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  1. Stephen W. Ball (2005). Carl Cohen and James P. Sterba, Affirmative Action and Racial Preference: A Debate:Affirmative Action and Racial Preference: A Debate. Ethics 116 (1):226-228.
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  2. Stephen W. Ball (2003). Robert Audi, The Architecture of Reason: The Structure and Substance of Rationality, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2001, Pp. Vii + 286. Utilitas 15 (01):109-.
  3. Stephen W. Ball (1998). Critical Review of Rawls's Political Liberalism: A Utilitarian and Decision-Theoretical Analysis of the Main Arguments. Utilitas 10 (02):222-.
  4. Stephen W. Ball (1995). Gibbard's Evolutionary Theory of Rationality and its Ethical Implications. Biology and Philosophy 10 (2):129-180.
    Gibbard''s theory of rationality is evolutionary in terms of its result as well as its underpinning argument. The result is that judgments about what is rational are analyzed as being similar to judgments of morality — in view of what Darwin suggests concerning the latter. According to the Darwinian theory, moral judgments are based on sentiments which evolve to promote the survival and welfare of human societies. On Gibbard''s theory, rationality judgments should be similarly regarded as expressing emotional attachments to (...)
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  5. Stephen W. Ball (1993). Maximin Justice, Sacrifice, and the Reciprocity Argument: A Pragmatic Reassessment of the Rawls/Nozick Debate. Utilitas 5 (02):157-.
  6. Stephen W. Ball (1992). Morality Among Nations: An Evolutionary View. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 7 (3):361-377.
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  7. Stephen W. Ball (1992). Book Review:A Useful Inheritance: Evolutionary Aspects of the Theory of Knowledge Nicholas Rescher. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 59 (2):332-.
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  8. Stephen W. Ball (1991). Linguistic Intuitions and Varieties of Ethical Naturalism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (1):1-38.
  9. Stephen W. Ball (1990). Dworkin and His Critics: The Relevance of Ethical Theory in Philosophy of Law. Ratio Juris 3 (3):340-384.
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  10. Stephen W. Ball (1990). Uncertainty in Moral Theory: An Epistemic Defense of Rule-Utilitarian Liberties. Theory and Decision 29 (2):133-160.
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  11. Stephen W. Ball (1989). Facts, Values, and Normative Supervenience. Philosophical Studies 55 (2):143 - 172.
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  12. Stephen W. Ball (1988). Evolution, Explanation, and the Fact/Value Distinction. Biology and Philosophy 3 (3):317-348.
    Though modern non-cognitivists in ethics characteristically believe that values are irreducible to facts, they nevertheless believe that values are determined by facts, viz., those specified in functionalist, explanatory theories of the evolutionary origin of morality. The present paper probes the consistency of this position. The conventionalist theories of Hume and Harman are examined, and are seen not to establish a tight determinative reduction of values to facts. This result is illustrated by reference to recent theories of the sociobiological mechanisms involved (...)
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  13. Stephen W. Ball (1988). Reductionism in Ethics and Science: A Contemporary Look at G. E. Moore's Open-Question Argument. American Philosophical Quarterly 25 (3):197 - 213.
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  14. Stephen W. Ball (1987). Choosing Between Choice Models of Ethics: Rawlsian Equality, Utilitarianism, and the Concept of Persons. Theory and Decision 22 (3):209-224.
  15. Stephen W. Ball (1986). Economic Equality: Rawls Versus Utilitarianism. Economics and Philosophy 2 (02):225-.
  16. Stephen W. Ball (1985). Bergmann's Theory of Freedom. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (3):287-304.
  17. Stephen W. Ball (1984). Bibliographical Essay / Legal Positivism, Natural Law, and the Hart/Dworkin Debate. Criminal Justice Ethics 3 (2):68-85.
  18. Stephen W. Ball (1979). Hegel on Proving the Existence of God. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 10 (2):73 - 100.