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  1. Neera K. Badhwar, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.
    1.1 Are commercial societies unfriendly to friendship? Many critics of commercial societies, from both the left and the right, have thought so. They claim that the freemarket system of property rights, freedom of contract, and other liberty rights – the “negative” right of individuals to peacefully pursue their own ends – is impersonal and dehumanizing, or even inherently divisive and adversarial. Yet (their complaint goes) the psychology and morality of markets and liberty rights pervade far too many relationships in a (...)
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  2. Neera K. Badhwar, Friendship.
    Philosophical interest in friendship has revived after a long eclipse. This is largely due to a renewed interest in ancient moral philosophy, in the role of emotion in morality, and in the ethical dimensions of personal relations in general. Some of the main questions raised by philosophers are the following: Is friendship only an instrumental value, i.e., only a means to other values, or also an intrinsic value - a value in its own right? Is friendship a mark of psychological (...)
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  3. Neera K. Badhwar, 1 Love.
    "[L]ove is not merely a contributor - one among others - to meaningful life. In its own way it may underlie all other forms of meaning....by its very nature love is the principal means by which creatures like us seek affective relations to persons, things, or ideals that have value and importance for us (Singer 1994: 2). I. The Look of Love..
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  4. Neera K. Badhwar, (Not for Citations. Published Copy Available on Request.).
    1.1 Are commercial societies unfriendly to friendship? Many critics of commercial societies, from both the left and the right, have thought so. They claim that the free-market system of property rights, freedom of contract, and other liberty rights – the “negative” right of individuals to peacefully pursue their own ends – is impersonal and dehumanizing, or even inherently divisive and adversarial. Yet (their complaint goes) the psychology and morality of markets and liberty rights pervade far too many relationships in a (...)
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  5. Neera K. Badhwar, Pluralism, Community, and Friendship.
    Liberal political theory sees justice as the "first virtue" of a good society, the virtue that guides individuals’ conceptions of their own good, and protects the equal liberty of all to pursue their ends, so long as these ends and pursuits are just. But ever since Marx’s declaration that "liberty as a right of man is not founded upon the relations between man and man, but rather upon the separation of man from..
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  6. Neera K. Badhwar, Raja Halwani Ed., Sex and Ethics: Essays On.
    I. Introduction Sex has been thought to reveal the most profound truths about individuals, laying bare their deepest desires and fears to their partners and themselves. In ‘Carnal Knowledge,’ Wendy Doniger states that this view is to be found in the texts of ancient India, in the Hebrew Bible, in Renaissance England and Europe, as well as in contemporary culture, including Hollywood films.1 Indeed, according to Josef Pieper, the original, Hebrew, meaning of ‘carnal knowledge’ was ‘immediate togetherness, intimate presence.’ [i] (...)
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  7. Neera K. Badhwar, The Virtues of Benevolence: The Unnamed Virtues in the Fountainhead.
    Manifesto "is the projection of an ideal man. The portrayal of a moral ideal, as my ultimate literary goal, as an end in itself - to which any didactic, intellectual or philosophical values contained in a novel are only the means" (162). That she largely succeeded in her goal is attested to by the fact that her novels have enabled countless readers to reshape their lives. The story of Kira in We the Living, the image of Howard Roark in The (...)
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  8. Neera K. Badhwar (2010). Superson, Anita M. The Moral Skeptic . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009 . Pp. 250. $24.95 (Paper). Ethics 120 (3):635-639.
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  9. Neera K. Badhwar (2009). The Milgram Experiments, Learned Helplessness, and Character Traits. Journal of Ethics 13 (2-3):257 - 289.
    The Milgram and other situationist experiments support the real-life evidence that most of us are highly akratic and heteronomous, and that Aristototelian virtue is not global. Indeed, like global theoretical knowledge, global virtue is psychologically impossible because it requires too much of finite human beings with finite powers in a finite life; virtue can only be domain-specific. But unlike local, situation-specific virtues, domain-specific virtues entail some general understanding of what matters in life, and are connected conceptually and causally to our (...)
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  10. Neera K. Badhwar (2008). Is Realism Really Bad for You? A Realistic Response. Journal of Philosophy 105 (2):85-107.
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  11. Neera K. Badhwar (2006). Book Review. [REVIEW] Law and Philosophy 25 (5):561-568.
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  12. Neera K. Badhwar (2006). International Aid: When Giving Becomes a Vice. Social Philosophy and Policy 23 (1):69-101.
    Peter Singer and Peter Unger argue that moral decency requires giving away all one's “surplus” for the relief or prevention of “absolute poverty,” because not doing so is analogous to refusing to save a drowning child to avoid making one's clothes muddy. I argue that there is a crucial disanalogy between the two cases and, moreover, that there are four independent moral objections to their thesis: it is monomaniacal in ignoring the variety of morally worthy ideals and elevating self-sacrificial aid (...)
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  13. Neera K. Badhwar (2005). Love. In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics. Oup Oxford.
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  14. Neera K. Badhwar (2003). I. The Look of Love. In LaFollette H. (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics. Oxford University Press. 42.
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  15. Neera K. Badhwar (2002). Review of William S. Hamrick, Kindness and the Good Society: Connections of the Heart. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002 (9).
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  16. Neera K. Badhwar (2001). Dignity and Vulnerability. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (1):246-248.
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  17. Neera K. Badhwar (1997). Self-Interest and Virtue. Social Philosophy and Policy 14 (01):226-.
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  18. Neera K. Badhwar (1997). Book Review:Women, Culture and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities. Martha Nussbaum, Jonathan Glover. [REVIEW] Ethics 107 (4):725-.
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  19. Neera K. Badhwar (1996). Moral Agency, Commitment, and Impartiality. Social Philosophy and Policy 13 (01):1-.
    ♦1 Introduction Liberal political philosophy presupposes a moral theory according to which the ability to assess and choose conceptions of the good from a universal and impartial moral standpoint is central to the individual's moral identity. This viewpoint as standardly understood by liberals is that of a rational human (not noumenal) agent. Such an agent is able to reflect on her ends and pursuits, including those she strongly identifies with, and to understand and take into account the basic interests of (...)
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  20. Neera K. Badhwar (1996). The Limited Unity of Virtue. Noûs 30 (3):306-329.
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  21. Neera Kapur Badhwar (ed.) (1993). Friendship: A Philosophical Reader. Cornell University Press.
    Introduction: The Nature and Signif1cance of Friendship Neera Kapur Badhwar Philosophers have long recognized that friendship plays a central role in a ...
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  22. Neera Kapur Badhwar (1993). The Circumstances of Justice: Pluralism, Community, and Friendship. Journal of Political Philosophy 1 (3):250–276.
    Liberal political theory sees justice as the "first virtue" of a good society, the virtue that guides individuals' conceptions of their own good, and protects the equal liberty of all to pursue their ends, so long as these ends and pursuits are just. But ever since Marx's declaration that "liberty as a right of man is not founded upon the relations between man and man, but rather upon the separation of man from man...,"i liberal society has been frequently criticized for (...)
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  23. Neera Kapur Badhwar (1993). The Nature and Significance of Friendship. In , Friendship: A Philosophical Reader. Cornell University Press.
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  24. Neera Kapur Badhwar (1987). Friends as Ends in Themselves. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 48 (1):1-23.
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research is currently published by International Phenomenological Society.
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  25. Neera Kapur Badhwar (1985). Friendship, Justice and Supererogation. American Philosophical Quarterly 22 (2):123 - 131.
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  26. Neera K. Badhwar, Carnal Wisdom and Sexual Virtue.
    I. Introduction Sex has been thought to reveal the most profound truths about individuals, laying bare their deepest desires and fears to their partners and themselves. In ‘Carnal Knowledge,’ Wendy Doniger states that this view is to be found in the texts of ancient India, in the Hebrew Bible, in Renaissance England and Europe, as well as in contemporary culture, including Hollywood films.1 Indeed, according to Josef Pieper, the original, Hebrew, meaning of `carnal knowledge’ was `immediate togetherness, intimate presence.’ 10 (...)
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