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  1. Peter J. King (2008). No Plaything: Ethical Issues Concerning Child-Pornography. [REVIEW] Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11 (3):327 - 345.
    Academic discussion of pornography is generally restricted to issues arising from the depiction of adults. I argue that child-pornography is a more complex matter, and that generally accepted moral judgements concerning pornography in general have to be revised when children are involved. I look at the question of harm to the children involved, the consumers, and society in general, at the question of blame, and at the possibility of a morally acceptable form of child-pornography. My approach involves an objectivist meta-ethics (...)
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    Peter J. King (1993). Lycan on Lewis and Meinong. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 93:193 - 201.
    In his 1988 review of On the Plurality of Worlds (Lycan [1988]), William Lycan argued that what he called Lewis's 'mad-dog modal realism' (also 'rape-and-loot modal realism' and 'nuclear-holocaust modal realism' - I suspect that some reference to the supposed extremity of Lewis's position is intended) rested upon an unanalysed modal notion. Lycan accepted that actualists all seemed to be stuck with such unanalysed notions (adding that his own was the notion of compatibility as applied to pairs of properties), but (...)
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    Peter J. King (1995). Other Times. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (4):532 – 547.
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    Peter J. King (2008). No Plaything: Ethical Issues Concerning Child-Pornography. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11 (3):327-345.
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    James L. Hyland, Teresa Iglesias, Peter J. King, Ciaran McGlynn, Jaime Nubiola, Brian O'Connor, Patrick Gorevan, Rachel Vaughan & Máire O'Neill (1994). Books Briefly Noted. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 2 (1):173-179.
    Political Freedom By George G. Brenkert Routledge, 1991. Pp. 278. ISBN 0?415?03372?1. £35 hbk. Wittgenstein: A Bibliographical Guide By Guido Frongia and Brian McGuinness Basil Blackwell, 1990. Pp. x + 438. ISBN 00631?13765?3. £60.00. Metaphysics By Peter van Inwagen Oxford University Press, 1993. Pp. xiii + 222. ISBN 0?19?8751400. £11.95 pbk. The Nature of Moral Thinking By Francis Snare Routledge, 1992. Pp. 187. ISBN 0?415?04709?9. £9.99 pbk. Filosofía analitica hoy: Encuentro de tradiciones Edited by Mercedes Torrevejano Servicio de Publications Universidade (...)
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    Peter J. King, Slogans and Blinkers.
    A referendum on abortion in the Republic of Ireland a while ago was strongly influenced by a curious case that aroused great controversy. You probably remember it, but I'll briefly recap the main points. A (very) young rape victim wanted an abortion (or her parents wanted it for her -- I'm not really sure, but it doesn't matter here). She was not only denied it, abortion being illegal in the Republic, but was prevented by a court ruling from going to (...)
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    Peter J. King (1993). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Mind 102 (408):692-693.
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    Peter J. King (1992). African Philosophy: The Essential Readings. Philosophical Books 33 (2):83-86.
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    Peter J. King & Andrea Christofidou (1992). Scepticism: Interdisciplinary Approaches (Proceedings on the Second International Symposium of Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Research, 1988). Philosophical Books 33 (3):154-155.
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  10. Peter J. King (2004). One Hundred Philosophers: The Life and Work of the World's Greatest Thinkers. Barron's Educational Series.
    For some of the world's great thinkers, including Aristotle, Aquinas, and Hegel, philosophy is a vast system of fixed, capital-T Truth for humankind to discover, explore and comprehend. For others, even among those with philosophies as diverse as William James and Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosophy is simply a tool, or a process for ascertaining individual factual truths specific to a given time and place. It is often said that if you ask any ten philosophers to define their subject, you're likely to (...)
     
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  11. Peter J. King (2004). One Hundred Philosophers a Guide to the World's Greatest Thinkers.
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  12. Peter J. King (1995). Philosophy Around the Web. S.N.
     
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  13. Peter J. King (1994). Peter van Inwagen, "Metaphysics". International Journal of Philosophical Studies 2 (1):174.
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  14. Peter J. King (1995). The Ontology of Possible Worlds.
     
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