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    Just and Unjust Proliferation.Gary J. Bass - 2020 - Ethics 130 (3):349-383.
    Political theorists had vigorous debates about nuclear weapons in the 1980s but have been largely silent about them recently. This article seeks to reopen those discussions. It evaluates the main justifications for nuclear proliferation since 1945: arguments from consistency, nationalism, democratic legitimacy, self-defense, peaceful effects, and supreme emergency. Most of these arguments are badly flawed, as are the arguments for retaining the nuclear arsenals of many of the established nuclear powers. Instead, this article proposes a first cut at a stringent (...)
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    Daniel Halliday, The Inheritance of Wealth: Justice, Equality, and the Right to Bequeath.S. Stewart Braun - 2020 - Ethics 130 (3):450-455.
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    Weakness of Will and the Measurement of Freedom.Nicolas Côté - 2020 - Ethics 130 (3):384-414.
    This article argues for a novel approach to the measurement of freedom of choice, on which the availability of an option is a matter of degree, rather than a bivalent matter of being either available or not. This approach is motivated by case studies involving weakness of will, where deficiencies in willpower seem to impair individual freedom by making certain alternatives much harder to pursue. This approach is perfectly general, however: its graded analysis of option availability can be extended to (...)
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    Isaac Taylor, The Ethics of Counterterrorism.Ian Fishback - 2020 - Ethics 130 (3):474-478.
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    Paul Russell, The Limits of Free Will.Meghan Griffith - 2020 - Ethics 130 (3):469-474.
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    Richard Moran, The Exchange of Words: Speech, Testimony, and Intersubjectivity.Jessica Keiser - 2020 - Ethics 130 (3):460-465.
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    Andrew Valls, Rethinking Racial Justice.Christopher Lebron - 2020 - Ethics 130 (3):478-482.
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    From Charlottesville to the Nobel: Political Leaders and the Morality of Political Honors.Shmuel Nili - 2020 - Ethics 130 (3):415-445.
    Political honors are ubiquitous in public life, whether in the form of public monuments, street names, or national holidays. Yet such honors have received scant attention from normative political theorists. Tackling this gap, I begin by criticizing a desert-based approach to political honors. I then argue that morally appropriate honors are best understood as marking and reinforcing the moral commitments of the collective in whose name they are being awarded. I show how this thesis clarifies and organizes core intuitions regarding (...)
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    The Relation Between Academic Freedom and Free Speech.Robert Mark Simpson - 2020 - Ethics 130 (3):287-319.
    The standard view of academic freedom and free speech is that they play complementary roles in universities. Academic freedom protects academic discourse, while other public discourse in universities is protected by free speech. Here I challenge this view, broadly, on the grounds that free speech in universities sometimes undermines academic practices. One defense of the standard view, in the face of this worry, says that campus free speech actually furthers the university’s academic aims. Another says that universities have a secondary (...)
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    Brian Orend, War and Political Theory.Christopher Toner - 2020 - Ethics 130 (3):465-469.
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    Elinor Mason, Ways to Be Blameworthy: Rightness, Wrongness, and Responsibility.Kartik Upadhyaya - 2020 - Ethics 130 (3):455-460.
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    Weighing Up Weighted Lotteries: Scarcity, Overlap Cases, and Fair Inequalities of Chance.Gerard Vong - 2020 - Ethics 130 (3):320-348.
    After providing a novel taxonomy of lottery procedures for fairly distributing scarce goods, I defend a new weighted lottery theory. This taxonomy is necessary because the debate between unweighted and weighted lottery theorists overlooks a range of cases, overlap cases, in which conducting an unweighted lottery is impossible or implausible. Therefore, to account for all such cases, lottery theorists must adopt a weighted lottery. However, while no extant weighted lottery is adequate in overlap cases, my new weighted lottery theory is. (...)
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    Avner de-Shalit, Cities and Immigration: Political and Moral Dilemmas in the New Era of Migration.Shelley Wilcox - 2020 - Ethics 130 (3):446-450.
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    Pathological Moralizing: Is Moral Judgment a Commitment Device?Michael Prinzing - 2020 - Ethics 130 (2):228-236.
    Eric Campbell has argued that we should abolish moral discourse on the grounds that making moral judgments leads to “potentially severe practical pathologies”, including hypocrisy and self-delusion. However, his account of moral judgments only plausibly describes deontological judgments. Thus, his argument only supports deontological abolitionism. This view is certainly interesting. But it is not as extreme as moral abolitionism. Moreover, I argue that Campbell’s account, when reconstructed as an argument for deontological abolitionism can play only a very limited dialectical role.
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    Review of Richard Rowland's the Normative and the Evaluative - the Buck-Passing Account of Value. [REVIEW]Jussi Suikkanen - 2020 - Ethics 130 (2):255-259.
    This is a short review of Richard Rowland's book The Normative and the Evaluative - the Buck-Passing Account of Value.
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    Appiah, Kwame Anthony. As If: Idealization and Ideals. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017. Pp. 240. $27.95.Danny Underwood - 2020 - Ethics 130 (2):237-241.
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