Joan Woolfrey West Chester University
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    Joan Woolfrey, Gouges, Olympe De.
    Olympe de Gouges “Woman has the right to mount the scaffold; she must equally have the right to mount the rostrum” wrote Olympe de Gouges in 1791 in the best known of her writings The Rights of Woman, two years … Continue reading Gouges, Olympe de →.
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    Joan Woolfrey (2008). Group Moral Agency as Environmental Accountability. Social Philosophy Today 24:69-88.
    If there is such a thing as a virtuous community, as Aristotle would have it, and if members of communities need to understand themselves in relation to community, then we have a large space from within which to grapple with the issues of social responsibility. Iris Marion Young developed a “social connection model” of justice which requires individuals to think outside of the borders of any one society when considering their responsibility to others. Donald Beggs advocates for a “group moral (...)
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    Joan Woolfrey (1998). What Happens Now?: Oregon and Physician‐Assisted Suicide. Hastings Center Report 28 (3):9-17.
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  4. Joan Woolfrey (1998). What Price Reproductive Potential? Hastings Center Report 28 (1):47.
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  5. Joan Woolfrey (1996). Refusing Evil: The Place of Acuity in Morality. Dissertation, University of Oregon
    Arendt wrote that "to think what we are doing" may make humans "abstain from evil-doing." I suggest that there is more to it than that. Moral Acuity is a phrase I use to discuss how one can know the right thing to do, often practically without thinking, when situations involving evil arise. Evil, for my purposes, refers to the causing of great harm to another. I propose that to be Morally Acute one must have the capacity for independent judgments and (...)
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