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  1. Carl Hammer (2014). Dependence on Wrongdoing in the Consumption of Meat: A Kantian Analysis. Journal of Applied Philosophy 31 (1).
    Kant's ethics is used by some as a defence of the exploitation of animals and is criticised by others for not recognising any moral relevance of the plight of animals. These appeals overlook the broad applicability of Kant's principles. In this article, I argue that Kant's ethics implies a duty to abstain from most meat and some other animal products derived from farming. I argue that there is a Kantian principle not to choose goods that have been derived from wrongdoing, (...)
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  2. Carl Hammer (2008). Explication, Explanation, and History. History and Theory 47 (2):183–199.
    To date, no satisfactory account of the connection between natural-scientific and historical explanation has been given, and philosophers seem to have largely given up on the problem. This paper is an attempt to resolve this old issue and to sort out and clarify some areas of historical explanation by developing and applying a method that will be called “pragmatic explication” involving the construction of definitions that are justified on pragmatic grounds. Explanations in general can be divided into “dynamic” and “static” (...)
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  3. Carl Hammer (1972). The Challenge of Implementing a Large-Scale Consumer Information System. Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 3 (3):4-6.
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