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  1. Sissela Bok (forthcoming). At the Juncture of Theory and Practice. Hastings Center Report.
     
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  2. Sissela Bok (2014). Trust but Verify. Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (7):446-446.
    I agree with Dr Eyal that the ‘trust-promotion argument for informed consent’ fails to account for common sense intuitions about informed consent.1 Appealing to ‘social trust, especially trust in caretakers and medical institutions’ cannot, by itself, justify informed consent requirements. And stipulating, in the trust-promoting argument's first clause, that such trust is necessary is an invitation to abuse, in healthcare systems as much as in political systems. Those who are asked to give their informed consent to medical procedures have every (...)
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  3. Sissela Bok (2010). Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works. Common Knowledge 16 (3):558-559.
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  4. Sissela Bok (2009). Forgiveness: A Philosophical Explanation. Common Knowledge 15 (1):95-96.
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  5. Sissela Bok (2006). “NO ONE TO RECEIVE IT”? Simone Weil's Unforeseen Legacy. Common Knowledge 12 (2):252-260.
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  6. Sissela Bok (2005). The Monk and the Philosopher: Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life. Common Knowledge 11 (3):494-495.
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  7. Sissela Bok (2002). Common Values. University of Missouri.
    In Common Values, Sissela Bok asks what moral values, if any, might be capable of being shared across national, ethnic, religious, and other boundaries, under what circumstances, and with what qualifications.
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  8. Sissela Bok (2000). Autobiography as a Moral Battleground. In Daniel L. Schacter & Elaine Scarry (eds.), Memory, Brain, and Belief. Harvard Univ Pr 307--324.
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  9. Sissela Bok (2000). Henry Sidgwick's Practical Ethics. Utilitas 12 (03):361-.
    How practical can ethics be? To what extent is it possible to put ethics , in the words of Samuel Johnson? In Practical Ethics, Henry Sidgwick offers the distillation of a lifetime of reflection on how to relate moral theory and practice. This book provides both a model and a cautionary example. Its lucid, urbane, and broad-gauged approach to practical moral issues is exemplary; but its very lucidity also exposes the moral risks in Sidgwick's attempt to isolate deliberation about these (...)
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  10. Gerald Dworkin, R. G. Frey & Sissela Bok (2000). Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide-For and Against. Mind 109 (436):893-896.
     
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  11. Sissela Bok (1999/1979). Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life. Vintage Books.
    A thoughtful addition to the growing debate over public and private morality. Looks at lying and deception in law, family, medicine, government.
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  12. Gerald Dworkin, R. G. Frey & Sissela Bok (1998). Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide. Cambridge University Press.
    The moral issues involved in doctors assisting patients to die with dignity are of absolutely central concern to the medical profession, ethicists, and the public at large. The debate is fuelled by cases that extend far beyond passive euthanasia to the active consideration of killing by physicians. The need for a sophisticated but lucid exposition of the two sides of the argument is now urgent. This book supplies that need. Two prominent philosophers, Gerald Dworkin and R. G. Frey present the (...)
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  13. Sissela Bok (1996). At the Juncture of Theory and Practice: Remarks on Receiving the Henry Knowles Beecher Award. Hastings Center Report 26 (3):5-8.
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  14. Sissela Bok (1995). Shading the Truth in Seeking Informed Consent for Research Purposes. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 5 (1):1-17.
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  15. Sissela Bok (1994). Voluntary Euthanasia: Private and Public Imperatives. Hastings Center Report 24 (3):19-20.
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  16. Sissela Bok (1993). What Basis for Morality? The Monist 76 (3):349-359.
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  17. Sissela Bok (1993). Impaired Physicians: What Should Patients Know? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2 (03):331-.
    What should patients know about the degree to which their physicians may be impaired—unable, in the words of the American Medical Association , “to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason of physical or mental illness, including alcoholism and drug dependence”? What patients do in fact find out about such matters as alcohol or other drug abuse by, say, the surgeon or the anesthesiologist in charge of their care is another matter altogether; most patients learn about (...)
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  18. Sissela Bok (1992). Deceit. In Lawrence C. Becker & Charlotte B. Becker (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Ethics. Garland Publishing Inc 2.
     
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  19. Sissela Bok (1992). The Search for a Shared Ethics. Common Knowledge 1 (3):12-25.
     
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  20. Sissela Bok (1991). Reassessing Sartre. The Harvard Review of Philosophy 1 (1):48-58.
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  21. Sissela Bok (1990). Early Advocates of Lasting World Peace: Utopians or Realists? Ethics and International Affairs 4 (1):145–162.
    Realist thinkers who once rejected the moral claims of the possibility of a lasting world peace now take the position that the goal of attaining it is clearly worth striving for, "however utopian it seemed when first advocated.".
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  22. Sissela Bok (1988). Kant's Arguments in Support of the Maxim ?Do What is Right Though the World Should Perish? Argumentation 2 (1):7-25.
    This article takes up the challenge that the motto “Do What is Right Though the World Should Perish” invites for an answer to Kant's arguments in defense of the motto. His argumentation is discussed, as well as the underlying assumptions concerning the role of Providence, the rejection of moral conflict, and the prudential risks associated with abandoning moral absolutism. The first two are rejected, the third seen as only partially tenable. Finally, the question is taken up what to do about (...)
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  23. Sissela Bok (1988). Lying and Lies to the Sick and Dying. In Joan C. Callahan (ed.), Ethical Issues in Professional Life. Oxford University Press 141--150.
     
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  24. Sissela Bok (1987). Bookend. Business Ethics 1 (3):18-18.
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  25. Sissela Bok (1986). On Opening Human Experimentation to Moral Debate. Hastings Center Report 16 (5):10-11.
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  26. Sissela Bok (1985). Distrust, Secrecy, and the Arms Race. Ethics 95 (3):712-727.
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  27. Sissela Bok (1983). The Limits of Confidentiality. Hastings Center Report 13 (1):24-31.
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  28. Sissela Bok (1982/1984). Secrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation. Oxford University Press.
    Shows how the ethical issues raised by secrets and secrecy in our careers or private lives take us to the heart of the critical questions of private and public morality.
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  29. Sissela Bok (1982). Book Review:Manipulatory Politics. Robert E. Goodin. [REVIEW] Ethics 93 (1):177-.
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  30. Daniel Callahan & Sissela Bok (1980). Ethics Teaching in Higher Education. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  31. Sissela Bok (1978). Lying to Children. Hastings Center Report 8 (3):10-13.
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  32. John A. Behnke & Sissela Bok (1977). The Dilemmas of Euthanasia. Philosophical Review 86 (2):233-235.
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  33. Sissela Bok (1975). Research, Casual or Planned? Hastings Center Report 5 (3):25-26.
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  34. Sissela Bok (1973). The Dilemmas of Euthanasia Arranged by Sissela Bok. Euthanasia and the Care of the Dying. BioScience 23 (8):461-466.
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  35. Sissela Bok (1971). The Leading Edge of the Wedge. Hastings Center Report 1 (3):9-11.
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