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    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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    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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    Michael Slote (2004). Moral Sentimentalism. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (1):3-13.
    In a way reminiscent of Hume's approach in the Treatise, a reviving moral sentimentalism can use the notion of empathy to ground both its normative account of moral obligation and its metaethical account of moral language. A virtuous person is empathically caring about others and expresses such feeling/motivation in her actions. But the judgment that something is right or good is also based in empathy, and the sentimentalist can espouse a form of moral realism by making use of a Kripkean (...)
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    Michael Slote (1995). Agent-Based Virtue Ethics. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 20 (1):83-101.
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    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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    Michael Slote & Philip Pettit (1984). Satisficing Consequentialism. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 58:139-163+165-176.
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    Michael A. Slote (1980). Understanding Free Will. Journal of Philosophy 77 (March):136-51.
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    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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    Michael Slote (2010). The Mandate of Empathy. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 9 (3):303-307.
    Confucian thinkers seem to have had something like our present concept of empathy long before that notion was self-consciously available in the West. Wang Yang-Ming’s talk of forming one body with others and similar ideas in the writings of Cheng Hao and, much earlier, of Mengzi make it clear that the Confucian traditions not only had the idea of empathy but saw its essential relation to phenomena like compassion, benevolence, and sympathy that are constitutive of the altruistic side of morality. (...)
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    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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    Michael Slote, Justice as a Virtue. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Michael A. Slote (1971). The Rationality of Aesthetic Value Judgments. Journal of Philosophy 68 (22):821-839.
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    Michael A. Slote (1985). Common-Sense Morality and Consequentialism. Routledge & Kegan.
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    Michael Slote (2010). Moral Sentimentalism. Oxford University Press.
    There has recently been a good deal of interest in moral sentimentalism, but most of that interest has been exclusively either in metaethical questions about the meaning of moral terms or in normative issues about benevolence and/or caring and their place in morality. In Moral Sentimentalism Michael Slote attempts to deal with both sorts of issues and to do so, primarily, in terms of the notion or phenomenon of empathy. Hume sought to do something like this over two centuries ago, (...)
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    Michael A. Slote (1982). Selective Necessity and the Free Will Problem. Journal of Philosophy 79 (January):5-24.
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    Michael Slote (2004). Autonomy and Empathy. Social Philosophy and Policy 21 (1):293-309.
    When Carol Gilligan, Nel Noddings, and other ethicists of caring draw the contrast between supposedly masculine and supposedly feminine moral thinking, they put such things as justice, autonomy, and rights together under the first rubric and such things as caring, responsibility for others, and connection together under the second. This division naturally leaves caring ethicists with the issue of how to deal with topics such as justice, autonomy, and rights, but it also leaves defenders of more traditional moral theories with (...)
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    Michael Slote (2009). Comments on Bryan Van Norden's Virtue Ethics and Consequentialism in Early Chinese Philosophy. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8 (3):289-295.
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    Allen Hazen & Michael Slote (1979). Even If. Analysis 39 (1):35 - 38.
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    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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    Michael Slote (2003). Review: Natural Goodness. [REVIEW] Mind 112 (445):130-139.
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    Michael Slote (2005). The Dualism of the Ethical. Philosophical Issues 15 (1):209–217.
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    Michael A. Slote (1974). Entrenchment and Validity. Analysis 34 (6):204 - 207.
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    Michael Slote (1990). Ethics Without Free Will. Social Theory and Practice 16 (3):369-383.
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    Michael Slote (1993). Virtue Ethics and Democratic Values. Journal of Social Philosophy 24 (2):5-37.
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    Michael Slote (2011). Reflections on How We Live – Annette C. Baier. Philosophical Quarterly 61 (244):660-662.
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    Michael Anthony Slote (1966). The Theory of Important Criteria. Journal of Philosophy 63 (8):211-224.
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    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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    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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    Michael Slote (2003). Sentimentalist Virtue and Moral Judgement: Outline of a Project. Metaphilosophy 34 (1‐2):131-143.
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    Michael Slote (1984). Morality and Self-Other Asymmetry. Journal of Philosophy 81 (4):179-192.
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    Michael Slote (2004). Driver's Virtues. Utilitas 16 (1):22-32.
    Julia Driver's Uneasy Virtue offers a theory of virtue and the virtues without being an instance of virtue ethics. It presents a consequentialist challenge to recent virtue ethics, but its positive views – and especially its interesting examples – have great significance in their own right. Driver's defence of ‘virtues of ignorance’ has force despite all the challenges to it that have been mounted over the years. But there are also examples differing from those Driver has mentioned that favour the (...)
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    Michael A. Slote (1968). A General Solution to Goodman's Riddle? Analysis 29 (2):55 - 58.
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    Michael Anthony Slote (1967). Some Thoughts on Goodman's Riddle. Analysis 27 (4):128 - 132.
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    Michael Slote (2013). Egoism and Emotion. Philosophia 41 (2):313-335.
    Recently, the idea that human beings may be totally egoistic has resurfaced in philosophical and psychological discussions. But many of the arguments for that conclusion are conceptually flawed. Psychologists are making a conceptual error when they think of the desire to avoid guilt as egoistic; and the same is true of the common view that the desire to avoid others’ disapproval is also egoistic. Sober and Wilson argue against this latter idea on the grounds that such a desire is relational, (...)
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    Michael Slote (2011). Reply to Justin D'Arms and Lori Watson. Southern Journal of Philosophy 49 (s1):148-155.
    Justin D'Arms says that moral disapproval is more closely tied to anger than to the “empathic chill” effect I emphasized in Moral Sentimentalism, but I argue that anger is in several ways inappropriate or unsatisfactory as a basis for understanding disapproval. I go on to explain briefly why I think we need not share D'Arms's worries about the possibility of nonveridical empathy but then focus on what he says about the reference-fixing theory of moral terminology defended in Moral Sentimentalism. I (...)
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    Michael Slote (1998). Nietzsche and Virtue Ethics. International Studies in Philosophy 30 (3):23-27.
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    Michael Slote (1998). The Justice of Caring. Social Philosophy and Policy 15 (01):171-.
    Carol Gilligan's In a Different Voice , which appeared in 1982, argued that men tend to conceive morality in terms of rights, justice, and autonomy, whereas women more frequently think in terms of caring, responsibility, and interrelation with others. At about the same time, Nel Noddings in Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education sought to articulate and defend in its own right a “feminine” morality centered specifically around the ideal of caring . Since then, there has been (...)
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    Michael Slote (2003). Review: Virtue, Vice, and Value. [REVIEW] Mind 112 (445):130-139.
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    Michael Slote (1995). Law in Virtue Ethics. Law and Philosophy 14 (1):91 - 113.
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    Michael Slote (1991). Review: Shelly Kagan's The Limits of Morality. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (4):915 - 917.
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    Michael Slote (1994). The Problem of Moral Luck. Philosophical Topics 22 (1/2):397-409.
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    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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    Michael Slote (1992). Ethics Naturalized. Philosophical Perspectives 6:355-376.
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    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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    Michael Slote (2002). Michael J. Almeida, Ed., Imperceptible Harms and Benefits:Imperceptible Harms and Benefits. Ethics 112 (3):589-592.
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    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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    Michael Slote (1999). Moral Theories and Virtue Ethics. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 1:51-57.
    The recent revival of virtue ethics may have a salutary effect on normative ethical theory. Over the past few years, an ‘agent-based’ virtue ethics inspired by the moral sentimentalism of Hutcheson, Hume, Martineau, and (more recently) Nel Noddings has taken shape. Because this approach allows room for a generalized humanitarianism that is notably absent in Aristotle, it may have more contemporary promise than neo-Aristotelian views. But agent-based virtue ethics also enables us to make some new distinctions within more familiar views (...)
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    Michael A. Slote (1983). Goods and Virtues. Oxford University Press.
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    Michael Slote (1998). Love and Justice. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 22 (1):146-161.
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    Michael Slote (2011). Reply. Analytic Philosophy 52 (4):337-348.
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