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  1. Louis P. Pojman (1990). Ethics Discovering Right and Wrong. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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  2. Louis P. Pojman (1998). The Case Against Affirmative Action. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 12 (1):97-115.
    Affirmative Action is becoming the most controversial social issue of our day. In this essay I examine nine arguments on the moral status of Affirmative Action. I distinguish between weak Affirmative Action, which seeks to provide fair opportunity to all citizens from strong Affirmative Action, which enjoins preferential treatment to groups who have been underrepresented in social positions. I conclude that while weak Affirmative Action is morally required, strong Affirmative Action is morally wrong.
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  3. Louis Pojman (1997). In Defense of the Death Penalty. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 11 (2):11-16.
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    Louis P. Pojman (2006). Terrorism, Human Rights, and the Case for World Government. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    One of the nation's leading military ethicists, Louis P. Pojman argues that globalism and cosmopolitanism motivate the need for greater international cooperation based on enforceable international law. The best way to realize the promises of globalism and cogent moral arguments for cosmopolitanism, Pojman contends, is through the establishment of a World Government.
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    Jeffrey Reiman & Louis P. Pojman (1997). The Death Penalty: For and Against. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Two distinguished social and political philosophers take opposing positions in this highly engaging work. Louis P. Pojman justifies the practice of execution by appealing to the principle of retribution while Jeffrey Reiman argues that although the death penalty is a just punishment for murder, we are not morally obliged to execute murderers.
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  6. Lewis Vaughn & Louis Pojman (eds.) (2010). The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature. OUP USA.
    Now in its fourth edition, Louis P. Pojman and Lewis Vaughn's acclaimed The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature brings together an extensive and varied collection of eighty-five classical and contemporary readings on ethical theory and practice. Integrating literature with philosophy in an innovative way, the book uses literary works to enliven and make concrete the ethical theory or applied issues addressed. Literary works by Angelou, Camus, Hawthorne, Huxley, Ibsen, Le Guin, Melville, Orwell, Styron, Tolstoy, (...)
     
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    Louis Pojman (1986). Faith Without Belief? Faith and Philosophy 3 (2):157-176.
    For many religious people there is a problem of doubting various credal statements contained in their religions. Often propositional beliefs are looked upon as necessary conditions for salvation. This causes great anxiety in doubters and raises the question of the importance of belief in religion and in life in general. It is a question that has been neglected in philosophy of religion and theology. In this paper I shall explore the question of the importance of belief as a religious attitude (...)
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  8. Louis P. Pojman (1995). Ethical Theory Classical and Contemporary Readings. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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  9. Louis P. Pojman & Lewis Vaughn (eds.) (2009). Philosophy: The Quest for Truth. Oxford University Press.
    Praised for its accessibility and comprehensiveness, Philosophy: The Quest for Truth provides an excellent selection of classical and contemporary readings on nineteen key problems in philosophy. Louis P. Pojman has carefully organized the essays in each section so that they present pro/con dialogues that allow students to compare and contrast the philosophers' positions. Topics covered include the nature of philosophy, the existence of God, immortality, knowledge, the mind-body question, personal identity, free will and determinism, ethics, political philosophy, and the meaning (...)
     
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  10. Louis Pojman (forthcoming). Faith, Hope and Doubt. Philosophy of Religion.
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  11. Louis Pojman (2003). Faith, Doubt and Belief, or Does Faith Entail Belief? In Richard M. Gale & Alexander R. Pruss (eds.), The Existence of God. 1--15.
     
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    Louis P. Pojman (1985). Believing and Willing. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 15 (March):37-56.
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  13. Louis P. Pojman (1986). Religious Belief and the Will. Routledge & K. Paul.
     
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  14. Louis P. Pojman & Lewis Vaughn (eds.) (2007). The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature. Oxford University Press.
    Featuring new selections chosen by coeditor Lewis Vaughn, the third edition of Louis P. Pojman's The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature brings together an extensive and varied collection of ninety-one classical and contemporary readings on ethical theory and practice. Integrating literature with philosophy in an innovative way, the book uses literary works to enliven and make concrete the ethical theory or applied issues addressed in each chapter. Literary works by Camus, Hawthorne, Hugo, Huxley, Ibsen, Le Guin, (...)
     
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  15. Louis P. Pojman & Robert Westmoreland (eds.) (1997). Equality: Selected Readings. OUP Usa.
    Louis Pojman and Robert Westmoreland have compiled the best material on the subject of equality, ranging from classical works by Aristotle, Hobbes and Rousseau to contemporary works by John Rawls, Thomas Nagel, Michael Walzer, Harry Frankfurt, Bernard Williams and Robert Nozick; and including such topics as: the concept of equality; equal opportunity; Welfare egalitarianism; resources; equal human rights and complex equality.
     
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    Louis P. Pojman (1992). Are Human Rights Based on Equal Human Worth? Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 52 (3):605-622.
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  17. Louis P. Pojman (1987). Philosophy of Religion an Anthology. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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    Louis P. Pojman, Moral Saints and Moral Heroes.
    In 1941 Father Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish friar from Warsaw was arrested for publishing anti-Nazi pamphlets and sentenced to Auschwitz. There he was beaten, kicked by shiny leather boots, and whipped by his prison guards. After one prisoner successfully escaped, the prescribed punishment was to select ten other prisoners who were to die by starvation. As ten prisoners were pulled out of line one by one, Fr. Kolbe broke out from the ranks, pleading with he Commandant to be allowed to (...)
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  19. Louis P. Pojman & James Fieser (eds.) (2008). Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings. Oxford University Press.
    Now in a third edition, Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings is a highly acclaimed, topically organized collection that covers five major areas of philosophy--theory of knowledge, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, freedom and determinism, and moral philosophy. Editor Louis P. Pojman enhances the text's topical organization by arranging the selections into a pro/con format to help students better understand opposing arguments. He also includes accessible introductions to each chapter, subsection, and individual reading, a unique feature for an (...)
     
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  20. Louis P. Pojman (1999). Relativism. In Robert Audi (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge University Press 790.
     
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  21. Louis P. Pojman & Owen McLeod (eds.) (1999). What Do We Deserve?: A Reader on Justice and Desert. Oxford University Press.
    The concept of desert, which once enjoyed a central place in political and ethical theory, has been relegated to the margins of much of contemporary theory, if not excluded altogether. Recently a renewed interest in the topic has emerged, and several philosophers have argued that the notion merits a more central place in political and ethical theory. Some of these philosophers contend that justice exists to the extent that people receive exactly what they deserve, while others argue that desert should (...)
     
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    Louis P. Pojman (1993). Race and Crime a Response to Michael Levin and Laurence Thomas. Journal of Social Philosophy 24 (1):152-154.
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    Louis Pojman (1991). A Critique of Contemporary Egalitarianism. Faith and Philosophy 8 (4):481-504.
    Theories of equal human rights have experienced an exponential growth during the past thirty or forty years. From declarations of human rights, such as the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to arguments about the rights of fetuses versus the rights of women, to claims and counter claims about the rights of minorities to preferential hiring, the rights of animals to life and well-being, and the rights of trees to be preserved, the proliferation of rights affects every phase of (...)
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    Louis P. Pojman (1981). The Logic of Subjectivity. Southern Journal of Philosophy 19 (1):73-83.
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    Louis Pojman (1997). Equality and Desert. Philosophy 72 (282):549 - 570.
    Justice is a constant and perpetual will to give every man his due. The principles of law are these: to live virtuously, not to harm others, to give his due to everyone. Jurisprudence is the knowledge of divine and human things, the science of the just and the unjust. Law is the art of goodness and justice. By virtue of this [lawyers] may be called priests, for we cherish justice and profess knowledge or goodness and equity, separating right from wrong (...)
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    Louis Pojman (1999). Merit: Why Do We Value It? Journal of Social Philosophy 30 (1):83-102.
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  27. Louis P. Pojman (ed.) (2003). Classics of Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    Classics of Philosophy, 2/e, is the most comprehensive anthology of writings in Western philosophy in print. Spanning 2500 years of thought, it is ideal for introduction to philosophy and history of philosophy courses that are structured chronologically. More than seventy works by forty-two philosophers as well as fragments from the Pre-Socratics are included, offering students and general readers alike an extensive and economical collection of the major works of the Western tradition. This anthology contains the most important writings from Thales (...)
     
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    Louis P. Pojman (1987). Freedom and Determinism: A Contemporary Discussion. Zygon 22 (December):397-417.
  29. Louis P. Pojman (1985). The Logic of Subjectivity: Kierkegaard's Philosophy of Religion. Noûs 19 (4):633-641.
     
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    Louis P. Pojman (1992). Ethics: Religious and Secular: On the Metaphysical Basis of Morality. Modern Schoolman 70:1-30.
    [Christianity] has enriched philosophy with far more definite and purer concepts than it had been able to furnish before; but which, once they are there, are freely assented to by Reason and are assumed as concepts to which it could well have come of itself and which it could ...
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  31. Louis P. Pojman (2000). Philosophy of Religion. Mayfield Pub..
    Covering the major issues of the field succinctly and lucidly, this text takes an analytically rigorous approach and makes it accessible in presentation. Pojman writes from an impartial perspective, presenting various options and points of view while guiding students in their own search for truth over these often emotion-laden, crucial issues.
     
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  32. Louis P. Pojman (1999). Kierkegaard's Philosophy of Religion. International Scholars Publications.
    The plan of this study is founded on a hypothesis that there is an overall argument in the Climacus writings : 1) There are two opposing ways to approach the truth: the objective and the subjective ways, 2) The objective way fails, 3) Hence the only appropriate way to the truth is the subjective way, 4) Christianity is the subjective way of life that meets all conditions for the highest subjectivity, 5) Hence Christianity is the appropriate way to reach the (...)
     
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    Louis P. Pojman (1992). The Moral Status of Affirmative Action. Public Affairs Quarterly 6 (2):181-206.
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    Louis P. Pojman (2005). Kant's Perpetual Peace and Cosmopolitanism. Journal of Social Philosophy 36 (1):62–71.
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    Louis P. Pojman (1990). Kierkegaard on Faith and Freedom. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 27 (1/2):41 - 61.
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    Lewis S. Ford, Louis P. Pojman, Edward L. Schoen, Donald Wayne Viney, George I. Mavrodes & Gene Fendt (1993). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 34 (3):181-194.
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    Louis P. Pojman (1999). Equality. Journal of Philosophical Research 24:193-245.
    The dominant contemporary political theory is egalitarianism, yet egalitarians seldom give a clear justification of their position. In this paper I examine such questions as, What is egalitarianism all about? What is so attractive about equality? And what is the proper criterion? What do egalitarians want to equalize and why? My primary hypothesis is that current egalitarian theories either illicitly attempt to derive substantive conclusions from formal notions or, if they are substantive, are beset with weighty objections. A corollary is (...)
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    Louis P. Pojman (2006). The Case for World Government. Journal of Philosophical Research 31:59-80.
    The world is becoming an ever-shrinking global village in which the events of one neighborhood tend to reverberate through the whole. In this essay I examine the best arguments available for both nationalist commitments and for moral cosmopolitanism and then try to reconcile them within a larger framework of institutional cosmopolitanism or World Government. My thesis is that in an international Hobbesian world like ours, increasingly threatened by global problems related to the environment, trade, injustice, crime, migration, health, terrorism, and (...)
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    Louis P. Pojman (1992). Ethics: Religious and Secular. Modern Schoolman 70 (1):1-30.
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  40. Louis P. Pojman (2003). The Moral Response to Terrorism and Cosmopolitanism. In James Sterba (ed.), Terrorism and International Justice. Oxford University Press 135--157.
     
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    Louis P. Pojman (1982). Kierkegaard on Faith and History. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 13 (2):57 - 68.
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    Louis Pojman, The Admiral James B. Stockdale Lecture in Ethics and Leadership.
    In 1941 Father Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish friar from Warsaw was arrested for publishing anti-Nazi pamphlets and sentenced to Auschwitz. There he was beaten, kicked by shiny leather boots, and whipped by his prison guards. After one prisoner successfully escaped, the prescribed punishment was to select ten other prisoners who were to die by starvation. As ten prisoners were pulled out of line one by one, Fr. Kolbe broke out from the ranks, pleading with he Commandant to be allowed to (...)
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    Louis P. Pojman (1977). Kierkegaard on Justification of Belief. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 8 (2):75 - 93.
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    Louis P. Pojman (1995). An Essay on Belief and Acceptance. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55 (2):496-498.
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    Louis Pojman (2004). The Moral Case for Institutional Cosmopolitanism. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):3-28.
    In this paper I consider both moral and non-moral reasons for world government, what has been called ‘institutional cosmopolitanism’. I first describe several non-moral forces leading to the need for a central international governing body, and then I offer three Moral Arguments for Cosmopolitanism. The main arguments are The Moral Point of View: The Principle of Humanity and the Moral Equality of Persons. I then argue that the case for moral cosmopolitanism together with the non-moral forces leading to globalism support (...)
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    Louis P. Pojman (1991). Reason and Religious Belief. Teaching Philosophy 14 (3):342-345.
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    Louis P. Pojman (1990). Gilbert Harman's Internalist Moral Relativism. Modern Schoolman 68 (1):19-39.
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    Louis P. Pojman (1981). Kierkegaard, Subjectivity and Paradox: A Response to Gregory Schufreider. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 12 (3):165 - 169.
  49. Louis P. Pojman (1991). Kierkegaard's Epistemology. Kierkegaardiana 15:149.
     
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    Louis Pojman (1995). Theories of Equality: A Critical Analysis. Behavior and Philosophy 23 (2):1 - 27.
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