•  108
    A Critique of Contemporary Egalitarianism: A Christian Perspective
    Faith and Philosophy 8 (4): 481-504. 1991.
    Theories of equal human rights have experienced an exponential growth during the past thirty or forty years. From declarations of human rights, such as the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to arguments about the rights of fetuses versus the rights of women, to claims and counter claims about the rights of minorities to preferential hiring, the rights of animals to life and well-being, and the rights of trees to be preserved, the proliferation of rights affects every phase o…Read more
  •  57
    An Essay on Belief and Acceptance
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55 (2): 496-498. 1995.
  • Philosophy: The Quest for Truth: The Quest for Truth
    Oxford University Press USA. 2013.
    Praised for its unique combination of accessibility and comprehensiveness, Philosophy: The Quest for Truth provides an excellent selection of ninety-one classical and contemporary readings--on nineteen key problems in philosophy--carefully organized so that they present pro/con dialogues that allow students to compare and contrast the philosophers' positions. Each of the readings is accompanied by study questions, end-of-reading reflective questions, and an individual introduction featuring a bi…Read more
  •  1
    God, Freedom and Immortality
    Philosophia Christi 3 (1): 258-261. 2001.
  • Global Environmental Ethics
    Mayfield. 2000.
    With its thematic focus on “ecolacy,” the understanding of the natural environment and our relationship to it, Pojman’s text strikes a balance between theoretical and applied issues in environmental ethics.
  • Classics of Philosophy: Volume 3: The Twentieth Century (edited book)
    Oxford University Press USA. 2000.
    The most recent volume in Louis Pojman's highly successful Classics of Philosophy collection, Classics of Philosophy: Volume III, The Twentieth Century assembles definitive essays in twentieth-century Western philosophy. This work is considerably more comprehensive than the corresponding section of the single-volume edition of Classics of Philosophy. Its selections cover the whole spectrum of the field, representing the major movements of the century including British Realism, American Pragmatis…Read more
  • Classics of Philosophy: Volume 2: Modern and Contemporary (edited book)
    Oxford University Press USA. 1997.
    Classics of Philosophy: Volume II, Modern and Contemporary covers the works of philosophers from Descartes to Rawls. Ideal for courses in modern and contemporary philosophy, it includes forty-eight extensive selections--seventeen of them complete--from twenty-nine philosophers. This collection offers an unrivaled introduction to the major works of these periods. A lucid introduction, including a brief biographical sketch, accompanies each of the featured philosophers. Also look for Classics of P…Read more
  •  1
    Philosophy: The Quest for Truth
    Oxford University Press USA. 2013.
    Praised for its unique combination of accessibility and comprehensiveness, Philosophy: The Quest for Truth provides an excellent selection of ninety-one classical and contemporary readings--on nineteen key problems in philosophy--carefully organized so that they present pro/con dialogues that allow students to compare and contrast the philosophers' positions. Each of the readings is accompanied by study questions, end-of-reading reflective questions, and an individual introduction featuring a bi…Read more
  •  16
    The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (edited book)
    Oxford University Press USA. 2010.
    Now in its fourth edition, Louis P. Pojman and Lewis Vaughn's acclaimed The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature brings together an extensive and varied collection of eighty-five classical and contemporary readings on ethical theory and practice. Integrating literature with philosophy in an innovative way, the book uses literary works to enliven and make concrete the ethical theory or applied issues addressed. Literary works by Angelou, Camus, Hawthorne, Huxley, Ibsen, Le …Read more
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    In 1941 Father Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish friar from Warsaw was arrested for publishing anti-Nazi pamphlets and sentenced to Auschwitz. There he was beaten, kicked by shiny leather boots, and whipped by his prison guards. After one prisoner successfully escaped, the prescribed punishment was to select ten other prisoners who were to die by starvation. As ten prisoners were pulled out of line one by one, Fr. Kolbe broke out from the ranks, pleading with he Commandant to be allowed to take the pla…Read more
  •  44
    The Moral Case for Institutional Cosmopolitanism
    Croatian Journal of Philosophy 4 (1): 3-28. 2004.
    In this paper I consider both moral and non-moral reasons for world government, what has been called ‘institutional cosmopolitanism’. I first describe several non-moral forces leading to the need for a central international governing body, and then I offer three Moral Arguments for Cosmopolitanism. The main arguments are The Moral Point of View: The Principle of Humanity and the Moral Equality of Persons. I then argue that the case for moral cosmopolitanism together with the non-moral forces lea…Read more
  •  50
    Straw Man or Straw Theory?: A Reply to Albert Mosley
    International Journal of Applied Philosophy 12 (2): 169-180. 1998.
    I respond to Albert Mosley’s critique that I only attack straw men arguments against affirmative action by showing both that his own argument is a version of one of these “straw men” and that his objections to my arguments can be rebutted.
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    Religious Belief and the Will
    Religious Studies 25 (1): 131-134. 1986.
  •  21
    Review of Matt Cavanagh, Against Equal Opportunity (review)
    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002 (12). 2002.
  • Moral Philosophy: A Reader (edited book)
    with Peter Tramel
    Hackett Publishing Company. 2009.
    This collection of classic and contemporary readings in ethics presents sharp, competing views on a wide range of fundamentally important topics: moral relativism and objectivism, ethical egoism, value theory, utilitarianism, deontological ethics, virtue ethics, ethics and religion, and applied ethics. The Fourth Edition dramatically increases the volume’s utility by expanding and updating the selections and introductions while retaining the structure that has made previous editions so successfu…Read more
  •  565
    In Defense of the Death Penalty
    International Journal of Applied Philosophy 11 (2): 11-16. 1997.
  •  4
    Faith, doubt and belief, or does faith entail belief?
    In Richard M. Gale & Alexander R. Pruss (eds.), The Existence of God, . pp. 1--15. 2003.
  •  224
    Faith, hope and doubt
    Philosophy of Religion. forthcoming.
  •  188
    Faith Without Belief?
    Faith and Philosophy 3 (2): 157-176. 1986.
    For many religious people there is a problem of doubting various credal statements contained in their religions. Often propositional beliefs are looked upon as necessary conditions for salvation. This causes great anxiety in doubters and raises the question of the importance of belief in religion and in life in general. It is a question that has been neglected in philosophy of religion and theology. In this paper I shall explore the question of the importance of belief as a religious attitude an…Read more
  • Book Review (review)
    Philosophia Christi 3 (1): 258-261. 2001.
  • A. Hannay, "Kierkegaard"
    International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 15 (1/2): 95. 1984.
  •  5
    An Inegalitarian Thought Experiment
    Public Affairs Quarterly 9 (3): 233-239. 1995.
  •  61
    Merit: Why Do We Value It?
    Journal of Social Philosophy 30 (1): 83-102. 1999.