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  1. Soran Reader (2011). Ethical Necessities. Philosophy 86 (04):589-607.
    In this paper I introduce my work in ethics, inviting others to draw on my approach to address the ethical issues that concern them. I set up the Centre for Ethical Philosophy at Durham University in 2007 to plug a puzzling gap in philosophical work to help us help the world. In 1. I set out ethical philosophy. In 2. I consider some implications, for example, that to do good we must pay much more attention to the beings around us, (...)
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  2. Soran Reader (2008). Abortion, Killing, and Maternal Moral Authority. Hypatia 23 (1):132-149.
    : A threat to women is obscured when we treat "abortion-as-evacuation" as equivalent to "abortion-as-killing." This holds only if evacuating a fetus kills it. As technology advances, the equivalence will fail. Any feminist account of abortion that relies on the equivalence leaves moral room for women to be required to give up their fetuses to others when it fails. So an account of the justification of abortion-as-killing is needed that does not depend on the equivalence.
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  3. Soran Reader (2007). Cosmopolitan Pacifism. Journal of Global Ethics 3 (1):87 – 103.
    In this paper I argue that cosmopolitanism prohibits war and requires a global approach to criminal justice. My argument proceeds by drawing out some implications of the core cosmopolitan intuition that every human being has a moral status which constrains how they may be treated. In the first part of this paper, I describe cosmopolitanism. In the second part, Cosmopolitanism and War, I analyse violence, consider the standards cosmopolitanism sets for its justification, and argue that war fails to meet them. (...)
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  4. Soran Reader (2007). Needs and Moral Necessity. Routledge.
    runaway pram, in terms that made no mention of the baby's need to be saved but which referred only to the agent's character and skill and excellent life, ...
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  5. Soran Reader (2007). The Other Side of Agency. Philosophy 82 (4):579-604.
    In our philosophical tradition and our wider culture, we tend to think of persons as agents. This agential conception is flattering, but in this paper I will argue that it conceals a more complex truth about what persons are. In 1. I set the issues in context. In 2. I critically explore four features commonly presented as fundamental to personhood in versions of the agential conception: action, capability, choice and independence. In 3. I argue that each of these agential features (...)
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  6. Soran Reader (2006). Does a Basic Needs Approach Need Capabilities? Journal of Political Philosophy 14 (3):337–350.
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  7. Soran Reader (2005). Aristotle on Necessities and Needs. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 80 (57):113-.
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  8. Soran Reader (2005). Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self by Susan Brison. Princeton University Press. 2002. $29.25. Philosophy 80 (2):300-303.
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  9. Soran Reader (2005). Reasons and Purposes. International Philosophical Quarterly 45 (3):410-412.
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  10. Soran Reader (2005). Review: Reviews. [REVIEW] Philosophy 80 (312):300 - 303.
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  11. Soran Reader & Gillian Brock (2004). Needs, Moral Demands and Moral Theory. Utilitas 16 (3):251-266.
    In this article we argue that the concept of need is as vital for moral theory as it is for moral life. In II we analyse need and its normativity in public and private moral practice. In III we describe simple cases which exemplify the moral demandingness of needs, and argue that the significance of simple cases for moral theory is obscured by the emphasis in moral philosophy on unusual cases. In IV we argue that moral theories are inadequate if (...)
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  12. Soran Reader (2003). Distance, Relationship and Moral Obligation. The Monist 86 (3):367-381.
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  13. Soran Reader (2003). Essays for David Wiggins: Identity, Truth and Value by Sabina Lovibond and S. G. Williams (Eds) Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1996. Philosophy 78 (4):553-555.
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  14. Soran Reader (2003). Value, Respect and Attachment. By Joseph Raz, Cambridge University Press, 2001, Pp. 194. Philosophy 78 (3):430-432.
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  15. Gillian Brock & Soran Reader (2002). Needs-Centered Ethical Theory. Journal of Value Inquiry 36 (4):425-434.
    Our aims in this paper are: (1) to indicate some of the many ways in which needs are an important part of the moral landscape, (2) to show that the dominant contemporary moral theories cannot adequately capture the moral significance of needs, indeed, that the dominant theories are inadequate to the extent that they cannot accommodate the insights which attention to needs yield, (3) to offer some sketches that should be helpful to future cartographers charting the domain of morally significant (...)
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  16. Soran Reader (2000). Making Pacifism Plausible. Journal of Applied Philosophy 17 (2):169–180.
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  17. Soran Reader (2000). New Directions in Ethics: Naturalisms, Reasons and Virtue. [REVIEW] Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 3 (4):341-364.
    This paper discusses three topics in contemporary British ethical philosophy: naturalisms, moral reasons, and virtue. Most contemporary philosophers agree that 'ethics is natural' - in Section 1 I examine the different senses that can be given to this idea, from reductive naturalism to supernaturalism, seeking to show the problems some face and the problems others solve. Drawing on the work of John McDowell in particular, I conclude that an anti-supernatural non-reductive naturalism plausibly sets the limits on what we can do (...)
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  18. Soran Reader (1997). Principle Ethics, Particularism and Another Possibility. Philosophy 72 (280):269 - 292.
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  19. Soran Reader (1994). Morality and Action By Warren Quinn Cambridge University Press 1994 Xii and 255. £35.00. Philosophy 69 (270):513-.
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