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  1. Denise Meyerson, Equality Guarantees and Distributive Inequity.
    Australian bills of rights are confined to the protection of civil and political rights. Economic, social and cultural rights were deliberately excluded from their coverage. This article draws on United Kingdom, Canadian and South African judgments with the aim of showing that the equality guarantees contained in these instruments can nevertheless be used as a vehicle for socio-economic claims. It further argues that there are sound moral and philosophical reasons that justify this approach.
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  2. Denise Meyerson, Why Courts Should Not Balance Rights Against the Public Interest.
    Most bills of rights allow for the restriction of rights in the interests of the public. But how should courts decide when the public interest should prevail? This article draws on philosophical work on practical reasoning to argue against the popular view that courts should use a balancing test which weighs the consequences of protecting the right against the consequences of restricting it. It argues that there are good reasons to 'overprotect' rights: judges, in their reasoning, should assign more weight (...)
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  3. Denise Meyerson (2014). Is There a Right to Access Innovative Surgery? Bioethics 29 (1).
    Demands for access to experimental therapies are frequently framed in the language of rights. This article examines the justifiability of such demands in the specific context of surgical innovations, these being promising but non-validated and potentially risky departures from standard surgical practices. I argue that there is a right to access innovative surgery, drawing analogies with other generally accepted rights in medicine, such as the right not to be forcibly treated, to buy contraceptives, and to choose to have an abortion, (...)
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  4. Denise Meyerson (2013). Innovative Surgery and the Precautionary Principle. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 38 (6):jht047.
    Surgical innovation involves practices, such as new devices, technologies, procedures, or applications, which are novel and untested. Although innovative practices are believed to offer an improvement on the standard surgical approach, they may prove to be inefficacious or even dangerous. This article considers how surgeons considering innovation should reason in the conditions of uncertainty that characterize innovative surgery. What attitude to the unknown risks of innovative surgery should they take? The answer to this question involves value judgments about the acceptability (...)
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  5. Denise Meyerson (2012). Three Versions of Liberal Tolerance: Dworkin, Rawls, Raz. Jurisprudence 3 (1):37-70.
    The idea that the exercise of state power should be limited so as to permit free choice in matters of personal conduct has been central to liberalism ever since John Stuart Mill defended the harm principle. However, this surface agreement conceals deeper disagreements. One disputed matter relates to the nature of the tolerant state: is it a state that refrains from improving our moral character by coercive means is it a state that takes no interest whatsoever in the moral character (...)
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  6. Denise Meyerson (2011). Jurisprudence. Oxford University Press.
    Jurisprudence explores fundamental questions about law and justice from a philosophical and theoretical perspective. Rather than merely describing the field, the book provides rigorous evaluation of jurisprudential arguments and explains in clear, accurate and accessible terms, the complex and cutting-edge debates which define the field of contemporary jurisprudence.
     
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  7. Denise Meyerson (1996). Margaret Pabst Battin, Ethical Issues in Suicide Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 16 (1):6-7.
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  8. Denise Meyerson (1994). When Are My Actions Due to Me? Analysis 54 (3):171 - 174.
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  9. Denise Meyerson (1991). False Consciousness. Oxford University Press.
    This book is a contribution both to analytical philosophy of mind, and to Marxist philosophy. Marxists see pervasive irrationality in the conduct of human affairs, and claim that people in a class-divided society are prone to a variety of misconceptions. They say that we can suffer from "false consciousness" in our views about what inspires our behavior and in our judgments as to what is good for us. Meyerson uses the techniques of analytic philosophy to investigate this picture and argues (...)
     
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  10. Denise Meyerson (1991). Fundamental Contradictions in Critical Legal Studies. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 11 (3):439-451.
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  11. Denise Meyerson (1982). Preferring Blacks to Whites. Philosophical Papers 11 (1):31-39.
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  12. Denise Meyerson (1979). Against Prescriptivism in Ethics. Philosophical Papers 8 (2):72-74.
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