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    Background: The advent of AIDS brought about a group of patients unwilling to accept crucial aspects of the methodological standards for clinical research investigating Phase 1 drugs, surgeries or devices. Their arguments against placebo controls in trials, which depended-at the time-on the terminal status of patient volunteers led to a renewed discussion of the ethics of denying patients with catastrophic illnesses access to last-chance experimental drugs, surgeries or devices. Sources of data:…Read more
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    Beyond Equality of What: Sen and Neutrality
    Les Ateliers de L’Ethique 4 (2): 226-235. 2009.
    Based on a close reading of the debate between Rawls and Sen on primary goods versus capabilities, I argue that liberal theory cannot adequately respond to Sen’s critique within a conventionally neutralist framework. In support of the capability approach, I explain why and how it defends a more robust conception of opportunity and freedom, along with public debate on substantive questions about well-being and the good life. My aims are: to show that Sen’s capability approach is at odds with Rawl…Read more
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    Thesis (Ph.D, Philosophy) -- Queen's University, 2009-07-21 10:11:07.921.
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    Commentary on Ben Berger’s Attention Deficit Democracy
    Social Philosophy Today 29 159-168. 2013.
    This article critically discusses of Ben Berger’s , making two main claims. First, I argue that his conceptual distinctions ought to be further developed in order to be able to distinguish between, on the one hand, politically legitimate moral ends (i.e., ones that are suitable objects of political engagement) and, on the other hand, other moral ends that ought to be pursued only through social engagement. To help with this task I consider the significance of the difference between what I refer …Read more
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    Perfectionism for Neutralists
    Journal of Social Philosophy 42 (4): 382-402. 2011.