John Kleinig City University of New York
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  • PhD, Australian National University, 1968.

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  1. John Kleinig (forthcoming). Meaning and Morality: Essays on the Philosophy of Julius Kovesi, Edited by Alan Tapper and T. Brian Mooney. Australasian Journal of Philosophy:1-4.
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  2. John Kleinig (forthcoming). Paternalism and Human Dignity. Criminal Law and Philosophy:1-18.
    This paper explores the possibility that some cases of criminal paternalism might include among their justifying reasons an appeal to human dignity.
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  3. John Kleinig (forthcoming). The Paternalistic Principle. Criminal Law and Philosophy:1-13.
    In this paper, I critique one aspect of Simester and von Hirsch’s, Crimes, Harms, and Wrongs—their recognition of harm and offence principles, but failure to construct a paternalistic principle, despite their willingness to countenance some small measure of criminal paternalism. Construction of such a principle would have clarified the problems of as well as the limits to criminalising paternalism.
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  4. John Kleinig (forthcoming). Viii. The Concept of Desert. American Philosophical Quarterly.
  5. John Kleinig (2014). On Loyalty and Loyalties: The Contours of a Problematic Virtue. OUP Usa.
    This volume explores at length the contours of an important and troubling virtue -- its cognates, contrasts, and perversions; its strengths and weaknesses; its awkward relations with universal morality; its oppositional form and limits; as well as the ways in which it functions invarious associative connections, such as friendship and familial relations, organizations and professions.
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  6. John Kleinig (2013). Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture: A Philosophical Analysis by Fritz Allhoff: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012, Pp. Xii+ 266,£ 22.50/US $35 (Hardback). [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (2):407-409.
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  7. John Kleinig (2013). Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture: A Philosophical Analysis by Fritz Allhoff. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (2):407-409.
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  8. John Kleinig & Nicholas G. Evans (2013). Human Flourishing, Human Dignity, and Human Rights. Law and Philosophy 32 (5):539-564.
    Rather than treating them as discrete and incommensurable ideas, we sketch some connections between human flourishing and human dignity, and link them to human rights. We contend that the metaphor of flourishing provides an illuminating aspirational framework for thinking about human development and obligations, and that the idea of human dignity is a critical element within that discussion. We conclude with some suggestions as to how these conceptions of human dignity and human flourishing might underpin and inform appeals to human (...)
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  9. John Kleinig (2012). Judicial Corrosion: Outlines of a Theory. Criminal Justice Ethics 31 (1):19-30.
    Abstract Even judiciaries that do not have histories of serious or pervasive corruption need to be watchful lest what I refer to as judicial corrosion occurs. Drawing on studies of institutional entropy, I identify some of the external and internal sources of such corrosion and comment briefly on challenges that face its prevention or repair within the judicial realm.
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  10. John Kleinig (2011). Introduction. Criminal Justice Ethics 30 (1):68-68.
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  11. John Kleinig (2009). Introduction. Criminal Justice Ethics 28 (1):25-26.
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  12. John Kleinig (2009). The Ethical Perils of Knowledge Acquisition. Criminal Justice Ethics 28 (2):201-222.
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  13. John Kleinig (2009). Paternalism and Personal Identity. Jahrbuch für Wissenschaft Und Ethik 14 (1):93-106.
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  14. John Kleinig (2008). Introduction. Criminal Justice Ethics 27 (1):3-3.
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  15. John Kleinig (2008). Ethics and Criminal Justice: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
    This textbook looks at the main ethical questions that confront the criminal justice system - legislature, law enforcement, courts, and corrections - and those who work within that system, especially police officers, prosecutors, defence lawyers, judges, juries, and prison officers. John Kleinig sets the issues in the context of a liberal democratic society and its ethical and legislative underpinnings, and illustrates them with a wide and international range of real-life case studies. Topics covered include discretion, capital punishment, terrorism, restorative justice, (...)
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  16. John Kleinig (2008). George P. Fletcher: The Grammar of Criminal Law, Vol. 1: Introduction. Criminal Justice Ethics 27 (1):3.
  17. John Kleinig, Loyalty. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  18. John Kleinig (2008). Review of Simon Keller, The Limits of Loyalty. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (4).
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  19. John Kleinig (2007). Editorial Introduction. Criminal Justice Ethics 26 (1):3-4.
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  20. John Kleinig (2007). Torture and Political Morality. In Igor Primoratz (ed.), Politics and Morality. Palgrave Macmillan
  21. John Kleinig & Stanley Einstein (2007). Ethical Challenges for Intervening in Drug Use: Policy, Research, and Treatment Issues. Criminal Justice Ethics 26 (2):72.
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  22. John Kleinig & Kevin Murtagh (2005). Disenfranchising Felons. Journal of Applied Philosophy 22 (3):217-239.
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  23. William C. Heffernan & John Kleinig (eds.) (2004). Private and Public Corruption. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The book roots corruption in the idea of a departure from conventional standards, and thus offers an account not only of its corrosiveness but also of its malleability and controversiality. In the course of a broadranging exploration, it examines various links between private and public corruption, connecting the latter with other social and political structures.
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  24. John Kleinig (2004). Police Gratuities. Criminal Justice Ethics 23 (1):33-33.
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  25. John Kleinig (2004). Happiness and Virtue. Journal of Social Philosophy 35 (1):2–2.
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  26. John Kleinig (2003). Foreword. Criminal Justice Ethics 22 (1):21-21.
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  27. John Kleinig (2001). The Blue Wall of Silence. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 15 (1):1-23.
    The “blue wall of silence” -- the rule that police officers will not testify against each other -- has its roots in an important associational virtue, loyalty, which, in the context of friendship and familial relations, is of central importance. This article seeks to distinguish the worthy roots of the “blue wall” from its frequent corruption in the covering up of serious criminality, and attempts to offer criteria for determining when to testify and when to respond in other ways to (...)
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  28. John Kleinig & Hugh Lafollette (2001). Gun Control: The Issues. Criminal Justice Ethics 20 (1):17-18.
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  29. John Kleinig (1999). T0. The Concept of Desert. In Louis P. Pojman & Owen McLeod (eds.), What Do We Deserve?: A Reader on Justice and Desert. Oxford University Press 84.
  30. John Kleinig (1998). Selective Enforcement and the Rule of Law. Journal of Social Philosophy 29 (1):117-131.
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  31. John Kleinig (1998). Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: Videotaping the Police. Criminal Justice Ethics 17 (1):42.
  32. John Kleinig (1996). Book Review:In Harm's Way: Essays in Honor of Joel Feinberg. Jules L. Coleman, Allen Buchanan. [REVIEW] Ethics 107 (1):149-.
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  33. John Kleinig (ed.) (1996). Handled with Discretion: Ethical Issues in Police Decision Making. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Criticisms of how police exercise their authority are neither new nor uncommon. Police officers have considerable power, and they often must draw on that power in complex and pressing circumstances. This collection of essays by fifteen leading specialists in ethics and criminal justice examines the nature of police discretion and its many varieties. The essays explore the kinds of judgment calls police officers frequently must make: When should they get involved? Whom should they watch? What constitutes a 'disturbance of the (...)
     
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  34. John Kleinig (1996). Police Loyalties. Professional Ethics 5 (1/2):29-42.
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  35. John Kleinig (1996). The Ethics of Policing. Cambridge University Press.
    This book is the most systematic, comprehensive and philosophically sophisticated discussion of police ethics yet published. It offers an in-depth analysis of the ethical values that police, as servants of the community, should uphold as they go about their task. The book considers the foundations and purpose of police authority in broad terms but also tackles specific problems such as accountability, the use of force, deceptive stratagems used to gain information or trap the criminally intentioned, corruption, and the tension between (...)
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  36. William C. Hefferman, John Kleinig & Timothy Stevens (1995). Megan's Law: Community Notification of the Release of Sex Offenders. Criminal Justice Ethics 14 (2):3-4.
     
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  37. John Kleinig (1994). [Book Review] Valuing Life. [REVIEW] Ethics 104 (1):163-166.
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  38. John Kleinig & Yurong Zhang (eds.) (1993). Professional Law Enforcement Codes: A Documentary Collection. Greenwood Press.
    This volume fills that gap and offers teachers in criminal justice ethics and law enforcement practitioners a rich selection of materials that have emerged in ...
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  39. John Kleinig (1992). Penalty Enhancement for Hate Crimes. Criminal Justice Ethics 11 (2):3-6.
  40. John Kleinig (1992). The Limits of Consent. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 7 (2):63-65.
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  41. John Kleinig (1992). The Limits of Consent: A Note on Dr. Kevorkian. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 7 (2):63-65.
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  42. John Kleinig (1991). Acknowledgments. In Valuing Life. Princeton University Press
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  43. John Kleinig (1991). Bibliography. In Valuing Life. Princeton University Press 257-276.
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  44. John Kleinig (1991). Book Review:Not Just Deserts: A Republican Theory of Criminal Justice. John Braithwaite, Philip Pettit. [REVIEW] Ethics 102 (1):173-.
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  45. John Kleinig (1991). Contents. In Valuing Life. Princeton University Press
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  46. John Kleinig (1991). Conceptual Cannibalism: The Social Scientific Appropriation of Ordinary Discourse. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 6 (2):1-12.
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  47. John Kleinig (1991). Eight. Some Applications. In Valuing Life. Princeton University Press 190-228.
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  48. John Kleinig (1991). Five. Animal Life. In Valuing Life. Princeton University Press 96-114.
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  49. John Kleinig (1991). Four. Plant Life. In Valuing Life. Princeton University Press 70-95.
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  50. John Kleinig (1991). Introduction. In Valuing Life. Princeton University Press xiii-2.
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  51. John Kleinig (1991). Index of Names. In Valuing Life. Princeton University Press 277-280.
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  52. John Kleinig (1991). Index of Subjecfs. In Valuing Life. Princeton University Press 281-286.
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  53. John Kleinig (1991). Notes. In Valuing Life. Princeton University Press 229-256.
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  54. John Kleinig (1991). One. Valuing Life. In Valuing Life. Princeton University Press 3-28.
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  55. John Kleinig (1991). Six. Human Life. In Valuing Life. Princeton University Press 115-163.
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  56. John Kleinig (1991). Seven. Towards a Morality of Life. In Valuing Life. Princeton University Press 164-189.
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  57. John Kleinig (1991). Three. Organismic Life. In Valuing Life. Princeton University Press 46-69.
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  58. John Kleinig (1991). Two. Valuing Life. In Valuing Life. Princeton University Press 29-45.
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  59. John Kleinig (1990). Editor's Introducation. Criminal Justice Ethics 9 (1):11-13.
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  60. John Kleinig (1989). The Selling of Jury Deliberations. Criminal Justice Ethics 8 (1):26-26.
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  61. John Kleinig (1989). Persons, Lines, and Shadows. Ethics 100 (1):108-115.
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  62. John Kleinig (1987). A Libertarian Response to Moral Diversity. Hastings Center Report 17 (1):34-35.
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  63. John Kleinig (1987). The Foundations of Bioethics H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. [REVIEW] Journal of Applied Philosophy 4 (2):250.
     
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  64. John Kleinig & Jennifer Radden (1987). Ethical Issues in Psychosurgery. Philosophy 62 (239):106-108.
     
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  65. John Kleinig (1986). Criminally Harming Others. Criminal Justice Ethics 5 (1):3-10.
  66. John Kleinig (1986). The Conscientious Advocate and Client Perjury. Criminal Justice Ethics 5 (2):3-15.
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  67. John Kleinig (1986). Passmore's Philosophy of Teaching. Educational Philosophy and Theory 18 (1):37–46.
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  68. John Kleinig (1986). Rights and Discretionary Power. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 3 (1):93-100.
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  69. John Kleinig (1985). Paternalism. Law and Philosophy 4 (1):115-119.
     
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  70. J. Kleinig (1982). WALKER, N.: "Punishment, Danger and Stigma: The Morality of Criminal Justice". [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 60:193.
     
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  71. John Kleinig (1982). Academic Freedom. Educational Philosophy and Theory 14 (1):15–25.
  72. John Kleinig (1982). Philosophical Issues in Education. St. Martin's Press.
     
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  73. John Kleinig (1982). The Ethics of Consent. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 8:91.
     
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  74. J. Kleinig (1981). MURPHY, J. G., "Retribution, Justice and Therapy. Essays in the Philosophy of Law". [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 59:352.
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  75. John Kleinig (1981). Compulsory Schooling. Journal of Philosophy of Education 15 (2):191–203.
  76. John Kleinig (1978). Crime and the Concept of Harm. American Philosophical Quarterly 15 (1):27 - 36.
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  77. John Kleinig (1976). Good Samaritanism. Philosophy and Public Affairs 5 (4):382-407.
  78. John Kleinig (1976). Mill, Children, and Rights. Educational Philosophy and Theory 8 (1):1–16.
  79. John Kleinig (1976). Principles of Neutrality in Education. Educational Philosophy and Theory 8 (2):1–16.
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  80. John Kleinig (1974). EZORSKY, G. : "Philosophical Perspectives on Punishment". [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 52:79.
  81. John Kleinig (1973). Postscript. Journal of Philosophy of Education 7 (2):177–178.
  82. John Kleinig (1972). HERN, M. B.: The Problem of Evil. [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 50:45.
     
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  83. John Kleinig (1972). R. S. Peters on Punishment. British Journal of Educational Studies 20 (3):259 - 269.
  84. John Kleinig (1971). MURDOCH, Iris: The Sovereignty of Good. [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 49:112.
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  85. John Kleinig (1971). Reason, Truth and God. Philosophical Studies 20:369-371.
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  86. John Kleinig (1971). The Concept of Desert. American Philosophical Quarterly 8 (1):71 - 78.
  87. John Kleinig (1971). The Possibility of Altruism. Philosophical Studies 20:372-373.
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  88. John Kleinig (1970). The Fourth Chapter of Mill's Utilitarianism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 48 (2):197 – 205.
    The arguments of the fourth chapter of 'utilitarianism' have been given considerable attention in recent years. the present article suggests that the major (and most controversial) part of the chapter is concerned not so much with the proof as with the kind of proof to which the principle of utility is susceptible. it is argued that the chapter progresses in an orderly manner to outline the kinds of considerations which would be necessary to show (a) that happiness is desirable as (...)
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  89. John Kleinig (1969). Mercy and Justice. Philosophy 44 (170):341 - 342.
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  90. John Kleinig (1969). Butler in a Cool Hour. Journal of the History of Philosophy 7 (4):399-411.
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  91. John Kleinig (1969). Freewill and Determinism. Philosophical Studies 18:260-262.
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  92. John Kleinig (1969). Linguistics in Philosophy. Philosophical Studies 18 (3):262-264.
  93. J. Kleinig (1965). ARLSSON, P. A.: "Butler's Ethics". [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 43:267.
     
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