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  1. T. M. Wilkinson (2014). The Ethics of Transplants: Why Careless Thought Costs Lives, by Janet Radcliffe Richards. Mind 123 (489):243-246.
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  2. T. M. Wilkinson (2013). Thinking Harder About Nudges. Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (8):486-486.
    According to much modern social psychology, behavioural economics and common sense, people's actions and beliefs are frequently the result of rapid intuitive thought rather than careful deliberation. Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, in their influential book, Nudge, synthesised the literature and used it as the basis for numerous policy ideas.1 Not least, they gave the word ‘nudge’ as a handy term to apply to all sorts of ways of taking advantage of people's psychological quirks without coercing or bribing them. But (...)
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  3. T. M. Wilkinson (2012). Consent and the Use of the Bodies of the Dead. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 37 (5):445-463.
    Gametes, tissue, and organs can be taken from the dying or dead for reproduction, transplantation, and research. Whole bodies as well as parts can be used for teaching anatomy. While these uses are diverse, they have an ethical consideration in common: the claims of the people whose bodies are used. Is some use permissible only when people have consented to the use, actually wanted the use, would have wanted the use, not opposed the use, or what? The aim of this (...)
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  4. T. M. Wilkinson (2012). Opt-Out Organ Procurement and Tacit Consent. Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (2):74-75.
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  5. T. M. Wilkinson (2011). Ethics and the Acquisition of Organs. Oup Oxford.
    Transplantation is a medically successful and cost-effective way to treat people whose organs have failed--but not enough organs are available to meet demand. T. M. Wilkinson explores the major ethical problems raised by policies for acquiring organs. Key topics include the rights of the dead, the role of the family, and the sale of organs.
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  6. T. M. Wilkinson (2011). Health, Luck, and Justice. Journal of Moral Philosophy 8 (3):469-471.
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  7. T. M. Wilkinson (2010). Community, Public Health and Resource Allocation. Public Health Ethics 3 (3):267-271.
    If ‘community’ is the answer, what is the problem? While questions undoubtedly arise in allocating resources to public health, such as ‘how much?’ and ‘to whom?’, we already have answers based on (i) the observation that disease and illness are bad, (ii) views of justice and fairness and (iii) an appreciation of market failure. What does the concept of community add to the existing answers? Not nothing, I shall argue, but not much either. In some cases, health providers should take (...)
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  8. T. M. Wilkinson (2010). Deontic Efficiency and Equality. In Christi Favor, Gerald F. Gaus & Julian Lamont (eds.), Essays on Philosophy, Politics & Economics: Integration & Common Research Projects. Stanford Economics and Finance.
     
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  9. T. M. Wilkinson (2009). Daniel Sperling, Posthumous Interests: Legal and Ethical Perspectives. [REVIEW] Journal of Value Inquiry 43 (4):531-535.
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  10. T. M. Wilkinson (2009). Reason, Paternalism, and Disaster. Res Publica 15 (2):203-211.
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  11. T. M. Wilkinson (2008). Norman Daniels. Just Health. Public Health Ethics 1 (3):268-272.
    Just Health, by the well-known American philosopher Norman Daniels, has the ambitious goal of presenting ‘an integrated theory of justice and population health, to address a set of theoretical and real-world challenges to that theory, and to demonstrate that the theory can guide our practice with regard to health both here and abroad.’ (1)1 Daniels's fundamental question is what we owe each other in the way of the protection and promotion of health. He thinks this is fruitfully dealt with by (...)
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  12. T. M. Wilkinson (2008). Norman Daniels. Just Health. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 397 + Ix Pp. Public Health Ethics 1 (3):phn028.
    Just Health, by the well-known American philosopher Norman Daniels, has the ambitious goal of presenting `an integrated theory of justice and population health, to address a set of theoretical and real-world challenges to that theory, and to demonstrate that the theory can guide our practice with regard to health both here and abroad.’ (1)1 Daniels's fundamental question is what we owe each other in the way of the protection and promotion of health. He thinks this is fruitfully dealt with by (...)
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  13. T. M. Wilkinson (2007). Contagious Disease and Self-Defence. Res Publica 13 (4):339-359.
    This paper gives a self-defence account of the scope and limits of the justified use of compulsion to control contagious disease. It applies an individualistic model of self-defence for state action and uses it to illuminate the constraints on public health compulsion of proportionality and using the least restrictive alternative. It next shows how a self-defence account should not be rejected on the basis of past abuses. The paper then considers two possible limits to a self-defence justification: compulsion of the (...)
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  14. T. M. Wilkinson (2007). Individual and Family Decisions About Organ Donation. Journal of Applied Philosophy 24 (1):26–40.
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  15. T. M. Wilkinson (2007). Racist Organ Donors and Saving Lives. Bioethics 21 (2):63–74.
  16. T. M. Wilkinson (2007). The Confiscation and Sale of Organs. Res Publica 13 (3):327-337.
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  17. T. M. Wilkinson (2005). Individual and Family Consent to Organ and Tissue Donation: Is the Current Position Coherent? Journal of Medical Ethics 31 (10):587-590.
    The current position on the deceased’s consent and the family’s consent to organ and tissue donation from the dead is a double veto—each has the power to withhold and override the other’s desire to donate. This paper raises, and to some extent answers, questions about the coherence of the double veto. It can be coherently defended in two ways: if it has the best effects and if the deceased has only negative rights of veto. Whether the double veto has better (...)
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  18. T. M. Wilkinson (2005). Bioethics, Bodies and Care(Ful Thinking). Res Publica 11 (1):75-83.
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  19. T. M. Wilkinson (2004). Individualism and the Ethics of Research on Humans. HEC Forum 16 (1):6-26.
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  20. T. M. Wilkinson (2004). The Ethics and Economics of the Minimum Wage. Economics and Philosophy 20 (2):351-374.
    This paper develops a normative evaluation of the minimum wage in the light of recent evidence and theory about its effects. It argues that the minimum wage should be evaluated using a consequentialist criterion that gives priority to the jobs and incomes of the worst off. This criterion would be accepted by many different types of consequentialism, especially given the two major views about what the minimum wage does. One is that the minimum wage harms the jobs and incomes of (...)
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  21. T. M. Wilkinson (2003). Against Dworkin's Endorsement Constraint. Utilitas 15 (02):175-.
    Ronald Dworkin argues on the basis of a theory of well-being that critical paternalism is self-defeating. People must endorse their lives if they are to benefit. This is the endorsement constraint and this paper rejects it. For certain kinds of important mistakes that people can make in their lives, the endorsement constraint is either incredible or too narrow to rule out as much paternalism as Dworkin wants. The endorsement constraint cannot be interpreted to give sensible judgements when people change their (...)
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  22. T. M. Wilkinson (2003). What's Not Wrong with Conditional Organ Donation? Journal of Medical Ethics 29 (3):163-164.
    In a well known British case, the relatives of a dead man consented to the use of his organs for transplant on the condition that they were transplanted only into white people. The British government condemned the acceptance of racist offers and the panel they set up to report on the case condemned all conditional offers of donation. The panel appealed to a principle of altruism and meeting the greatest need. This paper criticises their reasoning. The panel’s argument does not (...)
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  23. T. M. Wilkinson (2002). [Book Review] Freedom, Efficiency and Equality. [REVIEW] Ethics 112 (2):417-420.
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  24. T. M. Wilkinson (2002). Last Rights: The Ethics of Research on the Dead. Journal of Applied Philosophy 19 (1):31–41.
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  25. T. M. Wilkinson (2001). Parental Consent and the Use of Dead Children's Bodies. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 11 (4):337-358.
    : It has recently become known that, in Liverpool and elsewhere, parts of children's bodies were taken postmortem and used for research without the parents being told. But should parental consent be sought before using children's corpses for medical purposes? This paper presents the view that parental consent is overrated. Arguments are rejected for consent from dead children's interests, property rights, family autonomy, and religious freedom. The only direct reason to get parental consent is to avoid distressing the parents, which (...)
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  26. T. M. Wilkinson (1999). Robert George (Ed.), Natural Law, Liberalism, and Morality, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1996, Pp. X + 311. Utilitas 11 (01):134-.
  27. T. M. Wilkinson (1996). Judging Our Own Good. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 74 (3):488 – 494.
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