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    Negative Average Preference Utilitarianism
    Journal of Philosophy of Life 2 (1): 55-66. 2012.
    For many philosophers working in the area of Population Ethics, it seems that either they have to confront the Repugnant Conclusion , or they have to confront the Non-Identity Problem . To them it seems there is no escape, they either have to face one problem or the other. However, there is a way around this, allowing us to escape the Repugnant Conclusion, by using what I will call Negative Average Preference Utilitarianism – which though similar to anti-frustrationism, has some important differ…Read more
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    Liberalism: A Tyrannical Paradox?
    Télos 2011 (154): 181-183. 2011.
    ExcerptAt first glance, the title of Kalb's new book The Tyranny of Liberalism seems to be an oxymoron. How can a theory of liberalism result in something illiberal? Liberalism is designed to give people freedom, so how can it be tyrannical? This is what Kalb attempts to show: the paradoxical nature of liberalism, and how it is self-defeating. To Kalb there are two main problems with contemporary liberalism: first, liberalism is tyrannical, insofar as it does not allow for any dissension or crit…Read more
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    Susan J. Armstrong and Richard G. Botzler (eds.): The Animal Ethics Reader, 2nd Edition (review)
    Agriculture and Human Values 26 (4): 399-400. 2009.
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    The Politics of Persons (review)
    Dialogue 49 (2): 315-317. 2010.
  •  22
    Craig Hanks (ed.): Technology and values: essential readings (review)
    Agriculture and Human Values 28 (2): 285-286. 2011.
  •  21
    J. L. Kupperman, Ethics and Qualities of Life
    Journal of Moral Philosophy 7 (4): 537-539. 2010.
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    Aggregative Consequentialism
    Southwest Philosophy Review 31 (2): 125-136. 2015.
    One of the major arguments against Act consequentialism is that it has counterintuitive implications in many kinds of cases. One of the methods of avoiding these counterintuitive verdicts is through the use of a “Generalization Argument” such as that proposed by Marcus Singer in his (1961) book Generalization in Ethics, which is intended to be an improved version of the traditional “What if everyone did that?” approach to moral theory. This Generalization Argument, however, also has counterintui…Read more
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    In his 1972 work Famine, Affluence and Morality, Peter Singer presents an argument that we of the developed world, can and ought to do more for the developing nations to alleviate their poverty. Singer believes that his argument leads to the inescapable conclusion that we should keep giving to the poor until giving more, will harm us more than it will benefit them. Singer’s conclusion is reached however, using a cost benefit analysis of absolute welfare to determine cost; whereas by using a capa…Read more
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    "Review of" Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy" (review)
    Essays in Philosophy 12 (1): 12. 2011.
  •  4
    No Title available: Dialogue
    Dialogue 49 (2): 315-317. 2010.
  • Review of Animalkind: What We Owe to Animals, by Jean Kazez (review)
    Essays in Philosophy 12 (1): 175-186. 2011.
  • "Review of" Animalkind: What We Owe to Animals" (review)
    Essays in Philosophy 12 (1): 13. 2011.