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  1. Christopher Hugh Toner (2006). Aristotelian Well-Being: A Response to L. W. Sumner's Critique. Utilitas 18 (3):218-231.score: 290.0
    Aristotle's ethical theory is often seen as instructing agents in the prudent pursuit of their own well-being, and therefore labeled egoistic. Yet it is also subject to the opposing charge of failing to direct agents to their well-being, directing them instead to perfection. I am here concerned chiefly with the second criticism, and proceed as follows: I first articulate Sumner's version of the criticism, and second assess his argument for his own (subjective) account of well-being. Third, I present reasons motivating (...)
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  2. Patrick Toner (2007). Thomas Versus Tibbles: A Critical Study of Christopher Brown's Aquinas and the Ship of Theseus. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (4):639-653.score: 150.0
    In his recent book, Aquinas and the Ship of Theseus, Christopher Brown has argued that the metaphysics of St. Thomas is preferable to contemporary analyticviews because it can solve the “problem of material constitution” (PMC) without requiring us to relinquish any of the common-sense beliefs that generate that problem. In this critical study, I show that in the case of both substances and aggregates, Brown’s Aquinas endorses views that are extremely implausible. Consequently, even if it is granted that the (...)
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  3. Patrick Toner (2008). Rejoinder to Adam Reed, "Not Even False: A Commentary on Parrish and Toner" (Spring 2008): God-Talk and the Arbitrary. Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 9 (2):417 - 421.score: 150.0
    In this brief note, Toner discusses Adam Reed's reply ("Not Even False," The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, Spring 2008) to his earlier paper, "Objectivist Atheology" (The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, Spring 2007). He argues that Reed's criticisms do not hold up under scrutiny.
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  4. Christopher Toner (2010). The Logical Structure of Just War Theory. Journal of Ethics 14 (2):81-102.score: 120.0
    A survey of just war theory literature reveals the existence of quite different lists of principles. This apparent arbitrariness raises a number of questions: What is the relation between ad bellum and in bello principles? Why are there so many of the former and so few of the latter? What order is there among the various principles? To answer these questions, I first draw on some recent work by Jeff McMahan to show that ad bellum and in bello principles are (...)
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  5. Christopher Toner (2011). Evolution, Naturalism, and the Worthwhile: A Critique of Richard Joyce's Evolutionary Debunking of Morality. Metaphilosophy 42 (4):520-546.score: 120.0
    Abstract: In The Evolution of Morality, Richard Joyce argues there is good reason to think that the “moral sense” is a biological adaptation, and that this provides a genealogy of the moral sense that has a debunking effect, driving us to the conclusion that “our moral beliefs are products of a process that is entirely independent of their truth, … we have no grounds one way or the other for maintaining these beliefs.” I argue that Joyce's skeptical conclusion is not (...)
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  6. Christopher Toner (2010). Virtue Ethics and the Nature and Forms of Egoism. Journal of Philosophical Research 35:275-303.score: 120.0
    Virtue ethics is often alleged to be egoistic, based upon its linking of virtue and happiness. Virtue ethicists often respond that their approach to the moral life is only “formally egoistic” and therefore not objectionable. This paper develops a clear, non-arbitrary definition of egoism (often lacking in these exchanges) as systematic pursuit of one’s own welfare, and then catalogues four broad egoistic strategies for achieving it. I identify “formal foundational egoism” as the one mostplausibly attributed to virtue ethics (its subtlety (...)
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  7. Christopher Toner (2008). Sorts of Naturalism: Requirements for a Successful Theory. Metaphilosophy 39 (2):220–250.score: 120.0
    In this article I investigate several "sorts of naturalism" that have been advanced in recent years as possible foundations for virtue ethics: those of Michael Thompson, Philippa Foot, Rosalind Hursthouse, John McDowell, and Larry Arnhart. Each of these impressive attempts fails in illuminatingly different ways, and in the opening sections I analyze what has gone variously wrong. I next use this analysis to articulate four criteria that any successful Aristotelian naturalism must meet (my goal is to show what naturalism must (...)
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  8. Christopher Toner (2006). The Self-Centredness Objection to Virtue Ethics. Philosophy 81 (4):595-618.score: 120.0
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  9. Christopher Toner (2007). Review of Anthony Kenny, Charles Kenny, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Utility: Happiness in Philosophical and Economic Thought. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (6).score: 120.0
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  10. Christopher Toner (2011). The Virtues (and a Few Vices) of Daniel Russell's Practical Intelligence and the Virtues. Journal of Moral Philosophy 8 (3):453-468.score: 120.0
    Daniel Russell's Practical Intelligence and the Virtues is principally a defense of the Aristotelian claim that phronesis is part of every unqualified virtue—a defense of what Russell calls "hard virtue theory" and "hard virtue ethics." The main support for this is the further claim that we would be unable to act well reliably, or form our character reliably, without phronesis performing its "twin roles": correctly identifying the mean of each virtue, and integrating the mean of each virtue with those of (...)
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  11. Christopher Toner (2005). Just War and the Supreme Emergency Exemption. Philosophical Quarterly 55 (221):545 - 561.score: 120.0
    Recently a number of liberal political theorists, including Rawls and Walzer, have argued for a 'supreme emergency exemption' from the traditional just war principle of discrimination which absolutely prohibits direct attacks against innocent civilians, claiming that a political community threatened with destruction may deliberately target innocents in order to save itself. I argue that this 'supreme emergency exemption' implies that individuals too may kill innocents in supreme emergencies. This is a significant theoretical cost. While it will not constitute a decisive (...)
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  12. Christopher Toner (2003). Akrasia Revisited: An Interpretation and Defense of Aristotle. Southern Journal of Philosophy 41 (2):283-306.score: 120.0
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  13. Christopher Toner (2006). Review of Nancy Sherman, Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy Behind the Military Mind. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (1).score: 120.0
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  14. Christopher Toner (2013). The Dependence of Welfare Upon Virtue. Topoi 32 (2):161-169.score: 120.0
    In this article, I articulate a modest form of welfare perfectionism, according to which (1) the virtuous person’s welfare is an aspect of her virtuous activity, and (2) the virtuous person will never be in position to choose to attain welfare at the expense of acting virtuously. I then defend these claims against a range of objections.
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  15. Christopher Toner (2006). Pascal's First Wager Reconsidered. International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (1):75-90.score: 120.0
    There are at least two versions of the famous Wager argument to be found in Pascal’s Pensées. In contemporary work on the Wager, attention is almost always focused on the second. In this paper, we take a look at the first, which is often quickly dismissed as a failure. Indeed, it seems to be generally believed that Pascal himself quickly dismissed it as a failure. We fi rst argue that Pascal himself accepted the argument. Then we argue (more importantly) that (...)
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  16. Christopher Toner (2013). The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. By Jonathan Haidt. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 87 (3):548-552.score: 120.0
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  17. Christopher Toner (2005). Moral Issues in Military Decision Making. Journal of Military Ethics 4 (2):149-152.score: 120.0
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  18. Christopher H. Toner (2004). Just War and Graduated Discrimination. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 78 (4):649-665.score: 120.0
    Th is paper investigates the question of legitimate targets in war and the traditional jus in bello principle of discrimination, which is generally interpreted to mean that a bright line must be drawn between combatants and noncombatants, and that only the former may be attacked directly.Michael Walzer and John Rawls have proposed a “supreme emergency exemption” to this principle, which permits the targeting of innocent people in emergencies such as that of Britain in late 1940. Rejecting this, the paper offers (...)
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  19. Christopher Toner (2006). Military Service as a Practice: Integrating the Sword and Shield Approaches to Military Ethics. Journal of Military Ethics 5 (3):183-200.score: 120.0
    The military's purpose centrally includes fighting its nation's wars, serving as the nation's sword. The dominant approach to military ethics today, which I will call the ?sword approach?, focuses on this purpose and builds an ethic out of the requirements the purpose imposes on soldiers. Yet recently philosophers such as Shannon French and Nancy Sherman have developed an alternative that I will call the ?shield approach?, which focuses on articulating a warrior code as a moral shield that can safeguard soldiers? (...)
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  20. Christopher Toner (2003). Akrasia Revisited. Southern Journal of Philosophy 41 (2):283-306.score: 120.0
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  21. Patrick Toner (2013). Beauty and Being: Thomistic Perspectives. By Piotr Jaroszyński. Translated by Hugh McDonald. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 87 (4):786 - 788.score: 120.0
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  22. Christopher Toner (2005). Angelic Sin in Aquinas and Scotus and the Genesis of Some Central Objections to Contemporary Virtue Ethics. The Thomist 69 (1):79-125.score: 120.0
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  23. Christopher Toner (2007). Just Cause and Proper Authority in the Just War Tradition: From Salamanca to Konigsberg ... And Back? The Modern Schoolman 85 (1):1-19.score: 120.0
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  24. Christopher Toner (2007). Was Aquinas an Egoist? The Thomist 71 (4):577-608.score: 120.0
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  25. Anna Krzywoszynska (2014). Christopher Rosin, Paul Stock and Hugh Campbell (Eds): Food Systems Failure: The Global Food Crisis and the Future of Agriculture. Agriculture and Human Values 31 (2):323-324.score: 36.0
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  26. Thomas C. Moser (2014). Christopher J. McDonough, Ed. And Trans., The Arundel Lyrics: The Poems of Hugh Primas. (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library 2.) Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010. Pp. Xlvii, 288. $29.95. ISBN: 9780674055575. [REVIEW] Speculum 89 (1):217-219.score: 36.0
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  27. Christopher Grey & Hugh Willmott (eds.) (2005). Critical Management Studies: A Reader. OUP Oxford.score: 24.0
    'Critical Management Studies', or 'CMS', has emerged over the last ten years as the term to describe a diverse group of work that has adopted a critical or questioning approach to the traditional concerns of Management Studies. In this time, CMS has come to exert an increasing influence in Management and Management Studies, and while it has prompted fierce debate about its validity and use, there is no doubt that the rapidly growing interest in CMS has produced a vibrant and (...)
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  28. Michael Nelson (2004). Review of Christopher Hughes, Kripke: Names, Necessity, and Identity. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2004 (10).score: 20.0
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  29. Scott MacDonald (1992). Book Review: A Complex Theory of a Simple God. Christopher Hughes. [REVIEW] Philosophical Review 101 (4):956-59.score: 20.0
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  30. Joel J. Kupperman (1996). Same-Kind Coincidence and the Ship of Theseus, Christopher Hughes. The Monist 79 (4).score: 20.0
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  31. Consuelo Preti (2005). Kripke: Names, Necessity, and Identity, by Christopher Hughes. Disputatio.score: 20.0
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  32. David Robb (2006). Review of G. W. Fitch, Saul Kripke and Christopher Hughes, Kripke. [REVIEW] Philosophical Books 47:165-8.score: 20.0
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  33. Michael Gorman (2003). Hugh of Saint Victor. In Noone Gracia (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages. Blackwell.score: 18.0
    An overview of Hugh’s thought, focusing on philosophical issues. Specifically it gives a summary of his overall vision; the sources he worked from; his understanding of: the division of the science, biblical interpretation, God, creation, providence and evil, human nature and ethics, salvation; and his spiritual teachings.
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  34. Gerard Goggin (2008). Bioethics, Disability, and the Good Life: Remembering Christopher Newell, 1964–2008. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 5 (4):235-238.score: 18.0
    The untimely passing of Reverend Canon Dr Christopher Newell, AM, came as a shock to many in the bioethics world. As well as an obituary, this article notes a number of important themes in his work, and provides a select bibliography. Christopher's major contribution to this field is that he was one of a handful of scholars who made disability not only an acceptable area of bioethics—indeed a vital, central, fertile area of enquiry. Crucially Christopher emphasised (...)
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  35. Jeffery D. Smith (2007). Managerial Authority as Political Authority: A Retrospective Examination of Christopher McMahon's Authority and Democracy. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 71 (4):335 - 338.score: 18.0
    An introduction to the March, 2005 symposium “The Political Theory of Organizations: A Retrospective Examination of Christopher McMahon’s Authority and Democracy” held in San Francisco as part of the Society for Business Ethics Group Meeting at the Pacific Division Meetings of the American Philosophical Association.
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  36. Alberto Oscar Cupani (2010). Valores e atividade científica, de Hugh Lacey. Principia 2 (2):281-290.score: 18.0
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  37. Allister Neher (2009). Christopher Wren, Thomas Willis and the Depiction of the Brain and Nerves. Journal of Medical Humanities 30 (3):191-200.score: 18.0
    This paper is about Christopher Wren’s engravings for Thomas Willis’ The Anatomy of the Brain and Nerves of 1664. It is a study in the intersection of medicine and art in 17th century Britain. Willis, an eminent English physician and anatomist, was a major figure in the development of modern neurology, and The Anatomy of the Brain and Nerves was his most famous and influential book. Wren was Willis’ assistant and medical artist. I discuss the visual strategies employed by (...)
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  38. Andrew Oros (2000). Christopher W. Hughes, Japan's Economic Power and Security: Japan and North Korea, New York and London: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge, 1999. Japanese Journal of Political Science 1 (1):157-172.score: 18.0
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  39. Christopher Norris & Marianna Papastephanou (2002). Deconstruction, Anti–Realism and Philosophy of Science—an Interview with Christopher Norris. Journal of Philosophy of Education 36 (2):265–289.score: 15.0
    In this interview, Christopher Norris discusses a wide range of issues having to do with postmodernism, deconstruction and other controversial topics of debate within present-day philosophy and critical theory. More specifically he challenges the view of deconstruction as just another offshoot of the broader postmodernist trend in cultural studies and the social sciences. Norris puts the case for deconstruction as continuing the 'unfinished project of modernity' and—in particular—for Derrida's work as sustaining the values of enlightened critical reason in various (...)
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  40. Anne A. Davenport (2007). Scotus as the Father of Modernity. The Natural Philosophy of the English Franciscan Christopher Davenport in 1652. Early Science and Medicine 12 (1):55-90.score: 15.0
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  41. Christopher M. Brown (2007). Souls, Ships, and Substances: A Response to Toner. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (4):655-668.score: 15.0
    I do four things in responding to Patrick Toner’s incisive critique of my Aquinas and the Ship of Theseus (AST). First, I further motivate Aquinas’s position that Socrates exists in the post-mortem and ante-resurrection state by noting that Socrates’ situation is at least analogous to other states of affairs that would certainly count as atypical (although not impossible). Secondly, I offer a revised Thomistic account of artefact identity through time in light of Toner’s objections to Aquinas’srestrictive view. Unlike (...)
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  42. Christopher J. Berry, Maria Pia Paganelli & Craig Smith (eds.) (2013). The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith. Oxford University Press.score: 15.0
    Preface Introduction Christopher J. Berry: Adam Smith: Outline of Life, Times, and Legacy Part One: Adam Smith: Heritage and Contemporaries 1: Nicholas Phillipson: Adam Smith: A Biographer's Reflections 2: Leonidas Montes: Newtonianism and Adam Smith 3: Dennis C. Rasmussen: Adam Smith and Rousseau: Enlightenment and counter-Enlightenment 4: Christopher J. Berry: Adam Smith and Early Modern Thought Part Two: Adam Smith on Language, Art and Culture 5: Catherine Labio: Adam Smith's Aesthetics 6: James Chandler: Adam Smith as Critic 7: (...)
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  43. Christopher Hugh Maycock & A. Passionate Poet (forthcoming). Susanna Blamire 1747–94. Hypatia.score: 14.0
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  44. James Ross (1993). Christopher Hughes, On a Complex Theory of a Simple God: An Investigation in Aquinas' Philosophical Theology.(Cornell Studies in the Philosophy of Religion.) Ithaca, NY, and London: Cornell University Press, 1989. Pp. Xi, 281. $34.95. [REVIEW] Speculum 68 (4):1139-1140.score: 14.0
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  45. Catherine Rowett (2013). Christopher Stead. Studia Patristica 53 (1):17-30.score: 12.0
    Professor Christopher Stead was Ely Professor of Divinity from 1971 until his retirement in 1980 and one of the great contributors to the Oxford Patristic Conferences for many years. In this paper I reflect on his work in Patristics, and I attempt to understand how his interests diverged from the other major contributors in the same period, and how they were formed by his philosophical milieu and the spirit of the age. As a case study to illustrate and diagnose (...)
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  46. Harvey Siegel (2008). Autonomy, Critical Thinking and the Wittgensteinian Legacy: Reflections on Christopher Winch, Education, Autonomy and Critical Thinking. Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (1):165-184.score: 12.0
    In this review of Christopher Winch's new book, Education, Autonomy and Critical Thinking (2006), I discuss its main theses, supporting some and criticising others. In particular, I take issue with several of Winch's claims and arguments concerning critical thinking and rationality, and deplore his reliance on what I suggest are problematic strains of the later Wittgenstein. But these criticisms are not such as to upend Winch's powerful critique of antiperfectionism and 'strong autonomy' or his defence of 'weak autonomy'. His (...)
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  47. Tyler Burge & Christopher Peacocke (1996). Our Entitlement to Self-Knowledge: II. Christopher Peacocke: Entitlement, Self-Knowledge and Conceptual Redeployment. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 96:117 - 158.score: 12.0
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  48. Jeff Malpas (2004). Holism, Realism, and Truth: How to Be an Anti-Relativist and Not Give Up on Heidegger (or Davidson) - a Debate with Christopher Norris. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 12 (3):339 – 356.score: 12.0
    Responding to criticisms raised by Christopher Norris, this paper defends an anti-relativist reading of the work of both Davidson and Heidegger arguing that that there are important lessons to be learnt from their example - one can thus be an anti-relativist (as well as a certain sort of realist) without giving up on Davidson or on Heidegger.
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