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  1.  29
    Mahesh Ananth (forthcoming). Gregory E. Kaebnick and Thomas H. Murray, Eds., Synthetic Biology and Morality: Artificial Life and the Bounds of Nature. [REVIEW] Journal of Value Inquiry:1-8.
    One way of acknowledging the putative progress of science is to trace its successes with respect to description, manipulation, and genuine innovation. In this regard, the history of genetics can be viewed as an exemplary case study. Indeed, the ground breaking work of Watson and Crick, the remarkable results associated with both describing and manipulating regulatory genes (e.g., early and recent work on Drosophila), and the cutting edge efforts related to nuclear transfer (i.e., cloning) are stunning progress-worthy accomplishments. Yet, there (...)
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    Alfred Archer (forthcoming). Do We Need to Make Room for Quasi-Supererogation? Journal of Value Inquiry:1-11.
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    Jiri Benovsky (forthcoming). Aesthetic Appreciation of Landscapes. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-16.
    In this article, I want to understand the nature of aesthetic experiences of landscapes. I offer an understanding of aesthetic appreciation of landscapes based on a notion of a landscape where landscapes are perspectival observer-dependent entities, where the 'creator' of the landscape necessarily happens to be the same person as the spectator, and where her scientific (and other) knowledge and beliefs matter for the appreciation to be complete. I explore the idea that appreciating a landscape in this sense has quite (...)
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    Jacob Blair (forthcoming). Fiona Woollard, Doing and Allowing Harm. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-9.
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  5. Bagnoli Carla (forthcoming). Moral Objectivity: A Kantian Illusion? Journal of Value Inquiry.
     
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    Phillip Deen (forthcoming). What Moral Virtues Are Required to Recognize Irony? Journal of Value Inquiry:1-17.
    The Onion, a widely known satirical newspaper, frequently finds its articles taken as the literal truth. One article from May 2011, “Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex,” featured teenage girls gushing over the amusement park amenities like a ten-screen theater, nightclub and “lazy river” and a fake PR representative touting, “Whether she’s a high school junior who doesn’t want to go to prom pregnant, a go-getter professional who can’t be bothered with the time commitment of raising a child, or a (...)
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    Ezio Di Nucci (forthcoming). Strategic Bombing, Causal Beliefs, and Double Effect. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-10.
    I argue against the Doctrine of Double Effect’s explanation of the moral difference between terror bombing and strategic bombing. I show that the standard thought-experiment of terror bombing and strategic bombing which dominates this debate is underdetermined with regards to the agents’ psychologies: (a) if Terror Bomber and Strategic Bomber have the same causal beliefs, then why does Terror Bomber set out to kill the children? It may then be this unwarranted and immoral choice and not the Doctrine of Double (...)
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    Danny Frederick (forthcoming). Ethical Intuitionism: A Structural Critique. Journal of Value Inquiry.
    I present a structural critique of ethical intuitionism. Ethical intuitionists regard moral knowledge as deriving from moral intuition, moral observation, moral emotion and inference. However, moral intuitions, observations and emotions are cultural artefacts which often differ starkly between cultures. Intuitionists attribute uncongenial moral intuitions, observations or emotions to bias or to intellectual or moral failings; but that leads to sectarian ad hominen attacks. Intuitionists try to avoid this by restricting epistemically genuine intuitions, observations or emotions to those which are widely (...)
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    Aaron Harper (forthcoming). Playing, Valuing, and Living: Examining Nietzsche’s Playful Response to Nihilism. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-19.
    Play is typically associated with carefree or frivolous activity, yet Nietzsche makes surprising claims about the nature of play. He insists that playfulness is the appropriate attitude for addressing the challenges of human life, and he describes maturity as the ability to play seriously like children. To understand Nietzsche’s serious play, some have emphasized the affinity between play and fiction. Notably, Nadeem Hussain has offered a fictionalist interpretation, according to which nothing has value in itself and valuing resembles make-believe. I (...)
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    Holly Lawford-Smith (forthcoming). Juha Räikkä, Social Justice in Practice. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-6.
    Imagine yourself standing on the edge of a canyon, marveling at the terrain below, wondering about all the sights currently obscured from your view, and lamenting that you just don’t have time to commit to the steep descent in and long trek across, which would give you a perspective from right up close. Being handed Juha Räikkä’s new book Social Justice in Practice is like being told there’s a flying fox you can take: the canyon is applied political theory, and (...)
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    Tony Manela (forthcoming). Negative Feelings of Gratitude. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-12.
    Philosophers generally agree that gratitude, the called-for response to benevolence, includes positive feelings. In this paper, I argue against this view. The grateful beneficiary will have certain feelings, but in some contexts, those feelings will be profoundly negative. Philosophers overlook this fact because they tend to consider only cases of gratitude in which the benefactor’s sacrifice is minimal, and in which the benefactor fares well after performing an act of benevolence. When we consider cases in which a benefactor suffers severely, (...)
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    Andrew Sneddon (forthcoming). Symbolic Value. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-19.
    We are familiar with the idea of symbolic value in everyday contexts, and philosophers sometimes help themselves to it when discussing other topics. However, symbolic value itself has not been sufficiently studied. What is it for something to have symbolic value? How important is symbolic value? The present purpose is to shed some light on the nature and significance of symbolic value. Two kinds of symbolic value are distinguished, called the ‘symbolic mode of valuing’ and ‘symbolism as a ground of (...)
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    T. Ryan Byerly & Meghan Byerly (forthcoming). Collective Virtue. Journal of Value Inquiry.
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    Matthew T. Flummer (forthcoming). Moral Responsibility, Authenticity, and Ownership. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-14.
    Compatibilist accounts of free will and moral responsibility seem susceptible to the problem of manipulation. Powerful manipulators might induce elements into a person's psychology in such a way that deterministically produces action. The manipulators might also ensure that the person meets some compatibilist sufficient conditions for moral responsibility. The manipulated agent seems intuitively not morally responsible despite meeting the compatibilist sufficient conditions. Thus these conditions are deemed to be not sufficient for moral responsibility. One way to respond is to point (...)
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    Adam R. Thompson (forthcoming). Valerie Tiberius, Ed. Moral Psychology: An Introduction. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-5.
    Valerie Tiberius’s Moral Psychology: An Introduction is a gem. Clearly and crisply drawing on empirical and non-empirical work in philosophy and psychology, Tiberius illuminates the many ways in which the issues central to moral psychology arise in and bear on normative ethics, meta-ethics, and the study of agency and responsibility. Tiberius articulates deep debates, complex concepts and rationales, intricate empirical data points, and obscure assumptions with an enviable ease. Further, though the book is pitched in a manner that is accessible (...)
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    Mark Alfano (forthcoming). Michael W. Austin, Ed. Virtues in Action: New Essays in Applied Virtue Ethics. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-6.
    This ain’t your grandma’s virtue theory.In Michael Austin’s bold new collection, Virtues in Action: New Essays in Applied Virtue Ethics, gone are the pretentions of defining right action generically as what a virtuous person would do in the circumstances, while acting in and from character, provided that a virtuous person would end up in those circumstances. Instead, we find detailed explorations of specific virtues and vices related to specific fields of activity and problems, with attention (some of it careful – (...)
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    Jennifer A. Baker (forthcoming). John Kleinig, On Loyalty and Loyalties: The Contours of a Problematic Virtue. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-3.
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    Hugh Breakey (forthcoming). Compromise Despite Conviction: Curbing Integrity’s Moral Dangers. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-17.
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    Stijn Bruers (forthcoming). In Search of Moral Illusions. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-21.
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    Justin C. Clark (forthcoming). Eudaimonistic Virtue Ethics and Self-Effacement. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-18.
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    C. A. J. Coady (forthcoming). Kimberley Brownlee: Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-6.
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    Benjamin De Mesel (forthcoming). Seeing Color, Seeing Emotion, Seeing Moral Value. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-17.
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    Stephen de Wijze (forthcoming). Searching for the Mark of Cain–Barry's Exploration of Evil Persons. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-9.
    When is it justified to refer to someone as evil? How, if at all, is this different from saying that this person is deeply immoral or simply very bad? Moreover, does identifying a person as evil have practical implications for the criminal law and the institution of punishment more generally? These are central questions that Barry seeks to answer in Evil and Moral Psychology. His wide-ranging analysis attempts to identify and reliably predict who is, and who will become, evil by (...)
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    Ned Dobos (forthcoming). The Duty to Hire on Merit: Mapping the Terrain. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-16.
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    Leigh Duffy (forthcoming). Katrina Hutchison and Fiona Jenkins , Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change? Journal of Value Inquiry:1-6.
    In the introduction to Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change?, editors, Fiona Jenkins and Katrina Hutchison, note that women in many fields of study feel frustrated, hurt, or merely annoyed at some of their experiences in academia. However, they also note something unusual about these feelings when it comes to philosophy: the feelings have given way “to careful reflection on how to make sense of such experience, how to find an articulation of its form, structure, causes, and potential remedies” (...)
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    Travis Dumsday (forthcoming). Dispositionalism and Moral Nonnaturalism. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-14.
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    Melissa Seymour Fahmy (forthcoming). Love’s Reasons. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-16.
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    Stephen Galoob (forthcoming). Stephen Winter, Transitional Justice in Established Democracies: A Political Theory. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-6.
    The fundamental question of political reparation is: why should a state provide redress for an injustice? The predominant answer justifies redress in terms of debts—the perpetration of an injustice creates a debt, and a state is required to make redress for the same reasons that it is required to repay its debts . Other approaches justify redress on the grounds that it will facilitate the achievement of some broader political goal, like the fair distribution of social resources or political reconciliation.In (...)
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    Kristina Gehrman (forthcoming). Absorbed Coping and Practical Wisdom. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-20.
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    Shane J. George (forthcoming). Pereboom, Derk, Free Will, Agency, and Meaning In Life. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-5.
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    Abigail R. Hall (forthcoming). Benjamin Ginsberg, The Worth of War. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-5.
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    Timothy Hsiao (forthcoming). Firmin DeBrabander, Do Guns Make Us Free? Journal of Value Inquiry:1-7.
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    Paul Hughes (forthcoming). David Konstan, Before Forgiveness: The Origins of a Moral Idea. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-8.
    For the past thirty-five years or so forgiveness has been of great interest to philosophers, and the recent spate of new books and scholarly essays on the topic is evidence that this interest continues unabated. David Konstan’s Before Forgiveness: The Origins of a Moral Idea is among the recent contributions to this literature. Konstan argues that none of the various ways in which people in the classical Greek and Roman world managed angry emotional states such as resentment constitute the modern (...)
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    Scott Jenkins (forthcoming). Truthfulness as Nietzsche’s Highest Virtue. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-19.
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    Whitley R. P. Kaufman (forthcoming). The Doctrine of Double Effect and the Trolley Problem. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-11.
    It is widely held by moral philosophers that J.J. Thomson’s “Loop Variant,” a version of the Trolley Problem first presented by her in 1985, decisively refutes the Doctrine of Double Effect as the right explanation of our moral intuitions in the various trolley-type cases.See Bruers and Brackman, “A Review and Systematization of the Trolley Problem,” Philosophia 42:2 : 251–269; T. Scanlon, Moral Dimensions: Permissibility, Meaning, Blame ; Peter Singer, “Ethics and Intuitions,” Journal of Ethics 9:314 : 331–352, p. 340; Matthew (...)
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    Iddo Landau (forthcoming). John Kleinig, Simon Keller, and Igor Primoratz, The Ethics of Patriotism: A Debate. Chichester, UK: John Wiley, 2015. ISBN 978-0-470-65885-7, £23.50, Pbk. [REVIEW] Journal of Value Inquiry:1-5.
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    Luca Malatesti (forthcoming). Schramme, Thomas, Ed. Being Amoral : MIT Press, 2014). [REVIEW] Journal of Value Inquiry:1-5.
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    Ole Martin Moen (forthcoming). An Argument for Hedonism. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-15.
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    Anna Moltchanova (forthcoming). Cooperation in the We-Mode and Immigrant Inclusion. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-14.
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    Marina Oshana (forthcoming). John Martin Fischer, Our Stories: Essays on Life, Death, and Free Will. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-6.
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    Kamila Pacovská (forthcoming). Banker Bulstrode Doesn’T Do Wrong Intentionally. A Study of Self-Deceptive Wrongdoing. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-16.
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    Matthew Pianalto (forthcoming). Nietzschean Patience. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-12.
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    Eduardo Rivera-López (forthcoming). How to Reject Resultant Moral Luck Alone. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-9.
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    David Rocheleau-Houle (forthcoming). Michael Ridge, Impassioned Belief. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-5.
    Michael Ridge’s Impassioned Belief is part of an important new wave in metaethics: hybrid theories. Ridge is a pioneer of hybrid expressivism; his own version is called “ecumenical expressivism.” His book is not only a collection of papers published in the last ten years. It covers more topics, and he also proposes some important improvements to his theory. Ridge’s work is an expansive one; in this review I shall limit myself to present what I consider to be the most important (...)
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    Andrew P. Ross (forthcoming). Inviolability and Interpersonal Morality. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-14.
    Introduction Non-consequentialists often attempt to capture a familiar, if slightly elusive, sense of moral wrongness. In particular, many non-consequentialists give a central role to the idea that there is a distinction to be made between acting wrongly and wronging someone. To explain, consider the difference between my duty not to trample sunflowers and my duty not to trample you. In the case of sunflowers, I might act wrongly in trampling them without good reason, but it does not seem that I (...)
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    Mathias Slåttholm Sagdahl (forthcoming). Enkratic Reasoning and Incommensurability of Reasons. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-17.
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    Mona Simion (forthcoming). Non-Probabilistic Decision Strategies Behind the Veil. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-16.
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  48. Nancy E. Snow (forthcoming). Comments on Badhwar, Well-Being: Happiness in a Worthwhile Life. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-9.
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    Uwe Steinhoff (forthcoming). Stephen Kershnar, Gratitude Toward Veterans: Why Americans Should Not Be Very Grateful to Veterans. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-3.
    Stephen Kershnar’s main argument in Gratitude toward Veterans is that Americans should not be very grateful towards veterans. More precisely, he not only argues that veterans do not deserve the gratitude that many Americans offer them, but also that it is morally objectionable to be grateful towards them. His argument is applicable to war veterans generally, not only to those in the USA. Yet, it does have specific relevance to the United States given that, as Kershnar demonstrates, public gratitude (...)
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    Jeppe von Platz (forthcoming). Singularity Without Equivalence: The Complex Unity of Kant’s Categorical Imperative. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-16.
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    Steven Weimer (forthcoming). Michael E. Bratman, Shared Agency: A Planning Theory of Acting Together. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-5.
    In Shared Agency: A Planning Theory of Acting Together, Michael Bratman refines, systematizes, and defends his “planning theory” of shared agency, various elements of which were sketched in a series of earlier essays on the topic. The book is analytically rigorous and fairly technical at points, but organized and written with extraordinary clarity. It represents a valuable contribution to the literature on shared intention and joint activity, and is essential reading for philosophers working in that area.Bratman takes as his central (...)
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    Federico Zuolo (forthcoming). Individuals, Species and Equality. A Critique of McMahan’s Intrinsic Potential Account. Journal of Value Inquiry:1-20.
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