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    Philosophy and Public Affairs 8 (4): 395-397. 1979.
    An exchange of correspondence with Charles Fried. Parfit's section begins: "I am puzzled. Consider Case One: I could save either one stranger or five others. Both acts would involve a heroic personal sacrifice. I choose, for no reason, to save the one rather than the five. Fried argues: (i ) Since both acts would involve a heroic sacrifice, I could not be criticized if I chose to do neither. (2) If I could not be criticized for choosing to do neither, I cannot be criticized for choosing …Read more
  •  2
    Contract as Promise: Lessons Learned
    Theoretical Inquiries in Law 20 (2): 367-379. 2019.
    In The Choice Theory of Contracts, Hanoch Dagan and Michael Heller state that by arguing “that autonomy matters centrally to contract,” Contract as Promise makes an “enduring contribution... but [its] specific arguments faltered because [they] missed the role of diverse contract types and because [it] grounded contractual freedom in a flawed rights-based view.... We can now say all rights-based arguments for contractual autonomy have failed.” The authors conclude that their proposed choice theor…Read more
  •  2
    The Origins of Right and WrongRight and Wrong (review)
    with Peter Caws
    Hastings Center Report 8 (6): 43. 1978.
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  •  8
    Case Studies in Bioethics: Forced Transfer to Custodial Care
    with Lawrence Hessman, Robert Michels, and Steven Sieverts
    Hastings Center Report 9 (3): 19. 1979.
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    Reason and Action
    American Journal of Jurisprudence 11 (1): 13-35. 1966.
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    Distributive Justice
    Social Philosophy and Policy 1 (1): 45. 1983.
    1. John Rawls' A Theory of Justice represented a rare intellectual event. It advanced a fresh, detailed and powerful conception of political economy, and rooted that conception in an elaborately worked out political and moral philosophy. Rawls' two principles of justice, with the celebrated maximin standard of distributive justice, represent the point of departure for any serious discussion of this subject. The details of Rawls' proposal are too well known to require summary. Instead, I shall ca…Read more
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    Philosophy and Public Affairs 11 (3): 265-277. 1982.
  •  19
    Philosophy and Public Affairs 6 (3): 288-289. 1977.
  •  1
    The Frankenstein Problem
    Hastings Center Report 1 (3): 3-3. 1971.
  • Research and Human Experimentation/Further Reading Barber, Bernard, et al. Research on Human Subjects: Problems of Social Control In Medical Experimentation. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1973 (review)
    with Moral Argument, Alice M. Rivlin, P. Michael Timpane, and Loren H. Roth
    Bioethics: Basic Writings on the Key Ethical Questions That Surround the Major, Modern Biological Possibilities and Problems. forthcoming.
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    Natural law and the concept of justice
    Ethics 74 (4): 237-254. 1964.
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    Contract as Promise: A Theory of Contractual Obligation
    Oxford University Press USA. 2015.
    Contract as Promise is a study of the philosophical foundations of contract law in which Professor Fried effectively answers some of the most common assumptions about contract law and strongly proposes a moral basis for it while defending the classical theory of contract. This book provides two purposes regarding the complex legal institution of the contract. The first is the theoretical purpose to demonstrate how contract law can be traced to and is determined by a small number of basic moral p…Read more
  •  107
    Right and Wrong
    Harvard University Press. 1978.
    Investigates a complex structure of morality, the demands such morality places on individuals, and the behavioral consequences of the system of right and wrong
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    Equality and rights in medical care
    Hastings Center Report 6 (1): 29-34. 1976.
  • Right and Wrong
    Ethics 90 (1): 141-156. 1978.