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  1. Reason and Morality.Alan Gewirth - 1968 - University of Chicago Press.
    No one, regardless of philosophical stance, can read this work without an enlargement of mind. It illuminates morality and agency for all."—E.
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    Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy.Alan Gewirth - 1988 - Noûs 22 (1):143-146.
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    Human Rights: Essays on Justification and Applications.Alan Gewirth - 1982 - Ethics 94 (2):324-325.
  4. Are There Any Absolute Rights?Alan Gewirth - 1981 - Philosophical Quarterly 31 (122):1-16.
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    Self-Fulfillment.Alan Gewirth - 1998 - Princeton University Press.
    Cultures around the world have regarded self-fulfillment as the ultimate goal of human striving and as the fundamental test of the goodness of a human life. The ideal has also been criticized, however, as egotistical or as so value-neutral that it fails to distinguish between, for example, self-fulfilled sinners and self-fulfilled saints. Alan Gewirth presents here a systematic and highly original study of self-fulfillment that seeks to overcome these and other arguments and to justify the high place that the ideal (...)
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  6. Reason and Morality.Alan Gewirth - 1968 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 170 (4):444-445.
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    The New Science of Politics: An Introduction.Alan Gewirth - 1952 - Ethics 63 (2):142-144.
  8. The Epistemology of Human Rights.Alan Gewirth - 1984 - Social Philosophy and Policy 1 (2):1.
    Human rights are rights which all persons equally have simply insofar as they are human. But are there any such rights? How, if at all, do we know that there are? It is with this question of knowledge, and the related question of existence, that I want to deal in this paper. 1. CONCEPTUAL QUESTIONS The attempt to answer each of these questions, however, at once raises further, more directly conceptual questions. In what sense may human rights be said to (...)
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    Ethical Universalism and Particularism.Alan Gewirth - 1988 - Journal of Philosophy 85 (6):283.
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    Clearness and Distinctness in Descartes.Alan Gewirth - 1943 - Philosophy 18 (69):17 - 36.
    Descartes's general rule that “whatever is clearly and distinctly perceived is true” has traditionally been criticized on two closely related grounds. As Leibniz, for example, puts it, clearness and distinctness are of no value as criteria of truth unless we have criteria of clearness and distinctness; but Descartes gives none. And consequently, the standards of judgment which the rule in fact evokes are purely subjective and psychological. There must hence be set up analytic, logical “marks” by means of which it (...)
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  11. Human Rights and Future Generations.Alan Gewirth - forthcoming - Environmental Ethics.
     
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  12. Ethical Universalism and Particularism.Alan Gewirth - 1988 - Journal of Philosophy 85 (6):283-302.
  13. Professional Ethics: The Separatist Thesis.Alan Gewirth - 1986 - Ethics 96 (2):282-300.
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  14. Why Rights Are Indispensable.Alan Gewirth - 1986 - Mind 95 (379):329-344.
  15. The Golden Rule Rationalized.Alan Gewirth - 1978 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 3 (1):133-147.
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    Rights and Virtues.Alan Gewirth - 1985 - Review of Metaphysics 38 (4):739 - 762.
    It is first shown that, contrary to Maclntyre, human rights are not 'fictions'. I then summarize my own argument for human rights, and reply to Maclntyre's objections. Turning to his own positive doctrine, I indicate that it is confronted with 'the problem of moral indeterminacy', in that it allows or provides for outcomes which are mutually opposed to one another so far as concerns their moral status. I then take up Maclntyre's triadic account of the virtues and show that each (...)
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    Self-Fulfillment.Lester H. Hunt & Alan Gewirth - 2000 - Philosophical Review 109 (4):589.
    As its title suggests, the subject of this book is the nature of self-fulfillment, which the author defines as “carrying to fruition one’s deepest desires or one’s worthiest capacities”. It treats this subject as a specifically ethical one. The motivation behind it lies in the author’s conviction that all other norms and ideals have value only insofar as they serve to advance this one.
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  18. The Rationality of Reasonableness.Alan Gewirth - 1983 - Synthese 57 (2):225 - 247.
    Rationality and reasonableness are often sharply distinguished from one another and are even held to be in conflict. On this construal, rationality consists in means-end calculation of the most efficient means to one's ends (which are usually taken to be self-interested), while reasonableness consists in equitableness whereby one respects the rights of other persons as well as oneself. To deal with this conflict, it is noted that both rationality and reasonableness are based on reason, which is analyzed as the power (...)
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  19. Meta-Ethics and Normative Ethics.Alan Gewirth - 1960 - Mind 69 (274):187-205.
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    Can Any Final Ends Be Rational?Alan Gewirth - 1991 - Ethics 102 (1):66-95.
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    The Justification of Morality.Alan Gewirth - 1988 - Philosophical Studies 53 (2):245 - 262.
    Two criticisms of my argument in "reason and morality" were presented by christopher mcmahon (in "gewirth's justification of morality," "philosophical studies", September 1986). I reply to each criticism, Showing that mcmahon has misconstrued my use of 'ought' as action-Guiding and my universalization of the agent's rights-Judgment, As well as my concept of prudential rights. A general defect is that he has not understood how central to my argument is the agent's conative and rational standpoint.
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    Is Cultural Pluralism Relevant to Moral Knowledge?Alan Gewirth - 1994 - Social Philosophy and Policy 11 (1):22-43.
    Cultural pluralism is both a fact and a norm. It is a fact that our world, and indeed our society, are marked by a large diversity of cultures delineated in terms of race, class, gender, ethnicity, religion, ideology, and other partly interpenetrating variables. This fact raises the normative question of whether, or to what extent, such diversities should be recognized or even encouraged in policies concerning government, law, education, employment, the family, immigration, and other important areas of social concern.
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  23. The Cartesian Circle Reconsidered.Alan Gewirth - 1970 - Journal of Philosophy 67 (19):668-685.
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    Is Cultural Pluralism Relevant to Moral Knowledge?Alan Gewirth - 2000 - In Christopher W. Gowans (ed.), Moral Disagreements: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Routledge. pp. 22-43.
  25. Why There Are Human Rights.Alan Gewirth - 1985 - Social Theory and Practice 11 (2):235-248.
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    The Rationality of Reasonableness: To the Memory of Donald J. Lipkind.Alan Gewirth - 1983 - Synthese 57 (2):225-247.
    Rationality and reasonableness are often sharply distinguished from one another and are even held to be in conflict. On this construal, rationality consists in means-end calculation of the most efficient means to one's ends, while reasonableness consists in equitableness whereby one respects the rights of other persons as well as oneself. To deal with this conflict, it is noted that both rationality and reasonableness are based on reason, which is analyzed as the power of attaining truth, and especially necessary truth. (...)
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    Positive "Ethics" and Normative "Science".Alan Gewirth - 1960 - Philosophical Review 69 (3):311-330.
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  28. Are All Rights Positive?Alan Gewirth - 2001 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 30 (3):321-333.
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    Gewirth: Critical Essays on Action, Rationality, and Community.Anita Allen, Lawrence C. Becker, Deryck Beyleveld, David Cummiskey, David DeGrazia, David M. Gallagher, Alan Gewirth, Virginia Held, Barbara Koziak, Donald Regan, Jeffrey Reiman, Henry Richardson, Beth J. Singer, Michael Slote, Edward Spence & James P. Sterba - 1998 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    As one of the most important ethicists to emerge since the Second World War, Alan Gewirth continues to influence philosophical debates concerning morality. In this ground-breaking book, Gewirth's neo-Kantianism, and the communitarian problems discussed, form a dialogue on the foundation of moral theory. Themes of agent-centered constraints, the formal structure of theories, and the relationship between freedom and duty are examined along with such new perspectives as feminism, the Stoics, and Sartre. Gewirth offers a picture of the philosopher's theory and (...)
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  30. There Are Absolute Rights.Alan Gewirth - 1982 - Philosophical Quarterly 32 (129):348-353.
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    Descartes: Two Disputed Questions.Alan Gewirth - 1971 - Journal of Philosophy 68 (9):288-296.
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    The Province of Jurisprudence Determined, and, On the Uses of the Study of Jurisprudence. John AustinJurisprudence: Men and Ideas of the Law. Edwin W. Patterson.Alan Gewirth - 1957 - Ethics 67 (3):222-223.
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    Categorical Consistency in Ethics.Alan Gewirth - 1967 - Philosophical Quarterly 17 (69):289-299.
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    How Ethical is Evolutionary Ethics?Alan Gewirth - 1993 - In Matthew Nitecki & Doris Nitecki (eds.), Evolutionary Ethics. Suny Press. pp. 241--256.
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  35. Rights and Duties.Alan Gewirth - 1988 - Mind 97 (387):441-445.
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    The Problem Of Specificity In Evolutionary Ethics.Alan Gewirth - 1986 - Biology and Philosophy 1 (3):297-305.
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  37. The Justificatory Argument for Human Rights.Alan Gewirth - 2000 - In James P. Sterba (ed.), Ethics: Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives. Oxford University Press. pp. 489--94.
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    Private Philanthropy and Positive Rights.Alan Gewirth - 1987 - Social Philosophy and Policy 4 (2):55.
    How can anyone be opposed to private philanthropy? Such philanthropy consists in persons freely giving of their wealth or other goods to benefit individuals and groups they consider worthy of support. As private persons, they act apart from – although not, of course, in contravention of – the political apparatus of the state. In acting in this beneficent way, the philanthropists are indeed, as their name etymologically implies, lovers of humanity; and their efforts are also justified as exercises of their (...)
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    The 'Is-Ought' Problem Resolved.Alan Gewirth - 1973 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 47:34 - 61.
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  40. Duties to Fulfill the Human Rights of the Poor.Alan Gewirth - 2007 - In Thomas Pogge (ed.), Freedom From Poverty as a Human Right: Who Owes What to the Very Poor? Co-Published with Unesco. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Civil Disobedience, Law, and Morality: An Examination of Justice Fortas' Doctrine.Alan Gewirth - 1970 - The Monist 54 (4):536-555.
    Civil disobedience raises difficult problems for most of us because we are neither absolute legalists nor absolute individualistic moralists. As it is usually denned, civil disobedience consists in violating some law on the ground that it or some other law or social policy is morally wrong, and the manner of this violation is public, nonviolent, and accepting of the legally prescribed penalty for disobedience. According to the absolute legalist, civil disobedience is never justified, because he holds that every law, no (...)
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    Metaethics and Moral Neutrality.Alan Gewirth - 1968 - Ethics 78 (3):214-225.
  43. Republicanism and Absolutism in the Thought of Marsilius of Padua.Alan Gewirth - 1979 - Medioevo 5:23-48.
     
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    The Distinction Between Analytic and Synthetic Truths.Alan Gewirth - 1953 - Journal of Philosophy 50 (14):397-425.
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    Reason and Morality: Rejoinder to E. J. Bond.Alan Gewirth - 1980 - Metaphilosophy 11 (2):138–142.
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    The Justification of Egalitarian Justice.Alan Gewirth - 1971 - American Philosophical Quarterly 8 (4):331 - 341.
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    Book Review:The Revolution in Philosophy. A. J. Ayer, W. C. Kneale, G. A. Paul, D. F. Pears, P. F. Strawson, G. J. Warnock, R. A. Wollheim. [REVIEW]Alan Gewirth - 1957 - Ethics 67 (2):146-148.
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    Rights and Virtues.Alan Gewirth - 1984 - Analyse & Kritik 6 (1):28-48.
    It is first shown that, contrary to Maclntyre, human rights are not 'fictions'. I then summarize my own argument for human rights, and reply to Maclntyre's objections. Turning to his own positive doctrine, I indicate that it is confronted with 'the problem of moral indeterminacy', in that it allows or provides for outcomes which are mutually opposed to one another so far as concerns their moral status. I then take up Maclntyre's triadic account of the virtues and show that each (...)
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    Positive Rights and the Problems of Social JusticeThe Community of Rights.Vincent J. Samar & Alan Gewirth - 1999 - Business Ethics Quarterly 9 (2):361.
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    Practical Philosophy, Civil Liberties, and Poverty.Alan Gewirth - 1984 - The Monist 67 (4):549-568.
    It is often said nowadays that there has been a great revival of practical philosophy. But the complaint is also sometimes heard that philosophers do not have much practical influence and that, as philosophers, they do too little practical work in public communication and politics. Such statements raise questions about the nature of practical philosophy and about the proper role of philosophers in social and political practice.
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