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  1. Bruce N. Waller (2014). The Culture of Moral Responsibility. Southwest Philosophy Review 30 (1):3-17.
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  2. Bruce N. Waller (2014). Who Knew? Responsibility Without Awareness, by George Sher. Mind 123 (490):639-644.
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  3. Bruce N. Waller (2011). Against Moral Responsibility. MIT Press.
    In Against Moral Responsibility, Bruce Waller launches a spirited attack on a system that is profoundly entrenched in our society and its institutions, deeply rooted in our emotions, and vigorously defended by philosophers from ancient times to the present. Waller argues that, despite the creative defenses of it by contemporary thinkers, moral responsibility cannot survive in our naturalistic-scientific system. The scientific understanding of human behavior and the causes that shape human character, he contends, leaves no room for moral responsibility. Waller (...)
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  4. Bruce N. Waller (2007). John-Christian Smith, VI, 1946-2006. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 80 (5):180 -.
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  5. Bruce N. Waller (2007). Sincere Apology Without Moral Responsibility. Social Theory and Practice 33 (3):441-465.
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  6. Bruce N. Waller & Robyn A. Repko (2007). Informed Consent: Good Medicine, Dangerous Side Effects. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 17 (01):66-74.
    Informed consent has passed through three stages. The first paternalistic stage lasted for many centuries: The doctor's diagnosis and healing arts were kept secret, and informing patients was regarded as professionally and ethically wrong. Second came the legal stage, when the right of patients to make informed decisions concerning their own treatment was imposed by the courts and reluctantly tolerated by medical professionals. The third informed consent stage emerged more recently: the general therapy stage. The therapeutic benefits of informed consent (...)
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  7. Bruce N. Waller (2006). Denying Responsibility Without Making Excuses. American Philosophical Quarterly 43 (1):81 - 90.
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  8. Bruce N. Waller (2005). Responsibility and Health. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 14 (02):177-188.
    Autonomy is good for you. A strong sense of competent self-control and effective choice-making promotes both physical and psychological well-being. Loss of autonomous control—and a sense of helplessness—causes depression, increased sensitivity to pain, greater vulnerability to disease, and death. Well established by a wide range of psychological and physiological studies, the positive effects of patient autonomy are well known to competent physicians, nurses, and therapists. Conscientious caregivers are thus moving beyond grudging acceptance of informed consent toward clinical respect for patient (...)
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  9. Bruce N. Waller (2004). Comparing Psychoanalytic and Cognitive-Behavioral Perspectives on Control. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 11 (2):125-128.
  10. Bruce N. Waller (2004). Neglected Psychological Elements of Free Will. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 11 (2):111-118.
  11. Bruce N. Waller (2004). The Almost Invisible Ghost in the Moral Responsibility Machine. Journal of Philosophical Research 29 (February):255-266.
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  12. Bruce N. Waller (2004). Virtue Unrewarded: Morality Without Moral Responsibility. Philosophia 31 (3-4):427-447.
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  13. Bruce N. Waller (2003). A Metacompatibilist Account of Free Will: Making Compatibilists and Incompatibilist More Compatible. Philosophical Studies 112 (3):209-224.
    The debate over free will has pittedlibertarian insistence on open alternativesagainst the compatibilist view that authenticcommitments can preserve free will in adetermined world. A second schism in the freewill debate sets rationalist belief in thecentrality of reason against nonrationalistswho regard reason as inessential or even animpediment to free will. By looking deeperinto what motivates each of these perspectivesit is possible to find common ground thataccommodates insights from all those competingviews. The resulting metacompatibilist view offree will bridges some of the differencesbetween (...)
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  14. Bruce N. Waller (2003). Empirical Free Will and the Ethics of Moral Responsibility. Journal of Value Inquiry 37 (4):533-542.
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  15. Bruce N. Waller (2003). Review: The Social and Behavioral Basis of Ethics. [REVIEW] Behavior and Philosophy 31:203 - 207.
  16. Bruce N. Waller (2003). The Social and Behavioral Basis of Ethics: A Review of Max Hocutt: Fact and Value in the Philosophy of Behavior. [REVIEW] Behavior and Philosophy 31:203-207.
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  17. Bruce N. Waller (2003). The Sad Truth: Optimism, Pessimism, and Pragmatism. Ratio 16 (2):189–197.
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  18. Bruce N. Waller (2002). The Psychological Structure of Patient Autonomy. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 11 (03):257-265.
    The patient's right to informed consent is grudgingly acknowledged by medical professionals, firmly established in law, and brandished as a shibboleth by most bioethicists. But questions remain concerning genuine patient autonomy, and the doctrine of informed consent offers inadequate answers. In addition to the continuing controversy over what counts as “informed,” the passive acquiescence implied by “consent” seems a pale shadow of genuine autonomy.
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  19. Bruce N. Waller (2001). Patient Autonomy Naturalized. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 44 (4):584-593.
  20. Bruce N. Waller (2001). Classifying and Analyzing Analogies. Informal Logic 21 (3).
    Analogies come in several forms that serve distinct functions. Inductive analogy is a common type of analogical argument, but critical thinking texts sometimes treat all analogies as inductive. Such an analysis ignores figurative analogies, which may elucidate but do not argue; and also neglects a priori arguments by analogy, a type of analogical argument prominent in law and ethics. A priori arguments by analogy are distinctive, but--contrary to the claims of Govier and Sunstein-they are best understood as deductive, rather than (...)
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  21. Bruce N. Waller (2001). Critical Thinking: Consider the Verdict. Prentice Hall.
     
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  22. Bruce N. Waller (1999). Deep Thinkers, Cognitive Misers, and Moral Responsibility. Analysis 59 (264):223–229.
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  23. Robert Sternfeld & Bruce N. Waller (1998). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Philosophia 26 (3-4):111-114.
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  24. Bruce N. Waller (1998). The Natural Selection of Autonomy. State University of New York Press.
    Challenges the deep traditional assumption that autonomy, morality, and moral responsibility are uniquely human characteristics.
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  25. Bruce N. Waller (1997). What Rationality Adds to Animal Morality. Biology and Philosophy 12 (3):341-356.
    Philosophical tradition demands rational reflection as a condition for genuine moral acts. But the grounds for that requirement are untenable, and when the requirement is dropped morality comes into clearer view as a naturally developing phenomenon that is not confined to human beings and does not require higher-level rational reflective processes. Rational consideration of rules and duties can enhance and extend moral behavior, but rationality is not necessary for morality and (contrary to the Kantian tradition represented by Thomas Nagel) morality (...)
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  26. Bruce N. Waller (1996). Moral Commitment Without Objectivity or Illusion: Comments on Ruse and Woolcock. Biology and Philosophy 11 (2):245-254.
    Peter Woolcock, in Ruse's Darwinian Meta-Ethics: A Critique, argues that the subjectivist (nonobjectivist) Darwinian metaethics proposed by Michael Ruse (in Taking Darwin Seriously) cannot work, because the illusion of objectivity that Ruse claims is essential to morality breaks down when it is recognized as illusion, and there then remain no good reasons for acknowledging or following moral obligations. Woolcock, however, is mistaken in supposing that moral behaviour requires rational motivation. Ruse's Darwinian metaethical analysis shows why such objective support for morality (...)
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  27. Bruce N. Waller (1995). Abortion and in Vitro Fertilization. Journal of Social Philosophy 26 (1):119-128.
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  28. Bruce N. Waller (1995). Authenticity Naturalized. Behavior and Philosophy 23 (1):21 - 28.
    Theories of autonomy divide into two conflicting categories: theories that emphasize freedom to choose among alternatives, and theories that focus on personal authenticity. This conflict can be resolved by recognizing the basic function of natural authenticity, and its deep roots in human and animal behavior. Authenticity functions to keep options open that might be too hastily abandoned. Thus forms a natural symbiotic union with autonomy as alternatives. Human authenticity is a special adaptation, but it is not different in kind from (...)
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  29. Bruce N. Waller (1995). Pattern Proliferation in Teleological Behaviorism. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18 (1):145.
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  30. Bruce N. Waller (1994). Noncognitivist Moral Realism. Philosophia 24 (1-2):57-75.
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  31. Bruce N. Waller (1993). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Mind 102 (406):111-114.
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  32. Bruce N. Waller (1993). Natural Autonomy and Alternative Possibilities. American Philosophical Quarterly 30 (1):73 - 81.
  33. Bruce N. Waller (1993). Responsibility and the Self-Made Self. Analysis 53 (1):45 - 51.
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  34. Bruce N. Waller (1993). Review: Unravelling and Beweaving Free Will. [REVIEW] Behavior and Philosophy 20:95 - 97.
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  35. Bruce N. Waller (1992). A Response to Kane and Hocutt. Behavior and Philosophy 20 (1):83 - 87.
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  36. Bruce N. Waller (1992). Moral Conversion Without Moral Realism. Southern Journal of Philosophy 30 (3):129-137.
    People occasionally change their moral beliefs and principles, and they may experience such changes as occurring independently of their wishes. Moral realists argue that this phenomenon of moral conversion is evidence for moral realism, and against noncognitivism. However, contemporary noncognitivists can acknowledge such changes--including changes "against our wills"--and can account for the changes in a simpler and more plausible manner. If moral realism posits real moral facts to account for moral conversion the result will be an extreme and untenable inflation (...)
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  37. Bruce N. Waller (1991). Advocacy and Fallacy. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 6 (2):47-51.
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  38. Bruce N. Waller (1991). On Becoming Responsible. Review of Metaphysics 45 (2):424-426.
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  39. Bruce N. Waller (1990). Freedom Without Responsibility. Temple University Press.
  40. Bruce N. Waller (1989). From Hemlock to Lethai Injection: The Case for Self-Execution. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 4 (4):53-58.
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  41. Bruce N. Waller (1989). Uneven Starts and Just Deserts (Fatalism and Free Will). Analysis 49 (4):209-13.
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  42. Bruce N. Waller (1988). Hard Determinism and the Principle of Vacuous Contrast. Metaphilosophy 19 (1):65–69.
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  43. Bruce N. Waller (1987). Just and Nonjust Deserts. Southern Journal of Philosophy 25 (2):229-238.
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  44. Bruce N. Waller (1986). The Virtues of Contemporary Emotivism. Erkenntnis 25 (1):61 - 75.
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  45. Bruce N. Waller (1985). Deliberating About the Inevitable. Analysis 45 (1):48 - 52.
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  46. Bruce N. Waller (1984). Daniel Dennett on Responsibility. Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (3):413-423.
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  47. Bruce N. Waller (1982). Determinism and Behaviorist Epistemology: A Conditioned Response to a Hinman Stimulus. Southern Journal of Philosophy 20 (4):513-532.
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  48. Bruce N. Waller (1982). Mentalistic Problems in Cicourel's Cognitive Sociology. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 12 (2):177–200.
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  49. Bruce N. Waller (1978). Carnap and Quine on the Distinction Between External and Internal Questions. Philosophical Studies 33 (3):301 - 312.