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Are all names of the Absolute synonymous?
(University of Hawaii Press, 1983)
In one way different names of the Absolute may be synonymous,and in another way not synonymous. Using Frege's terminology, words may have the same reference but different "senses." Just as "Morning Star" and "Evening Star" ...
"Tat tvam asi": An Important Identity Statement or a Mere Tautology
(University of Hawaii Press, 1984)
Before one can reasonably investigate the question of whether two things are identical, it stands to reason that one must have a clear understanding not only of what counts as a thing but, even more importantly, of what ...
Hurley on Justice and Responsibility
In Justice, Luck, and Knowledge, Susan Hurley defends a reason-responsive account of responsibility, argues that appeals to responsibility cannot provide a justification or non-trivial specification of brute luck egalitarian ...
Why Left-Libertarianism Isn't Incoherent, Indeterminate, or Irrelevant: A Reply to Fried
Over the past few decades, there has been increasing interest in left-libertarianism, which holds (roughly) that agents fully own themselves and that natural resources (land, minerals, air, etc.) belong to everyone in some ...
Left-Libertarianism as a Promising Form of Liberal Egalitarianism
(Center for Philosophic Exchange SUNY Brockport, 2009)
Left-libertarianism is a theory of justice that is committed to full self-ownership and to an egalitarian sharing of the value of natural resources. It is, I shall suggest, a promising way of capturing the liberal egalitarian ...
Libertarianism and the State
(Cambridge University Press, 2006)
Classical liberalism emphasizes the importance of individual liberty and contemporary (or welfare) liberalism tends to emphasize some kind of material equality. The best known form of libertarianism—right-libertarianism—is ...
How well can one get to know a Strawsonian person?
(International Phenomenological Society, 1974)
I shall argue that one cannot get to know a Strawsonian person, to speak in a popular way. To speak more philosophically, Strawson has a metaphysical theory of persons which involves serious epistemological difficulties. ...
Left-Libertarianism and Private Discrimination
(University of San Diego School of Law, 2007)
Left-libertarianism, like the more familiar right-libertarianism, holds that agents initially fully own themselves. Unlike right-libertarianism, however, it views natural resources as belonging to everyone in some egalitarian ...
Philosophy Looks at Twentieth Century Music
This paper is an attempt to evaluate the most significant trends in the music of the first half of the present century by discovering the aims of each and squaring them with the basic principles defined by philosophy. ...
Infinite Utility and Temporal Neutrality
(Cambridge University Press, 1994)
Suppose that time is infinitely long towards the future, and that each feasible action produces a finite amount of utility at each time. Then, under appropriate conditions, each action produces an infinite amount of ...
George Berkeley's Mathematical Philosophy And The Calculus
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2007)
Robustness and Conceptual Analysis in Evolutionary Game Theory
(University of Chicago Press, 2005)
A variety of robustness objections have been made against evolutionary game theory. One of these objections alleges that the games used in the underlying model are too arbitrary and oversimplified to generate a robust ...
Natural rights and two conceptions of promising
(Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2006)
Does one have an obligation to keep one's promises? I answer this question by distinguishing between two broad conceptions of promising. On the normativized conception of promising, a promise is made when an agent validly ...
Response-Dependence, Rigidification, and Objectivity
(Springer Verlag, 1996)
A response-dependent account of a given attribute, such as redness or wrongness, identifies the attribute with the disposition to produce specified sorts of response in specified sorts of being under specified conditions. ...
Equality, Efficiency, and the Priority of the Worse Off
(Cambridge University Press, 2000)
Egalitarian theories of justice hold that equality should be promoted. Typically, perfect equality will not be achievable, and it will be necessary to determine which of various unequal distributions is the most equal. All ...
Critical Notice of G.A. Cohen's Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality.
(University of Calgary Press, 1998)
philosophy. As Cohen describes it, he was awakened from his “dogmatic socialist slumbers” by Nozick's famous Wilt Chamberlain example in which people starting from a position of equality (or other favored patterned distribution) freely choose to pay to watch...
Broome on Moral Goodness and Population Ethics
In an earlier book, Weighing Goods , John Broome gave a sophisticated defense of utilitarianism for the cases involving a fixed population. In the present book, Weighing Lives, he extends this defense to variable population ...
Choice Versus Autonomy in the GM Food Labeling Debate
Commentary to and criticism of the article "Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods: Does It Really Provide Consumer Choice?," by Carter and Gruère.
Brute Luck, Option Luck, And Equality Of Initial Opportunities
(University of Chicago, 2002)
In the old days, material egalitarians tended to favor equality of outcome advantage, on some suitable conception of advantage (happiness, resources, etc.). Under the influence of Dworkin's seminal articles on equality , ...
Paul Creston: His Life, Philosophies, and Selected Works
The music of Paul Creston is known for its lyricism, shifting tonalities, and especially for the careful and deliberate attention given to the rhythmic element. His style is distinctive from American musical movements such ...