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  1. Arne Johan Vetlesen (forthcoming). Nedskytingen av levinaske spurver med kantske kanoner. Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift.
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  2. Arne Johan Vetlesen (2014). Comments on Jürgen Habermas' Lecture 'Plea for a Constitutionalization of International Law'. Philosophy and Social Criticism 40 (1):19-23.
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  3. Thor Eirik Eriksen, Anna Luise Kirkengen & Arne Johan Vetlesen (2013). The Medically Unexplained Revisited. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (3):587-600.
    Medicine is facing wide-ranging challenges concerning the so-called medically unexplained disorders. The epidemiology is confusing, different medical specialties claim ownership of their unexplained territory and the unexplained conditions are themselves promoted through a highly complicated and sophisticated use of language. Confronting the outcome, i.e. numerous medical acronyms, we reflect upon principles of systematizing, contextual and social considerations and ways of thinking about these phenomena. Finally we address what we consider to be crucial dimensions concerning the landscape of unexplained “matters”; fatigued (...)
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  4. Arne Johan Vetlesen (2011). Can Forgiveness Be Morally Wrong. In Christel Fricke (ed.), The Ethics of Forgiveness: A Collection of Essays. Routledge.
     
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  5. Arne Johan Vetlesen (2005). Dan Zahavi, Søren Overgaard and Thomas Schwarz Wentzer (Eds.), Den Unge Heidegger, Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag 2003, 229 Pp. [REVIEW] SATS 6 (2):218-224.
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  6. Arne Johan Vetlesen (2005). Evil and Human Agency: Understanding Collective Evildoing. Cambridge University Press.
    Arne Johan Vetlesen argues that to do evil is to intentionally inflict pain on another human being, against his or her will, and cause serious and foreseeable harm. Vetlesen investigates why and in what sort of circumstances such a desire arises, and how it is channeled, or exploited, into collective evildoing. He argues that such evildoing, pitting whole groups against each other, springs from a combination of character, situation, and social structure. Vetlesen shows how closely perpetrators, victims, and bystanders (...)
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  7. Arne Johan Vetlesen (2004). Smerte. Dinamo Forlag.
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  8. Arne Johan Vetlesen (2001). Hannah Arendt on Conscience and Evil. Philosophy and Social Criticism 27 (5):1-33.
    Though there exists a vast literature dealing with Hannah Arendt's thoughts on evil in general and Adolf Eichmann in particular, few attempts have been made to assess Arendt's position on evil by tracing its connection with her reflections on conscience. This essay examines the nature and significance of such a connection. Beginning with her doctoral dissertation on St Augustine and ending with her posthumously published studies in The Life of the Mind, Arendt's oeuvre exhibits strong thematic continuity: the triad thinking-conscience-evil (...)
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  9. Arne Johan Vetlesen (1998). Impartiality and Evil: A Reconsideration Provoked by Genocide in Bosnia. Philosophy and Social Criticism 24 (5):1-35.
    Confronted with Adolf Eichmann, evildoer par excellence, Hannah Arendt sought in vain for any 'depth' to the evil he had wrought. How is the philosopher to approach evil ? Is the celebrated criterion of impartiality ill-equipped to guide judgment when its object is evil - as exhibited, for instance, in the recent genocide in Bosnia? This essay questions the ability of the neutral 'third party' to respond adequately to evil from a standpoint of avowed impartiality. Discussing the different roles of (...)
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  10. Arne Johan Vetlesen (1997). Worlds Apart?: Habermas and Levinas. Philosophy and Social Criticism 23 (1):1-20.
    Though doubtless two of the leading philosophers in ethics today, Habermas and Levinas have yet to be subjected to sys tematic comparison. This essay undertakes a first step. Differences of terminology aside, Habermas and Levinas can be seen to pursue, via separate routes, a similar core idea. I term this the idea of immanent normativity. While Habermas locates an unchosen normative pull in the medium of interpersonal communication, Levinas locates an unconditional ethical command in the Other as face. Hence they (...)
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  11. Arne Johan Vetlesen (1995). Hannah Arendt, Habermas and the Republican Tradition. Philosophy and Social Criticism 21 (1):1-16.
  12. Arne Johan Vetlesen (1993). Perception, Empathy, and Judgment: An Inquiry Into the Preconditions of Moral Performance. Penn State University Press.
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