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  1. Nicholas Dixon (forthcoming). Alcohol and Rape. Public Affairs Quarterly.
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  2. Cesar R. Torres, Jan Boxill, W. Miller Brown, Michael Burke, Nicholas Dixon, Randolf Feezell, Leslie Francis, Jeffrey Fry, Paul L. Gaffney & Mark Holowchak (2012). Associate Editor and Book Review Editor. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 39 (2).
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  3. Nicholas Dixon (2011). Handguns, Philosophers, and the Right to Self-Defense. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 25 (2):151-170.
    Within the last decade or so several philosophers have argued against handgun prohibition on the ground that it violates the right to self-defense. However, even these philosophers grant that the right to own handguns is not absolute and could be overridden if doing so would bring about an enormous social good. Analysis of intra-United States empirical data cited by gun rights advocates indicates that guns do not make us safer, while international data lends powerful support to the thesis that guns (...)
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  4. Nicholas Dixon (2010). A Critique of Violent Retaliation in Sport. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 37 (1):1-10.
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  5. Nicholas Dixon (2009). Why Mainstream Conservatives Should Support Government-Mandated Universal Health Care. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (1):1-15.
    Menzel and Light have argued that the conservative principle of self-sufficiency gives good reasons to strive for universal health coverage. This paper gives further reasons for connecting universal health care with self-sufficiency and continues Menzel’s and Light’s project in four more ways. First, a more extended analysis of a conservative conception of government shows how a general opposition to welfare programs is consistent with guaranteeing universal basic health care. Second, common fears about the abuse of health care when universal access (...)
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  6. Nicholas Dixon (2008). Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Paternalism, Meritocracy, and Harm to Sport. Journal of Social Philosophy 39 (2):246–268.
  7. Nicholas Dixon (2008). Trash Talking as Irrelevant to Athletic Excellence: Response to Summers. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 35 (1):90-96.
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  8. Nicholas Dixon (2007). Romantic Love, Appraisal, and Commitment. Philosophical Forum 38 (4):373–386.
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  9. Nicholas Dixon (2007). Sport, Parental Autonomy, and Children's Right to an Open Future. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 34 (2):147-159.
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  10. Nicholas Dixon (2007). Trash Talking, Respect for Opponents and Good Competition. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 1 (1):96 – 106.
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  11. Nicholas Dixon (2005). Modesty, Snobbery, and Pride. Journal of Value Inquiry 39 (3-4):415-429.
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  12. Nicholas Dixon (2003). Canadian Figure Skaters, French Judges, and Realism in Sport. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 30 (2):103-116.
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  13. Nicholas Dixon (2002). Light Trucks, Road Safety and the Environment. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 9 (2):59-67.
    Driving light trucks creates the risk of significant harm to other people. Compared to regular cars, light trucks endanger the occupants of other vehicles more and have a markedly more negative impact on the environment. Consequently, many people who currently drive light trucks ought to switch to smaller vehicles.
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  14. Nicholas Dixon (2001). Boxing, Paternalism, and Legal Moralism. Social Theory and Practice 27 (2):323-344.
    324 "we should impose a single legal restriction that would effectively eliminate boxing's main medical risk: a complete ban on blows to the head" against Mill's harm principle, is not possible to justify paternalism requires other paternalistic arguments 325 "the entire paternalism v. respect for autonomy debate as it applied to boxing is cast in nonconsequentialist terms" do we have any reason to suppose that boxers' decisions to enter the profession are lacking in autonomy? many fail the first hurdle: "having (...)
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  15. Nicholas Dixon (2001). Introduction to" The Philosophy of Love and Sex". Essays in Philosophy 2 (2):13.
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  16. Nicholas Dixon (2001). Rorty, Performance-Enhancing Drugs, and Change in Sport. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 28 (1):78-88.
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  17. Nicholas Dixon (2001). The Ethics of Supporting Sports Teams. Journal of Applied Philosophy 18 (2):149–158.
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  18. Nicholas Dixon (2000). The Inevitability of Disappointment: Reply to Feezell. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 27 (1):93-99.
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  19. Nicholas Dixon (1999). Handguns, Violent Crime, and Self-Defense. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 13 (2):239-260.
    By far the most plausible explanation of data on violent crime in the United States is that its high handgun ownership rate is a major causal factor. The only realistic way to significantly reduce violent crime in this country is an outright ban on private ownership of handguns. While such a ban would undeniably restrict one particular freedom, it would violate no rights. In particular, the unquestioned right to self-defense does not entail a right to own handguns, because the evidence (...)
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  20. Nicholas Dixon (1999). On Winning and Athletic Superiority. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 26 (1):10-26.
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  21. Nicholas Dixon (1999). The Adversary Method in Law and Philosophy. Philosophical Forum 30 (1):13–29.
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  22. Nicholas Dixon (1998). On the Difference Between Physician‐Assisted Suicide and Active Euthanasia. Hastings Center Report 28 (5):25-29.
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  23. Nicholas Dixon (1998). Why Losing by a Wide Margin is Not in Itself a Disgrace: Response to Hardman, Fox, McLaughlin and Zimmerman. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 25 (1):61-70.
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  24. Nicholas Dixon (1997). The Morality of Anti-Abortion Civil Disobedience. Public Affairs Quarterly 11 (1):21-38.
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  25. Nicholas Dixon (1996). The Morality of Intimate Faculty-Student Relationships. The Monist 79 (4):519-535.
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  26. Nicholas Dixon (1995). Abortion, Moral Neutrality, and Feminism. Philosophical Forum 26 (4):315-330.
     
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  27. Nicholas Dixon (1995). A Utilitarian Argument for Vegetarianism. Between the Species 11 (1):1.
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  28. Nicholas Dixon (1995). Reply: Feminism and Utilitarian Arguments for Vegetarianism: A Note on Alex Wellington's" Feminist Positions on Vegetarianism". Between the Species 11 (3):6.
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  29. Nicholas Dixon (1995). The Friendship Model of Filial Obligations. Journal of Applied Philosophy 12 (1):77-87.
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  30. Nicholas Dixon (1994). Dialogues Concerning the Foundations of Ethics. Teaching Philosophy 17 (3):277-279.
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  31. Nicholas Dixon (1992). On Sportsmanship and “Running Up the Score”. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 19 (1):1-13.
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  32. Nicholas Dixon (1990). History of Modern Philosophy as an Issues-Based Introductory Course. Teaching Philosophy 13 (3):253-263.
    My paper describes a method of teaching history of modern philosophy in a way which is accessible to students with no background in philosophy. The main innovation of the course is that the readings are organized around three themes: (1) theory of knowledge; (2) philosophy of religion; (3) the free will problem. This provides continuity between the readings, a feature often missing in historical courses. Moreover, seeing how different philosophical methods--rationalism (Descartes), empiricism (Hume), pragmatism (James), and twentieth century analytic philosophy (...)
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  33. Nicholas Dixon (1990). Vice and Virtue in Everday Life. Teaching Philosophy 13 (1):47-52.
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  34. Nicholas Dixon (1987). The Closing of the American Mind. Teaching Philosophy 10 (4):348-350.
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