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    B. C. Postow (1995). Bookreviews. Mind 104 (413):175-178.
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  2. B. C. Postow (1977). Generalized Act Utilitarianism. Analysis 37 (2):49 - 52.
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    B. C. Postow (1980). Women and Masculine Sports. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 7 (1):51-58.
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    B. C. Postow (2005). Supererogation Again. Journal of Value Inquiry 39 (2):245-253.
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    B. C. Postow (2006). A Partial Application Procedure for Ross's Ethical Theory. Journal of Philosophical Research 31:239-248.
    W. D. Ross’s ethical theory requires us somehow to compare the metaphorical “weights” of different prima facie duties, but it leaves mysterious how this might be done. The formulation of a procedure to achieve such a comparison would be desirable on practical, theoretical, and pedagogical grounds. I formulate a procedure that is congenial to Ross’s theory. Central to my procedure are instructions to characterize the weight of each prima facie duty with respect to (a) the general stringency of this kind (...)
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    B. C. Postow (2007). Toward Honest Ethical Pluralism. Philosophical Studies 132 (2):191 - 210.
    I give the label “ethical pluralism” to the meta-ethical view that competing moral views are valid. I assume that validity is conferred on a moral view by its satisfying the relevant meta-ethical criteria in a maximally satisfactory way. If the relevant meta-ethical criteria are based on something roughly like the wide reflective equilibrium model, then ethical pluralism is likely to be correct. Traditional moral views do not grant exemptions from their own binding rules or principles to agents – should any (...)
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    B. C. Postow (1989). Thomson and the Trolley Problem. Southern Journal of Philosophy 27 (4):529-537.
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    B. C. Postow (1988). Andre on Privacy. Journal of Value Inquiry 22 (4):327-330.
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    B. C. Postow (1976). Coercion and the Moral Bindingness of Contracts. Social Theory and Practice 4 (1):75-92.
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    B. C. Postow (2005). Sterba on Morality as a Compromise Between Self-Interested and Altruistic Reasons. Journal of Social Philosophy 36 (3):388–395.
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    B. C. Postow (1985). Werner's Ethical Realism. Ethics 95 (2):285-291.
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    B. C. Postow (1986). Darwall and the Impartial Standpoint. Philosophical Studies 49 (1):125 - 144.
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    B. C. Postow (1980). A Possible Ground of Political Obligation. Southern Journal of Philosophy 18 (1):63-69.
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    B. C. Postow (1992). Morality Within the Limits of Reason. International Studies in Philosophy 24 (1):105-106.
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    B. C. Postow (1991). Piper's Criteria of Theory Selection. Southern Journal of Philosophy 29 (S1):61-65.
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    B. C. Postow (1991). Gert's Definition of Irrationality. Ethics 102 (1):103-109.
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    B. C. Postow (1978). Ethical Relativism and the Ideal Observer. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 39 (1):120-121.
    I show that roderick firth's ideal observer theory contains a loophole which allows conflicting ethical statements to be true. To remedy this, I recommend that we add to the list of defining characteristics of an ideal observer, The requirement that he be unable to have obligation-Determining reactions toward acts which he knows to be incompatible.
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    B. C. Postow (1979). Dishonest Relativism. Analysis 39 (1):45 - 48.
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    B. C. Postow (1989). Criteria for Theories of Practical Rationality: Reflections on Brandt's Theory. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50 (1):69-87.
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    B. C. Postow (1978). Rule Utilitarianism in Partial Compliance Theory. Analysis 38 (4):187 - 193.
    Rule utilitarianism as commonly formulated has the undesired implication that in case wrong has been done, Any act whatsoever is right. This is due to the fact that in setting the criterion for a set of rules which confers rightness, Rule utilitarians fail to require that obedience to the rules in situations of less than universal obedience must result in the most good attainable in those situations. I suggest a rule-Utilitarian criterion which remedies this defect and which, Borrowing from brandt, (...)
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    B. C. Postow (1981). Masculine Sports Revisited. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 8 (1):60-63.
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    B. C. Postow (1989). The FPL Model and Practical Inference. Philosophy of Science 56 (1):165-170.
    The efficacy criterion of the FPL model wrongly takes the goals of practical inference to be uncontroversial. The robustness criterion is arbitrary; the accommodation criterion is too weak to differentiate between arch rival theories. All three criteria of FPL fail to address the relation between background philosophical theories and other elements of an inferential system.
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    B. C. Postow (1989). Towards Criteria Choice for Practical Rationality. Metaphilosophy 20 (2):152–162.
    What criteria shall we use to evaluate normative theories of practical rationality? one answer is provided by a version of the wide reflective equilibrium model (wre). What criteria shall we use to evaluate models on the level of wre? one answer is provided by a variant of the historical philosophy of science model. The latter answer may support the former.
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    B. C. Postow (1984). Rights, Justice, and the Bounds of Liberty. International Studies in Philosophy 16 (1):88-90.
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    B. C. Postow (1976). They Review Games, Don't They? Teaching Philosophy 1 (4):229-232.
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    B. C. Postow (1975). Independent Discussion Groups for Introductory Philosophy. Teaching Philosophy 1 (1):51-54.
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    B. C. Postow (1988). Bookreviews. Annals of Science 45 (6):647-670.
    Allan Gibbard’s book Thinking How to Live is an important sequel to his earlier and very in uential book Wise Choices, Apt Feelings. His earlier book defended a conception of morality as involving distinctive moral feelings of guilt, shame, and resentment that it is rational for someone to have and went on to defend an expressivist conception of rationality according to which judgments of rationality involve acceptance of norms for behavior and feeling. Though Gibbard offered a novel conception of the (...)
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    B. C. Postow (1993). The Limits of Morality. International Studies in Philosophy 25 (1):85-85.
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    B. C. Postow (1979). Justice and Mode of Production. Journal of Critical Analysis 7 (4):125-133.
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    B. C. Postow (1984). Sport, Art, and Gender. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 11 (1):52-55.
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    B. C. Postow (1976). Husserl's Failure to Establish a Presuppositionless Science. Southern Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):179-187.
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    B. C. Postow (1997). Agent-Neutral Reasons: Are They for Everyone? Utilitas 9 (02):249-.
    According to both deontologists and consequentialists, if there is a reason to promote the general happiness then the reason must apply to everyone. This view seems almost self-evident; to challenge it is to challenge the way we think of moral reasons. I contend, however, that the view depends on the unwarranted assumption that the only way to restrict the application scope of a reason for action is by restricting it to those agents whose interests or projects are involved in the (...)
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    B. C. Postow (2008). Care Ethics and Impartial Reasons. Hypatia 23 (1):1-8.
    The paper "Care Ethics and Impartial Reasons" was given at the United Kingdom SWIP (Society for Women in Philosophy) meeting in Stirling, Scotland, on April 21, 2007, and while in her lifetime she would surely have reworked this piece thoroughly before allowing it to appear in print, we publish it here as an expression of sorrow and affection.
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    B. C. Postow (1978). Prima Facie Rights And Absolute Rights. International Studies in Philosophy 10:23-32.
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    B. C. Postow (1979). Rights and Persons. International Studies in Philosophy 11:205-206.
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    B. C. Postow (1986). Moral Thinking. International Studies in Philosophy 18 (1):78-79.
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    B. C. Postow (1975). Principles of Ethics: An Introduction. Teaching Philosophy 1 (2):215-216.
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    B. C. Postow (1990). Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy. International Studies in Philosophy 22 (1):147-148.
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    B. C. Postow (2002). R. M. Hare, Objective Prescriptions and Other Essays:Objective Prescriptions and Other Essays. Ethics 112 (4):831-834.
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    B. C. Postow (1981). Response to Markie: Rights and Relations. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 40 (2):303 - 305.
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    B. C. Postow (1997). Pornography, Indirect Harm, and Feminist Analysis: A Response to the Professors Häyry. [REVIEW] Journal of Value Inquiry 31 (4):553-556.
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    B. C. Postow (2001). The Sources of Normativity. International Studies in Philosophy 33 (4):133-135.
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    B. C. Postow (2002). The Unity and Authority of Reason. Social Theory and Practice 28 (3):481-501.
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    B. C. Postow (1977). Rights and Obligations. Philosophical Studies 32 (3):217 - 232.
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    B. C. Postow (1988). Reasons and Persons. International Studies in Philosophy 20 (3):136-137.
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    B. C. Postow (1980). Thomas on Sexism. Ethics 90 (2):251-256.
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    B. C. Postow (1980). Moral Reasoning. International Studies in Philosophy 12 (1):108-109.
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  48. B. C. Postow (1979). Another Defense of Categorical Imperatives. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 60 (2):173.
     
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  49. B. C. Postow (1978). Economic Dependence and Self-Respect. Philosophical Forum 10 (2):181.
     
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  50. B. C. Postow (1979). Moral Relativism Avoided. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 60 (1):95.
     
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