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  1. Rodney C. Roberts (2014). Supererogation in an Ethics of Care. Philosophia 42 (3):597-602.
    Most philosophers who advance an ethics of care do not claim that their theories are meant to account for all of morality, or that they can, or should, replace the traditional Western philosophical approaches to moral theory. However, one care ethicist, Michael Slote, holds that his theory can be used to understand all of individual and political morality. Moreover, while Kantianism, utilitarianism, and both ancient and contemporary Aristotelian ethics are all uncomfortable with supererogation and are typically committed to assumptions that (...)
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  2. Rodney C. Roberts (2011). Utilitarianism and the Morality of Indefinite Detention. Criminal Justice Ethics 30 (1):69-73.
  3. Rodney C. Roberts (2007). Another Look at a Moral Statute of Limitations on Injustice. Journal of Ethics 11 (2):177 - 192.
    This paper addresses the question of whether a statute of limitations on injustice is morally justified. Rectificatory justice calls for the ascription of a right to rectification once an injustice has been perpetrated. To claim a moral statute of limitations on injustice is to claim a temporal limit on the moral legitimacy of rights to rectification. A moral statute of limitations on injustice (hereafter MSOL) establishes an amount of time following injustice after which claims of rectification can no longer be (...)
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  4. Rodney C. Roberts (2007). The American Value of Fear and the Indefinite Detention of Terrorist Suspects. Public Affairs Quarterly 21 (4):405-419.
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  5. Rodney C. Roberts (2006). The Counterfactual Conception of Compensation. Metaphilosophy 37 (3-4):414–428.
    : My aim in this essay is to remove some of the rubbish that lies in the way of an appropriate understanding of rectificatory compensation, by arguing for the rejection of the counterfactual conception of compensation. Although there is a significant extent to which contemporary theorists have relied upon this idea, the counterfactual conception of compensation is merely a popular assumption, having no positive argument in support of it. Moreover, it can make rendering compensation impossible, and absurd notions of compensation (...)
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  6. Rodney C. Roberts (2005). Criminalization and Compensation. Legal Theory 11 (2):143-162.
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  7. Rodney C. Roberts (2003). The Morality of a Moral Statute of Limitations on Injustice. Journal of Ethics 7 (1):115-138.
    This paper addresses the question of whether astatute of limitations on injustice is morallyjustified. Rectificatory justice calls for theascription of a right to rectification once aninjustice has been perpetrated. To claim amoral statute of limitations on injustice is toclaim a temporal limit on the moral legitimacyof rights to rectification. A moral statute oflimitations on injustice establishes an amountof time following injustice after which claimsof rectification can no longer be valid. Such astatute would put a time limit on the life ofall (...)
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  8. Rodney C. Roberts (2002). Injustice and Rectification.
     
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  9. Rodney C. Roberts (2002). Toward a Moral Psychology of Rectification: A Reply to Thomas and Boxill. Journal of Social Philosophy 33 (2):339–343.
  10. Rodney C. Roberts (2002). Teaching Writing-Intensive Undergraduate Philosophy Courses. Teaching Philosophy 25 (3):195-211.
    A number of colleges and universities offer writing intensive courses that emphasize writing as a primary means of learning. This paper presents an approach to teaching undergraduate philosophy courses that makes an effective use of writing as a means to teach students philosophy. The paper begins by discussing the aims and requirements of writing intensive philosophy courses and the nature of philosophical writing. In addition, five course activities are discussed along with a summary of the work required by both the (...)
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  11. Rodney C. Roberts (2001). Why Have the Injustices Perpetrated Against Blacks in America Not Been Rectified? Journal of Social Philosophy 32 (3):357–373.
  12. Rodney C. Roberts (1997). Rectificatory Justice and Social Groups. Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison
    In this dissertation I argue for a theory of rectificatory justice, and apply that theory to circumstances involving two social groups generally thought to have been historically wronged, viz., Native Americans and African Americans. ;Development of a conception of rectificatory justice is begun in Chapter 1 by examining the distinction between distributive justice and rectificatory justice, and by suggesting a theory of compensation. It is argued that the notion of compensation cannot provide an adequate ground for a species of justice. (...)
     
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