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  1. Michael W. Austin (2014). Is Humility a Virtue in the Context of Sport? Journal of Applied Philosophy 31 (2):203-214.
    I define humility as a virtue that includes both proper self-assessment and a self-lowering other-centeredness. I then argue that humility, so understood, is a virtue in the context of sport, for several reasons. Humility is a component of sportspersonship, deters egoism in sport, fuels athletic aspiration and risk-taking, fosters athletic forms of self-knowledge, decreases the likelihood of an athlete seeking to strongly humiliate her opponents or be weakly humiliated by them, and can motivate an athlete to achieve greater levels of (...)
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  2. Michael W. Austin, Parental Rights and Obligations. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Rights and Obligations of Parents Historically, philosophers have had relatively little to say about the family. This is somewhat surprising, given the pervasive presence and influence of the family upon both individuals and social life. Most philosophers who have addressed issues related to the parent-child relationship—Kant and Aristotle, for example—have done so in a fairly […].
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  3. Michael W. Austin (2013). Sport as a Moral Practice: An Aristotelian Approach. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 73:29-43.
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  4. Michael W. Austin (2012). Aretism: An Ancient Sports Philosophy for the Modern World. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 39 (2):321-324.
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  5. Michael W. Austin (2012). Contemporary Athletics and Ancient Greek Ideals By Daniel A. Dombrowski. Published 2009 by The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. (167 Pp.) ISBN 978-0-226-15546-3. [REVIEW] Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 37 (1):122-125.
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  6. Michael W. Austin (2012). David Archard and David Benatar (Eds.), Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children. Social Theory and Practice 38 (3):553-559.
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  7. Michael Austin (2011). The Inner Life of Objects: Immanent Realism and Speculative Philosophy. Analecta Hermeneutica 3:1-12.
  8. Michael Austin (2011). Unthinking Nature: Transcendental Realism, Neo-Vitalism and the Metaphysical Unconscious in Outline. Thinking Nature 1.
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  9. Michael W. Austin (2011). The Necessary Ground of Being. In Scott F. Parker & Michael W. Austin (eds.), Coffee - Philosophy for Everyone: Grounds for Debate. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  10. Fred Evans, Allan Gotthelf, James G. Lennox, Jesus Ilundain-Agurruza, Michael W. Austin, Timothy O'Connor, Constantine Sandis, Graham Oppy, Michael Scott & Roland Pierik (2011). Chalmers, David J. The Character of Consciousness, Oxford University Press, 2010, 624 Pp. Cliteur, Paul. The Secular Outlook: In Defense of Moral and Political Secularism, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, 328 Pp. Cochran, Molly. The Cambridge Companion to Dewey, Cambridge Uni. [REVIEW] Metaphilosophy 42 (3):0026-1068.
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  11. Scott F. Parker & Michael W. Austin (eds.) (2011). Coffee - Philosophy for Everyone: Grounds for Debate. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  12. Michael Austin (2010). To Exist is to Change: A Friendly Disagreement with Graham Harman About Why Things Happen. Speculations 1 (1):66-83.
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  13. Michael W. Austin (2010). Jesus and Philosophy. Faith and Philosophy 27 (3):359-362.
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  14. Michael W. Austin (2010). Review of Norvin Richards, The Ethics of Parenthood. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (11).
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  15. Michael W. Austin (2010). Why Winning Matters. Think 9 (26):99-102.
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  16. Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza & Michael W. Austin (eds.) (2010). Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone: A Philosophical Tour de Force. Wiley-Blackwell.
    Investigating the connections between the intellectual and physical sides of cycling, this book rides over important philosophical terrain, including: The ...
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  17. Lon Nease & Michael W. Austin (eds.) (2010). Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone: The Dao of Daddy. Wiley-Blackwell.
    Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone offers fathers wisdom and practical advice drawn from the annals of philosophy. Both thought-provoking and humorous, it provides a valuable starting and ending point for reflecting on this crucial role.
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  18. Michael Austin (2009). Strange Concepts and the Stories They Make Possible (Review). Philosophy and Literature 33 (1):pp. 227-230.
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  19. Michael W. Austin (2009). Magnanimity, Athletic Excellence, and Performance-Enhancing Drugs. Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (1):46-53.
    abstract In this paper, I first develop a neo-Aristotelian account of the virtue of magnanimity. I then apply this virtue to ethical issues that arise in sport, and argue that the magnanimous athlete will rightly use sport to foster her own moral development. I also address how the magnanimous athlete responds to the moral challenges present in sport by focusing on the issue of performance-enhancing drugs, and conclude that athletic excellence as it is conventionally understood, without moral excellence, has very (...)
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  20. Michael W. Austin (2008). Football and Philosophy: Going Deep. University Press of Kentucky.
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  21. Michael Austin (2007). The Influence of Anxiety and Literature's Panglossian Nose. Philosophy and Literature 31 (2):215-232.
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  22. Michael W. Austin (2007). Chasing Happiness Together : Running and Aristotle's Philosophy of Friendship. In , Running & Philosophy: A Marathon for the Mind. Blackwell Pub..
  23. Michael W. Austin (2007). Fundamental Interests and Parental Rights. International Philosophical Quarterly 47 (2):221-235.
    I argue for a moderate view of the justification and the extent of the moral rights of parents that avoids the extremes of both children’s liberationism and parental absolutism. I claim that parents have rights qua parents, and that these prima facie rights are grounded in certain fundamental interests that both parents and children possess, namely, psychological well-being, intimate relationships, and the freedom to pursue that which brings satisfaction and meaning to life. I also examine several issues related to public (...)
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  24. Michael W. Austin (2007). Personal Virtues. Teaching Philosophy 30 (3):327-329.
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  25. Michael W. Austin (2007). Personal Virtues: Introductory Essays , Ed. Clifford Williams. Teaching Philosophy 30 (3):327-329.
     
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  26. Michael W. Austin (ed.) (2007). Running & Philosophy: A Marathon for the Mind. Blackwell Pub..
    A unique anthology of essays exploring the philosophical wisdom runners contemplate when out for a run. It features writings from some of America’s leading philosophers, including Martha Nussbaum, Charles Taliaferro, and J.P. Moreland. A first-of-its-kind collection of essays exploring those gems of philosophical wisdom runners contemplate when out for a run Topics considered include running and the philosophy of friendship; the freedom of the long distance runner; running as aesthetic experience, and “Could a Zombie Run a Marathon?” Contributing essayists include (...)
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  27. Michael W. Austin (2007). Do Children Have a Right to Play? Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 34 (2):135-146.
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  28. Michael W. Austin, Divine Command Theory. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  29. Michael W. Austin (2005). The Story of Ethics. Teaching Philosophy 28 (3):279-281.
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  30. Michael W. Austin (2005). Moral Difficulties in Plantinga's Model of Warranted Christian Belief. Philosophy and Theology 17 (1-2):121-132.
    Alvin Plantinga, in Warranted Christian Belief, offers a model for the rationality of a particular version of Christian theistic belief. After briefly summarizing Plantinga’s model, I argue that there are significant moral difficulties present within it. The Christian believer who gives assent to Plantinga’s model is vulnerable tocharges of irrationality and/or immorality when one considers the role and effects of original sin in the model. Similar difficulties arise when one considers a problem posed by religious pluralism for the model. I (...)
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  31. Michael W. Austin (2004). It is Ethical Intuitionism, and Not Another Thing. Southwest Philosophy Review 20 (2):155-157.
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  32. Michael W. Austin (2004). The Failure of Biological Accounts of Parenthood. Journal of Value Inquiry 38 (4):499-510.
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  33. Michael W. Austin (2003). On the Alleged Irrationality of Ethical Intuitionism. Southwest Philosophy Review 19 (1):205-213.
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  34. Michael Austin (1999). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 39 (3):82-83.
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  35. Michael Austin (1995). Art and Religion as Metaphor. British Journal of Aesthetics 35 (2):145-153.
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  36. Michael Austin (1995). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 35 (1):82-83.
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  37. Michael Austin (1994). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 34 (1):82-83.
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  38. Michael Austin (1992). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 32 (3):82-83.
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  39. Michael Austin (1988). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 28 (4):82-83.
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  40. Michael Austin (1987). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 27 (1):82-83.
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  41. Michael Austin (1985). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 25 (1):283-285.
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  42. Michael Austin (1982). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 22 (1):82-83.
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