, or the Christian Children’s Fund interrupts our favorite show. We grab our remotes and quickly flip to another channel. Perhaps we mosey to the kitchen for a snack. Maybe we just sit, trying not to watch. These machinations may banish these haunting images of destitute, starving children from our TVs and our thoughts, but they do not alter the brutal facts: millions of people in the world are undernourished; thousands die each …Read more
  •  93
    The moral and political status of children
    Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (4). 2004.
    Book Information The Moral and Political Status of Children. The Moral and Political Status of Children David Archard , Colin M. Macleod , eds. , Oxford and New York : Oxford University Press , 2002 , viii + 296 , US$60 (cloth). Edited by David Archard; , Colin M. Macleod; , eds.. Oxford University Press. Oxford and New York. Pp. viii + 296. US$60 (cloth).
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    Suffer the Little Children
    with Larry May
    In William Aiken Hugh LaFollette (ed.), World Hunger and Morality, Prentice-hall. 1995.
    Children are the real victims of world hunger: at least 70% of the malnourished people of the world are children. By best estimates forty thousand children a day die of starvation (FAO 1989: 5). Children do not have the ability to forage for themselves, and their nutritional needs are exceptionally high. Hence, they are unable to survive for long on their own, especially in lean times. Moreover, they are especially susceptible to diseases and conditions which are the staple of undernourished peo…Read more
  •  85
    The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory (edited book)
    with Ingmar Persson
    Wiley-Blackwell. 2000.
    Building on the strengths of the highly successful first edition, the extensively updated _Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory_ presents a complete state-of-the-art survey, written by an international team of leading moral philosophers. __ A new edition of this successful and highly regarded _Guide_, now reorganized and updated with the addition of significant new material Includes 21 essays written by an international team of leading philosophers Extensive, substantive essays develop the main arg…Read more
  •  84
    The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. 2003.
    The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics is a lively and authoritative guide to current thought about ethical issues in all areas of human activity--personal, medical, sexual, social, political, judicial, and international, from the natural world to the world of business. Twenty-eight topics are covered in specially written surveys by leading figures in their fields: each gives an authoritative map of the ethical terrain, explaining how the debate has developed in recent years, engaging criticall…Read more
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    When most people think of legal punishment, they envision a judge or jury convicting a person for a crime, and then sentencing that person in accordance with clearly prescribed penalties, as specified in the criminal law. The person serves the sentence, is released (perhaps a bit early for A good behavior"), and then welcomed back into society as a full-functioning member, adorned with all the rights and responsibilities of ordinary citizens.
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    Rights
    Teaching Philosophy 6 (4): 381-383. 1983.
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    Are there limits on how human beings can legitimately treat non-human animals? Or can we treat them just any way we please? If there are limits, what are they? Are they sufficiently strong, as some people supp ose, to lead us to be vegetarians and to seriously curtail, if not eliminate, our use of non-human animals in `scientific' experiments designed to benefit us? To fully appreciate this question let me contrast it with two different ones: Are there limits on how we can legitimately treat roc…Read more
  •  61
    Brute Science: Dilemmas of Animal Experimentation
    with Niall Shanks
    Routledge. 1997.
    _Brute Science_ investigates whether biomedical research using animals is, in fact, scientifically justified. Hugh LaFollette and Niall Shanks examine the issues in scientific terms using the models that scientists themselves use. They argue that we need to reassess our use of animals and, indeed, rethink the standard positions in the debate.
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    Whenever two people have a close relationship, one or both of them may occasionally become jealous. Jealousy can occur in any type of relationship, although it is more frequent and typically more potent between lovers. Hence, I shall begin by discussing jealousy among lovers. Later I will show how that account is also applicable to other close personal relationships.
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    The physician's conscience
    American Journal of Bioethics 7 (12). 2007.
    This Article does not have an abstract
  •  38
    Kinship and Intimacy
    Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics 11 (1): 33-40. 2017.
    We think about personal relationships in two distinct ways. The first focuses on relationships between blood relatives: parents and their children, siblings, and perhaps first cousins. The second focuses on intimacy: relationships where each individual is honest to and trusting of the other; each cares for the other and seeks the other’s company. In this article I ask how these two conceptions are, can be, or should be linked. Should we strive to make all relationships with kin intimate? Even i…Read more
  •  37
    A reply to Frisch
    Philosophy and Public Affairs 11 (2): 181-183. 1982.
  •  34
    Moral kinds and natural kinds
    with George Graham
    Journal of Value Inquiry 16 (2): 85-99. 1982.
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    The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, 2nd print edition (edited book)
    Wiley-Blackwell. forthcoming.
    The definitive ethics resource. By the time the second edition is edited, it will have more than 850 entries (more than 200 revised since the first edition), averaging more than 4,000 words. Authors are known authorities, coming from more than 25 countries from all six inhabited continents. Essays were double-blind reviewed.
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    Applied Ethics
    Teaching Philosophy 11 (1): 83-84. 1988.
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    Moral Issues
    Teaching Philosophy 8 (1): 60-61. 1985.
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    Ethics in Practice: An Anthology (5th Edition) (edited book)
    Wiley-Blackwell. 2020.
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    Chaos Theory
    Idealistic Studies 24 (3): 241-254. 1994.
    In this article we discuss two divergent accounts of non-human animals as analog models of human biomedical phenomena. Using a classical account of analogical reasoning, toxicologists and teratologists claim that if the model and subject modeled are substantially similar, then test results in non-human animals are likely applicable to humans . However, the same toxicologists report that different species often react very differently to the same chemical stimuli . The best way to understand their…Read more
  •  25
    The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
    with Michael L. Woodruff
    Philosophical Psychology 28 (3): 452-465. 2015.
    Jonathan Haidt's The Righteous Mind seeks to explain why it is difficult for liberals and conservatives to get along. His aim is not just explanatory but also prescriptive. Once we understand that the differences between disputants spring from distinct moral views held by equally sincere people, then we will no longer have reason for deep political animus. Conservatives and Liberals have distinct moral views and they understand human nature differently. He claims that these differences are best …Read more
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    Animal models in biomedical research: Some epistemological worries
    with Niall Shanks
    Public Affairs Quarterly 7 (2): 113-130. 1993.
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    Controlling guns
    Criminal Justice Ethics 20 (1): 34-39
    Wheeler, Stark, and Stell have raised many interesting briefly expand on, the proposal I offered in the original points concerning gun control that merit extended treat- paper.' ment. Here, however, I will focus only on two. I wiII then In earlier papers and also in this symposium, Wheeler argues that ov,ming arms is defensible as a means of resisting governmental assaults against indivicluals. If only governments have guns, he argues, then a gover'n- ment gone bad can easily oppress its citizen…Read more
  •  15
    Morality, Utilitarianism, and Rights
    Philosophical Quarterly 44 (176): 410-413. 1994.
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    William H. ("Will") Aiken, Jr., 1947-2006
    Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 80 (2). 2006.
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    Applied Philosophy Misapplied
    Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy 5 88-96. 1983.