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    Christopher W. Morris (2004). The Modern State. In Gerald F. Gaus & Chandran Kukathas (eds.), Handbook of Political Theory. Sage 195--209.
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    Christopher W. Morris (1980). Human Autonomy and the Natural Right to Be Free. Journal of Libertarian Studies 4 (4):379-392.
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    Christopher W. Morris (2005). Natural Rights and Political Legitimacy. Social Philosophy and Policy 22 (1):314-329.
    If we have a natural right to liberty, it is hard to see how a state could be legitimate without first obtaining the (genuine) consent of the governed. I consider the threat natural rights pose to state legitimacy. I distinguish minimal from full legitimacy and explore different understandings of the nature of our natural rights. Even though I conclude that natural rights do threaten the full legitimacy of states, I suggest that understanding our natural right to liberty to be grounded (...)
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    Jules L. Coleman, Christopher W. Morris & Gregory S. Kavka (eds.) (1998). Rational Commitment and Social Justice: Essays for Gregory Kavka. Cambridge University Press.
    Greg Kavka (1947-1994) was a prominent and influential figure in contemporary moral and political philosophy. The new essays in this volume are concerned with fundamental issues of rational commitment and social justice to which Kavka devoted his work as a philosopher. The essays take Kavka's work as a point of departure and seek to advance the respective debates. The topics include: the relationship between intention and moral action as part of which Kavka's famous 'toxin puzzle' is a focus of discussion, (...)
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    Christopher W. Morris (2012). State Coercion and Force. Social Philosophy and Policy 29 (1):28-49.
    State power is widely thought to be coercive. The view that governments must wield force or that their power is necessarily coercive is widespread in contemporary political thought. John Rawls is representative in claiming that (political power is always coercive power backed up by the government(s use of sanctions, for government alone has the authority to use force in upholding its laws.( This belief in the centrality of coercion and force plays an important but not well appreciated role in contemporary (...)
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    Christopher W. Morris & Arthur Ripstein (eds.) (2001). Practical Rationality and Preference: Essays for David Gauthier. Cambridge University Press.
    What are preferences and are they reasons for action? Is it rational to cooperate with others even if that entails acting against one's preferences? The dominant position in philosophy on the topic of practical rationality is that one acts so as to maximize the satisfaction of one's preferences. This view is most closely associated with the work of David Gauthier, and in this new collection of essays some of the most innovative philosophers currently working in this field explore the controversies (...)
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    Christopher W. Morris (1991). Punishment and Loss of Moral Standing. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 21 (1):53 - 79.
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    R. G. Frey & Christopher W. Morris (eds.) (1991). Liability and Responsibility: Essays in Law and Morals. Cambridge University Press.
    This collection of contemporary essays by a group of well-known philosophers and legal theorists covers various topics in the philosophy of law, focusing on issues concerning liability in contract, tort, and criminal law. The book is divided into four sections. The first provides a conceptual overview of the issues at stake in a philosophical discussion of liability and responsibility. The second, third, and fourth sections present, in turn, more detailed explorations of the roles of notions of liability and responsibility in (...)
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    Christopher W. Morris (1988). A Hobbesian Welfare State? Dialogue 27 (04):653-.
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    Christopher W. Morris (2007). Review of Christopher Heath Wellman, A Theory of Secession: The Case for Political Self-Determination. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (5).
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    Christopher W. Morris (1985). A Contractarian Defense of Nuclear Deterrence. Ethics 95 (3):479-496.
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    Christopher Morris (1983). The Hart-Rawls Principle of Fairness Amended. Journal of Social Philosophy 14 (1):18-20.
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    Christopher W. Morris (2006). What's Wrong with Imperialism? Social Philosophy and Policy 23 (1):153-166.
    Imperialism is thought to be wrong by virtually everyone today. The consensus may be correct. However, there may be a few good things to be said for empire. More importantly for political philosophy, empires are not harder to justify or legitimate than states, or so I argue. The bad press that empires receive seems due to a methodological suspect comparison of nasty empires to nice states. When nice empires are considered they do not fare much worse than (nice) states. I (...)
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    Christopher Morris (2013). Derrida on Pornography: Putting (It) Up for Sale. Derrida Today 6 (1):97-114.
    Over the past thirty years, academic debate over pornography in the discourses of feminism and cultural studies has foundered on questions of the performative and of the word's definition. In the polylogue of Droit de regards, pornography is defined as la mise en vente that is taking place in the act of exegesis in progress. (Wills's idiomatic English translation includes an ‘it’ that is absent in the French original). The definition in Droit de regards alludes to the word's etymology (writing (...)
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    Christopher W. Morris (1988). The Relation Between Self-Interest and Justice in Contractarian Ethics. Social Philosophy and Policy 5 (02):119-.
    One of the most noteworthy features of David Gauthier's rational choice, contractarian theory of morality is its appeal to self-interested rationality. This appeal, however, will undoubtedly be the source of much controversy and criticism. For while self-interestedness is characteristic of much human behavior, it is not characteristic of all such behavior, much less of that which is most admirable. Yet contractarian ethics appears to assume that humans are entirely self-interested. It is not usually thought a virtue of a theory that (...)
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    Christopher W. Morris (2000). The Very Idea of Popular Sovereignty: “We the People” Reconsidered. Social Philosophy and Policy 17 (01):1-.
    The sovereignty of the people, it is widely said, is the foundation of modern democracy. The truth of this claim depends on the plausibility of attributing sovereignty to “the people” in the first place, and I shall express skepticism about this possibility. I shall suggest as well that the notion of popular sovereignty is complex, and that appeals to the notion may be best understood as expressing several different ideas and ideals. This essay distinguishes many of these and suggests that (...)
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    Christopher W. Morris (ed.) (2009). Amartya Sen. Cambridge University Press.
    Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1998 'for his contributions in welfare economics'. Although his primary academic appointments have been mostly in economics, Sen is also an important and influential social theorist and philosopher. His work on social choice theory is seminal, and his writings on poverty, famine, and development, as well his contributions to moral and political philosophy, are important and influential. Sen's views about the nature and primacy of liberty also make him a (...)
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    Christopher W. Morris (1995). Book Review:On the Edge of Anarchy: Locke, Consent, and the Limits of Society. A. John Simmons. [REVIEW] Ethics 106 (1):197-.
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    Christopher W. Morris, John Broome & Philippe Mongin (1996). Obituary. Economics and Philosophy 12 (02):251-.
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    Christopher W. Morris (1999). What is This Thing Called "Reputation"? Business Ethics Quarterly 9 (1):87-102.
    Concern for one's "reputation" has been introduced in recent game theory enabling theorists to demonstrate the rationality ofcooperative behavior in certain contexts. And these impressive results have been generalized to a variety of situations studied bystudents of business and business ethicists. But it is not clear that the notion of reputation employed has much explanatory power onceone sees what is meant. I also suggest that there may be some larger lessons about the notion of rationality used by decision theorists.
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    Christopher W. Morris (1993). On the Importance of Conversation. Dialogue 32 (01):135-.
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    Christopher W. Morris (1984). Existential Limits to the Rectification of Past Wrongs. American Philosophical Quarterly 21 (2):175 - 182.
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    Christopher Morris (2000). Morals, Manners, and Law. Journal of Value Inquiry 34 (1):45-59.
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    Christopher Morris & Jack Call (2004). Letters to the Editor. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 77 (5):155 - 158.
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    Christopher W. Morris (2008). Peter J. Steinberger,The Idea of the State:The Idea of the State. Ethics 118 (3):579-583.
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    Christopher W. Morris (1982). A Non-Egalitarian Defense of Redistribution. Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy 4:68-84.
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    Christopher W. Morris (1996). Well-Being, Reasons, and the Politics of Law:Ethics in the Public Domain: Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics. Joseph Raz. Ethics 106 (4):817-.
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    Christopher W. Morris (2000). Robert McKim and Jeff McMahan, The Morality of Nationalism:The Morality of Nationalism. Ethics 110 (3):629-632.
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    Christopher W. Morris & Rachel Singpurwalla (2013). Ring of Gyges. In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell
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    Michael Bradie, David Copp & Christopher Morris (2003). Michael H. Robins, 1941-2002. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 76 (5):167 - 168.
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    Christopher W. Morris (2009). What is This Thing Called. Business Ethics Quarterly 9 (1):87-102.
    Concern for one's "reputation" has been introduced in recent game theory enabling theorists to demonstrate the rationality ofcooperative behavior in certain contexts. And these impressive results have been generalized to a variety of situations studied bystudents of business and business ethicists. But it is not clear that the notion of reputation employed has much explanatory power onceone sees what is meant. I also suggest that there may be some larger lessons about the notion of rationality used by decision theorists.
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    Christopher W. Morris (1999). [Book Review] an Essay on the Modern State. [REVIEW] Ethics 110 (1):165-187.
    This important book is the first serious philosophical examination of the modern state. It inquires into the justification of this particular form of political society. It asks whether all states are 'nation-states', what are the alternative ways of organizing society, and which conditions make a state legitimate. The author concludes that, while states can be legitimate, they typically fail to have the powers that they claim. Many books analyze government and its functions but none focuses on the state as a (...)
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    Christopher W. Morris (1985). Natural Rights and Public Goods. Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy 7:102-117.
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    Christopher W. Morris (1986). Value Subjectivism, Individualism, and Moral Standing. Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy 8:16-21.
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    R. A. Markus & Christopher Morris (1968). Western Political Thought: Vol. 1: Plato to Augustine. Philosophical Quarterly 18 (73):377.
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    Christopher W. Morris (1986). Book Review:Rights. Alan R. White. [REVIEW] Ethics 96 (2):417-.
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    Christopher W. Morris (1984). Marxism in Québec: Demise or Rebirth? Dialogue 23 (03):475-480.
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    Christopher W. Morris (1993). Book Review:Political Theory Today. David Held. [REVIEW] Ethics 103 (3):593-.
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    Christopher W. Morris (2013). Introduction. Ethics 123 (4):595-600.
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    Christopher W. Morris (1996). Review: Well-Being, Reasons, and the Politics of Law. [REVIEW] Ethics 106 (4):817 - 833.
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    Christopher W. Morris (2011). Questions of Life and Death: Readings in Practical Ethics. OUP Usa.
    Featuring sixty-seven classic and contemporary selections, Questions of Life and Death: Readings in Practical Ethics is ideal for courses in contemporary moral problems, applied ethics, and introduction to ethics. In contrast with other moral problems anthologies, it deals exclusively with current moral issues concerning life and death, the ethics of killing, and the ethics of saving lives. By focusing on these specific questions--rather than on an unrelated profusion of moral problems--this volume offers a theoretically unified presentation that enables students to (...)
     
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    Christopher D. Morris (2015). An Interview with J. Hillis Miller. Derrida Today 8 (1):77-109.
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    Christopher W. Morris (1997). Rational Choice for Machines: A Research Program for Normative Philosophy. Dialogue 36 (03):623-.
    Why be moral? The question is very old. It takes many forms and is subject to many interpretations. On one interpretation, the question does not make sense ; to ask it is evidence of misunderstanding. This view is not as popular as it once was. The more fashionable answer today is that we have reasons to be moral. These reasons may themselves be moral, or they may be non-moral. In the first case, we may not have the answer we wanted (...)
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    Christopher Morris (1981). DD Raphael, Justice and Liberty Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 1 (5):217-218.
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    Christopher Morris (1998). Justice, Reasons, and Moral Standing.”. In Jules L. Coleman, Christopher W. Morris & Gregory S. Kavka (eds.), Rational Commitment and Social Justice: Essays for Gregory Kavka. Cambridge University Press 186--207.
     
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    Christopher W. Morris (1996). Practical Rationality, Markets, and Private Law 1. Philosophical Books 37 (2):102-110.
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    Christopher W. Morris (1983). Philosophy of Economics C. Dyke Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1981. Pp. Viii, 184. Dialogue 22 (01):180-182.
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    Christopher Morris (1993). Untitled. [REVIEW] Ethics 103:593-594.
     
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    Christopher W. Morris (2008). The Trouble with Justice. In Paul Bloomfield (ed.), Morality and Self-Interest. Oxford University Press
     
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    R. G. Frey & Christopher Morris (eds.) (1993). Value, Welfare, and Morality. Cambridge University Press.
    This book addresses critical issues in normative ethical theory. Every such theory must contain not only a theory of motivation but also a theory of value, and the link that is often forged between what is valuable and what would be right is human welfare or well-being. This topic is a subject of considerable controversy in contemporary ethics, not least because of the current reconsideration of utilitarianism. Indeed, there is as much disagreement about the nature of value and its relationship (...)
     
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