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  1.  11
    Epicurean Hedonism as Qualitative Hedonism.Andrew Alwood - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (4):411-427.
    Epicurus’ theory of what is good for a person is hedonistic: only pleasure has intrinsic value. Critics object that Epicurus is committed to advocating sensualist excess, since hedonism seems both to imply that more pleasure is always of some good for you, and to recommend even debauched, sensual kinds of pleasure. However, Epicurus can respond to this objection much like J. S. Mill responds to the objection that hedonism is a “doctrine worthy only of swine”. I argue that Epicurus’ hedonism (...)
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    Aristotle and the Charge of Egoism.Tom Peter Stephen Angier - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (4):457-475.
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    Lindsey, Brink, and Teles, Steven. The Captured Economy: How the Powerful Enrich Themselves, Slow Down Growth, and Increase Inequality.Gary Chartier - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (4):517-521.
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    Christine Overall, Ed., Pets and People: The Ethics of Our Relationships with Companion Animals.Gary L. Francione - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (4):491-516.
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    Adversity, Wisdom, and Exemplarism.Ian James Kidd - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (4):379-393.
    According to a venerable ideal, the core aim of philosophical practice is wisdom. The guiding concern of the ancient Greek, Indian, and Chinese traditions was the nature of the good life for human beings and the nature of reality. Central to these traditions is profound recognition of the subjection to adversities intrinsic to human life. I consider paradigmatic exemplars of wisdom, from ancient Western and Asian traditions, and the ways that experiences of adversity shaped their life. The suggestion is that (...)
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    Suffering and the Six Perfections: Using Adversity to Attain Wisdom in Mahāyāna Buddhist Ethics.Emily McRae - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (4):395-410.
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    Camus’ Feeling of the Absurd.Thomas Pölzler - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (4):477-490.
    Albert Camus is most famous for his engagement with the absurd. Both in his philosophical and literary works his main focus was on the nature and normative consequences of this idea. However, Camus was also concerned with what he referred to as the “feeling of the absurd”. Philosophers have so far paid little attention to Camus’ thoughts about the feeling of the absurd. In this paper I provide a detailed analysis of this feeling. It turns out that the feeling of (...)
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    What Accounts of ‘Racism’ Do.Alberto G. Urquidez - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (4):437-455.
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    Does Death Restriction-Harm Us?Eric Yang - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (4):429-436.
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    Emotions and the Dynamics of Reasons.Carla Bagnoli - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (3):347-363.
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    Introduction: Natural Normativity and the Normativity of Human Action.Gabriele De Anna - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (3):239-242.
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    Potentiality, Natural Normativity and Practical Reason.Gabriele De Anna - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (3):307-326.
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    Phronesis as Ethical Expertise: Naturalism of Second Nature and the Unity of Virtue.Mario De Caro, Maria Silvia Vaccarezza & Ariele Niccoli - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (3):287-305.
    This paper has a twofold aim. On the one hand, we will discuss the much debated question of the source of normativity (which traditionally has nature and practical reason as the two main contenders to this role) and propose a new answer to it. Second, in answering this question, we will present a new account of practical wisdom, which conceives of the ethical virtues as ultimately unified in the chief virtue of phronesis, understood as ethical expertise. To do so, we (...)
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    Transcendental Aristotelianism: Can the “Fresh Start” of Ethics Find a Happy End?Christian Illies - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (3):327-346.
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    The Limits of Aristotelian Naturalism.Irene Liu - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (3):269-286.
    This paper seeks to assess the claim of Aristotelian naturalism to successfully vindicate the virtues. To this end, I consider two ways to understand the claims of Aristotelian naturalism and, thus, the normative authority of nature. The first is represented by an interpretation of Aristotelian naturalism as defending the claim that practical rationality is species-relative. I argue that the view fails because it cannot accommodate certain forms of moral disagreement. As an alternative, I propose seeing Aristotelian naturalism as the expression (...)
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    From Virtue Epistemology to Virtue Aesthetics.Roger Pouivet - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (3):365-378.
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    Is Practical Knowledge Prior to Theoretical Knowledge in Action? Reflecting on Anscombe’s Institutional Transparency.Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (3):257-267.
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    Aquinas’s Four Orders, Normativity, and Human Nature.Christopher Tollefsen - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (3):243-256.
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    Opening the Tomb of New Philosophical Accounts of Death.Thom Brooks - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (2):149-151.
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    Deontologists Can Be Moderate.Tyler Cook - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (2):199-212.
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    When Do Persons Die?Ben Curtis - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (2):153-167.
    The topic of this paper is the general thesis that the death of the human organism is what constitutes the death of a person. All admit that when the death of a human organism occurs, in some form or another, this normally does result in the death of a person. But, some maintain, organismic death is not the same thing as personal death. Why? Because, they maintain, despite the fact that persons are associated with a human organism (‘their organism’), they (...)
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    Moral Realism and the Incompletability of Morality.Melis Erdur - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (2):227-237.
    If what we want from moral inquiry were the obtainment of objective moral truths, as moral realism claims it is, then there would be nothing morally unsatisfactory or lacking in a situation, in which we somehow had access to all moral truths, and were fundamentally finished with morality. In fact, that seems to be the realists’ conception of moral heaven. In this essay, however, I argue that some sort of moral wakefulness – that is, always paying attention to the subtleties (...)
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    Should We Relinquish or Distribute the Benefits of Injustice?Robert Huseby - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (2):213-225.
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    Metaphysics for Responsibility to Nature.Bo Meinertsen - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (2):187-197.
    On the notion of responsibility employed by John Passmore in his classic Man’s Responsibility for Nature, the relationship of responsibility can only hold between persons (human beings, subjects), or groups and communities of them, and other persons. And in this relationship the persons that are responsible 'to' other persons are responsible 'for' how their actions affect these other persons, not to the direct object of these actions (in this case: nature). If this is correct, we cannot be responsible to nature (...)
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    Punishing the Dead.Saul Smilansky - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (2):169-177.
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    Reviving Concurrentism About Death.Aaron Wolf - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (2):179-185.
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    Identifying Virtues and Values Through Obituary Data-Mining.Mark Alfano, Andrew Higgins & Jacob Levernier - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (1).
    Because obituaries are succinct and explicitly intended to summarize their subjects’ lives, they may be expected to include only the features that the author finds most salient but also to signal to others in the community the socially-recognized aspects of the deceased’s character. We begin by reviewing studies 1 and 2, in which obituaries were carefully read and labeled. We then report study 3, which further develops these results with a semi-automated, large-scale semantic analysis of several thousand obituaries. Geography, gender, (...)
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    Categorical Desires and the Badness of Animal Death.Matt Bower & Bob Fischer - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (1):97-111.
    One way to defend humane animal agriculture is to insist that the deaths of animals aren’t bad for them. Christopher Belshaw has argued for this position in the most detail, maintaining that death is only bad when it frustrates categorical desires, which he thinks animals lack. We are prepared to grant his account of the badness of death, but we are skeptical of the claim that animals don’t have categorical desires. We contend that Belshaw’s argument against the badness of animal (...)
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    Swanton, Christine. The Virtue Ethics of Hume and Nietzsche. Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell. 2015.Jeffrey Church - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (1):145-148.
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    Small-Scale Evil.Stephen de Wijze - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (1):25-35.
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    Morality and Prudence: A Case for Substantial Overlap and Limited Conflict.Roe Fremstedal - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (1):1-16.
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    Is Pleasure Merely An Instrumental Good? Reply to Pianalto.Tully Ian - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (1):135-138.
    The view that pleasure's value might be merely instrumental has not received much support from philosophers. Indeed, few things seem more clearly to be of intrinsic value than pleasure. However, Matthew Pianalto has provided a sophisticated defense of the purely instrumental view. In this paper I respond to Pianalto's argument. I defend it from some recent criticism, while nevertheless ultimately concluding that it fails.
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    Ubuntu as a Metaphysical Concept.Symphorien Ntibagirirwa - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (1):113-133.
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    The Necessity of Moral Reasoning.Leland Saunders - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (1):37-57.
    A new variety of empirical skeptical moral arguments have been put forward in recent years, drawing on data from neuroscience, social and behavioral psychology, and economics, which strongly suggest that emotions play a central causal role in moral judgment, and that reasoning has at most a limited supplementary causal role in small portion of moral judgments. It follows from these empirical finding, it is argued, that moral judgments and morality more generally cannot be grounded in reason in the right sort (...)
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    Book Review: Jason Brennan, Against Democracy. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2016, Ix + 288 Pp, ISBN 9780691162607 $29.95. [REVIEW]Thomas Savidge - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (1):139-143.
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    Kant’s Ground-Thesis. On Dignity and Value in the Groundwork.Dieter Schönecker & Elke Elisabath Schmidt - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (1):81-95.
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    Capacity, Obligation, and Medical Billing.Mark Wells & Jacob Sparks - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (1):17-24.
    It is a common assumption that medical institutions may permissibly use the force of law to seek remuneration for costs incurred in medical intervention done without patient consent. In this paper, we challenge that assumption. Specifically, we claim that: Generally, when patients who lack capacity are given medical treatment without their consent, those practitioners who treated them are wrong to use legal mechanisms to secure remuneration for that treatment.
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  38. Small-Scale Evil.Stephen Wijze - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (1):25-35.
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    Virtues for the Imperfect.Katharina Nieswandt & Ulf Hlobil - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 1:1-21.
    We suggest a new neo-Aristotelian account of right action: An action A is right for an agent S in a situation C just in case it is possible for A in C to result from a good practical inference. A practical inference is good if people must have a disposition to make such practical inferences where a society is to flourish. One advantage of this account is that it applies to non-ideal agents. It thus blocks the right-but-not-virtuous objection to virtue (...)
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