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  1. Erinn Gilson (2011). Vulnerability, Ignorance, and Oppression. Hypatia 26 (2):308-332.score: 24.0
    This paper aims to understand the relationship between ignorance and vulnerability by drawing on recent work on the epistemology of ignorance. After elaborating how we might understand the importance of human vulnerability, I develop the claim that ignorance of vulnerability is produced through the pursuit of an ideal of invulnerability that involves both ethical and epistemological closure. The ignorance of vulnerability that is a prerequisite for such invulnerability is, I contend, a pervasive form of ignorance that (...)
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  2. Jacob Dahl Rendtorff (2002). Basic Ethical Principles in European Bioethics and Biolaw: Autonomy, Dignity, Integrity and Vulnerability – Towards a Foundation of Bioethics and Biolaw. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 5 (3):235-244.score: 24.0
    This article summarizes some of the results of the BIOMED II project “Basic Ethical Principles in European Bioethics and Biolaw” (1995–1998)connected to a research project of the Danish Research Councils “Bioethics and Law” (1993–1998). The BIOMED project was based on cooperation between 22 partners in most EU countries. The aim of the project was to identify the ethical principles of respect for autonomy, dignity, integrity and vulnerability as four important ideas or values for a European bioethics and biolaw. The (...)
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  3. Ben Fraser (2013). The Reluctant Mercenary: Vulnerability and the 'Whores of War'. Journal of Military Ethics 12 (3):235-251.score: 24.0
    Mercenaries are the target of moral condemnation far more often than they are subject of moral concern. One attempt at morally condemning mercenaries proceeds by analogy with prostitutes; mercenaries are ?the whores of war?. This analogy is unconvincing as a way of condemning mercenaries. However, careful comparison of mercenarism and prostitution suggests that, like many prostitutes, some mercenaries may be vulnerable individuals. If apt, this comparison imposes a consistency requirement: if one thinks certain prostitutes are appropriate subjects of moral concern (...)
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  4. Diane Perpich (2010). Vulnerability and the Ethics of Facial Tissue Transplantation. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 7 (2):173-185.score: 24.0
    Two competing intuitions have dominated the debate over facial tissue transplantation. On one side are those who argue that relieving the suffering of those with severe facial disfigurement justifies the medical risks and possible loss of life associated with this experimental procedure. On the other are those who say that there is little evidence to show that such transplants would have longterm psychological benefits that couldn’t be achieved by other means and that without clear benefits, the risk is simply too (...)
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  5. Margaret Meek Lange, Wendy Rogers & Susan Dodds (2013). Vulnerability in Research Ethics: A Way Forward. Bioethics 27 (6):333-340.score: 24.0
    Several foundational documents of bioethics mention the special obligation researchers have to vulnerable research participants. However, the treatment of vulnerability offered by these documents often relies on enumeration of vulnerable groups rather than an analysis of the features that make such groups vulnerable. Recent attempts in the scholarly literature to lend philosophical weight to the concept of vulnerability are offered by Luna and Hurst. Luna suggests that vulnerability is irreducibly contextual and that Institutional Review Boards (Research Ethics (...)
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  6. Jeri Lynn Jones & Karen L. Middleton (2007). Ethical Decision-Making by Consumers: The Roles of Product Harm and Consumer Vulnerability. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 70 (3):247 - 264.score: 24.0
    The primary purpose of this study was to examine the effects of perceptions of product harm and consumer vulnerability on ethical evaluations of target marketing strategies. We first established whether subjects are able to accurately judge the harmfulness of a product through labeling alone, and whether they could differentiate consumers who were more or less vulnerable. The results suggest that without the presence of a prime, subjects who depended on implicit memory or guess were able to detect differences in (...)
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  7. Toby Schonfeld (2013). The Perils of Protection: Vulnerability and Women in Clinical Research. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 34 (3):189-206.score: 24.0
    Subpart B of 45 Code of Federal Regulations Part 46 (CFR) identifies the criteria according to which research involving pregnant women, human fetuses, and neonates can be conducted ethically in the United States. As such, pregnant women and fetuses fall into a category requiring “additional protections,” often referred to as “vulnerable populations.” The CFR does not define vulnerability, but merely gives examples of vulnerable groups by pointing to different categories of potential research subjects needing additional protections. In this paper, (...)
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  8. Richard M. Zaner (2006). The Phenomenon of Vulnerability in Clinical Encounters. Human Studies 29 (3):283 - 294.score: 24.0
    After a brief, personal reflection on Aron Gurwitsch’s life and his many influences on my career, I devote this lecture to some of the central themes of a phenomenology of medicine. Its core is the clinical encounter, which displays a certain structure I term the asymmetry of power (physician) and vulnerability (patient, family)—a complex contextual imbalance characterized by multiple points of view, hence points for reflective entrance. These are then interpreted phenomenologically in terms of epoché and reduction (practical distantiation), (...)
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  9. Estelle Ferrarese (2009). &Quot;gabba-Gabba, We Accept You, One of Us&Quot;: Vulnerability and Power in the Relationship of Recognition. Constellations 16 (4):604-614.score: 24.0
    No Current Hegelian theories of recognition assume a concept of the subject as always being available for harming. This emphasis placed on vulnerability, whose validity is not being called into question as such here, leave a certain number of elements on the nature of the harm threatening the person expecting recognition unclarified, especially the fact that it cannot be perpetrated without the victim being aware. At the same time, it fails to address the nature of the relationship of recognition, (...)
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  10. Hallie Liberto (2014). Exploitation and the Vulnerability Clause. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17 (4):619-629.score: 24.0
    What conditions of vulnerability must an individual face in order that we might ever correctly say that she or he has been wrongfully exploited? Mikhail Valdman has recently argued that wrongful exploitation is the extraction of excessive benefits from someone who cannot reasonably refuse one’s offer. So, ‘being unable to reasonably refuse an offer’ is Valdman’s answer to this question. I will argue that this answer is too narrow, but that other competing answers, like Alan Wertheimer’s, are too broad. (...)
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  11. Christian V. Lundestad & Anique Hommels (2007). Software Vulnerability Due to Practical Drift. Ethics and Information Technology 9 (2):89-100.score: 24.0
    The proliferation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) into all aspects of life poses unique ethical challenges as our modern societies become increasingly dependent on the flawless operation of these technologies. As we increasingly entrust our privacy, our well-being and our lives to an ever greater number of computers we need to look more closely at the risks and ethical implications of these developments. By emphasising the vulnerability of software and the practice of professional software developers, we want to (...)
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  12. Ari Takanen, Petri Vuorijärvi, Marko Laakso & Juha Röning (2004). Agents of Responsibility in Software Vulnerability Processes. Ethics and Information Technology 6 (2):93-110.score: 24.0
    Modern software is infested with flaws having information security aspects. Pervasive computing has made us and our society vulnerable. However, software developers do not fully comprehend what is at stake when faulty software is produced and flaws causing security vulnerabilites are discovered. To address this problem, the main actors involved with software vulnerability processes and the relevant roles inside these groups are identified. This categorisation is illustrated through a fictional case study, which is scrutinised in the light of ethical (...)
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  13. Eric Brown (2013). Vulnerability and the Basis of Business Ethics: From Fiduciary Duties to Professionalism. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 113 (3):489-504.score: 24.0
    This paper examines the role of vulnerability in the basis of business ethics by criticizing its role in giving a moral substantial character to fiduciary duties to shareholders. The target is Marcoux’s (Bus Ethics Q 13(1):1–24, 2003) argument for morally substantial fiduciary duties vis-à-vis the multifiduciary stakeholder theory. Rather than proceed to support the stakeholder paradigm, a conception of vulnerability is combined with Heath’s 2004) “market failure” view of the ethical obligations of managers as falling out of their (...)
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  14. G. J. Teunissen, M. A. Visse & T. A. Abma (2013). Struggling Between Strength and Vulnerability, a Patients' Counter Story. Health Care Analysis:1-18.score: 24.0
    Currently, patients are expected to take control over their health and their life and act as independent users and consumers. Simultaneously, health care policy demands patients are expected to self manage their disease. This article critically questions whether this is a realistic expectation. The paper presents the auto-ethnographic narrative of the first author, which spans a period of 27 years, from 1985 to 2012. In total nine episodes were extracted from various notes, conversations and discussions in an iterative process. Each (...)
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  15. Louis Eeckhoudt & Béatrice Rey (2011). Risk Vulnerability: A Graphical Interpretation. Theory and Decision 71 (2):227-234.score: 24.0
    The article gives a graphical interpretation of the concept of risk vulnerability. It shows that in a specific context of binary lotteries the assumption of risk vulnerability adds to prudence what the assumption of decreasing absolute risk aversion adds to risk aversion. We end the presentation showing that results can be extended to the concept of multiplicative risk vulnerability.
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  16. Florencia Luna & Sheryl Vanderpoel (2013). Not the Usual Suspects: Addressing Layers of Vulnerability. Bioethics 27 (6):325-332.score: 24.0
    This paper challenges the traditional account of vulnerability in healthcare which conceptualizes vulnerability as a list of identifiable subpopulations. This list of ‘usual suspects’, focusing on groups from lower resource settings, is a narrow account of vulnerability. In this article we argue that in certain circumstances middle-class individuals can be also rendered vulnerable. We propose a relational and layered account of vulnerability and explore this concept using the case study of cord blood (CB) banking. In the (...)
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  17. Per Nortvedt (2003). Subjectivity and Vulnerability: Reflections on the Foundation of Ethical Sensibility. Nursing Philosophy 4 (3):222-230.score: 24.0
    This paper investigates the possibility of understanding the rudimentary elements of clinical sensitivity by investigating the works of Edmund Husserl and Emmanuel Levinas on sensibility. Husserl's theory of intentionality offers significant reflections on the role of pre-reflective and affective intuition as a condition for intentionality and reflective consciousness. These early works of Husserl, in particular his works on the constitution of phenomenological time and subjective time-consciousness, prove to be an important basis for Levinas’ works on an ethics of alterity and (...)
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  18. Lars Alberth (2013). Body Techniques of Vulnerability: The Generational Order and the Body in Child Protection Services. Human Studies 36 (1):67-88.score: 24.0
    The paper seeks to analyze children’s bodily vulnerability as grounded in generational order. The thesis is put forward, that the generational order is embodied via body techniques of vulnerability, deployed both by adults and children. In presenting results from research on professional responses to child maltreatment and neglect, three sets of age related body techniques of vulnerability are identified, concerning caregivers, professionals and the children itself.
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  19. Sharon Cowan (2012). To Buy or Not to Buy? Vulnerability and the Criminalisation of Commercial BDSM. Feminist Legal Studies 20 (3):263-279.score: 24.0
    This paper examines the interaction of law and policy-making on prostitution, with that of BDSM (bondage and discipline, sadism and masochism). Recent policy and legal shifts in the UK mark out prostitutes as vulnerable and in need of ‘rescue’. BDSM that amounts to actual bodily harm is unlawful in the UK, and calls to decriminalise it are often met with fears that participants will be left vulnerable to abuse. Where women sell BDSM sex, even more complex questions of choice, exploitation, (...)
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  20. Ken Fox (2002). Hotep's Story: Exploring the Wounds of Health Vulnerability in the US. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 23 (6):471-497.score: 24.0
    A wide variety of forms of domination hasresulted in a highly heterogeneous health riskcategory, ``the vulnerable.'''' The study of healthinequities sheds light on forces thatgenerate, sustain, and alter vulnerabilities toillness, injury, suffering and death. Thispaper analyzes the case of a high-risk teenfrom a Boston ghetto that illuminatesintersections between ``race'''' and class in theconstruction of vulnerability in the US.Exploration of his ``wounds'''' helps specify howlarge-scale social and cultural forces becomeembodied as individual experience of disparatehealth risk. The case demonstrates that healthinequities (...)
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  21. Hans Morten Haugen (2010). Inclusive and Relevant Language: The Use of the Concepts of Autonomy, Dignity and Vulnerability in Different Contexts. [REVIEW] Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 13 (3):203-213.score: 24.0
    The article analyses the three terms autonomy, dignity and vulnerability. The relevance and practical application of the terms is tested in two spheres. First, as guiding principles in the area of ethics of medicines and science. Second, as human rights principles, serving to guide the conduct of public policies for an effective realization of human rights. The article argues that all human beings have the same dignity, but that the autonomy—and therefore vulnerability—differs considerably. Simply said, with reduced autonomy (...)
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  22. Moria J. Smoski Lihong Wang, Natalie Paul, Steven J. Stanton, Jeffrey M. Greeson (2013). Loss of Sustained Activity in the Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex in Response to Repeated Stress in Individuals with Early-Life Emotional Abuse: Implications for Depression Vulnerability. Frontiers in Psychology 4.score: 24.0
    Repeated psychosocial stress in early life has significant impact on both behavior and neural function which, together, increase vulnerability to depression. However, neural mechanisms related to repeated stress remain unclear. We hypothesize that early-life stress may result in a reduced capacity for cognitive control in response to a repeated stressor, particularly in individuals who developed maladaptive emotional processing strategies, namely trait rumination. Individuals who encountered early-life stress but have adaptive emotional processing, namely trait mindfulness, may demonstrate an opposite pattern. (...)
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  23. Vanessa E. Munro & Jane Scoular (2012). Abusing Vulnerability? Contemporary Law and Policy Responses to Sex Work in the UK. Feminist Legal Studies 20 (3):189-206.score: 24.0
    There has been an exponential rise in use of the term vulnerability across a number of political and policy arenas, including child protection, sexual offences, poverty, development, care for the elderly, patient autonomy, globalisation, war, public health and ecology. Yet despite its increasing deployment, the exact meaning and parameters of this concept remain somewhat elusive. In this article, we explore the interaction of two very different strategies—one in which vulnerability is relied upon by those seeking improved social justice (...)
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  24. Yulia Golland Nava Levit-Binnun (2012). Finding Behavioral and Network Indicators of Brain Vulnerability. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6.score: 24.0
    Resilience research has usually focused on identifying protective factors associated with specific stress conditions (e.g., war, trauma) or psychopathologies (e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder). Implicit in this research is the concept that resilience is a global construct, invariant to the unfavorable circumstances or the psychopathologies that may develop (i.e., the mechanisms underlying the resilience of an individual in all cases are expected to be similar). Here we contribute to the understanding of resilience—and its counterpart, vulnerability—by employing an approach that makes (...)
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  25. Nicolas Tavaglione, Angela K. Martin, Nathalie Mezger, Sophie Durieux‐Paillard, Anne François, Yves Jackson & Samia A. Hurst (2013). Fleshing Out Vulnerability. Bioethics 28 (7).score: 24.0
    In the literature on medical ethics, it is generally admitted that vulnerable persons or groups deserve special attention, care or protection. One can define vulnerable persons as those having a greater likelihood of being wronged – that is, of being denied adequate satisfaction of certain legitimate claims. The conjunction of these two points entails what we call the Special Protection Thesis. It asserts that persons with a greater likelihood of being denied adequate satisfaction of their legitimate claims deserve special attention, (...)
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  26. Eni S. Becker Mike Rinck, Sibel Telli, Isabel L. Kampmann, Marcella L. Woud, Merel Kerstholt, Sarai te Velthuis, Matthias Wittkowski (2013). Training Approach-Avoidance of Smiling Faces Affects Emotional Vulnerability in Socially Anxious Individuals. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7.score: 24.0
    Previous research revealed an automatic behavioral bias in high socially anxious individuals (HSAs): Although their explicit evaluations of smiling faces are positive, they show automatic avoidance of these faces. This is reflected by faster pushing than pulling of smiling faces in an Approach-Avoidance Task (AAT; Heuer, Rinck, & Becker, 2007). The current study addressed the causal role of this avoidance bias for social anxiety. To this end, we used the AAT to train HSAs, either to approach smiling faces or to (...)
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  27. Vida Pavesich (2014). Vulnerability, Power, and Gender: An Anthropological Mediation Between Critical Theory and Poststructuralism. Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism 22 (1):3-34.score: 24.0
    This article addresses what philosophical anthropology may contribute to the debate between critical theory and poststructuralism. It examines one prong of Amy Allen’s critique of Judith Butler’s collapse of normal dependency into subjection. Allen is correct that Butler’s assessment of agency necessary for political action in inadequate theoretically. However, I believe that some accounting of the nature of the being for whom suffering and flourishing matter is necessary. To this end, I provide an ontogenesis of intentionality as a response to (...)
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  28. Derek Sellman (2005). Towards an Understanding of Nursing as a Response to Human Vulnerability. Nursing Philosophy 6 (1):2-10.score: 21.0
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  29. Denise Claire Batchelor (2006). Vulnerable Voices: An Examination of the Concept of Vulnerability in Relation to Student Voice. Educational Philosophy and Theory 38 (6):787–800.score: 21.0
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  30. Susan Dodds (2007). Depending on Care: Recognition of Vulnerability and the Social Contribution of Care Provision. Bioethics 21 (9):500–510.score: 21.0
  31. Eric Palmer (2013). Introduction: Special Issue on Vulnerability and Empowerment. Journal of Global Ethics 9 (3):245-248.score: 21.0
    Journal of Global Ethics, Volume 9, Issue 3, Page 245-248, December 2013.
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  32. Massimo Durante (2013). How to Cross Boundaries in the Information Society: Vulnerability, Responsiveness, and Accountability. Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 43 (1):9-21.score: 21.0
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  33. Michael H. Kottow (2005). Vulnerability: What Kind of Principle is It? Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 7 (3):281-287.score: 21.0
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  34. Ralph H. Johnson (1995). The Principle of Vulnerability. Informal Logic 17 (2).score: 21.0
    This paper seeks to articulate and defend the principle that every argument is susceptible to criticism and hence the arguer must not seek to immunize the argument from criticism. Considerations both in support of, and opposed to, the principle are considered.
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  35. Bryan Stanley Turner & Alex Dumas (2013). Vulnerability, Diversity and Scarcity: On Universal Rights. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (4):663-670.score: 21.0
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  36. Eva Gjengedal, Else Mari Ekra, Hege Hol, Marianne Kjelsvik, Else Lykkeslet, Ragnhild Michaelsen, Aud Orøy, Torill Skrondal, Hildegunn Sundal, Solfrid Vatne & Kjersti Wogn‐Henriksen (2013). Vulnerability in Health Care – Reflections on Encounters in Every Day Practice. Nursing Philosophy 14 (2):127-138.score: 21.0
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  37. Thomas L. Leatherman (2005). Space of Vulnerability in Poverty and Health: Political Ecology and Biocultural Analysis. Ethos 33 (1):46-70.score: 21.0
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  38. Amy Schmitter (2012). Responses to Vulnerability: Medicine, Politics and the Body in Descartes and Spinoza. In Stephen Pender & Nancy S. Struever (eds.), Rhetoric and Medicine in Early Modern Europe. Ashgate Publishing. 147-171.score: 21.0
  39. Ruth Macklin (2003). Bioethics, Vulnerability, and Protection. Bioethics 17 (5-6):472--486.score: 20.0
    What makes individuals, groups, or even entire countries vulnerable? And why is vulnerability a concern in bioethics? A simple answer to both questions is that vulnerable individuals and groups are subject to exploitation, and exploitation is morally wrong. This analysis is limited to two areas. First is the context of multinational research, in which vulnerable people can be exploited even if they are not harmed, and harmed even if they are not exploited. Second is the situation of women, who (...)
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  40. Samia A. Hurst (2008). Vulnerability in Research and Health Care; Describing the Elephant in the Room? Bioethics 22 (4):191–202.score: 20.0
    Despite broad agreement that the vulnerable have a claim to special protection, defining vulnerable persons or populations has proved more difficult than we would like. This is a theoretical as well as a practical problem, as it hinders both convincing justifications for this claim and the practical application of required protections. In this paper, I review consent-based, harm-based, and comprehensive definitions of vulnerability in healthcare and research with human subjects. Although current definitions are subject to critique, their underlying assumptions (...)
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  41. Kate Brown (2011). 'Vulnerability': Handle with Care. Ethics and Social Welfare 5 (3):313-321.score: 18.0
    ?Vulnerability? is now a popular term in the lexicon of every-day life and a notion frequently drawn upon by policy-makers, academics, journalists, welfare workers and local authorities. This essay explores some of the ethical and practical implications of ?vulnerability? as a concept in social welfare. It highlights how ideas about vulnerability shape the ways in which we manage and classify people, justify state intervention in citizens? lives, allocate resources in society and define our social obligations. The lack (...)
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  42. Somogy Varga (2013). Vulnerability to Psychosis, I-Thou Intersubjectivity and the Praecox-Feeling. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 12 (1):131-143.score: 18.0
    Psychotic and prodromal states are characterized by distortions of intersubjectivity, and a number of psychopathologists see in the concrete I-You frame of the clinical encounter the manifestation of such impairment. Rümke has coined the term of ‘praecox-feeling’, designated to describe a feeling of unease emanating in the interviewer that reflects the detachment of the patient and the failure of an ‘affective exchange.’ While the reliability of the praecox-feeling as a diagnostic tool has since been established, the explanation and theoretical framing (...)
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  43. George Harris, Dignity and Vulnerability.score: 18.0
    I began this project with a few thoughts on one topic, and they grew into many on a larger one. I wanted to say something about vulnerability and discovered that there was much to say about human dignity. Once a rather die-hard Kantian, I have made over the last decade or so a fairly radical transition to a basically Aristotelian way of thinking. Persistent thoughts over the status of personal ties in the moral life first led me away from (...)
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  44. Florencia Luna (2009). Elucidating the Concept of Vulnerability: Layers Not Labels. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 2 (1):121 - 139.score: 18.0
    In this article I examine several criticisms of the concept of vulnerability. Rather than rejecting the concept, however, I argue that a sufficiently rich understanding of vulnerability is essential to bioethics. The challenges of international research in developing countries require an understanding of how new vulnerabilities arise from conditions of economic, social and political exclusion. A serious shortcoming of current conceptions of vulnerability in research ethics is the tendency to treat vulnerability as a label fixed on (...)
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  45. Ann V. Murphy (2011). Corporeal Vulnerability and the New Humanism. Hypatia 26 (3):575-590.score: 18.0
    “Humanism” is a term that has designated a remarkably disparate set of ideologies. Nonetheless, strains of religious, secular, existential, and Marxist humanism have tended to circumscribe the category of the human with reference to the themes of reason, autonomy, judgment, and freedom. This essay examines the emergence of a new humanistic discourse in feminist theory, one that instead finds its provocation in the unwilled passivity and vulnerability of the human body, and in the vulnerability of the human body (...)
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  46. Alison M. Jaggar (2009). Transnational Cycles of Gendered Vulnerability. Philosophical Topics 37 (2):33-52.score: 18.0
    Across the world, the lives of men and women who are otherwise similarly situated tend to differ from each other systematically. Although gender disparities varywidely within and among regions, women everywhere are disproportionately vulnerable to poverty, abuse and political marginalization. This article proposes thatglobal gender disparities are caused by a network of norms, practices, policies, and institutions that include transnational as well as national elements. These interlaced and interacting factors frequently modify and sometimes even reduce gendered vulnerabilities but their overall (...)
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  47. Joris Vlieghe (2010). Judith Butler and the Public Dimension of the Body: Education, Critique and Corporeal Vulnerability. Journal of Philosophy of Education 44 (1):153-170.score: 18.0
    In this paper I discuss some thoughts Judith Butler presents regarding corporeal vulnerability. This might help to elucidate the problem of whether critical education is still possible today. I first explain why precisely the possibility of critique within education is a problem for us today. This is because the traditional means of enhancing a critical attitude in pupils, stimulating their self-reflective capacities, contributes to the continued existence and strengthening of the current societal and political regime. A way out of (...)
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  48. Rosa Slegers (2010). Courageous Vulnerability: Ethics and Knowledge in Proust, Bergson, Marcel, and James. Brill.score: 18.0
    This work develops the ethical attitude of courageous vulnerability through the integration of the phenomenon of involuntary memory in Marcel Proust's work and ...
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  49. Shiloh Y. Whitney (2011). Dependency Relations: Corporeal Vulnerability and Norms of Personhood in Hobbes and Kittay. Hypatia 26 (3):554-574.score: 18.0
    Theories of the liberal tradition have relied on independence as a norm of personhood. Feminist theorists such as Eva Kittay in Love's Labor have been instrumental in critiquing normative independence. I explore the role of corporeal vulnerability in Kittay's account of personhood, developing a comparison to the role it plays in Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan. Kittay's crucial contribution in Love's Labor is that once we acknowledge the facts of corporeal vulnerability, we must not only acknowledge but also affirm dependency (...)
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  50. Jessica Robyn Cadwallader (2012). (Un)Expected Suffering: The Corporeal Specificity of Vulnerability. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 5 (2):105-125.score: 18.0
    Judith Butler's (2006) account of vulnerability, resonant with other accounts offered by feminist theorists of embodiment (such as Margrit Shildrick [2000] and Rosalyn Diprose [2002]), underscores a "conception of the human . . . in which we are, from the start, given over to the other, one in which we are, from the start, even prior to individuation itself and, by virtue of bodily requirements, given over to some set of primary others" (31). She is concerned with how this (...)
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