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  1. Adam Kadlac (2013). Christian Smith, What is a Person? Rethinking Humanity, Social Life, and the Moral Good From the Person Up (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2010), 518 Pp. ISBN: 0226765911. £ 26.00 (Hbk.). [REVIEW] Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (4):555-557.
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  2. Adam Kadlac (2013). Empiricism and Moral Status. Social Theory and Practice 39 (3):397-421.
    Many inquiries into the scope of moral value try to adopt an impersonal perspective on the world—that is, a perspective that abstracts away from the particularities of our personal experience and attempts to view the world from no place within it. In contrast to this approach, I argue that our investigation into the nature and scope of moral value should proceed from a more thoroughly personal standpoint by taking seriously our moral experience and the relational possibilities that obtain among various (...)
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  3. Adam Kadlac (2012). Irreplaceability and Identity. Social Theory and Practice 38 (1):33-54.
    There is a puzzle about how we might sensibly love someone as the particular person she is despite changes in that person’s characteristics that are sometimes radical. In light of this puzzle, I argue that our most intimate relationships are centered around historical relational properties that serve two important functions. On the one hand, they render individuals irreplaceable to us. On the other, they constitute individuals as the particular persons they are. If this account is plausible, then to love another (...)
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  4. Adam Kadlac (2011). The Importance of Arguing as We Believe. Public Affairs Quarterly 25 (1):63-80.
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  5. Adam Kadlac (2010). Humanizing Personhood. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 13 (4):421 - 437.
    This paper explores the debate between personists, who argue that the concept of a person if of central importance for moral thought, and personists, who argue that the concept of a human being is of greater moral significance. On the one hand, it argues that normative naturalism, the most ambitious defense of the humanist position, fails to identify moral standards with standards of human behavior and thereby fails to undermine the moral significance of personhood. At the same time, it contends (...)
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  6. Adam Kadlac (2010). The Constitution of Agency – Christine Korsgaard. [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 60 (239):427-429.
  7. Adam Kadlac (2009). What's so Bad About Politicizing? Public Affairs Quarterly 23 (3):227-244.
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  8. Adam Kadlac (2007). Acceptance, Belief, and Descartes's Provisional Morality. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 10 (1):35 - 52.
    This paper explores Descartes’s work with an eye towards abiding issues in moral epistemology. In so doing, I focus on the role played by the so-called provisional morality that surfaces in “Discourse on the Method”. What I argue is that despite the tenuousness with which it seems to be held, Descartes remained committed to the truth of this morality even in the midst of his most strenuous philosophical reflections. Put in the contemporary epistemological terms which provide the context of my (...)
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