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    On the editorial process
    with Christine M. Koggel
    Journal of Global Ethics 16 (3): 257-261. 2020.
    In the Editorial for the previous issue of Journal of Global Ethics, we selected to discuss COVID-19, a global issue affecting very nearly all of us in unprecedented ways. The disease continues as...
  • Editorial
    with Christine M. Koggel
    Journal of Global Ethics 16 (2): 131-137. 2020.
    Journal of Global Ethics maintains a tradition in its issue editorials to survey concerns and accomplishments that pertain to global ethics. There has been much news to report on changing global ci...
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    Martin Schönfeld
    with Christine M. Koggel
    Journal of Global Ethics 16 (2): 138-138. 2020.
    Courtesy of Diane Liu Martin Schönfeld, co-Editor of Journal of Global Ethics, passed away June 21st. Martin received his first degrees from Regensburg University, he continued in philosophy at Lud...
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    Éthique Et Économique 17 (1). 2011.
    Full text/Article complet.
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    Reconciliation, Transitional and Indigenous Justice presents fifteen reflections upon justice twenty years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa introduced a new paradigm for political reconciliation in settler and post-colonial societies. The volume considers processes of political reconciliation, appraising the results of South Africa’s Commission, of the recently concluded Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and of the on-going process of the Waitangi Tri…Read more
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    Journal of Global Ethics 16 (1): 1-6. 2020.
    Volume 16, Issue 1, April 2020, Page 1-6.
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    Journal of Global Ethics 10 (3): 239-244. 2014.
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    Twenty years ago, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa ushered in a new era, bringing new tools for societies engaged in transition toward more just circumstances. In New paths in reconciliation, transitional and Indigenous justice, sixteen authors take stock of South Africa's Commission and related political processes arising more recently in New Zealand and Canada. The collection includes critical assessment of those processes and radical challenges to their assumptions conc…Read more
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    Case study for Business Ethics, 5000 words. Considers the state of the payday lending market in USA and Canada as of March 2018. Suitable for undergraduate or business school use. Includes the discussion of: Storefront and online payday lending in state/province and national contexts. Applicability of the concept of exploitation to payday lending. Alternatives to payday lending ("Payday Alternative Loans" provided through credit unions, and savings incentive programs that reduce demand for pay…Read more
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    The shifting patterns of progress
    with Martin Schönfeld and Sirkku Hellsten
    Journal of Global Ethics 13 (3): 241-252. 2017.
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    with Sirkku Hellsten and Martin Schönfeld
    Journal of Global Ethics 13 (2): 113-119. 2017.
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    with Sirkku Hellsten
    Journal of Global Ethics 13 (1): 1-3. 2017.
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    Multinational Corporations and the Social Contract
    Journal of Business Ethics 31 (3): 245-258. 2001.
    The constitutions of many nations have been explicitly or implicitly founded upon principles of the social contract derived from Thomas Hobbes. The Hobbesian egoism at the base of the contract fairly accurately represents the structure of market enterprise. A contractarian analysis may, then, allow for justified or rationally acceptable universal standards to which businesses should conform. This paper proposes general rational restrictions upon multi-national enterprises, and includes a critiqu…Read more
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    What is development?
    In Lori Keleher & Stacy Kosko (eds.), Ethics, agency and democracy in global development, Cambridge University Press. pp. 49-74. 2019.
    This chapter examines the relation of the Human Development or Capability Approach to liberal political theory. If development is enhancement of capabilities, then this chapter adds that development is human and social: development includes (1) the creation of value as a social process that is (2) a dialectical product of people in their relations. Specifically: (1) The place of the individual within political theory must be revised if the political subject is, as Carol Gould argues, an “individ…Read more
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    USA and Canada: high income maldevelopment
    In Jay Drydyk & Lori Keleher (eds.), Handbook of Development Ethics, Routledge. pp. 416-423. 2018.
    This 4000 word entry to Routledge’s Handbook of Development Ethics (Jay Drydyk & Lori Keleher, eds., 2018) considers development within United States of America and Canada. Indigenous peoples and their nations are also featured. Canada and USA are both characterized by the UN Development Program as maintaining very high human development. Addressable weaknesses are nevertheless evident when performance is compared, for example, with OECD member nations. This entry focuses upon such comparison, …Read more
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    Descartes And The Possibility Of Science (review)
    Isis 93 (3): 485-486. 2002.
    How must we and the world be constituted if science is possible? René Descartes had some ideas: For example, he wrote in 1639 to Marin Mersenne, “The imagination, which is the part of the mind that most helps mathematics, is more of a hindrance than a help in metaphysical speculation.” In another missive he suggested that, “besides [local] memory, which depends on the body, I believe there is also another one, entirely intellectual, which depends on the soul alone” (pp. 59, 52). Peter Schouls m…Read more
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    This entry focuses upon the current state of microlending activity, and particularly for-profit activity, with ethical analysis of such lending, particularly as it pertains to prospects for poverty alleviation and development for the global poor. Several specific events have lately altered the characteristics of microlending and the general assessments of its prospects: most notably the collapse of the for-profit microfinance market in Andhra Pradesh late in 2010 and research previously pursued …Read more
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    Jonathan I. Israel claims that Christian ‘controversialists’ endeavoured first to obscure or efface Spinozism, materialism, and non-authoritarian free thought, and then, in the early eighteenth century, to fight these openly, and desperately. Israel appears to have adopted the view of enlightenment as a battle against what Voltaire has called ‘l’infâme’, and David Hume has labelled ‘stupidity, Christianity, and ignorance’. These authors’ barbs were launched later in the century, however, in the …Read more
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    This entry provides an overview of business responsibilities with regard to international development and human and social development in less developed nations. Areas of ethical concern have grown in variety and complexity as understanding of development has changed from such narrow economic treatment in the era following World War II to the present. This entry traces that growth and considers responsibilities of multinational business engaging directly with and subcontracting in the developing…Read more
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    Lakatos’ “Internal History” as Historiography
    Perspectives on Science 1 (4). 1993.
    Imre Lakatos' conception of the history of science is explicated with the purpose of replying to criticism leveled against it by Thomas Kuhn, Ian Hacking, and others. Kuhn's primary argument is that the historian's internal—external distinction is methodologically superior to Lakatos' because it is "independent" of an analysis of rationality. That distinction, however, appears to be a normative one, harboring an implicit and unarticulated appeal to rationality, despite Kuhn's claims to the contr…Read more
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    Introduction: The 2030 Agenda
    Journal of Global Ethics 11 (3): 262-269. 2015.
    (Article part 2 of 2) This introduction notes the contributions of authors to the second issue of the Journal of Global Ethics 2015 Sustainable Development Goals Forum. It briefly explains the process through which the Sustainable Development Goals have developed from their receipt in 2014 to their passage in September 2015 by the UN General Assembly, and it considers their development in prospect. The Millennium Development Goals, which spanned 1990–2015, present a case study that reveals the …Read more
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    with Sirkku Hellsten
    Journal of Global Ethics 12 (2): 123-126. 2016.
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    Real Institutions and Really Legitimate Institutions
    In David Mark, Bary Smith & Isaac Ehrlich (eds.), The mystery of capital and the construction of social reality, Open Court. pp. 331-347. 2008.
    This essay develops a thesis regarding the manner through which social institutions such as property come to be, and a second thesis regarding how such institutions ought to be legitimated. The two theses, outlined below, are in need of explication largely because of the entrenched cultural influence of an erroneous reading of social contract theory concerning the historical origins of the state. In part A, I introduce that error. I proceed in parts B and C to present two central theses about in…Read more
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    Descartes' Rules and the Workings of the Mind
    North American Kant Society 269-282. 1997.
    I briefly consider why Descartes stopped work on the _Rules_ towards the end of my paper. My main concern is to accurately characterize the project represented in the _Rules_, especially in its relation to early-modern logic.
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    Introduction: The Sustainable Development Goals Forum
    Journal of Global Ethics 11 (1): 3-9. 2015.
    (Article part 1 of 2) This introduction notes the contributions of various authors to the first issue of the Journal of Global Ethics 2015 Forum and briefly explains the United Nations process through which the sustainable development goals have been formulated up to the receipt by the General Assembly, in August 2014, of the Report of the Open Working Group of the General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals. The goals are identified as a confluence of distinct streams of UN work attended …Read more
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    Editorial (academic freedom)
    with Sirkku Hellsten
    Journal of Global Ethics 12 (1): 1-5. 2016.
    Editorial notes recent concerns regarding academic freedom in Turkey, consequent upon statements made by the President of Turkey.
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    This chapter presents a historical study of how science has developed and of how philosophical theories of many sorts – philosophy of science, theory of the understanding, and philosophical theology – both enable and constrain certain lines of development in scientific practice. Its topic is change in the legitimacy or acceptability of scientific explanation that invokes purposes, or ends; specifically in the argument from design, in the natural science field of physico-theology, around the star…Read more
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    (Pre-publication draft November 2015: Partial content of "Introduction: The 2030 Agenda," Journal of Global Ethics 11:3 [December 2015], 262-270) This introduction briefly explains the process through which the Sustainable Development Goals have developed from their receipt in 2014 to their passage in September 2015 by the UN General Assembly, and it considers their development in prospect. The Millennium Development Goals, which spanned 1990-2015, present a case study that reveals the changeabi…Read more
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    Legitimate Social Demands on Corporations
    Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 17 151-154. 2006.
    The classic formulation of doubt regarding the appropriateness of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as voiced by Milton Friedman, is that “…there is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use its resources and engage in activities to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game…” I present a reply to Friedman, and to others, that accepts their implicit premise – that business, including globalizing business activity, can be a virtuous mechanism of f…Read more
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    Corporate Responsibility and Freedom
    International Corporate Responsibility Series 3 25-33. 2007.
    Milton Friedman’s famous comment on Corporate Social Responsibility is that “there is one and only one social responsibility of business—to use its resources and engage in activities to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game.” I reply to Friedman, Michael Jensen, and others, in argument that accepts their implicit premise—that business can be a virtuous mechanism of free society—but that denies their delimitation of responsibility. The reply hinges upon precisely t…Read more