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  1. Alisa L. Carse (2010). Forgiving Grave Wrongs Alisa L. Carse and Lynne Tirrell. In Christopher Allers & Marieke Smit (eds.), Forgiveness in Perspective. Rodopi Press. 66--43.
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  2. Alisa L. Carse & Lynne Tirrell (2010). Forgiving Grave Wrongs. In Christopher Allers & Marieke Smit (eds.), Forgiveness In Perspective. Rodopi Press.
    We introduce what we call the Emergent Model of forgiving, which is a process-based relational model conceptualizing forgiving as moral and normative repair in the wake of grave wrongs. In cases of grave wrongs, which shatter the victim’s life, the Classical Model of transactional forgiveness falls short of illuminating how genuine forgiveness can be achieved. In a climate of persistent threat and distrust, expressions of remorse, rituals and gestures of apology, and acts of reparation are unable to secure the moral (...)
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  3. Alisa L. Carse (2005). The Moral Contours of Empathy. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 8 (1-2):169 - 195.
    Morally contoured empathy is a form of reasonable partiality essential to the healthy care of dependents. It is critical as an epistemic aid in determining proper moral responsiveness; it is also, within certain richly normative roles and relationships, itself a crucial constitutive mode of moral connection. Yet the achievement of empathy is no easy feat. Patterns of incuriosity imperil connection, impeding empathic engagement; inappropriate empathic engagement, on the other hand, can result in self-effacement. Impartial moral principles and constraints (...)
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  4. Keith Burgess-Jackson, Mark Owen Webb, Martha Chamallas, Cynthia Willett, Julie E. Maybee, Carol A. Moeller, Alisa L. Carse, Debra A. DeBruin & Linda A. Bell (2002). Theorizing Backlash: Philosophical Reflections on the Resistance to Feminism. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  5. Françoise Baylis, Elisabeth Boetzkes, Alisa L. Carse, Jocelyn Downie, Lisa Handwerker, Helen Bequaert Holmes, Nikki Jones, Hilde Lindemann Nelson, Julien S. Murphy, Barbara Nicholas, Wendy A. Rogers, Mary V. Rorty, Laura Shanner, Susan Sherwin, Anita Silvers, Rosemarie Tong & Susan Wolf (1999). Embodying Bioethics: Recent Feminist Advances. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
     
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  6. Alisa L. Carse (1999). Pornography's Many Meanings: A Reply to C. M. Concepcion. Hypatia 14 (1):101-111.
    : C.M. Concepcion's review of "Pornography: An Uncivil Liberty?" (Carse 1995) fundamentally misconstrues the position defended in that article. This paper examines possible sources of this misconstrual, focusing critical attention on the narrowly crafted, morally loaded notion of "pornography" that figures centrally in the original argument under review. Pornography is not a category of speech that can be characterized as having one crucial meaning or message, nor is the message of pornography easily identifiable in instances of pornographic speech. This raises (...)
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  7. Alisa L. Carse (1998). Impartial Principle and Moral Context: Securing a Place for the Particular in Ethical Theory. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 23 (2):153 – 169.
    This essay critically assesses two strategies of accommodation used by defenders of impartialism in ethics to argue that the care orientation represents no genuine challenge to impartialist theoretical paradigms. One strategy focuses on impartiality as a constraint on moral deliberation, the other as a constraint on moral justification. While highlighting respects in which the commitment to impartiality is more consonant with the care orientation than many advocates of care have acknowledged, this essay attempts to clarify crucial ways in which each (...)
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  8. Alisa L. Carse & Hilde Lindemann Nelson (1996). Rehabilitating Care. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 6 (1):19-35.
    : The feminist ethic of care has often been criticized for its inability to address four problems--the problem of exploitation as it threatens care givers, the problem of sustaining care-giver integrity, the dangers of conceiving the mother-child dyad normatively as a paradigm for human relationships, and the problem of securing social justice on a broad scale among relative strangers. We argue that there are resources within the ethic of care for addressing each of these problems, and we sketch strategies for (...)
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  9. Hilde Lindemann Nelson & Alisa L. Carse (1996). Rehabilitating Care. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 6 (1):19-35.
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  10. Alisa L. Carse (1995). Pornography: An Uncivil Liberty? Hypatia 10 (1):155 - 182.
    Pornographic speech harms women by playing a key role in sustaining the social conditions through which women's liberty and equality are undercut. Though there is a principled moral and constitutional basis for pursuing a legal strategy in fighting pornography, we should not overestimate the effectiveness of the law or underestimate its potential dangers. The struggle against pornography must be waged through education, expressive exploration, and protest, not through the law.
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  11. Alisa L. Carse (1994). The Liberal Individual: A Metaphysical or Moral Embarrassment? Noûs 28 (2):184-209.
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  12. Alisa L. Carse (1992). Justice Within Intimate Spheres. Journal of Clinical Ethics 4 (1):68-71.
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  13. John D. Arras, Thomas J. Bole, Joseph Boyle, Alisa L. Carse, Peter Caws, Robert J. Connelly, John Coverdale, Shi Da Pu, Alan Donagan & Sara T. Fry (1991). The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 16:695-698.
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  14. Alisa L. Carse (1991). The 'Voice of Care': Implications for Bioethical Education. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 16 (1):5-28.
    This paper examines the ‘justice’ and ‘care’ orientations in ethical theory as characterized in Carol Gilligan's research on moral development and the philosophical work it has inspired. Focus is placed on challenges to the justice orientation – in particular, to the construal of impartiality as the mark of the moral point of view, to the conception of moral judgment as essentially principle-driven and dispassionate, and to models of moral responsibility emphasizing norms of formal equality and reciprocity. Suggestions are made about (...)
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