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  1. Xavier Vanmechelen (2009). Ethiek en onthechting. Bijdragen 70 (3):337-358.
    Modern society as well as modern ethical theory is characterised by excessiveness. To produce and to consume as much as possible is the current world ethos. The utility principle of consequentialism is considered to be too demanding and Kant’s categorical imperative too strict. In this article it is my proposal to reintroduce the virtue of detachment as a basic component of the moral attitude. Detachment used to be a virtue in classical virtue ethics such as Cynicism, Epicureanism and Stoicism. I (...)
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  2. Xavier Vanmechelen (2009). Passionele ethiek. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 71 (4):695.
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  3. Xavier Vanmechelen (2007). Belangstelling in verveling. Krisis 8 (4):85-90.
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  4. Xavier Vanmechelen (2007). Verslaving: Voorbij Gangbare Opvatting En Theoretische Verkaveling. Filosofie En Praktijk 28 (6):36-49.
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  5. Philip Pettit & Xavier Vanmechelen (2002). Afhankelijkheid Zonder Dominantie Over de Sociale En Politieke Filosofie van Philip Pettit. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  6. Xavier Vanmechelen (1998). Does Rationality Presuppose Irrationality. Philosophical Explorations 1 (2):126 – 139.
    Although irrationality always presupposes rationality, I think there are good arguments to claim that sometimes rationality presupposes irrationality.This paper tries to show how irrational action can support rationality in two ways: it can develop and preserve rationality. I also argue that sometimes the development and the conservation of rationality can only be realized by irrational action.
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