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  1. Tibor R. Machan (1983). Social Contract as a Basis of Norms: A Critique. Journal of Libertarian Studies 7 (1):141-145.
     
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    Tibor R. Machan (2007). Defining Government, Begging the Question: An Answer to Walter Block's Reply. Journal of Libertarian Studies 21 (1):91-99.
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    Tibor R. Machan (forthcoming). Book Review: James M. Buchanan, Why I, Too, Am Not a Conservative. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1978). Against Nonlibertarian Natural Rights. Journal of Libertarian Studies 2 (3):233-238.
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    Rainer Ebert & Tibor R. Machan (2012). Innocent Threats and the Moral Problem of Carnivorous Animals. Journal of Applied Philosophy 29 (2):146-159.
    The existence of predatory animals is a problem in animal ethics that is often not taken as seriously as it should be. We show that it reveals a weakness in Tom Regan's theory of animal rights that also becomes apparent in his treatment of innocent human threats. We show that there are cases in which Regan's justice-prevails-approach to morality implies a duty not to assist the jeopardized, contrary to his own moral beliefs. While a modified account of animal rights that (...)
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    Tibor R. Machan (1996). What is Morally Right with Insider Trading. Public Affairs Quarterly 10 (2):135-142.
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    Tibor R. Machan (2009). Self-Ownership and the Lockean Proviso. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39 (1):93-98.
    Locke's defense of private property rights includes what is called a proviso— "the Lockean proviso"—and some have argued that in terms of it the right to private property can have various exceptions and it may not even be unjust to redistribute wealth that is privately owned. I argue that this cannot be right because it would imply that one's right to life could also have various exceptions, so anyone's life (and labor) could be subject to conscription if some would need (...)
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    Tibor R. Machan (1977). Kuhn, Paradigm Choice and the Arbitrariness of Aesthetic Criteria in Science. Theory and Decision 8 (4):361-362.
  9. Tibor R. Machan (2004). A Brief Defense of Free Will. In John R. Burr & Milton Goldinger (eds.), Philosophy and Contemporary Issues. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall
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    Tibor R. Machan (2002). Why Human Beings May Use Animals. Journal of Value Inquiry 36 (1):9-16.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1985). Moral Myths and Basic Positive Rights. Tulane Studies in Philosophy 33:35-41.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1983). Commentary. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 2 (2):83-88.
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    Tibor R. Machan (2004). Aristotle and the Moral Status of Business. Journal of Value Inquiry 38 (2):203-223.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1991). Do Animals Have Rights? Public Affairs Quarterly 5 (2):163-173.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1987). Advertising: The Whole or Only Some of the Truth? Public Affairs Quarterly 1 (4):59-71.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1990). Exploring Extreme Violence (Torture). Journal of Social Philosophy 21 (1):92-97.
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    Tibor R. Machan (2012). Drug Prohibition is Both Wrong and Unworkable. Think 11 (30):85-92.
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    Tibor R. Machan (2013). Two Flaws in Anti-Market Criticisms. Think 12 (35):95-99.
    Over the years, two criticisms of free markets have been repeated over and over again, by very prominent academics. One concerns the subjective theory of values many pro-market economists embrace, the other involves the move from something being good to do to requiring the government to make – or ‘nudge’ – us do it.
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    Tibor R. Machan (2002). Your Country Needs... Your Liver? The Philosophers' Magazine 18 (18):19-20.
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  20. Tibor R. Machan (2006). The Pseudo-Science of B. F. Skinner. Upa.
    The Pseudo-Science of B.F. Skinner was Professor Tibor Machan's first book. Now, nearly forty years after its initial publication and after three dozen additional books published by Machan, it is available again through University Press of America. This study is still alive with its initial inquiry into the work of B.F. Skinner, and it is just as influential upon young students today as it was forty years ago. Was Skinner a bona fide scientist or an amateur metaphysician? Was Skinner correct (...)
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    Tibor R. Machan (2007). Good God, Bad Deeds? Think 5 (15):55-58.
    Tibor Machan responds to James Franklin's response to the problem of evil (in Think issue 5).
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    Tibor R. Machan (2010). Some Contrarian Reflections on Advertising. Think 9 (24):47-50.
    Among business ethics teachers, as reflected in their books and papers, advertising is deemed anything but honorable. Quite the opposite. This is mainly because so many business ethicists are convinced that altruism is the proper ethics for people to practice and, of course, advertising is far from altruistic. The following will be a presentation of a position that finds advertising ethical but also rejects altruism as the proper ethics by which human beings should live.
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    Tibor R. Machan (2003). Libertarianism in One Easy Lesson. The Philosophers' Magazine 23 (23):46-49.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1985). Some Doubts About Animal Rights. Journal of Value Inquiry 19 (1):73-75.
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  25. Craig Duncan, Tibor R. Machan & Martha Nussbaum (2005). Libertarianism: For and Against. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Libertarianism: For and Against offers dueling perspectives on the scope of legitimate government. Tibor R. Machan, a well-known libertarian philosopher, argues for a minimal government devoted solely to protecting individual rights to life, liberty, and property. Against this view, philosopher Craig Duncan defends democratic liberalism, which aims to ensure that all citizens have fair access to a life of dignity. In a dynamic exchange of arguments, the two philosophers cut to the heart of this important debate.
     
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  26. Tibor R. Machan (2004). Putting Humans First Why We Are Nature's Favorite.
     
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    Tibor R. Machan (2010). Did Socrates Know Nothing? Think 9 (25):85-87.
    A familiar teaching about Socrates, based mostly on Plato's representation of the Athenian philosopher, is that he professed not to know anything. The only thing he knew, he is reported to have said, is that he knew nothing.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1997). Does Libertarianism Imply the Welfare State? Res Publica 3 (2):131-148.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1974). Kuhn's Impossibility Proof and the Moral Element in Scientific Explanations. Theory and Decision 5 (4):355-374.
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    Tibor R. Machan (2006). Is Free Will Real? Think 4 (12):61-64.
    Tibor Machan introduces an ancient and infernal puzzle.
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    Tibor R. Machan (2006). Rights, Values, Regulation, and Health Care. Journal of Value (2006) 40 (2-3):155ff.
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    Tibor R. Machan (2009). What Rights Do We Have? Journal of Value Inquiry 43 (4):469-477.
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    Douglas Den Uyl & Tibor R. Machan (1983). Recent Work on the Concept of Happiness. American Philosophical Quarterly 20 (2):115 - 134.
    The first part of this project deals with the more recent historical discussions of the topic, Most of which focus on the views of aristotle and j s mill. These two authors turn out to be the focus of attention of most writers who wish to consider the major historical reflections on happiness, Ones that have shaped our thinking on the topic. The second part of this project deals with contemporary original thinking about happiness. Yet here, Too, The major themes (...)
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    Thomas Magnell, Moving Away From A. Local, Tibor R. Machan, Kevin Graham, Sharon Sytsma, Agape Sans Dieu, Jonathan Glover, Harry G. Frankfurt, James Stacey Taylor & Peter Singer (2002). Information for Contributors. Journal of Value Inquiry 36 (3):601-603.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1985). Is There a Right to Be Wrong? International Journal of Applied Philosophy 2 (4):105-109.
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    Tibor R. Machan (2001). Teaching Ayn Rand's Version of Ethical Egoism. Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 3 (1):71 - 81.
    Tibor R. Machan explores how to present Rand's ethics in an introductory college course on moral philosophy. Despite their inclusion in some textbooks, Rand's ideas often get misrepresented. For example, James Rachels' work treats her as a subjective egoist, ignoring Rand's own focus on human nature and the individual's identity in the formulation of guidelines to personal conduct. In teaching Rand's ethical egoism, Machan examines several metaethical topics, including the nature of ethical knowledge, the challenges to such knowledge posed by (...)
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    Tibor R. Machan (1992). The Right to Private Property: Reply to Friedman. Critical Review 6 (1):97-106.
  38. Tibor R. Machan (1999). Ayn Rand.
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    Tibor R. Machan (2011). A Critique of Positive Rights. In Thomas Cushman (ed.), Handbook of Human Rights. Routledge 110.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1987). Towards a Theory of Natural Individual Human Rights. New Scholasticism 61 (1):33-78.
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    Tibor R. Machan (2003). Government Regulation Vs. The Free Society. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 22 (1):77-83.
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    Tibor R. Machan (2007). Altruism (Stakeholder Theory) Versus Business Ethics. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 18:453-456.
    Stakeholder theory is now nearly mainstream among business ethics and business and society scholars but it has serious problems. One is well communicated by a quote from W. H. Auden: "We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I don't know." More to the point, stakeholder theory violates private property rights and freedom of association. It makes of people in business involuntary servants of "society," mainly of self-appointed moralists. This paper explores stakeholder (...)
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    Tibor R. Machan (1982). Epistemology and Moral Knowledge. Review of Metaphysics 36 (1):23 - 49.
    It is argued that a wrongheaded model of what a theory of knowledge must satisfy has engendered unjustified skepticism about knowledge and moral knowledge in particular. A contextualist conception of knowledge is sketched and defended and it is then argued that in terms of such an idea of what it is to know something the prospects for moral and political knowledge are significantly improved.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1993). Liberty and Nature. International Studies in Philosophy 25 (3):142-143.
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    Tibor R. Machan & Douglas J. Den Uyl (1987). Recent Work in Business Ethics: A Survey and Critique. American Philosophical Quarterly 24 (2):107 - 124.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1995). Individualism Versus Classical Liberal Political Economy. Res Publica 1 (1):3-23.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1980). Rational Choice and Public Affairs. Theory and Decision 12 (3):229-258.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1983). Individualism and the Problem of Political Authority. The Monist 66 (4):500-516.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1994). Professional Responsibilities of Corporate Managers. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 13 (3):57-69.
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    Tibor R. Machan (1990). Natural Rights Liberalism. Philosophy and Theology 4 (3):253-265.
    Classical Iiberalism has at least two distinct strains. Its natural rights version requires extensive use of moral concepts. Some denigrate this tradition on grounds that it has been made obsolete by empiricist epistemology and materialist metaphysics. Since that tradition requires knowledge of moral truth and since empiricism precludes this, the tradition is hopeless. Since it also requires a teleological explanation of human action, and since mechanism precludes this, the hopelessness of the tradition is compounded. I argue that neither the empiricist (...)
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