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  1. Sandra Lee Bartky, Paul Benson, Sue Campbell, Claudia Card, Robin S. Dillon, Jean Harvey, Karen Jones, Charles W. Mills, James Lindemann Nelson, Margaret Urban Walker, Rebecca Whisnant & Catherine Wilson (2004). Moral Psychology: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Moral psychology studies the features of cognition, judgement, perception and emotion that make human beings capable of moral action. Perspectives from feminist and race theory immensely enrich moral psychology. Writers who take these perspectives ask questions about mind, feeling, and action in contexts of social difference and unequal power and opportunity. These essays by a distinguished international cast of philosophers explore moral psychology as it connects to social life, scientific studies, and literature.
     
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  2. James Lindemann Nelson (2013). Just Caring for the Elderly: A Utopian Fantasy? Thoughts Prompted by Martha Holstein. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 6 (2):36-40.
    Midway in Martha Holstein’s article, these words occur: “[P]eople [should] get the help they need, when they need it, in the way that they would like to receive it, without exploiting family members or imperiling their dignity or self-respect” (24). In an essay that brims over with worrisome news, that this seemingly anodyne sentence appears in the section devoted to utopian thinking is perhaps the most dispiriting thought it conveys. Not that there isn’t keen competition for the role. Holstein reminds (...)
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    John O. Nelson (1986). The Burial and Resurrection of Hume's Essay. Hume Studies 12 (1):57-76.
    I TRY TO EXPLAIN WHY THE "ESSAY OF MIRACLES" DID NOT APPEAR IN THE "TREATISE" BUT DID IN THE "ENQUIRY". I ARGUE THAT THE ESSAY WAS ORIGINALLY DIRECTED AGAINST REVEALED KNOWLEDGE; SO DIRECTED, IT FITTED INTO THE TIGHTLY ORGANIZED PROGRAM OF THE "TREATISE", BUT HAD TO BE SUPPRESSED FOR PRUDENTIAL REASONS. RECONSTRUCTED AS AN ESSAY DIRECTED MERELY AGAINST NON-SCRIPTURAL MIRACLES ITS APPEARANCE IN THE "ENQUIRY" PRESENTED NO PHILOSOPHICAL OR PRUDENTIAL DIFFICULTIES.
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    Sandra Lee Bartky, Daniel Callahan, Joan C. Callahan, Peggy DesAutels, Robin Fiore, Frida Kerner Furman, Martha Holstein, Diana Tietjens Meyers, Hilde Lindemann Nelson, James Lindemann Nelson, Sara Ruddick, Anita Silvers, Joan Tronto, Margaret Urban Walker & Susan Wendell (eds.) (2000). Mother Time: Women, Aging, and Ethics. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Fifteen original essays open up a novel area of inquiry: the distinctively ethical dimensions of women's experiences of and in aging. Contributors distinguished in the fields of feminist ethics and the ethics of aging explore assumptions, experiences, practices, and public policies that affect women's well-being and dignity in later life. The book brings to the study of women's aging a reflective dimension missing from the empirical work that has predominated to date. Ethical studies of aging have so far failed to (...)
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    Julie A. Nelson (2015). Fearing Fear: Gender and Economic Discourse. Mind and Society 14 (1):129-139.
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    M. A. Verkerk, H. Lindemann, J. McLaughlin, J. L. Scully, U. Kihlbom, J. Nelson & J. Chin (2015). Where Families and Healthcare Meet. Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (2):183-185.
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  7. Hilde Lindemann Nelson & James Lindemann Nelson (1995). The Patient in the Family. Routledge.
    The Patient in the Family diagnoses the ways in which the worlds of home and hospital misunderstand each other. The authors explore how medicine, through its new reproductive technologies, is altering the stucture of families, how families can participate more fully in medical decision-making, and how to understand the impact on families of medical advances to extend life but not vitality.
     
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    Hilde Lindemann & James Lindemann Nelson (2014). The Surrogate's Authority. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 39 (2):161-168.
    The authority of surrogates—often close family members—to make treatment decisions for previously capacitated patients is said to come from their knowledge of the patient, which they are to draw on as they exercise substituted judgment on the patient’s behalf. However, proxy accuracy studies call this authority into question, hence the Patient Preference Predictor (PPP). We identify two problems with contemporary understandings of the surrogate’s role. The first is with the assumption that knowledge of the patient entails knowledge of what the (...)
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  9. Julie A. Nelson & Paula England (2002). Feminist Philosophies of Love and Work. Hypatia 17 (2):1-18.
    : Can work be done for pay, and still be loving? While many feminists believe that marketization inevitably leads to a degradation of social connections, we suggest that markets are themselves forms of social organization, and that even relationships of unequal power can sometimes include mutual respect. We call for increased attention to specific causes of suffering, such as greed, poverty, and subordination. We conclude with a summary of contributions to this Special Issue.
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  10. James Lindemann Nelson (2000). Moral Teachings From Unexpected Quarters: Lessons for Bioethics From the Social Sciences and Managed Care. Hastings Center Report 30 (1):12-17.
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    James Lindemann Nelson (2014). Odd Complaints and Doubtful Conditions: Norms of Hypochondria in Jane Austen and Catherine Belling. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 11 (2):193-200.
    In her final fragmentary novel Sanditon, Jane Austen develops a theme that pervades her work from her juvenilia onward: illness, and in particular, illness imagined, invented, or self-inflicted. While the “invention of odd complaints” is characteristically a token of folly or weakness throughout her writing, in this last work imagined illness is also both a symbol and a cause of how selves and societies degenerate. In the shifting world of Sanditon, hypochondria is the lubricant for a society bent on (...)
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  12. James Lindemann Nelson (2010). How Catherine Does Go On: Northanger Abbey and Moral Thought. Philosophy and Literature 34 (1):pp. 188-200.
    A certain pupil with the vaguely Kafkaesque name B has mastered the series of natural numbers. B's new task is to learn how to write down other series of cardinal numbers and right now, we're working on the series "+2." After a bit, B seems to catch on, but we are unusually thorough teachers and keep him at it. Things are going just fine until he reaches 1000. Then, quite confounding us, he writes 1004, 1008, 1012."We say to him: 'Look (...)
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  13. Lynne S. Arnault, Bat-Ami Bar On, Alyssa R. Bernstein, Victoria Davion, Marilyn Fischer, Virginia Held, Peter Higgins, Sabrina Hom, Audra King, James L. Nelson, Serena Parekh, April Shaw & Joan Tronto (2007). Global Feminist Ethics. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This volume is fourth in the series of annuals created under the auspices of The Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory . The topics covered herein_from peacekeeping and terrorism, to sex trafficking and women's paid labor, to poverty and religious fundamentalism_are vital to women and to feminist movements throughout the world.
     
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    Jonathan D. Nelson, Bojana Divjak, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Laura F. Martignon & Björn Meder (2014). Children’s Sequential Information Search is Sensitive to Environmental Probabilities. Cognition 130 (1):74-80.
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  15. Jonathan Nelson (2008). Towards a Rational Theory of Human Information Acquisition. In Nick Chater & Mike Oaksford (eds.), The Probabilistic Mind: Prospects for Bayesian Cognitive Science. OUP Oxford
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    John O. Nelson (1975). Some Experiential Incoherencies of Riemannian Space. Philosophia Mathematica (1):66-75.
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    David Wilker & Jack Nelson (1975). Pleasure and the Intrinsically Desired. Analysis 35 (April):152-159.
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  18. J. O. Nelson (1966). Is Material Implication Inferentially Harmless? Mind 75 (300):542-551.
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  19. Julie A. Nelson (2001). Value as Relationality: Feminist, Pragmatist, and Process Thought Meet Economics. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 15 (2):137-151.
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    Terrie Epstein, Edwin Mayorga & Joseph Nelson (2011). Teaching About Race in an Urban History Class: The Effects of Culturally Responsive Teaching. Journal of Social Studies Research 35 (1):2-21.
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    James Lindemann Nelson (2010). Donation by Default? Examining Feminist Reservations About Opt-Out Organ Procurement. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 3 (1):23-42.
    During 2006, a total of 130,527 Americans spent time on organ waiting lists; 7,191 of them died waiting. According to the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, 104,778 people are awaiting organs as this is being written (www.optn.org/data/; accessed November 4, 2009); every ninety minutes or so, one of them will die.In Spain, however, waiting list time is much shorter, and accordingly, very few die for the want of an organ; roughly thirty-five people per million provide organs in Spain upon (...)
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    Julie A. Nelson (1992). Gender, Metaphor, and the Definition of Economics. Economics and Philosophy 8 (1):103.
    Let me make it clear from the outset that my main point is not either of the following: one, that there should be more women economists and research on “women's issues”, or two, that women as a class do, or should do, economics in a manner different from men. My argument is different and has to do with trying to gain an understanding of how a certain way of thinking about gender and a certain way of thinking about economics have (...)
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    John O. Nelson (1962). Are Inductive Generalizations Quantifiable? Analysis 22 (3):59 - 65.
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    Gabrielle Meagher & Julie A. Nelson (2004). Survey Article: Feminism in the Dismal Science. Journal of Political Philosophy 12 (1):102–126.
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    Julie A. Nelson, Economists, Value Judgments, and Climate Change: A View From Feminist Economics.
    A number of recent discussions about ethical issues in climate change, as engaged in by economists, have focused on the value of the parameter representing the rate of time preference within models of optimal growth. This essay examines many economists' antipathy to serious discussion of ethical matters, and suggests that the avoidance of questions of intergenerational equity is related to another set of value judgments concerning the quality and objectivity of economic practice. Using insights from feminist philosophy of science and (...)
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  26. James Nelson (2013). Familiar Interests and Strange Analogies: Baergen and Woodhouse on Extra-Familial Interests. Journal of Clinical Ethics 24:338-342.
    The article by Professor Baergen and Dr. Woodhouse makes a succinct and serious contribution to progress in bioethical understanding of deciding for others. They begin with what is by now a familiar claim: family proxy decision makers may sometimes make decisions on behalf of incapacitated relatives that depart from what might be optimal from the patient’s point of view, since the well-being of family members, or of the family as such, may be substantially affected by the direction (...)
     
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    Julie A. Nelson (2004). Is EconomIcs a natural scIEncE? Social Research: An International Quarterly 71 (2):211-222.
    Advocates of a more socially responsible discipline of economics often emphasize the purposive and unpredictable nature of human economic behavior, contrasting this to the presumably deterministic behavior of natural forces. This essay argues that such a distinction between “social” and “natural” sciences is in fact counterproductive, especially when issues of ecological sustainability are concerned. What is needed instead is a better notion of science—“science-with-wonder”—which grounds serious science in relational, non-Newtonian thinking.
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  28. Srivatsa Seshadri, Greg M. Broekemier & Jon W. Nelson (1997). Business Ethics–to Teach or Not to Teach? Teaching Business Ethics 1 (3):303-313.
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    Jonathan D. Nelson (2009). Naïve Optimality: Subjects' Heuristics Can Be Better Motivated Than Experimenters' Optimal Models. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (1):94-95.
    Is human cognition best described by optimal models, or by adaptive but suboptimal heuristic strategies? It is frequently hard to identify which theoretical model is normatively best justified. In the context of information search, naoptimal” models.
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    James Lindemann Nelson (2009). Hypotheticals, Analogies, Death's Harms, and Organ Procurement. American Journal of Bioethics 9 (8):14-16.
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  31. Jennifer Yardley, Melanie Domenech Rodríguez, Scott C. Bates & Johnathan Nelson (2009). True Confessions?: Alumni's Retrospective Reports on Undergraduate Cheating Behaviors. Ethics and Behavior 19 (1):1-14.
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    James A. Nelson (1982). Biomedical Ethics. Teaching Philosophy 5 (1):56-60.
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    James Lindemann Nelson (1992). Taking Families Seriously. Hastings Center Report 22 (4):6-12.
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    Barbara C. Thornton, Daniel Callahan & James Lindemann Nelson (1993). Bioethics Education. Hastings Center Report 23 (1):25-29.
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    James Lindemann Nelson (2006). Field Notes. Hastings Center Report 36 (1):c2-c2.
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    James Lindemann Nelson (2005). The Baroness's Committee and the President's Council: Ambition and Alienation in Public Bioethics. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 15 (3):251-267.
    : The President's Council on Bioethics has tried to make a distinctive contribution to the methodology of such public bodies in developing what it has styled a "richer bioethics." The Council's procedure contrasts with more modest methods of public bioethical deliberation employed by the United Kingdom's Warnock Committee. The practices of both bodies are held up against a backdrop of concerns about moral and political alienation, prompted by the limitations of moral reasoning and by moral dissent from state policy under (...)
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    John O. Nelson (1962). Mr. Hochberg on Moore. Review of Metaphysics 16 (1):119-132.
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    James Lindemann Nelson (2011). Hurts, Insults and Stigmas: A Comment on Murphy. Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (2):66-67.
    Both of the main points in Professor Murphy's paper seem to me clearly and effectively argued.1 It is incontrovertible that some people find hurtful the use of medical technologies to avoid the birth of children who, in the present order of things, would be disabled. No result from the philosophy of language, or anywhere else for that matter, can plausibly show otherwise. Indeed, even to speak of ‘legitimately interpreting’ events that cause one pain as ‘hurtful’, as Murphy does, seems a (...)
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    Julie A. Nelson (2004). Clocks, Creation and Clarity: Insights on Ethics and Economics From a Feminist Perspective. [REVIEW] Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (4):381 - 398.
    This essay discusses the origins, biases, and effects on contemporary discussions of economics and ethics of the unexamined use of the metaphor an economy is a machine. Both neoliberal economics and many critiques of capitalist systems take this metaphor as their starting point. The belief that economies run according to universal laws of motion, however, is shown to be based on a variety of rationalist thinking that – while widely held – is inadequate for explaining lived human experience. Feminist scholarship (...)
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  40. Jennifer Nelson (2003). Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement.
     
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    James Lindemann Nelson (2007). Synecdoche and Stigma. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 16 (4):475.
    In the portion of their reply directed to me, Professor Asch and Dr. Wasserman helpfully develop the synecdoche argument by highlighting its connections to stigma. I understand them to distinguish the situation of a woman making a decision concerning her pregnancy informed by prenatal testing from a woman making a similar decision informed by considerations of, for example, poverty, like so: In testing contexts, it will characteristically be the case that the woman's decision will be distorted by the stigma associated (...)
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    Jeffrey O. Nelson (2008). His Campus Was America. The Chesterton Review 34 (1-2):241-244.
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    Jack Nelson & David Welker (1975). Pleasure and the Intrinsically Desired. Analysis 35 (5):152 - 159.
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    James Lindemann Nelson (2000). Prenatal Diagnosis, Personal Identity, and Disability. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 10 (3):213-228.
    : A fascinating criticism of abortion occasioned by prenatal diagnosis of potentially disabling traits is that the complex of test-and-abortion sends a morally disparaging message to people living with disabilities. I have argued that available versions of this "expressivist" argument are inadequate on two grounds. The most fundamental is that, considered as a practice, abortions prompted by prenatal testing are not semantically well-behaved enough to send any particular message; they do not function as signs in a rule-governed symbol system. Further, (...)
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    Marion O'Brien, Jennifer Miner Weaver, Jackie A. Nelson, Susan D. Calkins, Esther M. Leerkes & Stuart Marcovitch (2011). Longitudinal Associations Between Children's Understanding of Emotions and Theory of Mind. Cognition and Emotion 25 (6):1074-1086.
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    James Lindemann Nelson (2009). Dealing Death and Retrieving Organs. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6 (3):285-291.
    It has recently been argued by Miller and Truog (2008) that, while procuring vital organs from transplant donors is typically the cause of their deaths, this violation of the requirement that donors be dead prior to the removal of their organs is not a cause for moral concern. In general terms, I endorse this heterodox conclusion, but for different and, as I think, more powerful reasons. I end by arguing that, even if it is agreed that retrieval of vital organs (...)
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    James Lindemann Nelson (2005). Trust and Transplants. American Journal of Bioethics 5 (4):26 – 28.
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    John O. Nelson (1961). Y-Propositions. Philosophical Studies 12 (5):65 - 72.
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    James Lindemann Nelson (2009). Alzheimer's Disease and Socially Extended Mentation. Metaphilosophy 40 (3-4):462-474.
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    Hilde Lindemann & James Lindemann Nelson (2008). The Romance of the Family. Hastings Center Report 38 (4):19-21.
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