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  1. Brian Calvert (2006). Bentham and the Death Penalty. Dialogue 45 (2):211-231.
    This article examines the three works of Jeremy Bentham on capital punishment dating Irom 1775, 1809, and 1831. Besides Hugo Bedau’s analysis of Bentham’s 1775 and 1831 works and James Crimmins’s assessment of Bentham’s 1809 work, little attention has been paid to his abolitionist arguments on this contentious issue. I review some of the developments in Bentham’s position, noting where the later work corrects some deficiencies in the earlier work, and I assess the cogency of the position as it evolves. (...)
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  2. Brian Calvert (1993). Locke on Punishment and the Death Penalty. Philosophy 68 (264):211 - 229.
    At the end of the opening chapter of his Second Treatise of Government , Locke describes political power in the following terms: ‘Political Power then I take to be a Right of making Laws with Penalties of Death, and consequently all less Penalties, for the Regulating and Preserving of Property, and of employing the force of the Community, in the Execution of such Laws, and in the defence of the Common-wealth from Foreign Injury, and all this only for the Publick (...)
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  3. Brian Calvert (1992). Retribution, Arbitrariness and the Death Penalty. Journal of Social Philosophy 23 (3):140-165.
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  4. Brian Calvert (1987). Slavery in Plato's Republic. Classical Quarterly 37 (02):367-.
    For a number of years, in the not too distant past, there was a lively debate between Plato's defenders and critics over the question of whether his Republic contained slaves. However, since the appearance of an article by Gregory Vlastos1 some twenty years ago, it seems to have been generally felt that the issue has been resolved, and the controversy has died down. Vlastos argued that the evidence admits of no doubt - Plato included slaves in his ideal state. In (...)
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  5. Brian Calvert (1984). The Politicians of Athens in the Gorgias and Meno. History of Political Thought 5 (1):1-15.
     
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  6. Brian Calvert (1983). Another Problem About Part IX of Hume's "Dialogues". International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 14 (2):65-70.
  7. Brian Calvert (1983). Dualism and the Problem of Evil. Sophia 22 (3):15-28.
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  8. Brian Calvert (1976). Aristotle and the Megarians on the Potentiality-Actuality Distinction. Apeiron 10 (1):34 - 41.
  9. Brian Calvert (1974). Meno's Paradox Reconsidered. Journal of the History of Philosophy 12 (2):143-152.
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  10. Brian Calvert (1972). Descartes and the Problem of Evil. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 2 (1):117 - 126.
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  11. Brian Calvert (1970). Forms and Flux in Plato's Cratylus. Phronesis 15 (1):26-47.
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