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The problem of punishment
OVERVIEW Legal punishment involves treating those who break the law in ways that it would be wrong to treat those who do not. Even if we assume that those who break the law are responsible for theirExpand
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The Non-Identity Problem and the Ethics of Future People
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A defense of abortion
  • D. Boonin
  • Sociology, Philosophy
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David Boonin has written the most thorough and detailed case for the moral permissibility of abortion yet published. Critically examining a wide range of arguments that attempt to prove that everyExpand
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The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes
1. A summary biography of Hobbes Noel Malcolm 2. Hobbes's scheme of the sciences Tom Sorell 3. First philosophy and the foundations of knowledge Yves Charles Zarka 4. Hobbes and the method of naturalExpand
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Robbing PETA to Spay Paul: Do Animal Rights Include Reproductive Rights?
Let me begin with a confession. My papers are often praised more for their titles than for their contents. At a job interview a few years ago, I was told that if I didnrt have a future in philosophyExpand
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Same-sex marriage and the argument from public disagreement
Evaluation de l'argument contre le mariage homosexuel developpe par J. Jordan dans son article Is it wrong to discriminate on the basis of homosexuality? (in «Journal of social philosophy», 25, 1,Expand
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Should Race Matter?: Unusual Answers to the Usual Questions
should race matter? cambridge university press review of should race matter? unusual answers to the usual should race matter unusual answers to the usual questions should race matter unusual answersExpand
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Book Reviews-Moral Status: Obligations to Persons and Other Living Things
PART I: AN ACCOUNT OF MORAL STATUS. 1. THE CONCEPT OF MORAL STATUS 2. REVERENCE FOR LIFE 3. SENTIENCE AND THE UTILITARIAN CALCULUS 4. PERSONHOOD AND MORAL RIGHTS 5. THE RELEVANCE OF RELATIONSHIPS 6.Expand
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HOW TO SOLVE THE NON-IDENTITY PROBLEM
The non-identity problem arises from the fact that in some situations, our choices determine not only the quality of life that people will enjoy in the future, but the identity of the people who willExpand
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