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  1. added 2014-12-21
    Fabian Freyenhagen & Tom O'Shea, Hidden Substance: Mental Disorder as a Challenge to Normatively Neutral Accounts of Autonomy.
    Mental capacity and autonomy are often understood to be normatively neutral – the only values or other norms they may presuppose are those the assessed person does or would accept. We show how mental disorder threatens normatively neutral accounts of autonomy. These accounts produce false positives, particularly in the case of disorders that affect evaluative abilities. Two normatively neutral strategies for handling autonomy-undermining disorder are explored and rejected: a blanket exclusion of mental disorder, and functional tests requiring consistency, expression of (...)
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    Daniel Jacob (forthcoming). Every Vote Counts: Equality, Autonomy, and the Moral Value of Democratic Decision-Making. Res Publica:1-15.
    What is the moral value of formal democratic decision-making? Egalitarian accounts of democracy provide a powerful answer to this question. They present formal democratic procedures as a way for a society of equals to arrive at collective decisions in a transparent and mutually acceptable manner. More specifically, such procedures ensure and publicly affirm that all members of a political community, in their capacity as autonomous actors, are treated as equals who are able and have a right to participate in collective (...)
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    Carlo Invernizzi Accetti (2014). The Disclosure of Politics. Struggles Over the Semantics of Secularization. By Maria Pia Lara. Constellations 21 (4):620-621.
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    Dorothea Gädeke (2014). Just Freedom. By Philip Pettit. Constellations 21 (4):623-625.
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    Angélica M. Bernal (2014). The Meaning and Perils of Presidential Refounding in Latin America. Constellations 21 (4):440-456.
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    Federico Finchelstein (2014). Returning Populism to History. Constellations 21 (4):467-482.
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    Jan‐Werner Müller (2014). “The People Must Be Extracted From Within the People”: Reflections on Populism. Constellations 21 (4):483-493.
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    Yannis Stavrakakis (2014). The Return of “the People”: Populism and Anti‐Populism in the Shadow of the European Crisis. Constellations 21 (4):505-517.
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    Ritchie Savage (2014). A Comparison of ‘New Institutionalized’ Populism in Venezuela and the USA. Constellations 21 (4):518-534.
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    Glyn Morgan (2014). The Justification of Europe: A Political Theory of Supranational Integration. By Jürgen Neyer. Constellations 21 (4):621-623.
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    Cecilia Tohaneanu (2013). „Egalitatea complexa” sau socialismul in versiunea lui Michael Walzer/“Complex Equality” or Michael Walzer’s Version of Socialism". Sfera Politicii 173.
    This paper presents Walzer’s pluralist approach to justice as contrasted with standard egalitarian liberalist accounts such as Rawls’s. Walzer’s notion of “complex equality” is discussed in order to see whether by defending the sort of socialism attached to it, he can be still situated within the liberal tradition of thought, or the so-called “socialism of o liberal kind”, as he likes to term it, means a moving away from the basic liberal principles. In my view, since Walzer’s conventionalist and contextualist (...)
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    Cecilia Tohaneanu (2012). Teorii versus ideologii politice?/Political theories versus political ideologies? Institutul European.
    This volume was initially conceived as a thematic issue of the Sfera Politicii journal and some of its chapters (written by Gabriela Tănăsescu, Henrieta A. Şerban, Lorena Stuparu and Cristian-Ion Popa) were published as such in the 9 (163), September 2011 issue under the title „Theory and Political Ideology”. To enlarge the discussion on the theme, new papers have been added to the previous ones for inclusion in this book. By choosing to title it „Political theories versus ideologies?” we wanted (...)
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    Thomas Porter (2011). Colburn on Anti-Perfectionism and Autonomy. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy.
    I argue against the strategy recently proposed by Ben Colburn for reconciling two apparently conflicting theses, the “Autonomy Claim” and “Anti-Perfectionism.” The strategy turns on demonstrating that the conception of Anti-Perfectionism that captures the intuitions of most anti-perfectionists is not opposed to state promotion of what Colburn calls “second-order values,” and that autonomy is just such a value. I object that Anti-Perfectionism should be understood as opposed to some second-order values, and that autonomy is just such a value.
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    Cecilia Tohaneanu (2011). Sociologie politica. O introducere insotita de antologie de texte. Pro Universitaria.
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    Cecilia Tohaneanu (2010). Ontologie, politica si etica. Supozitiile metafizice si implicatiile morale ale teoriei politice contemporane. Universitara.
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    Fabian Freyenhagen, Personal Autonomy and Mental Capacity.
    The Mental Capacity Act 2005 has put the assessment of mental capacity for decision-making at the forefront of psychiatric practice. This capacity is commonly linked within philosophy to autonomy, that is, to the idea, or ideal, of self-government. However, philosophers disagree deeply about what constitutes autonomy. This contribution brings out how the competing conceptions of autonomy would play out in psychiatric practice, taking anorexia nervosa as a test case.
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    Sune Lægaard (forthcoming). Multiculturalism and Contextualism: How is Context Relevant for Political Theory? European Journal of Political Theory:1474885114562975.
    Many political theorists of multiculturalism describe their theories as “contextualist.” But it is unclear what “contextualism” means and what difference it makes for political theory. I use a specific prominent example of a multiculturalist discussion, namely Tariq Modood’s argument about “moderate secularism,” as a test case and distinguish between different senses of contextualism. I discuss whether the claim that political theory is contextual in each sense is novel and interesting, and whether contextualism is a distinct feature of political theory of (...)
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    Jeremy Arnold (forthcoming). Philosophical Anarchism and the Paradox of Politics. European Journal of Political Theory:1474885114562976.
    In this paper, I compare two prominent positions within contemporary “Analytic” and “Continental” political philosophy: philosophical anarchism and the paradox of politics. I compare each through an analysis of their respective criticisms of state legitimacy and the internal difficulties each position has in accounting for the legitimacy of state violence. I argue that these internal difficulties force each position to ask questions and criticize assumptions commonly found in the other position. I hope to show through this comparison that work across (...)
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    Sean Derek Illing (forthcoming). Camus and Nietzsche on Politics in an Age of Absurdity. European Journal of Political Theory:1474885114562977.
    This article examines the significance of Friedrich Nietzsche to Albert Camus’ concepts of absurdity and revolt. It rests on three related claims. First, that Nietzsche’s critique of metaphysics is the point of departure for Camus’ absurdist inquiries. Second, that Camus’ philosophy of revolt is informed in crucial ways by Nietzsche’s views on the sources of moral and intellectual authority in the modern world. Finally, that Camusian revolt is an attempt to deal with the political crisis of foundationalism in a way (...)
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    Josh Milburn (forthcoming). The Demandingness of Nozick’s ‘Lockean’ Proviso. European Journal of Political Theory:1474885114562978.
    Interpreters of Robert Nozick’s political philosophy fall into two broad groups concerning his application of the ‘Lockean proviso’. Some read his argument in an undemanding way: individual instances of ownership which make people worse off than they would have been in a world without any ownership are unjust. Others read the argument in a demanding way: individual instances of ownership which make people worse off than they would have been in a world without that particular ownership are unjust. While I (...)
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    Christian List, Social Choice Theory. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Social choice theory is the study of collective decision processes and procedures. It is not a single theory, but a cluster of models and results concerning the aggregation of individual inputs (e.g., votes, preferences, judgments, welfare) into collective outputs (e.g., collective decisions, preferences, judgments, welfare). Central questions are: How can a group of individuals choose a winning outcome (e.g., policy, electoral candidate) from a given set of options? What are the properties of different voting systems? When is a voting system (...)
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    Daniel Viehoff (2014). Democratic Equality and Political Authority. Philosophy and Public Affairs 42 (4):337-375.
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    Niko Kolodny (2014). Rule Over None II: Social Equality and the Justification of Democracy. Philosophy and Public Affairs 42 (4):287-336.
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    James Edwin Mahon (2014). Innocent Burdens. Washington and Lee Law Review 71.
    In this article Thomson's Good Samaritan Argument in defense of abortion in the case of rape is defended from two objections: the Kill vs. Let Die Objection, and the Intend to Kill vs. Merely Foresee Death Objection. The article concludes that these defenses do not defend Thomson from further objections from Peter Singer and David Oderberg.
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    Niko Kolodny (2014). Rule Over None I: What Justifies Democracy? Philosophy and Public Affairs 42 (3):195-229.
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    Guido J. M. Verstraeten & Willem W. Verstraeten (2014). Eco-Refuges as Anarchist’s Promised Land or the End of Dialectical Anarchism. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies 2 (6):781-788.
    Since the early Medieval Time people contested theological legitimation and rational discursive discours on authority as well as retreated to refuges to escape from any secular or ecclesiastical authority. Modern attempts formulated rational legitimation of authority in several ways: pragmatic authority by Monteigne, Bodin and Hobbes, or the contract authority of Locke and Rousseou. However, Enlightened Anarchism, first formulated in 1793 by the English philosopher William Godwin fulminated against all rational restrictions of human freedom and self-determination. However, we do not (...)
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    Tommie Shelby (2014). Integration, Inequality, and Imperatives of Justice: A Review Essay. Philosophy and Public Affairs 42 (3):253-285.
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    John A. Weymark (2014). Must One Be an Ogre to Rationally Prefer Aiding the Nearby to the Distant Needy? Philosophy and Public Affairs 42 (3):230-252.
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    Andreas Dorschel (1994). Über moralische Bemühungen um Leben. Zeitschrift Für Didaktik der Philosophie Und Ethik 16 (4).
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    Andreas Dorschel (1988). Ist soziale Gerechtigkeit ein ‘sinnloser’ Begriff? Zu einer These Friedrich August von Hayeks. Österreichische Zeitschrift Für Soziologie 13 (1):4-13.
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    Justin P. Bruner (forthcoming). Diversity, Tolerance, and the Social Contract. Politics, Philosophy and Economics:1470594-14560763.
    Philosophers and social scientists have recently turned to game theory and agent-based models to better understand social contract formation. The stag hunt game is an idealization of social contract formation. Using the stag hunt game, we attempt to determine what, if any, barrier diversity is to the formation of an efficient social contract. We uncover a deep connection between tolerance, diversity, and the social contract. We investigate a simple model in which individuals possess salient traits and behave cooperatively when the (...)
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    Alan Wertheimer (2015). The Social Value Requirement Reconsidered. Bioethics 29 (1).
    It is widely assumed that it is ethical to conduct research with human subjects only if the research has social value. There are two standard arguments for this view. The allocation argument claims that public funds should not be devoted to research that lacks social value. The exploitation avoidance argument claims that subjects are exploited if research has no social value. The primary purpose of this article is to argue that these arguments do not succeed. The allocation argument has little (...)
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    Pedro Karczmarczyk, Sobre el reclutamiento de los individuos como sujetos en la ideología. Actas de Las VI Jornadas de Sociología de la UNLP.
    En el presente trabajo examinaremos la tesis de Althusser que sostiene que la categoría de sujeto es un elemento constituyente de toda ideología. Debido a ello, la terna “ideología-interpelación-sujeto” poseería carácter omnihistórico. Sin embargo, algunos intérpretes encuentran un inconveniente en esta tesis, debido a la asociación del término ‘sujeto’ con la ideología burguesa. Para intervenir en este entramado de problemas nos proponemos tomar algunas indicaciones sobre la “evidencia del significado” y sus vínculos con la “evidencia del sujeto” que han sido (...)
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    Philippe Gagnon (2014). "Le paradoxe du progrès : Cournot, Stent et Ruyer". In Michel Weber Vincent Berne (ed.), Chromatikon X : Annales de la philosophie en procès – Yearbook of Philosophy in Process. 71-90.
    This text reconsiders the philosophizing into the future of mankind and futurology done by molecular biologist Gunther Stent in *The Coming of the Golden Age* in the light of Raymond Ruyer's critical notice published in the aftermath of the publication of Stent's book in French translation. For Ruyer, it is an occasion to revisit his own take on what he called in his last work a "theology of the opposition between the organic and the rational," and to restate in a (...)
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    Naima Chahboun (forthcoming). Nonideal Theory and Compliance—A Clarification. European Journal of Political Theory:1474885114559040.
    This paper examines the various ways in which nonideal theory responds to noncompliance with ideal principles of justice. Taking Rawls’ definition of nonideal theory as my point of departure, I propose an understanding of this concept as comprising two subparts: Complementary nonideal theory responds to deliberate and avoidable noncompliance and consists mainly of theories of civil disobedience, rebellion, and retribution. Substitutive nonideal theory responds to nondeliberate and unavoidable noncompliance and consists mainly of theories of transition and caretaking. I further argue (...)
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    Katherine A. Gordy (forthcoming). We Created Chávez: A People's History of the Venezuelan Revolution. Contemporary Political Theory.
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    Catherine E. Burnette, Sara Sanders, Howard K. Butcher & Jacki T. Rand (2014). A Toolkit for Ethical and Culturally Sensitive Research: An Application with Indigenous Communities. Ethics and Social Welfare 8 (4):364-382.
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    Andrew Fiala (2014). Contingent Pacifism and Contingently Pacifist Conclusions. Journal of Social Philosophy 45 (4):463-477.
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    Kalle Grill (2014). Expanding the Nudge: Designing Choice Contexts and Choice Contents. Rationality, Markets and Morals 5:139-162.
    To nudge is to design choice contexts in order to improve choice outcomes. Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein emphatically endorse nudging but reject more restrictive means. In contrast, I argue that the behavioral psychology that motivates nudging also motivates what may be called jolting — i.e. the design of choice content. I defend nudging and jolting by distinguishing them from the sometimes oppressive means with which they can be implemented, by responding to some common arguments against nudging, and by showing (...)
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    Kalle Grill (2013). Normative and Non-Normative Concepts: Paternalism and Libertarian Paternalism. In Daniel Strech, Irene Hirschberg & Georg Marckmann (eds.), Ethics in Public Health and Health Policy. Springer. 27-46.
    This chapter concerns the normativity of the concepts of paternalism and libertarian paternalism. The first concept is central in evaluating public health policy, but its meaning is controversial. The second concept is equally controversial and has received much attention recently. It may or may not shape the future evaluation of public health policy. In order to facilitate honest and fruitful debate, I consider three approaches to these concepts, in terms of their normativity. Concepts, I claim, may be considered nonnormative, normatively (...)
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    Frieder Vogelmann (2014). The Circle of Criminal Responsibility. Juridicism in Klaus Günther’s Discourse Theory of Law. Archiv für Rechts- Und Sozialphilosophie 100 (4):413-428.
    Klaus Günther’s discourse theory of law links the concept of criminal responsibility with the legitimacy of democratic law. Because attributions of criminal responsibility are always aimed at a person, they contain an implicit conception of the person. In a democracy under the rule of law, Günther argues, this conception of a person must be understood, as a “deliberative person”, a free and autonomous person capable of being both the addressee and the author of legal norms. The “deliberative person” is the (...)
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    Uwe Steinhoff (2014). Against Equal Respect and Concern, Equal Rights, and Egalitarian Impartiality. In , Do All Persons Have Equal Moral Worth? On "Basic Equality" and Equal Respect and Concern. Oxford University Press. 142-172.
    I argue that the often-heard claim that all serious present-day political philosophers subscribe to the principle of equal respect and concern or to the doctrine of equal moral status or are in some other fundamental sense egalitarians is wrong. Also wrong is the further claim that the usual methods currently used in political philosophy presuppose basic equality. I further argue that liberal egalitarianism itself is wrong. There is no universal duty “of equal respect and concern” towards every person, for one (...)
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    Cristian Timmermann (2014). An Assessment of Prominent Proposals to Amend Intellectual Property Regimes Using a Human Rights Framework. la Propiedad Inmaterial 18:221-253.
    A wide range of proposals to alleviate the negative effects of intellectual property regimes is currently under discussion. This article offers a critical evaluation of six of these proposals: the Health Impact Fund, the Access to Knowledge movement, prize systems, open innovation models, compulsory licenses and South-South collaborations. An assessment on how these proposals target the human rights affected by intellectual property will be provided. The conflicting human rights that will be individually discussed are the rights: to benefit from one’s (...)
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    Lorna Finlayson (2014). On Mountains and Molehills: Problems, Non‐Problems, and the Ideology of Ideology. Constellations 21 (4):n/a-n/a.
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    Dotan Leshem (2014). The Distinction Between the Economy and Politics in Aristotle's Thought and the Rise of the Social. Constellations 21 (4).
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    J. Dean (forthcoming). Enclosing the Subject. Political Theory.
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    T. Shanks (forthcoming). Toleration and Democratic Membership: John Locke and Michel de Montaigne on Monsters. Political Theory.
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    Joseph Millum (2014). The Foundation of the Child's Right to an Open Future. Journal of Social Philosophy 45 (4):522-538.
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    Jason Wyckoff (2014). Toward Justice for Animals. Journal of Social Philosophy 45 (4):539-553.
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    Ginger A. Hoffman (2014). The Self‐Disrespect Objection to Bioenhancement Technologies: A Feminist Analysis of the Complex Relationship Between Enhancement and Self‐Respect. Journal of Social Philosophy 45 (4):498-521.
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