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    Das Gesundheitskapital
    Ethik in der Medizin 32 (4): 309-312. 2020.
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    Geert Keil, Lara Keuck, and Rico Hauswald : Vagueness in Psychiatry: Oxford University Press: Oxford 2017, 267 pp, £ 39.99, ISBN: 9780198722373 (review)
    Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 49 (1): 155-158. 2018.
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    The Future of Academic Journals?
    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 22 (2): 259-261. 2019.
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    Editorial 3/2018
    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 21 (3): 461-462. 2018.
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    Theories of Health Justice: Just Enough Health
    Rowman & Littlefield International. 2018.
    Ideal for students in the philosophy of medicine, healthcare and public health, this book offers an introduction to the philosophical debates around health justice. It presents clear conceptual definitions of health, disease and illness and the various theories of justice, developing a specific normative argument in the debate on health justice.
  • Editorial
    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 21 (2): 197-199. 2018.
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    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 1-3. forthcoming.
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    Geert Keil, Lara Keuck, and Rico Hauswald : Vagueness in Psychiatry
    Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 49 (1): 155-158. 2018.
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    Editorial Note
    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 20 (5): 939-941. 2017.
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    Philosophie und Medizinethik
    Ethik in der Medizin 28 (4): 263-266. 2016.
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    Empathie als der Kitt des moralischen Universums
    Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 67 (4). 2013.
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    Forms of Fellow Feeling: Empathy, Sympathy, Concern and Moral Agency (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. 2017.
    What is the basis of our capacity to act morally? This is a question that has been discussed for millennia, with philosophical debate typically distinguishing two sources of morality: reason and sentiment. This collection aims to shed light on whether the human capacity to feel for others really is central for morality and, if so, in what way. To tackle these questions, the authors discuss how fellow feeling is to be understood: its structure, content and empirical conditions. Also discussed are…Read more
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    Handbook of the Philosophy of Medicine (edited book)
    with Steven Edwards
    Springer. 2017.
    This is the first wide-ranging, multi-authored handbook in the field of philosophy of medicine, covering the underlying conceptual issues of many important social, political and ethical issues in health care. It introduces and develops over 70 topics, concepts, and issues in the field. It is written by distinguished specialists from multiple disciplines, including philosophy, health sciences, nursing, sociology, political theory, and medicine. Many difficult social and ethical issues in health c…Read more
  • Die Würde der Tiere
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 53 (3). 2005.
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    Paternalism and self‐interest: A rejoinder
    Bioethics 24 (4): 208-210. 2010.
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    New Perspectives on Paternalism and Health Care (edited book)
    Springer Verlag. 2015.
    Decision-making capacity or mental competence is one of the most intensively discussed concepts in contemporary bioethics and medical ethics. In this paper I argue that anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder primarily afflicting adolescent girls and young women, seriously challenges what I label the traditional account of decision-making capacity. In light of these results, it may in addition be necessary to rethink a certain popular type of paternalistic argumentation that grounds the justificati…Read more
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    On Being Wholeheartedly Ambivalent: Indecisive Will, Unity of the Self, and Integration by Narration (review)
    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17 (1): 27-40. 2014.
    In this paper, I want to discuss the relation between ambivalence and the unity of the self. I will raise the question whether a person can be both ambivalent about his own will and nevertheless be wholehearted. Since Harry Frankfurt’s theory is my main point of reference, I briefly introduce his account of the will and the reasons for his opposition towards ambivalence in the first section. In the second section, I analyse different interpretations of ambivalence. In the third section, I provid…Read more
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    The chapter starts from a specific interpretation of what it means to know the difference between right and wrong, which stems from Gilbert Ryle. To know the difference between right and wrong implies caring about morality. The author links Ryle’s ideas to the notion of being a moral person. Two different ideas found in moral philosophy are delineated, namely, the amoral person, that is, someone who rejects the demands of morality, and the morally incapacitated person, that is, someone who canno…Read more
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    Lennart Nordenfelt’s theory of health: Introduction to the theme (review)
    Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 10 (1): 3-4. 2006.
    The paper contrasts Lennart Nordenfelt’s normative theory of health with the naturalists’ point of view, especially in the version developed by Christopher Boorse. In the first part it defends Boorse’s analysis of disease against the charge that it falls short of its own standards by not being descriptive. The second part of the paper sets out to analyse the positive concept of health and introduces a distinction between a positive definition of health and a positive conception of health. An obj…Read more
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    Verteilungsgerechtigkeit ohne Verteilungsgleichheit
    Analyse & Kritik 21 (2): 171-191. 1999.
    Alternative approaches in the discussion of distributive justice differ in their answers to the question 'equality of what'? In this essay I intend to ask instead 'why equality'? The article rejects several arguments in favour of distributive equality, mainly on the grounds that they confuse two different kinds of justice, namely 'formal' justice and distributive justice. The ideal of distributive equality is based on comparisons but equal respect does not necessarily involve relational consider…Read more
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    Die Anmaßung der Gleichheitsvoraussetzung
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 51 (2): 255. 2003.
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    In Thomas Schramme & Michael Schefczyk (eds.), John Stuart Mill: Über Die Freiheit, De Gruyter. pp. 201-204. 2015.
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    Behinderung. Absolute oder relative Einschränkung des Wohlergehens?
    Ethik in der Medizin 15 (3): 180-190. 2003.
    ZusammenfassungDer Beitrag beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, ob eine Behinderung immer als Form von Leid betrachtet werden muss. Mit Hilfe einer Unterscheidung zwischen absoluten und komparativen Einschränkungen des Wohls wird aufgezeigt, dass die bloße Tatsache einer vorliegenden medizinischen Schädigung nicht hinreicht, ein Urteil über das absolute Wohl einer Person zu treffen. Es werden verschiedene Argumente geprüft, warum Behinderung dennoch generell negativ bewertet werden sollte. Diese werd…Read more