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  1.  158 DLs
    Alec D. Walen & David Wasserman, A Reply to Thomson on 'Turning the Trolley'; a Case Study Illustrating the Importance of a Hohfeldian Analysis of the 'Mechanics' of Rights.
    In her latest writing on the trolley problem, 'Turning the Trolley,' Judith Jarvis Thomson defends the following counter-intuitive position: if confronted with a choice of allowing a trolley to hit and kill five innocent people on the track straight ahead, or turning it onto one innocent person on a side-track, a bystander must allow it to hit the five straight ahead. In contrast, Thomson claims, the driver of the trolley has a duty to turn it from the five onto the (...)
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    David T. Wasserman (2009). Harms to Future People and Procreative Intentions. In David Wasserman & Melinda Roberts (eds.), Harming Future Persons. Springer 265--285.
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    Alec D. Walen & David Wasserman, The Mechanics of Hohfeldian Rights, Featuring a Case Study of Judith Jarvis Thomson on the Trolley Problem.
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    S. Matthew Liao, Julian Savulescu & David Wasserman (2008). The Ethics of Enhancement. Journal of Applied Philosophy 25 (3):159-161.
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    David Wasserman (2005). The Nonidentity Problem, Disability, and the Role Morality of Prospective Parents. Ethics 116 (1):132-152.
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    David Wasserman (2008). Hare on de Dicto Betterness and Prospective Parents. Ethics 118 (3):529-535.
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    David Wasserman (1987). Justifying Self-Defense. Philosophy and Public Affairs 16 (4):356-378.
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    Alan Strudler & David Wasserman (1995). The First Dogma of Deontology: The Doctrine of Doing and Allowing and the Notion of a Say. Philosophical Studies 80 (1):51 - 67.
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    Adrienne Asch, Jeffrey Blustein & David T. Wasserman (2008). Criticizing and Reforming Segregated Facilities for Persons with Disabilities. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 5 (2/3):157-168.
    In this paper, we critically appraise institutions for people with disabilities, from residential facilities to outpatient clinics to social organizations. While recognizing that a just and inclusive society would reject virtually all segregated institutional arrangements, we argue that in contemporary American society, some people with disabilities may have needs that at this time can best be met by institutional arrangements. We propose ways of reforming institutions to make them less isolating, coercive, and stigmatizing, and to provide forms of social support (...)
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    Alec Walen & David Wasserman (2012). Agents, Impartiality, and the Priority of Claims Over Duties: Diagnosing Why Thomson Still Gets the Trolley Problem Wrong by Appeal to the “Mechanics of Claims”. [REVIEW] Journal of Moral Philosophy 9 (4):545-571.
    Judith Jarvis Thomson recently argued that it is impermissible for a bystander to turn a runaway trolley from five onto one. But she also argues that a trolley driver is required to do just that. We believe that her argument is flawed in three important ways. She fails to give proper weight to (a) an agent¹s claims not to be required to act in ways he does not want to, (b) impartiality in the weighing of competing patient-claims, and (c) the (...)
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    David Wasserman (1996). Let Them Eat Chances: Probability and Distributive Justice. Economics and Philosophy 12 (01):29-.
    Jon Elster reports that in 1940, and again in 1970, the U.S. draft lottery was challenged for falling short of the legally mandated ‘random selection’ . On both occasions, the physical mixing of the lots appeared to be incomplete, since the birth dates were clustered in a way that would have been extremely unlikely if the lots were fully mixed. There appears to have been no suspicion on either occasion that the deficiency in the mixing was intended, known, or believed (...)
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    David Wasserman & S. Matthew Liao (2008). Issues in the Pharmacological Induction of Emotions. Journal of Applied Philosophy 25 (3):178-192.
    abstract In this paper, we examine issues raised by the possibility of regulating emotions through pharmacological means. We argue that emotions induced through these means can be authentic phenomenologically, and that the manner of inducing them need not make them any less our own than emotions arising 'naturally'. We recognize that in taking drugs to induce emotions, one may lose opportunities for self-knowledge; act narcissistically; or treat oneself as a mere means. But we propose that there are circumstances in which (...)
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    Nien-hê Hsieh, Alan Strudler & David Wasserman (2007). Pairwise Comparison and Numbers Skepticism. Utilitas 19 (4):487-504.
    In this article, we defend pairwise comparison as a method to resolve conflicting claims from different people that cannot be jointly satisfied because of a scarcity of resources. We consider Michael Otsuka's recent challenge that pairwise comparison leads to intransitive choices for the (someone who believes the numbers should not count in forced choices among lives) and Frances Kamm's responses to Otsuka's challenge. We argue that Kamm's responses do not succeed, but that the threat they are designed to meet is (...)
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    David Wasserman & Adrienne Asch (2012). Selecting for Disability: Acceptable Lives, Acceptable Reasons. American Journal of Bioethics 12 (8):30 - 31.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 12, Issue 8, Page 30-31, August 2012.
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    David Wasserman & Adrienne Asch (2012). A Duty to Discriminate? American Journal of Bioethics 12 (4):22-24.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 12, Issue 4, Page 22-24, April 2012.
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    David T. Wasserman & Alan Strudler (2003). Can a Nonconsequentialist Count Lives? Philosophy and Public Affairs 31 (1):71–94.
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    David Wasserman (forthcoming). Cognitive Disability and Moral Status. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    David Wasserman (2004). Is There Value in Identifying Individual Genetic Predispositions to Violence? Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 32 (1):24-33.
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    S. Matthew Liao, Julian Savulescu & David Wasserman (2008). The Ethics of Enhancement. Journal of Applied Philosophy 25 (3):159-161.
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    David Wasserman (2003). Species and Races, Chimeras, and Multiracial People. American Journal of Bioethics 3 (3):13 – 14.
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    David Wasserman & Adrienne Asch (2009). An Unjustified Exception to an Unjust Law? American Journal of Bioethics 9 (8):63-65.
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    David Wasserman (2001). Bioethics and Disability: What's Health Got to Do with It? American Journal of Bioethics 1 (3):59-60.
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    Adrienne Asch & David Wasserman (2007). A Response to Nelson and Mahowald. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 16 (04):468-.
    It is gratifying that thoughtful philosophers and bioethicists like Mahowald and Nelson are continuing to address the objections to prenatal testing that have been made by disability scholars and advocates. But it is frustrating to see those objections presented in ways that reflect the doubts of those who reject them more than the intentions of those who make them, in ways that make those objections appear censorious toward pregnant women and prospective parents or naïve about nonverbal expression. We recognize that (...)
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    S. Matthew Liao & David T. Wasserman (2007). Neuroethical Concerns About Moderating Traumatic Memories. American Journal of Bioethics 7 (9):38 – 40.
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    David Wasserman (1996). Some Moral Issues in the Correction of Impairments. Journal of Social Philosophy 27 (2):128-145.
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    David Wasserman (1994). Impairment, Disadvantage, and Equality: A Reply to Anita Silvers. Journal of Social Philosophy 25 (3):181-188.
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    David Wasserman (2005). Prenatal Harm and Preemptive Abortion in a Two-Tiered Morality. Philosophical Books 46 (1):22-33.
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    David Wasserman (2005). What Qualifies as a Live Embryo? American Journal of Bioethics 5 (6):23 – 25.
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    David Wasserman (forthcoming). Disability and Justice. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Robert Wachbroit & David Wasserman (2005). Research Participation: Are We Subject to a Duty? American Journal of Bioethics 5 (1):48 – 49.
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    David Wasserman & Adrienne Asch (2007). Reply to Nelson. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 16 (04):478-.
    We are gratified by Nelson's response to our commentary. It shows, for the first time, an appreciation of the distinctive character of our criticism of individual decisions to test and terminate for fetal impairment. Although we still find much to disagree with in Nelson's characterization and critique of our views, he has given us a welcome opportunity to clarify and develop them.
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    David Wasserman & Alan Wertheimer (2014). In Defense of Bunkering. American Journal of Bioethics 14 (9):42-43.
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    David Wasserman (2011). Challenges in a Divided Assessment of the Social Benefits and Risks of Research. American Journal of Bioethics 11 (5):12-13.
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    David Wasserman, Deborah S. Hellman & Robert Wachbroit (2006). Physicians as Researchers: Difficulties with the "Similarity Position". American Journal of Bioethics 6 (4):57 – 59.
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    David Wasserman (2011). Is Racial Profiling More Benign in Medicine Than Law Enforcement? Journal of Ethics 15 (1/2):119 - 129.
    It might seem that racial profiling by doctors raised few of the same concerns as racial profiling by police, immigration, or airport security. This paper argues that the similarities are greater than first appear. The inappropriate use of racial generalizations by doctors may be as harmful and insulting as their use by law enforcement officials. Indeed, the former may be more problematic in compromising an ideal of individualized treatment that is more applicable to doctors than to police. Yet doctors, unlike (...)
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    David Wasserman (1999). Thomas H. Murray, Mark A. Rothstein, and Robert F. Murray, Ed., The Human Genome Project and the Future of Health Care:The Human Genome Project and the Future of Health Care. [REVIEW] Ethics 109 (4):911-914.
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    Nien-Hê Hsieh, Alan Strudler & David Wasserman (2006). The Numbers Problem. Philosophy and Public Affairs 34 (4):352 - 372.
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    Anita Silvers, David Wasserman, Mary B. Mahowald & Lawrence C. Becker (1999). Disability, Difference, Discrimination: Perspectives on Justice in Bioethics and Public Policy. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    How should we respond to individuals with disabilities? What does it mean to be disabled? Over fifty million Americans, from neonates to the fragile elderly, are disabled. Some people say they have the right to full social participation, while others repudiate such claims as delusive or dangerous. In this compelling book, three experts in ethics, medicine, and the law address pressing disability questions in bioethics and public policy. Anita Silvers, David Wasserman, and Mary B. Mahowald test important theories of justice (...)
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    Adrienne Asch & David Wasserman (2013). Reproductive Technology. In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell
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    Anita Silvers & David Wasserman (2007). Disability Rights in Sports and Education. In William J. Morgan (ed.), Ethics in Sport. Human Kinetics, Inc 451.
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    David T. Wasserman (1995). Book Review:Regulating Toxic Substances: A Philosophy of Science and the Law. Carl F. Cranor. [REVIEW] Ethics 105 (3):674-.
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    David Wasserman (2015). Disability, Diversity, and Preference for the Status Quo: Bias or Justifiable Preference? American Journal of Bioethics 15 (6):11-12.
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    David Wasserman (2004). Enhancement as an American Dilemma. Hastings Center Report 34 (3):46-47.
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    David Wasserman (2014). Assisted Death: A Study in Ethics and Law, by L. W. Sumner. Mind 123 (490):650-653.
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    David Wasserman (2008). Comment on Hare. Ethics 118 (3):529-535.
     
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    Anita Silvers, David Wasserman, Mary B. Mahowald & Lynn Gillam (2000). Book Reviews-Disability, Difference, Discrimination: Perspectives on Justice in Bioethics and Public Policy. Bioethics 14 (3):276-278.
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    David Wasserman & Robert Samuel Wachbroit (2002). [Book Review] Genetics and Criminal Behavior. [REVIEW] Ethics 113 (1):185-187.
    In this 2001 volume a group of leading philosophers address some of the basic conceptual, methodological and ethical issues raised by genetic research into criminal behavior. The essays explore the complexities of tracing any genetic influence on criminal, violent or antisocial behavior; the varieties of interpretations to which evidence of such influences is subject; and the relevance of such influences to the moral and legal appraisal of criminal conduct. The distinctive features of this collection are: first, that it advances public (...)
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    Michael Benatar, Leslie Cannold, Dena Davis, Merle Spriggs, Julian Savulescu, Heather Draper, Neil Evans, Richard Hull, Stephen Wilkinson, David Wasserman, Donna Dickenson, Guy Widdershoven, Françoise Baylis, Stephen Coleman, Rosemarie Tong, Hilde Lindemann, David Neil & Alex John London (2006). Cutting to the Core: Exploring the Ethics of Contested Surgeries. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    When the benefits of surgery do not outweigh the harms or where they do not clearly do so, surgical interventions become morally contested. Cutting to the Core examines a number of such surgeries, including infant male circumcision and cutting the genitals of female children, the separation of conjoined twins, surgical sex assignment of intersex children and the surgical re-assignment of transsexuals, limb and face transplantation, cosmetic surgery, and placebo surgery.
     
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    David Wasserman (2009). Ethical Constraints on Allowing or Causing the Existence of People with Disabilities. In Kimberley Brownlee & Adam Cureton (eds.), Disability and Disadvantage. OUP Oxford
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    David Wasserman, Jerome Bickenbach & Robert Wachbroit (eds.) (2005). Quality of Life and Human Difference: Genetic Testing, Health Care, and Disability. Cambridge University Press.
    This study brings together two important literatures together in the one volume. One concerns the role of quality assessments in social policy, especially health policy. The second concerns ethical and social issues raised by prenatal testing for disability. Hitherto, these two literatures have had little contact with each other: few scholars have written about both, or have compared the two domains in a systematic way, while people with disabilities and disability scholars are underrepresented in recent discussion on health policy and (...)
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