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    Curiosity as a Moral Virtue
    International Journal of Applied Philosophy 15 (2): 169-184. 2001.
    I argue that curiosity about the world deserves attention as a moral virtue, even apart from the role it may play in (the more generally praised) love of wisdom. First, close relationships and caring are reasonably considered part of a well-lived life, and curiosity is important for caring both about people and about things in the world. Second, curiosity helps us to define an appropriate way for persons to be affected by certain situations. Perhaps most important, curiosity can help one to live…Read more
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    Conflicting Affairs
    Teaching Philosophy 9 (3): 257-260. 1986.
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    Contemporary Moral Problems, Second Edition
    Teaching Philosophy 11 (4): 360-361. 1988.
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    The concept of 'competence' in medical ethics
    Journal of Medical Ethics 6 (4): 180-184. 1980.
    Dr Baumgarten analyses three possible justifications for doctors to decide that a patient is 'incompetent' to make or participate in medical decisions affecting him, and points out the difficulties of each. He argues that the degree to which a patient relinquishes control over decision-making which affects him will vary in different circumstances and should be explicitly agreed in the initial doctor-patient contract, rather as it often is when a client employs a professional to invest money on h…Read more
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    The Ethical and Social Responsibilities of Philosophy Teachers
    Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children 5 (2): 13-18. 1984.