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  1. Melissa Seymour Fahmy (2013). On Procreative Responsibility in Assisted and Collaborative Reproduction. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 (1):55-70.
    Abstract It is common practice to regard participants in assisted and collaborative reproduction (gamete donors, embryologists, fertility doctors, etc.) as simply providing a desired biological product or medical service. These agents are not procreators in the ordinary sense, nor do they stand in any kind of meaningful parental relation to the resulting offspring. This paper challenges the common view by defending a principle of procreative responsibility and then demonstrating that this standard applies as much to those who provide reproductive assistance (...)
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  2. Melissa Seymour Fahmy (2013). Self‐Improvement: An Essay in Kantian Ethics. By Robert N. Johnson. (Oxford UP, 2011. Pp. I + 174. Price £27.50.). [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 63 (251):382-384.
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  3. Melissa Seymour Fahmy (2013). Understanding Kant's Duty of Respect as a Duty of Virtue. Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (6):723-740.
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  4. Melissa Seymour Fahmy (2011). Love, Respect, and Interfering with Others. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 92 (2):174-192.
    The fact that Kantian beneficence is constrained by Kantian respect appears to seriously restrict the Kantian's moral response to agents who have embraced self-destructive ends. In this paper I defend the Kantian duties of love and respect by arguing that Kantians can recognize attempts to get an agent to change her ends as a legitimate form of beneficence. My argument depends on two key premises. First, that rational nature is not identical to the capacity to set ends, and second, that (...)
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  5. Melissa Seymour Fahmy (2011). On the Supposed Moral Harm of Selecting for Deafness. Bioethics 25 (3):128-136.
    This paper demonstrates that accounting for the moral harm of selecting for deafness is not as simple or obvious as the widespread negative response from the hearing community would suggest. The central questions addressed by the paper are whether our moral disquiet with regard to selecting for deafness can be adequately defended, and if so, what this might entail. The paper considers several different strategies for accounting for the supposed moral harm of selecting for deafness and concludes that the deaf (...)
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  6. Melissa Seymour Fahmy (2010). Kantian Practical Love. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 91 (3):313-331.
    In the Doctrine of Virtue Kant stipulates that ‘Love is a matter of feeling, not of willing . . . so a duty to love is an absurdity.’ Nonetheless, in the same work Kant claims that we have duties of love to other human beings. According to Kant, the kind of love which is commanded by duty is practical love. This paper defends the view that the duty of practical love articulated in the Doctrine of Virtue is distinct from the (...)
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  7. Marcia Baron & Melissa Seymour Fahmy (2009). Beneficence and Other Duties of Love in The Metaphysics of Morals. In Thomas E. Hill (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Kant's Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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  8. Melissa Seymour Fahmy (2009). Active Sympathetic Participation: Reconsidering Kant's Duty of Sympathy. Kantian Review 14 (1):31-52.
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