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  1. Richard J. Bernstein, E. M. Zemach & Michael Anthony Slote (forthcoming). Critical Study. Foundations of Language.
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  2. Michael A. Slote (2013). From Enlightenment to Receptivity: Rethinking Our Values. Oxford University Press.
    This new book by Michael Slote argues that Western philosophy on the whole has overemphasized rational control and autonomy at the expense of the important countervailing value and virtue of receptivity. Recently the ideas of caring and empathy have received a great deal of philosophical and public attention, but both these notions rest on the deeper and broader value of receptivity, and in From Enlightenment to Receptivity, Slote seeks to show that we need to focus more on receptivity if we (...)
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  3. Michael A. Slote (2012). Education and Human Values: Reconciling Talent with an Ethics of Care. Routledge.
    Education and creativity -- Care ethics vs. other approaches -- Sentimentalist moral education -- Sentimentalist rational education -- What kind of country?
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  4. Michael A. Slote (2011). The Impossibility of Perfection: Aristotle, Feminism, and the Complexities of Ethics. Oxford University Press.
    Introduction -- Feminism and partial values -- The impossibility of perfection -- Alternative views -- Perfection, moral dilemmas, and moral cost -- Connections with care ethics and romanticism -- Relational profiles of goods and virtues -- Conclusion -- Appendix. Men's philosophy, women's philosophy.
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  5. Michael A. Slote (2010). Essays on the History of Ethics. Oxford University Press.
    Finally, the two last essays in the volume talk about ethical thought during the last half of the twentieth century and the first few years of the twenty-first, ...
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  6. Michael A. Slote (2010). Selected Essays. Oxford University Press.
    The theory of important criteria -- Value judgments and the theory of important criteria -- The rationality of aesthetic value judgments -- Inapplicable concepts -- Morality and ignorance -- Time in counterfactuals -- Assertion and belief -- Understanding free will -- Selective necessity and the free-will problem -- Is virtue possible? -- Morality not a system of imperatives -- Review of Alvin Plantinga's God and other minds -- Utilitarianism, moral dilemmas, and moral cost -- Object utilitarianism -- Utilitarian virtue -- (...)
     
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  7. Michael A. Slote (2007). The Ethics of Care and Empathy. Routledge.
    Caring based in empathy -- Our obligations to help others -- Deontology -- Autonomy and empathy -- Care ethics vs. liberalism -- Social justice -- Caring and rationality.
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  8. Michael A. Slote (2001). Morals From Motives. Oxford University Press.
    Morals from Motives develops a virtue ethics inspired more by Hume and Hutcheson's moral sentimentalism than by recently-influential Aristotelianism. It argues that a reconfigured and expanded "morality of caring" can offer a general account of right and wrong action as well as social justice. Expanding the frontiers of ethics, it goes on to show how a motive-based "pure" virtue theory can also help us to understand the nature of human well-being and practical reason.
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  9. Michael A. Slote (1999). D. The Role and Significance of Desert. In Louis P. Pojman & Owen McLeod (eds.), What Do We Deserve?: A Reader on Justice and Desert. Oxford University Press. 210.
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  10. Michael A. Slote, Moral Psychology. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Moral psychology as a discipline is centrally concerned with psychological issues that arise in connection with the moral evaluation of actions. It deals with the psychological presuppositions of valid morality, that is, with assumptions it seems necessary for us to make in order for there to be such a thing as objective or binding moral requirements: for example, if we lack free will or are all incapable of unselfishness, then it is not clear how morality can really apply to human (...)
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  11. Roger Crisp & Michael A. Slote (eds.) (1997). Virtue Ethics. Oxford University Press.
    This volume brings together much of the most influential work undertaken in the field of virtue ethics over the last four decades. The ethics of virtue predominated in the ancient world, and recent moral philosophy has seen a revival of interest in virtue ethics as a rival to Kantian and utilitarian approaches to morality. Divided into four sections, the collection includes articles critical of other traditions; early attempts to offer a positive vision of virtue ethics; some later criticisms of the (...)
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  12. Michael A. Slote (1992). From Morality to Virtue. Oxford University Press.
    In this book, Slote offers the first full-scale foundational account of virtue ethics to have appeared since the recent revival of interest in the ethics of virtue. Slote advocates a particular form of such ethics for its intuitive and structural advantages over Kantianism, utilitarianism, and common-sense morality, and he argues that the problems of other views can be avoided and a contemporary plausible version of virtue ethics achieved only by abandoning specifically moral concepts for general aretaic notions like admirability and (...)
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  13. Michael A. Slote (1989). Beyond Optimizing: A Study of Rational Choice. Harvard University Press.
    Argues that rather than pursuing every optimizing choice, individuals use common sense in making decisions, and includes real-life examples.
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  14. Michael A. Slote (1985). Common-Sense Morality and Consequentialism. Routledge & Kegan.
  15. Michael A. Slote (1983). Goods and Virtues. Oxford University Press.
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  16. Michael A. Slote (1982). Selective Necessity and the Free Will Problem. Journal of Philosophy 79 (January):5-24.
  17. Michael A. Slote (1981). Confirmation and Conservatism. American Philosophical Quarterly 18 (1):79 - 84.
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  18. Michael A. Slote (1980). Understanding Free Will. Journal of Philosophy 77 (March):136-51.
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  19. Michael A. Slote (1979). Causality and the Concept of a "Thing". Midwest Studies in Philosophy 4 (1):387-399.
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  20. Michael A. Slote (1978). Time in Counterfactuals. Philosophical Review 87 (1):3-27.
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  21. Michael A. Slote (1977). Morality and Ignorance. Journal of Philosophy 74 (12):745-767.
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  22. Michael A. Slote (1975). Existentialism and the Fear of Dying. American Philosophical Quarterly 12 (1):17 - 28.
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  23. Michael A. Slote (1975). Inapplicable Concepts. Philosophical Studies 28 (4):265 - 271.
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  24. Michael A. Slote (1974). Entrenchment and Validity. Analysis 34 (6):204 - 207.
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  25. Michael A. Slote (1974). Metaphysics and Essence. B. Blackwell.
  26. Michael A. Slote (1973). Desert, Consent, and Justice. Philosophy and Public Affairs 2 (4):323-347.
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  27. Michael A. Slote (1971). The Rationality of Aesthetic Value Judgments. Journal of Philosophy 68 (22):821-839.
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  28. Michael A. Slote (1970). Reason and Scepticism. New York,Humanities Press.
    Reissue from the classic Muirhead Library of Philosophy series (originally published between 1890s - 1970s).
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  29. Michael A. Slote (1969). Free Will, Determinism, and the Theory of Important Criteria. Inquiry 12 (1-4):317-38.
    The Theory of Important Criteria is used to argue that the age?old problem of the compatibility of free will and determinism turns on the question of the importance of causal indeterminacy of choice as a criterion of being able to do otherwise. One's answer to this question depends in turn on one's evaluation of certain moral issues and of the force and significance of certain similes, analogies and diagrams in terms of which one can ?depict? a deterministic universe. It is (...)
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  30. Michael A. Slote (1968). A General Solution to Goodman's Riddle? Analysis 29 (2):55 - 58.
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  31. Michael Anthony Slote (1968). Value Judgments and the Theory of Important Criteria. Journal of Philosophy 65 (4):94-112.
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  32. Michael Anthony Slote (1967). Empirical Certainty and the Theory of Important Criteria. Inquiry 10 (1-4):21 – 37.
    Philosophers frequently treat certainty as some sort of absolute, while ordinary men typically do not. According to the Theory of Important Criteria, on which the present paper is based, this difference is not to be explained in terms of ambiguity or vagueness in the word ?certain?, but rather in terms of disagreement between ordinary men and philosophers as to the importance of one of the criteria of the ordinary sense of ?certain?. I argue that there is reason to think that (...)
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  33. Michael Anthony Slote (1967). Some Thoughts on Goodman's Riddle. Analysis 27 (4):128 - 132.
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  34. Michael A. Slote (1966). Induction and Other Minds. Review of Metaphysics 20 (December):341-60.
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  35. Michael Anthony Slote (1966). The Theory of Important Criteria. Journal of Philosophy 63 (8):211-224.
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  36. Michael Anthony Slote (1964). An Empirical Basis for Psychological Egoism. Journal of Philosophy 61 (18):530-537.
    In the present paper I wish to argue that psychological egoism may well have a basis in the empirical facts of human psychology. Certain contemporary learning theorists, e.g., Hull and Skinner, have put forward behavioristic theories of the origin and functioning of human motives which posit a certain number of basically "selfish, " unlearned primary drives or motives (like hunger, thirst, sleep, elimination, and sex), explain all other, higher-order, drives or motives as derived genetically from the primary ones via certain (...)
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