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  1. George Sher (ed.) (2012). Ethics: Essential Readings in Moral Theory. Routledge.
    Ethics: Essential Readings in Moral Theory is an outstanding anthology of the most important topics, theories and debates in ethics, compiled by one of the leading experts in the field. It includes sixty-six extracts covering the central domains of ethics: why be moral? the meaning of moral language morality and objectivity consequentialism deontology virtue and character value and well-being moral psychology applications: including abortion, famine relief and consent. Included are both classical extracts from Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant and Mill, as (...)
     
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  2. George Sher (2012). Talents and Choices. Noûs 46 (3):400-417.
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  3. George Sher (ed.) (2011). Ethics: Essential Readings. Routledge.
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  4. George Sher (2010). Real-World Luck Egalitarianism. Social Philosophy and Policy 27 (1):218-232.
    Luck egalitarians maintain that inequalities are always unjust when they are due to luck, but are not always unjust when they are due to choices for which the parties are responsible. In this paper, I argue that the two halves of this formula do not fit neatly together, and that we arrive at one version of luck egalitarianism if we begin with the notion of luck and interpret responsible choice in terms of its absence, but a very different version if (...)
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  5. George Sher (2009). Book Reviews Boonin, David . The Problem of Punishment . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Pp. X+299. [REVIEW] Ethics 119 (4):761-764.
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  6. George Sher (2009). Who Knew?: Responsibility Without Awareness. Oxford University Press.
    Unlike most other discussion of responsibility, which focus on the idea that to be responsible, agents must in some sense act voluntarily, this book focuses on ...
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  7. Robert B. Talisse, Maureen Eckert, Norman Bowie, Steven M. Cahn, Randall Curren, Alan Goldman, Tziporah Kasachkoff, Peter Markie, John O'Connor, David Rosenthal, Robert Simon, David Shatz, George Sher, Douglas Stalker & Christine Vitrano (2009). A Teacher's Life: Essays for Steven M. Cahn. Lexington Books.
    This is a collection of 13 essays honoring Steven Cahn, presented to him on the occasion of his 25th year as Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York.
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  8. George Sher (2008). Who's in Charge Here?: Reply to Neil Levy. Philosophia 36 (2):223-226.
    In his response to my essay “Out of Control,” Neil Levy contests my claims that (1) we are often responsible for acts that we do not consciously choose to perform, and that (2) despite the absence of conscious choice, there remains a relevant sense in which these actions are within our control. In this reply to Levy, I concede that claim (2) is linguistically awkward but defend the thought that it expresses, and I clarify my defense of claim (1) by (...)
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  9. George Sher (2007). In Praise of Blame. Oup Usa.
    Blame is an unpopular and neglected notion: it goes against the grain of a therapeutically-oriented culture and has been far less discussed by philosophers than such related notions as responsibility and punishment. This book seeks to show that neither the opposition nor the neglect is justified. The book's most important conclusion is that blame is inseperable from morality itself - that any considerations that justify us in accepting a set of moral principles must also call for the condemnation of those (...)
     
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  10. Stephen Darwall, George Sher, Michael Ridge, François Schroeter & Christian List (2006). 10. Philip Pettit, Samuel Scheffler, and Michael Smith, Eds., Reason and Value: Themes From the Moral Philosophy of Joseph Raz Philip Pettit, Samuel Scheffler, and Michael Smith, Eds., Reason and Value: Themes From the Moral Philosophy of Joseph Raz (Pp. 435-440). [REVIEW] Ethics 116 (2).
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  11. George Sher (2006). Out of Control. Ethics 116 (2):285-301.
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  12. George Sher (2005). Kantian Fairness. Philosophical Issues 15 (1):179–192.
    It is widely thought to be unfair to hold people responsible, or to blame or punish them, for wrongful acts or omissions that are beyond their control. Because this principle is often taken to support incompatibilism, and because it has led many to deny the possibility of moral luck, we might expect its normative underpinnings to have been carefully scrutinized. However, surprisingly, they have not. In the current paper, I will try to fill this gap by first reconstructing, and then (...)
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  13. George Sher (2005). Transgenerational Compensation. Philosophy and Public Affairs 33 (2):181–200.
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  14. Bruce Ackerman, Richard J. Arneson, Ronald Dworkin, Gerald F. Gaus, Kent Greenawalt, Vinit Haksar, Thomas Hurka, George Klosko, Charles Larmore, Stephen Macedo, Thomas Nagel, John Rawls, Joseph Raz & George Sher (2003). Perfectionism and Neutrality: Essays in Liberal Theory. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  15. George Sher (2003). On the Decriminalization of Drugs. Criminal Justice Ethics 22 (1):30-33.
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  16. George Sher (2003). Effort and Imagination. In Serena Olsaretti (ed.), Desert and Justice. Clarendon Press.
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  17. George Sher (2002). Blameworthy Action and Character. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 64 (2):381-392.
    A number of philosophers from Hume on have claimed that it does not make sense to blame people for acting badly unless their bad acts were rooted in their characters. In this paper, I distinguish a stronger and a weaker version of this claim. The claim is false, I argue, if it is taken to mean that agents can only be blamed for bad acts when those acts are manifestations of character flaws. However, what is both true and important is (...)
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  18. George Sher (2001). Blame for Traits. Noûs 35 (1):146–161.
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  19. George Sher (2001). But I Could Be Wrong. Social Philosophy and Policy 18 (02):64-.
    My aim in this essay is to explore the implications of the fact that even our most deeply held moral beliefs have been profoundly affected by our upbringing and experience—that if any of us had had a sufficiently different upbringing and set of experiences, he almost certainly would now have a very different set of moral beliefs and very different habits of moral judgment. This fact, together with the associated proliferation of incompatible moral doctrines, is sometimes invoked in support of (...)
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  20. Baruch A. Brody & George Sher (1999). Social and Political Philosophy Contemporary Readings. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  21. George Sher (1999). [Book Review] Approximate Justice, Studies in Non-Ideal Theory. [REVIEW] Ethics 109 (3):675-678.
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  22. George Sher (1999). Diversity. Philosophy and Public Affairs 28 (2):85–104.
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  23. George Sher (1999). Punishment as Societal Defense. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (2):548-550.
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  24. George Sher (1999). Political Philosophy. Philosophical Review 108 (1):87-90.
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  25. George Sher (1998). Ethics, Character, and Action. Social Philosophy and Policy 15 (01):1-.
    According to one long-standing tradition, the organizing question of ethics is “What are we morally obligated to do?” However, many philosophers, inspired by an even older tradition, now urge a return to the question “What kind of person is it best to be?” According to these philosophers, the proper locus of evaluation is character rather than action, and the basic evaluative concept is virtue rather than duty. Following what has become common usage, I shall refer to the first approach as (...)
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  26. George Sher (1997). Approximate Justice: Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  27. George Sher (1997). Beyond Neutrality: Perfectionism and Politics. Cambridge University Press.
  28. George Sher (1996). My Profession and Its Duties. The Monist 79 (4):471-487.
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  29. George Sher (1995). Liberal Neutrality and the Value of Autonomy. Social Philosophy and Policy 12 (1):136-159.
    Many liberals believe that government should not base its decisions on any particular conception of the good life. Many believe, further, that this principle of neutrality is best defended through appeal to some normative principle about autonomy. In this essay, I shall discuss the prospects of mounting one such defense. I say only “one such defense” because neutralists can invoke the demands of autonomy in two quite different ways. They can argue, first, that because autonomy itself has such great value, (...)
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  30. George Sher (1995). Rights, Neutrality, and the Oppressive Power of the State. Law and Philosophy 14 (2):185 - 201.
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  31. George Sher (1993). Liberal Purposes by William A. Galston. Journal of Philosophy 90 (1):49-52.
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  32. Eva Feder Kittay, Carol Gilligan, Annette C. Baier, Michael Stocker, Christina H. Sommers, Kathryn Pyne Addelson, Virginia Held, Thomas E. Hill Jr, Seyla Benhabib, George Sher, Marilyn Friedman, Jonathan Adler, Sara Ruddick, Mary Fainsod, David D. Laitin, Lizbeth Hasse & Sandra Harding (1989). Women and Moral Theory. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  33. George Sher (1989). Desert. Princeton University Press.
    "--Jeffrie Murphy, The Philosophical Review (forthcoming).
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  34. George Sher (1989). Review: Educating Citizens. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Public Affairs 18 (1):68 - 80.
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  35. George Sher (1989). Three Grades of Social Involvement. Philosophy and Public Affairs 18 (2):133-157.
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  36. George Sher (1987). Predicting Performance. Social Philosophy and Policy 5 (01):188-.
    Equal opportunity requires that persons be selected for desirable positions on the basis of their qualifications. To assess an applicant's qualifications, we must both predict how well he would perform if chosen, and compare his projected performance with that of his rivals. Since we lack direct access to future performance , all such predictions must be based on some past– or present-tense information about the applicants, together with some relevant supporting information. But is any and every way of predicting performance (...)
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  37. Steven M. Cahn, Patricia Kitcher & George Sher (1984). Reason at Work Introductory Readings in Philosophy. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  38. George Sher (1984). Right Violations and Injustices: Can We Always Avoid Trade-Offs? Ethics 94 (2):212-224.
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  39. George Sher (1983). Antecedentialism. Ethics 94 (1):6-17.
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  40. George Sher (1983). Health Care and the 'Deserving Poor'. Hastings Center Report 13 (1):9-12.
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  41. George Sher (1983). Our Preferences, Ourselves. Philosophy and Public Affairs 12 (1):34-50.
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  42. George Sher (1983). Why the Past Matters. Philosophical Studies 43 (2):183 - 200.
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  43. George Sher (1982). Comment on R. Taylor, 'Agent & Patient: Is There a Distinction?'. Erkenntnis 18 (2):233 - 237.
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  44. George Sher & William J. Bennett (1982). Moral Education and Indoctrination. Journal of Philosophy 79 (11):665-677.
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  45. George Sher (1981). Ancient Wrongs and Modern Rights. Philosophy and Public Affairs 10 (1):3-17.
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  46. George Sher (1981). Subsidized Abortion: Moral Rights and Moral Compromise. Philosophy and Public Affairs 10 (4):361-372.
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  47. George Sher (1980). Moral Relativism Defended? Mind 89 (356):589-594.
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  48. George Sher (1980). What Makes a Lottery Fair? Noûs 14 (2):203-216.
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  49. George Sher (1979). Compensation and Transworld Personal Identity. The Monist 62 (3):378-391.
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