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  1. Michael Philips (2005). Is Skepticism Ridiculous? Philosophy Now 53:28-30.
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  2. Michael Philips (2005). Physicalism and Empathetic Understanding. Philosophy Now 52:10-13.
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  3. Michael Philips (2003). What is Materialism? Philosophy Now 42:18-19.
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  4. Michael Philips (2002). Can Philosophy Rescue the Art World? Philosophy Now 35:32-33.
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  5. Michael Philips (2002). Do Computers Have Syntax? Philosophy Now 39:19-21.
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  6. Michael Philips (2002). Money Talk. Philosophy Now 36:28-29.
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  7. Michael Philips (2002). Mirroring Without Metaphysics. Philosophy Now 37:33-35.
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  8. Michael Philips (2001). How to Think Systematically About Business Ethics. In Alan R. Malachowski (ed.), Business Ethics: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management. Routledge. 1--21.
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  9. Michael Philips (2001). Moral Luck. Philosophy Now 32:24-25.
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  10. Michael Philips (2001). Preference Satisfaction and the Good. Philosophy Now 31:22-23.
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  11. Michael Philips (2001). The Thing in Itself Revisited. Philosophy Now 34:22-24.
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  12. Michael Philips (2000). Astrophysics and Sample Size. Philosophy Now 29:33-34.
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  13. Michael Philips (1998). Mary Midgley, Utopias, Dolphins, and Computers: Problems of Philosophical Plumbing:Utopias, Dolphins, and Computers: Problems of Philosophical Plumbing. Ethics 108 (4):813-814.
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  14. Michael Philips & S. N. Austad (1996). Animal Communication and Social Evolution. In Colin Allen & D. Jamison (eds.), Readings in Animal Cognition. Mit Press. 257--267.
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  15. Michael Philips (1994). Between Universalism and Skepticism: Ethics as Social Artifact. Oxford University Press.
    Philips defends a middle ground between the view that there is a set of standards binding on rational beings as such (universalism) and the view that differences in morals reduce ultimately to matters of taste (skepticism). He begins with a sustained critique of universalist moral theories and some familiar approaches to concrete moral questions that presuppose them (most appeals to intuitions, respect for person's moralities, and versions of contractarianism and wide reflective equilibrium). He goes on to criticize major recent attempts (...)
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  16. Michael Philips (1991). Preferential Hiring and the Question of Competence. Journal of Business Ethics 10 (2):161 - 163.
    It is widely believed that preferential hiring practices inevitably result in hiring less qualified candidates for jobs. Indeed, this follows analytically from some definitions of preferential hiring (e.g. George Sher's). This paper describes several preferential hiring strategies that do not have this consequence. Sher's definition is thus shown to be inadequate and an alternative definition is proposed.
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  17. Michael Philips (1989). Must Rational Preferences Be Transitive? Philosophical Quarterly 39 (157):477-483.
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  18. Michael Philips (1987). Bribery, Consent and Prima Facie Duty: A Rejoinder to Carson. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 6 (5):361 - 364.
    Responding to my paper Bribery Tom Carson argues that bribe takers violate promisory obligations in a wider range of cases than I acknowledge and insists that bribe taking is prima facie wrong in all contexts. I argue that he is wrong on both counts.
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  19. Michael Philips (1987). Moralism and the Good. Philosophical Studies 52 (1):131 - 139.
    It is often held that moral considerations take precedence over considerations of other kinds in determining what we ought to do. I contend that this claim is ambiguous and argue that objections to each interpretation of it can be met only by rejecting the other. One surprising consequence of my argument is that no deontic moral theory can effectively guide action unless it is conjoined with a theory of the good. Another interesting consequence is that the deontologists' favorite objection to (...)
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  20. Michael Philips (1987). Reason, Dignity and the Formal Conception of Practical Reason. American Philosophical Quarterly 24 (2):191 - 198.
    It has often been held that human beings have worth and dignity because they are rational. But "reason" has meant different things to different philosophers. I argue that given what is meant by reason (practical reason) in economics, Decision theory and much moral philosophy, It is doubtful that rationality entitles a being to any special status at all. Moreover, And more generally, All historical appeals to reason to ground such claims are covert appeals to some more specific set of human (...)
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  21. Michael Philips (1987). Rationality, Responsibility and Blame. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 17 (1):141 - 154.
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  22. Michael Philips (1987). Weighing Moral Reasons. Mind 96 (383):367-375.
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  23. Michael Philips (1986). Linguistic Choice and Moral Choice: A Reply to Richter. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 16 (4):795 - 800.
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  24. Michael Philips (1986). The Justification of Punishment and the Justification of Political Authority. Law and Philosophy 5 (3):393 - 416.
    Philosophical accounts of punishment are primarily concerned with punishment by the (or: a) state. More specifically, they attempt to explain why the (a) state may justifiably penalize those who are judged to violate its laws and the conditions under which it is entitled to do so. But any full account of these matters must surely be grounded in an account of the nature and purpose of the state and the justification of state authority. Because they are not so grounded, deterrence (...)
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  25. Michael Philips (1985). Are 'Killing' and 'Letting Die' Adequately Specified Moral Categories? Philosophical Studies 47 (1):151 - 158.
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  26. Michael Philips (1985). Normative Contexts and Moral Decision. Journal of Business Ethics 4 (4):233 - 237.
    This paper attempts to explain the significance of the ideologies — or middle-level normative discourse — described by Kenneth Goodpaster in his paper Business Ethics, Ideology, and the Naturalistic Fallacy. It is argued that the propositions constitutive of this discourse are not invokable moral principles (i.e. principles which generate solutions to actual moral problems). Rather, they are characterizations of the normative contexts in which moral decisions are made. As such, they place limits on the ways in which the abstract moral (...)
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  27. Michael Philips (1985). Rupert Buchannan 1937 - 1984. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 58 (5):749 - 750.
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  28. Michael Philips (1985). The Inevitability of Punishing the Innocent. Philosophical Studies 48 (3):389 - 391.
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  29. Michael Philips (1984). Are Coerced Agreements Involuntary? Law and Philosophy 3 (1):133 - 145.
    It is widely supposed that agreements made in response to coercion are entered into involuntarily for that reason. This paper argues that that supposition is false and that it has generated a good deal of avoidable confusion in the courts and among some legal commentators. Agreements entered into involuntarily of course, have no legal standing. But, on any plausible account of coercion, agreements entered into in response to coercion are an inevitability of social life. To prohibit them would be to (...)
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  30. Michael Philips (1984). Bribery. Ethics 94 (4):621-636.
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  31. Michael Philips (ed.) (1984). Philosophy and Science Fiction. Prometheus Books.
     
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  32. Michael Philips (1984). Racist Acts And Racist Humor. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 14 (March):75-96.
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  33. Michael Philips (1982). Do Banks Loan Money? Journal of Business Ethics 1 (3):249 - 250.
    There is an obvious and important difference between bank loans and typical personal loans, viz., that banks charge interest in order to make a profit. Accordingly, what banks do is more accurately described as selling or renting money than as loaning money. Moreover, it is advantageous to banks misleadingly to describe their activity as loaning. For this assimilates their activity to the case of personal loans and helps to create an impression that banks do us a favor by loaning us (...)
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  34. Michael Philips (1981). A Pleasure Paradox. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 59 (3):323 – 331.
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  35. Michael Philips (1981). Is Kant's Practical Reason Practical? Journal of Value Inquiry 15 (2):95-108.
    There is a tension between theory and practice in kant's moral philosophy. On the one hand, The categorical imperative presupposes that no rational agent is intrinsically deserving of more rights or a better life than any other. On the other hand, The categorical imperative requires that we act in certain other regarding ways regardless of how others act in relation to us. I argue that often we cannot act in accordance with this latter practical principle without violating the theoretical egalitarianism (...)
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