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    Justice for All: Issues in Political Philosophy (edited book)
    State University of New York Press. 2002.
    Collection of essays adapted from an undergraduate honors conference held at Binghamton University which address contemporary issues in political philosophy
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    What does the law demand when it requirescitizens to conform to standards ofreasonableness? I propose and defend theview that the law should demand thatcitizens conform their behavior to someactual conduct in society. I contrast thisidea against what might be called the``empty vessel'' view of reasonableness,where the standard is understood tofunction like an empty vessel in the law,allowing courts to use various norms andmoral judgments to determine what seemsreasonable in the circumstances. Th…Read more
  • Justice and Law (edited book)
    State University of New York Press. 2009.
    A collection of essays on contemporary issues in justice and law
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    Collective Responsibility and the Purposes of Banks
    Midwest Studies in Philosophy 42 (1): 54-72. 2018.
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    The Ethics of Credit Rating Agencies: What Happened and the Way Forward (review)
    with Thomas F. Kelly
    Journal of Business Ethics 111 (4): 477-490. 2012.
    During the short span of a few months in 2008, 14 trillion dollars of highly rated bonds fell into junk status, surprising the global financial system and accelerating an economic decline. The result was the worst fracture of the US financial system since the Great Depression. Credit rating agencies (CRAs) in particular have come under intense scrutiny as a result of this latest disaster, both domestically and internationally, including many congressional inquiries and government investigations.…Read more
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    John Arthur, 1946-2007
    Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 80 (5). 2007.
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    Prisoner's dilemmas can lead rational people to interact in ways that lead to persistent inefficiencies. These dilemmas create a problem for institutional designers to solve: devise institutions that realign individual incentives to achieve collectively rational outcomes. I will argue that we do not always want to eliminate misalignments between individual incentives and efficient outcomes. Sometimes we want to preserve prisoner's dilemmas, even when we know that they systematically will lead to…Read more
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    CSR Rating Agencies: What is Their Global Impact?
    with Thomas F. Kelly
    Journal of Business Ethics 94 (1): 69-88. 2010.
    In the last two decades, there has been a pronounced growth of CSR rating agencies that assess corporations based on their social and environmental performance. This article investigates the impact of CSR ratings on the behavior of individual corporations. To what extent do corporations adjust their behavior based on how they rank? Our primary finding is that being dropped from a CSR ranking appears to do little to encourage firms to acknowledge and address problems related to their social and e…Read more
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    Legitimacy, confrontation respect, and the bind of freestanding liberalism
    Journal of Social Philosophy 41 (1): 92-111. 2010.
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    Prisoner’s Dilemmas, Cooperative Norms, and Codes of Business Ethics
    Journal of Business Ethics 65 (4): 309-323. 2006.
    Prisoner's dilemmas can lead rational people to interact in ways that lead to persistent inefficiencies. These dilemmas create a problem for institutional designers to solve: devise institutions that realign individual incentives to achieve collectively rational outcomes. I will argue that we do not always want to eliminate misalignments between individual incentives and efficient outcomes. Sometimes we want to preserve prisoner's dilemmas, even when we know that they systematically will lead to…Read more
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    Book Review (review)
    Economics and Philosophy 21 (2): 318-326. 2005.
  • Social Philosophy and Our Changing Points of View (edited book)
    Global Academic. 2008.
    Essays on contemporary issues in political philosophy
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    Morality and Moral Controversies, 10th Edition challenges students to critically assess today's leading moral, social, and political issues. And as a comprehensive anthology, it provides students with the tools they need to understand philosophical ideas that are currently shaping our world. The 10thEditionincludes classic and contemporary readings in moral theory, the most current topics in applied ethics, and updated debates in social and political philosophy. As in the previous nine editions,…Read more
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    Morality and Moral Controversies: Readings in Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy (edited book)
    with John Arthur
    Pearson Prentice Hall. 2008.
    Morality and Moral Controversies, 10th Edition challenges students to critically assess today's leading moral, social, and political issues. And as a comprehensive anthology, it provides students with the tools they need to understand philosophical ideas that are currently shaping our world. The 10thEditionincludes classic and contemporary readings in moral theory, the most current topics in applied ethics, and updated debates in social and political philosophy. As in the previous nine editions,…Read more