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  1. Greg Restall, Rebecca Kukla & Mark Lance, Appendix to Rebecca Kukla and Mark Lance 'Yo!' And 'Lo!': The Pragmatic Topography of the Space of Reasons.
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  2. Rebecca Kukla, Talking Back: Monstrosity, Mundanity, and Cynicism in Television Talk Shows.
    Fertile grounds for theoretical inquiry can be found in the oddest corners. Contemporary television programming provides viewers with several talk shows of the grotesque, as I will call them, in which the aim of each episode is to put some monstrous human phenomenon on display with the help of a host and a participating studio audience. In this paper I will try to support the unlikely claim that these talk shows, which include The Jerry Springer Show and Sally Jesse Raphael (...)
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  3. Mark Lance & Rebecca Kukla, Perception, Language, and the First Person.
    Pragmatism has enjoyed a major resurgence in Anglo-American philosophy over the course of the last decade or two, and Robert Brandom’s work – particularly his 1994 tome Making it Explicit (MIE) – has been at the vanguard of this resurgence (Brandom 1994).2 But pragmatism comes in several surprisingly distinct flavours. Authors such as Hubert Dreyfus find their roots in certain parts of Heidegger and in phenomenologists such as Merleau-Ponty, and they privilege embodied, preconceptual skills as opposed to discursive practices as (...)
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  4. Rebecca Kukla (forthcoming). Virginia A. Sharpe Teaches Environ. Hastings Center Report.
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  5. Rebecca Kukla & Harry R. Moody (forthcoming). The Ethical Force Program is a Multi. Hastings Center Report.
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  6. Eric Winsberg, Bryce Huebner & Rebecca Kukla (forthcoming). Accountability and Values in Radically Collaborative Research. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A.
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  7. John D. Arras, Elizabeth Fenton & Rebecca Kukla (eds.) (2014). The Routledge Companion to Bioethics. Routledge.
    The Routledge Companion to Bioethics is a comprehensive reference guide to a wide range of contemporary concerns in bioethics. The volume orients the reader in a changing landscape shaped by globalization, health disparities, and rapidly advancing technologies. Bioethics has begun a turn toward a systematic concern with social justice, population health, and public policy. While also covering more traditional topics, this volume fully captures this recent shift and foreshadows the resulting developments in bioethics. It highlights emerging issues such as climate (...)
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  8. Rebecca Kukla (2014). Living with Pirates. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 23 (1):75-85.
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  9. Rebecca Kukla (2014). Performative Force, Convention, and Discursive Injustice. Hypatia 29 (2):440-457.
    I explore how gender can shape the pragmatics of speech. In some circumstances, when a woman deploys standard discursive conventions in order to produce a speech act with a specific performative force, her utterance can turn out, in virtue of its uptake, to have a quite different force—a less empowering force—than it would have if performed by a man. When members of a disadvantaged group face a systematic inability to produce a specific kind of speech act that they are entitled (...)
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  10. Rebecca Kukla (2014). Response to Strong and Beauchamp. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 23 (1):99-103.
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  11. Rebecca Kukla & Mark Lance (2014). Intersubjectivity and Receptive Experience. Southern Journal of Philosophy 52 (1):22-42.
    Wilfrid Sellars's iconic exposé of the ‘myth of the given’ taught us that experience must present the world to us as normatively laden, in the sense that the contents of experience must license inferences, rule out and justify various beliefs, and rationalize actions. Somehow our beliefs must be governed by the objects as they present themselves to us. Often this requirement is cashed out using language that attributes agent-like properties to objects: we are described as ‘accountable to’ objects, while objects (...)
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  12. Rebecca Kukla (2013). Editorial Note. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 23 (4):vii-x.
    It gives me great pleasure to introduce the December 2013 issue of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal—our ninety-second!—and to introduce myself as the new Editor-in-Chief of the journal. For almost a quarter of a century, from its special vantage point in Washington, D.C., and at Georgetown University’s Joseph and Rose Kennedy Institute of Ethics, the KIEJ has served as a leading source for practically engaged, policy-relevant philosophical work in bioethics, broadly construed. Under the expert stewardship of Robert Veatch and (...)
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  13. Mark Lance & Rebecca Kukla (2013). Leave the Gun; Take the Cannoli! The Pragmatic Topography of Second-Person Calls. Ethics 123 (3):456-478.
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  14. Henry S. Richardson, Chike Jeffers, Kieran Oberman, Mark Lance, Rebecca Kukla, Sebastian Köhler, William MacAskill, Robert Gooding-Williams, We Burghardt du Bois & Ty Raterman (2013). 10. Gillian Russell, Truth in Virtue of Meaning: A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction Gillian Russell, Truth in Virtue of Meaning: A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction (Pp. 586-592). [REVIEW] Ethics 123 (3).
     
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  15. Rebecca Kukla (2012). “Author TBD”: Radical Collaboration in Contemporary Biomedical Research. Philosophy of Science 79 (5):845-858.
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  16. Rebecca Kukla (2010). Analytic Philosophy and the Return of Hegelian Thought (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (1):pp. 113-115.
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  17. Rebecca Kukla (2009). Communicating Consent. Hastings Center Report 39 (3):45-47.
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  18. Rebecca Kukla (2009). The Phrenological Impulse and the Morphology of Character. In Sue Campbell, Letitia Meynell & Susan Sherwin (eds.), Embodiment and Agency. Pennsylvania State University Press. 76--99.
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  19. Rebecca Kukla, Miriam Kuppermann, Margaret Little, Anne Drapkin Lyerly, Lisa M. Mitchell, Elizabeth M. Armstrong & Lisa Harris (2009). Finding Autonomy in Birth. Bioethics 23 (1):1-8.
    Over the last several years, as cesarean deliveries have grown increasingly common, there has been a great deal of public and professional interest in the phenomenon of women 'choosing' to deliver by cesarean section in the absence of any specific medical indication. The issue has sparked intense conversation, as it raises questions about the nature of autonomy in birth. Whereas mainstream bioethical discourse is used to associating autonomy with having a large array of choices, this conception of autonomy does not (...)
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  20. Anne Drapkin Lyerly, Lisa M. Mitchell, Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong, Lisa H. Harris, Rebecca Kukla, Miriam Kuppermann & Margaret Olivia Little (2009). Risk and the Pregnant Body. Hastings Center Report 39 (6):34-42.
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  21. Rebecca Kukla (2008). Measuring Mothering. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 1 (1):67 - 90.
    As a culture, we have a tendency to measure motherhood in terms of a set of signal moments that have become the focus of special social attention and anxiety; we interpret these as emblematic summations of women's mothering abilities. Women's performances during these moments can seem to exhaust the story of mothering, and mothers often internalize these measures and evaluate their own mothering in terms of them. "Good" mothers are those who pass a series of tests—they bond properly during their (...)
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  22. Rebecca Kukla (2008). Naturalizing Objectivity. Perspectives on Science 16 (3):pp. 285-302.
    We can understand objectivity, in the broadest sense of the term, as epistemic accountability to the real. Since at least the 1986 publication of Sandra Harding’s The Science Question in Feminism, so-called standpoint epistemologists have sought to build an understanding of such objectivity that does not essentially anchor it to a dislocated, ‘view from nowhere’ stance on the part of the judging subject. Instead, these theorists have argued that a proper understanding of objectivity must recognize that different agential standpoints offer (...)
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  23. Rebecca Kukla (2007). How Do Patients Know? Hastings Center Report 37 (5):27-35.
    : The way patients make health care decisions is much more complicated than is often recognized. Patient autonomy allows both that patients will sometimes defer to clinicians and that they should sometimes be active inquirers, ready to question their clinicians and do some independent research. At the same time, patients' active inquiry requires clinicians' support.
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  24. Rebecca Kukla (2007). Holding the Body of Another. Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 11 (2):397-408.
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  25. Rebecca Kukla (2007). Resituating the Principle of Equipoise: Justice and Access to Care in Non-Ideal Conditions. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 17 (3):171-202.
    : The principle of equipoise traditionally is grounded in the special obligations of physician-investigators to provide research participants with optimal care. This grounding makes the principle hard to apply in contexts with limited health resources, to research that is not directed by physicians, or to non-therapeutic research. I propose a different version of the principle of equipoise that does not depend upon an appeal to the Hippocratic duties of physicians and that is designed to be applicable within a wider range (...)
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  26. Rebecca Kukla (2007). The Dream of the Perfect Child (Review). Hypatia 22 (4):199-203.
  27. Rebecca Kukla (2007). The Dream of the Perfect Child by Joan Rothschild. Hypatia 22 (4):199-203.
  28. Rebecca Kukla (ed.) (2006). Aesthetics and Cognition in Kant's Critical Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
    This volume explores the relationship between Kant's aesthetic theory and his critical epistemology as articulated in the Critique of Pure Reason and the Critique of the Power of Judgment. The essays, written specially for this volume, revise our understanding of core elements of Kant's epistemology, such as his notions of discursive understanding, experience, and objective judgment. They also demonstrate a rich grasp of Kant's critical epistemology that enables a deeper understanding of his aesthetics. Collectively, the essays reveal that Kant's critical (...)
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  29. Rebecca Kukla (2006). Ethics and Ideology in Breastfeeding Advocacy Campaigns. Hypatia 21 (1):157-181.
    : Mothers serve as an important layer of the health-care system, with special responsibilities to care for the health of families and nations. In our social discourse, we tend to treat maternal "choices" as though they were morally and causally self-contained units of influence with primary control over children's health. In this essay, I use infant feeding as a lens for examining the ethical contours of mothers' caretaking practices and responsibilities, as they are situated within cultural meanings and institutional pressures. (...)
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  30. Rebecca Kukla (2006). Introduction: Maternal Bodies. Hypatia 21 (1).
  31. Rebecca Kukla (2006). Introduction : Placing the Aesthetic in Kant's Critical Epistemology. In , Aesthetics and Cognition in Kant's Critical Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
  32. Rebecca Kukla (2006). Objectivity and Perspective in Empirical Knowledge. Episteme 3 (1-2):80-95.
    Epistemologists generally think that genuine warrant that is available to anyone must be available to everyone who is exposed to the relevant causal inputs and is able and willing to properly exercise her rationality. The motivating idea behind this requirement is roughly that an objective view is one that is not bound to a particular perspective. In this paper I ask whether the aperspectivality of our warrants is a precondition for securing the objectivity of our claims. I draw upon a (...)
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  33. Rebecca Kukla (2006). Review of Slavoj Iek, Rex Butler (Ed.), Scott Stephens (Ed.), Interrogating the Real. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (4).
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  34. Rebecca Kukla (2005). Conscientious Autonomy: Displacing Decisions in Health Care. Hastings Center Report 35 (2):34-44.
    : The standard bioethics account is that respecting patient autonomy means ensuring patients make their own decisions. In fact, respecting patient autonomy often has more to do with the overall shape and meaning of patients' health care regimes, and sometimes, at least, patients will very reasonably defer to medical authority.
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  35. Rebecca Kukla (2005). Mass Hysteria: Medicine, Culture, and Mothers' Bodies. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  36. Rebecca Kukla (2005). The Antinomies of Impure Reason: Rousseau and Kant on the Metaphysics of Truth-Telling. Inquiry 48 (3):203 – 231.
    Truth-telling is a project that is both gripping and problematic for Rousseau, as he is both captured by an ideal of telling as complete, undistorted discernment, documentation and communication, and also haunted by the fear that telling can never be this innocent. For Rousseau, as for Kant, telling does not leave the told untouched; rather, telling gives us a type of contact with objects that is marked and mediated by the process of telling itself, and hence the possibility of immediately (...)
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  37. Rebecca Kukla (2002). Attention and Blindness. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 32 (Supplement):319-346.
  38. Rebecca Kukla (2002). Rousseau's Republican Romance (Review). Hypatia 17 (2):174-183.
  39. Rebecca Kukla (2002). The Ontology and Temporality of Conscience. Continental Philosophy Review 35 (1):1-34.
    Philosophers have often posited a foundational calling voice, such that hearing its call constitutes subjects as responsive and responsible negotiators of normative claims. I give the name ldquo;transcendental conscience to that which speaks in this founding, constitutive voice. The role of transcendental conscience is not – or not merely – to normatively bind the subject, but to constitute the possibility of the subject's being bound by any particular, contentful normative claims in the first place. I explore the ontological and temporal (...)
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  40. Rebecca Kukla (2002). Book Review: Elizabeth Rose Wingrove. Rousseau's Republican Romance. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2000. [REVIEW] Hypatia 17 (2):174-183.
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  41. Rebecca Kukla & Laura Ruetsche (2002). Contingent Natures and Virtuous Knowers: Could Epistemology Be 'Gendered'? Canadian Journal of Philosophy 32 (3):389 - 418.
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  42. Rebecca Kukla (2000). How to Get an Interpretivist Committed. Protosociology 14:180-221.
     
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  43. Rebecca Kukla (2000). Myth, Memory and Misrecognition in Sellars' ``Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind''. Philosophical Studies 101 (2-3):161-211.
  44. Sarah Hardy & Rebecca Kukla (1999). A Paramount Narrative: Exploring Space on the Starship Enterprise. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 57 (2):177-191.
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  45. Rebecca Kukla (1999). Michael Davis, The Autobiography of Philosophy: Rousseau's Reveries of The Solitary Walker Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 19 (6):398-401.
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  46. Rebecca Kukla (1998). Reading Literature After Hegel. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 12 (4):245 - 254.
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  47. Rebecca Kukla (1996). Decentering women. Metaphilosophy 27 (1-2):28-52.
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  48. Rebecca Kukla (1996). The Coupling of Human Souls: Rousseau and the Problem of Gender Relations. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 46:57-92.
     
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  49. Rebecca Kukla (1992). Causation as a Natural and as a Philosophical Relation. Eidos 10: 161-178.
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  50. Rebecca Kukla (1992). Cognitive Models and Representation. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (2):219-32.
    Several accounts of representation in cognitive systems have recently been proposed. These look for a theory that will establish how a representation comes to have a certain content, and how these representations are used by cognitive systems. Covariation accounts are unsatisfactory, as they make intelligent reasoning and cognition impossible. Cummins' interpretation-based account cannot explain the distinction between cognitive and non-cognitive systems, nor how certain cognitive representations appear to have intrinsic meaning. Cognitive systems can be defined as model-constructers, or systems that (...)
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