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  1. Piers Benn (2014). The Gay Marriage Debate – Afterthoughts. Think 13 (36):23-31.
    This article analyses some familiar arguments both for, and against, same-sex civil marriage. I argue that it is not enough to defend gay marriage by a simple appeal to equality, unless one addresses the view that same-sex marriage would be contrary to the objective nature and purpose of marriage. I illustrate the ways in which a stand-off is reached in discussions of this particular matter. I also suggest that there is a mystery about what the from a faithful relationship to (...)
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  2. Piers Benn (2013). Commentary: Withholding Treatment From a Drug Addict: Poor Prognosis or Just Deserts? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 22 (4):402-404.
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  3. Piers Benn (2013). The Face of God. By Roger Scruton. . Pp. X + 186. Price £18.99.). [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 63 (253):819-821.
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  4. Piers Benn (2013). The Face of God. Philosophical Quarterly 63 (253):819-821.
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  5. Piers Benn (2010). Can Addicts Help It? Philosophy Now 80:17-20.
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  6. Piers Benn, John Rogers & Rick Lewis (2010). Remembering Antony Flew. Philosophy Now 79:41-43.
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  7. Adam Swift, Richard Swinburne, Frank Jackson, Piers Benn, Richard Double, Marilyn Mason, Roy Jackson, Michael Ruse, Alan Sidelle & Michael Bradie (2009). Issue Six• Spring 2004. In David Papineau (ed.), Philosophy. Oxford University Press. 175003.
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  8. Piers Benn (2007). Disease, Addiction and the Freedom to Resist. Philosophical Papers 36 (3):465-481.
    ‘Twelve Step' recovery programmes such as Alcoholics Anonymous teach that an alcoholic, or other addict, has a disease, and needs to accept that she is ‘powerless' over her addiction before recovery can begin. However, the disease model of addiction has been criticised on the grounds that some addicts recover without external intervention. This critique is questionable, not because such recovery does not occur, but because many genuine diseases are self-limiting. However, the disease model is better criticised on other grounds. Central (...)
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  9. Rachel Cooper, Chris Megone, Jeremy Simon, Anthony Wrigley, Jennifer Radden & Piers Benn (2007). The Concept of Disease. Philosophical Papers 36 (3):343-481.
  10. Piers Benn (2006). Is Atheism a Faith Position? Think 5 (13):25-34.
    In a recent issue of Think , Brenda Watson suggested that atheism is also a ‘faith position’. Here, Piers Benn looks more closely at this often-made suggestion.
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  11. Piers Benn (2005). The Role of Conscience in Medical Ethics. In Nafsika Athanassoulis (ed.), Philosophical Reflections on Medical Ethics. Palgrave Macmillan.
     
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  12. Piers Benn (2004). Dead Fetuses and Insulting Displays. Think 2 (6):25.
    Piers Benn explores the moral ramifications of a recent court case involving the Pro-Life Alliance.
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  13. Piers Benn (2004). The Identity Trap. The Philosophers' Magazine 25 (25):42-43.
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  14. Piers Benn (2003). ETHICS Piers Benn. In John Shand (ed.), Fundamentals of Philosophy. Routledge. 94.
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  15. Piers Benn (2003). Soham, Widdecombe and the Death Penalty. Think 1 (3):83.
    The recent murder of two schoolgirls in Soham provoked calls for a return of the death penalty. Piers Benn examines the case for execution.
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  16. Piers Benn (2003). The Responsibility of the Psychiatric Offender: Commentary on Ciocchetti. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 10 (2):189-192.
  17. Piers Benn (2002). Miss B and Mrs Pretty. Think 1 (2):57.
    Piers Benn, lecturer in medical ethics at Imperial College, London, discusses two recent medical cases involving the so-called ‘right to die’ explaining how the cases differ legally and, perhaps, ethically.
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  18. Piers Benn (2002). R.M. Hare. Philosophy Now 35:39-39.
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  19. Piers Benn (2001). Health Care Ethics. Journal of Applied Philosophy 18 (2):197–199.
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  20. Piers Benn (2000). Ruling Passions. [REVIEW] Philosophy 75 (3):452-462.
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  21. Piers Benn (2000). Ruling Passions by Simon Blackburn Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1998, X + 334pp. [REVIEW] Philosophy 75 (3):452-462.
  22. Piers Benn & T. D. J. Chappell (2000). Ethics. Philosophical Quarterly 50 (200):410-412.
    In this engaged and engaging survey Piers Benn examines the major currents of ethical theory, concentrating on sound reasoning about morality. Benn's account offers a qualified defence of Aristotelian virtue theory, while bringing out what is distinctive and valuable in a broad range of approaches, such as those of Kant and the Utilitarians. His examples emphasize the ordinary choices of everyday life - gossip, friendship, honesty, sexual relations, work, and self-realization.
     
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  23. Piers Benn (1999). Freedom, Resentment, and the Psychopath. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 6 (1):29-39.
    This paper discusses the moral responsibility of psychopaths for their anti-social actions. Starting from P. F. Strawson's discussion of our participant reactive attitudes, which stresses their indispensability for meaningful human relations, the paper contrasts a variety of "normal" wrongdoers with psychopaths. It suggests that the latter are often seriously deficient in their capacity to entertain these attitudes, and that their resulting lack of proper self-evaluation may explain both their callousness and their imprudence. It is then argued that only creatures able (...)
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  24. Piers Benn (1999). Is Sex Morally Special? Journal of Applied Philosophy 16 (3):235–245.
  25. Piers Benn (1999). Matthews's Moral Vision. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 6 (4):317-319.
  26. Piers Benn (1999). Response to the Commentaries. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 6 (1):57-58.
  27. Piers Benn (1999). Some Uncertainties About Agnosticism. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 46 (3):171-188.
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  28. Piers Benn (1998). Morality, the Unborn, and the Open Future. In Robin Le Poidevin (ed.), Questions of Time and Tense. Oxford University Press. 207--220.
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  29. Dr Piers Benn & Piers Benn (1997). Ethics. Routledge.
    This introduction to ethics judiciously combines moral theory with applied ethics to give an opportunity for students to develop acute thinking About Ethical Matters.; The Author Begins Motivating A Concern For moral discourse by dispelling often met objections over relativism and subjectivity. interweaving normative and meta-ethical considerations, a convincing modern account of moral thinking emerges.; Moral theories - consequentialism, Kantianism, contractualism - are explained and illustrated in a way that holds the reader's attention, and students of ethics will take away (...)
     
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  30. Piers Benn (1996). Forgiveness and Loyalty. Philosophy 71 (277):369 - 383.
    Contemporary moral philosophy rightly gives an important place not only to theories of right action, but to the nature and value of our interpersonal moral attitudes, including such reactions as resentment, admiration and forgiveness. Whilst these concerns have always been of interest to theologians and psychologists, their philosophical importance partly derives from wider concerns about the nature of persons. The recent resurgence, for instance, of retributivist theories of punishment, which are finding favour among many philosophical writers, largely bases itself on (...)
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  31. Piers Benn & Suzanne Uniacke (1995). Permissible Killing. Philosophical Quarterly 45 (181):550.
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  32. Piers Benn (1994). Political Theory. History of European Ideas 18 (3):448-449.
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  33. Piers Benn (1994). Sense and Sexual Harassment. Cogito 8 (2):135-141.
  34. Piers Benn (1994). The Shackles of Superstition. Philosophy Now 10:5-8.
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  35. Piers Benn (1993). My Own Death. The Monist 76 (2):235-251.
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  36. Piers Benn (1993). Pornography, Degradation and Rhetoric. Cogito 7 (2):127-134.
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  37. Piers Benn (1993). The Gentle and Easy Death. Philosophy Now 6:5-9.
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  38. Piers Benn (1992). AIDS and Sexual Morality. Philosophy Now 4:5-8.
  39. Piers Benn (1992). On Being Politically Incorrect. Philosophy Now 3:8-11.
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  40. Piers Benn (1988). Moral Principles and Social Values. Philosophical Books 29 (3):165-166.
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