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    Exploitation, Autonomy, and the Case for Organ Sales
    International Journal of Applied Philosophy 12 (1): 89-95. 1998.
    A recent argument in favor of a free market in human organs claims that such a market enhances personal autonomy. I argue here that such a market would, on the contrary, actually compromise the autonomy of those most likely to sell their organs, namely, the least well off members of society. A Marxian-inspired notion of exploitation is deployed to show how, and in what sense, this is the case
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    Pornography: Marxism, Feminism, and the Future of Sexuality
    International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 23 (2): 106-107. 1988.
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    What is involved in forgiving?
    Philosophia 25 (1-4): 33-49. 1997.
    I have argued that forgiveness paradigmatically involves overcoming moral anger, of which resentment is the central case. I have argued, as well, that forgiveness may involve overcoming any form of anger so long as the belief that you have been wrongfully harmed is partially constitutive of it, and that overcoming other negative emotions caused by a wrongdoer's misdeed may, given appropriate qualifications, count as forgiveness. Those qualifications indicate, however, significant differences bet…Read more
  •  90
    Ambivalence, Autonomy, and Organ Sales
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 44 (2): 237-251. 2006.
    Recent philosophical arguments in favor of legal markets in human organs such as kidneys claim that respect for autonomy justifies such markets. I argue that these arguments fail to establish the moral permissibility of commercialized organ sales because they do not show that those most likely to serve as vendors would choose to sell autonomously. Pro-market views utilize hierarchical theories of autonomy to demonstrate that potential organ vendors may autonomously consent to selling their organ…Read more
  •  63
    What is wrong with entrapment?
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 42 (1): 45-60. 2004.
    Proactive law enforcement techniques such as sting operations sometimes go too far, resulting in innocent people being "entrapped" into committing crime. Fortunately, the criminal law recognizes entrapment as a defense to a criminal charge. There is, however, much confusion about entrapment. In this paper I argue that this confusion is a result of misunderstanding the _moral status of entrapment. Since all proactive law enforcement violates the autonomy of those subject to it, it undermines mora…Read more
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    Bodies for sale: Ethics and exploitation in the human body trade (review)
    Journal of Value Inquiry 38 (2): 265-271. 2004.
    Peer Reviewed.
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    Temptation and the manipulation of desire
    Journal of Value Inquiry 33 (3): 371-379. 1999.
    Peer Reviewed.
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    Two Cheers for Forgiveness
    Philosophia 44 (2): 361-380. 2016.
    In this paper I critically discuss what has come to be known as the consensus or standard view of interpersonal forgiveness noting some of the paradoxes it appears to generate, how its conceptual resources seem unable to help illuminate several other varieties of forgiveness that are either themselves instances of interpersonal forgiving or at least types of forgiveness that a theory of interpersonal forgiveness should be able to shed some light upon. In the final section I offer some remarks on…Read more
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    Moral Atrocity and Political Reconciliation: A Preliminary Analysis
    International Journal of Applied Philosophy 15 (1): 123-133. 2001.
    Over the past decade or so political leaders around the world have begun to apologize for, and even seek reconciliation between perpetrators and victims of large-scale moral wrongs such as slavery, campaigns of ethnic cleansing, and official regimes of racial segregation. The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission is probably the most well-known example of such political efforts to effect what might be called moral healing within and between nations. In this essay, I canvass various s…Read more
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    On forgiving oneself: A reply to snow (review)
    Journal of Value Inquiry 28 (4): 557-560. 1994.
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    Bad Samaritans, Morality, and the Law
    International Journal of Applied Philosophy 7 (2): 9-13. 1992.
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    What is involved in forgiving?
    Journal of Value Inquiry 27 (3-4): 331-340. 1993.
    I have argued that forgiveness paradigmatically involves overcoming moral anger, of which resentment is the central case. I have argued, as well, that forgiveness may involve overcoming any form of anger so long as the belief that you have been wrongfully harmed is partially constitutive of it, and that overcoming other negative emotions caused by a wrongdoer's misdeed may, given appropriate qualifications, count as forgiveness. Those qualifications indicate, however, significant differences bet…Read more
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    For the past thirty-five years or so forgiveness has been of great interest to philosophers, and the recent spate of new books and scholarly essays on the topic is evidence that this interest continues unabated. David Konstan’s Before Forgiveness: The Origins of a Moral Idea is among the recent contributions to this literature. Konstan argues that none of the various ways in which people in the classical Greek and Roman world managed angry emotional states such as resentment constitute the moder…Read more
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    Persons, Caricature and Morality
    International Studies in Philosophy 25 (3): 47-58. 1993.
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    What Is Wrong With Entrapment?
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 42 (1): 45-60. 2004.