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    Reasons From Within: Desires and Values.Alan H. Goldman - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
    Alan H. Goldman argues for the internalist or subjectivist view of practical reasons on the grounds that it is simpler, more unified, and more comprehensible ...
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  2. Aesthetic Value.Alan H. Goldman - 1995 - Westview Press.
    At the heart of aesthetics lie fundamental questions about value in art and the objectivity of aesthetic valuation. A theory of aesthetic value must explain how the properties of artworks contribute to the values derived from contemplating and appreciating works of art. When someone passes judgment on a work of art, just what is it that is happening, and how can such judgments be criticized and defended?In this concise survey, intended for advanced undergraduate students of aesthetics, Alan Goldman focuses on (...)
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    Representation and Make-Believe.Alan H. Goldman - 1990 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 36 (3):335 – 350.
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  4. The Moral Foundations of Professional Ethics.Alan H. Goldman (ed.) - 1980 - Rowman & Littlefield.
  5. The Paradox of Punishment.Alan H. Goldman - 1979 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 9 (1):42-58.
  6. The Experiential Account of Aesthetic Value.Alan H. Goldman - 2006 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (3):333–342.
  7. Aesthetic Qualities and Aesthetic Value.Alan H. Goldman - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (1):23-37.
    To say that an object is beautiful or ugly is seemingly to refer to a property of the object. But it is also to express a positive or negative response to it, a set of aesthetic values, and to suggest that others ought to respond in the same way. Such judg- ments are descriptive, expressive, and normative or prescriptive at once. These multiple features are captured well by Humean accounts that analyze the judgments as ascribing relational properties. To say that (...)
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    Music, Art, and Metaphysics: Essays in Philosophical Aesthetics.Alan H. Goldman - 1992 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 50 (4):327-329.
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    Musical Meaning and Expression.Alan H. Goldman - 1996 - Philosophical Quarterly 46 (185):533-535.
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    Moral Knowledge.Alan H. Goldman - 1988 - Routledge.
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  11. Realism About Aesthetic Properties.Alan H. Goldman - 1993 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 51 (1):31-37.
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    Philosophy and the Novel.Alan H. Goldman - 2013 - Oxford University Press.
    Part I. Philosophy of novels. 1. Introduction: philosophical content and literary value -- 2. Interpreting novels -- 3. The sun also rises: incompatible interpretations -- 4. The appeal of the mystery -- Part II. Philosophy in novels. 5. Moral development in Pride and prejudice -- 6. Huckleberry Finn and moral motivation -- 7. What we learn about rules from The cider house rules -- 8. Nostromo and the fragility of the self.
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  13. Affirmative Action.Alan H. Goldman - 1976 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 5 (2):178-195.
  14. The Entitlement Theory of Distributive Justice.Alan H. Goldman - 1976 - Journal of Philosophy 73 (21):823-835.
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    Desire Based Reasons and Reasons for Desires.Alan H. Goldman - 2006 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 44 (3):469-488.
  16. Business Ethics: Profits, Utilities, and Moral Rights.Alan H. Goldman - 1980 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 9 (3):260-286.
  17. Reason Internalism.Alan H. Goldman - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (3):505 - 533.
    This paper defends strong internalism about reasons, the view that reasons must relate to pre-existing motivational states, from several kinds of counterexamples, supposed desire independent reasons, that have been proposed. A central distinction drawn is that between there being a reason and an agent's having a reason. For an agent to have an F reason, she must be F-minded. Reasons, as what motivate us, are states of affairs and not themselves desires or motivational states, but they must connect to existing (...)
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    Life's Values: Pleasure, Happiness, Well-Being, and Meaning.Alan H. Goldman - 2018 - Oxford University Press.
    Life's Values offers new analyses of the nature of pleasure, happiness, well-being, and meaning in life. Recognizing how individuals have different priorities, Goldman explains what is of ultimate value in our lives and argues that making our desires rational - relevantly informed of what it's like to satisfy them - maximizes well-being.
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    The Broad View of Aesthetic Experience.Alan H. Goldman - 2013 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 71 (4):323-333.
    Peter Kivy and Noël Carroll advocate a narrow view of aesthetic experience according to which it consists mainly in attention to formal properties. Excluded are cognitive and moral properties. I defend the broader view that includes the latter properties. I argue first that cognition and moral assessment can be inseparable in experience from grasp of form and expressiveness. Second, Kivy and Carroll must extend the notion of form itself beyond ordinary usage to accommodate acknowledged aesthetic experience. Third, the broad view (...)
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    Interpreting Art and Literature.Alan H. Goldman - 1990 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 48 (3):205-214.
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  21. Toward a New Theory of Punishment.Alan H. Goldman - 1982 - Law and Philosophy 1 (1):57 - 76.
    Criteria for a successful theory of punishment include first, that it specify a reasonable limit to punishments in particular cases, and second, that it allow benefits to outweigh costs in a penal institution.It is argued that traditional utilitarian and retributive theories fail to satisfy both criteria, and that they cannot be coherently combined so as to do so. Retributivism specifies a reasonable limit in its demand that punishment equal crime, but this limit fails to allow benefits to outweigh costs of (...)
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    The Justification of Equal Opportunity: ALAN H. GOLDMAN.Alan H. Goldman - 1987 - Social Philosophy and Policy 5 (1):88-103.
    As a preliminary to the justification of equal opportunity, we require a few words on the concept. An opportunity is a chance to attain some goal or obtain some benefit. More precisely, it is the lack of some obstacle or obstacles to the attainment of some goal or benefit. Opportunities are equal in some specified or understood sense when persons face roughly the same obstacles or obstacles of roughly the same difficulty of some specified or understood sort. In different contexts (...)
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    An Explanatory Analysis of Knowledge.Alan H. Goldman - 1984 - American Philosophical Quarterly 21 (1):101 - 108.
  24. The Case Against Objective Values.Alan H. Goldman - 2008 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11 (5):507-524.
    While objective values need not be intrinsically motivating, need not actually motivate us, they would determine what we ought to pursue and protect. They would provide reasons for actions. Objective values would come in degrees, and more objective value would provide stronger reasons. It follows that, if objective value exists, we ought to maximize it in the world. But virtually no one acts with that goal in mind. Furthermore, objective value would exist independently of our subjective valuings. But we have (...)
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  25. Criteriological Arguments in Perception.Alan H. Goldman - 1975 - Mind 84 (January):102-105.
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    Fanciful Arguments for Realism.Alan H. Goldman - 1984 - Mind 93 (369):19-38.
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    Aesthetic Qualities and Aesthetic Value.Alan H. Goldman - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (1):23-37.
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    Practical Rules: When We Need Them and When We Don’T.Alan H. Goldman (ed.) - 2001 - Cambridge University Press.
    Rules proliferate; some are kept with a bureaucratic stringency bordering on the absurd, while others are manipulated and ignored in ways that injure our sense of justice. Under what conditions should we make exceptions to rules, and when should they be followed despite particular circumstances? The two dominant models in the literature on rules are the particularist account and that which sees the application of rules as normative. Taking a position that falls between these two extremes, Alan Goldman provides a (...)
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    The Reverse Discrimination Controversy: A Moral and Legal Analysis.Justice and Reverse Discrimination.Michael D. Bayles, Robert K. Fullinwider & Alan H. Goldman - 1982 - Journal of Philosophy 79 (8):455.
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  30. 4.'Race': Normative, Not Metaphysical or Semantic 'Race': Normative, Not Metaphysical or Semantic (Pp. 525-551).Alan H. Goldman, Harry Brighouse, Adam Swift & Sarah Stroud - 2006 - Ethics 116 (3).
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    Epistemic Foundationalism and the Replaceability of Ordinary Language.Alan H. Goldman - 1982 - Journal of Philosophy 79 (3):136-154.
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    Rawls's Original Position and the Difference Principle.Alan H. Goldman - 1976 - Journal of Philosophy 73 (21):845-849.
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    The Force of Precedent in Legal, Moral, and Empirical Reasoning.Alan H. Goldman - 1987 - Synthese 71 (3):323 - 346.
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    The Moral Significance of National Boundaries.Alan H. Goldman - 1982 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 7 (1):437-453.
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    Red and Right.Alan H. Goldman - 1987 - Journal of Philosophy 84 (7):349.
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    Red and Right.Alan H. Goldman - 1987 - Journal of Philosophy 84 (7):349-362.
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    Skepticism About Goodness and Rightness.Alan H. Goldman - 1991 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 29 (S1):167-183.
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  38. Is Moral Motivation Rationally Required?Alan H. Goldman - 2010 - The Journal of Ethics 14 (1):1-16.
    The answer to the title question is “No.” The first section argues, using the example of Huckleberry Finn, that rational agents need not be motivated by their explicit judgments of rightness and wrongness. Section II rejects a plausible argument to the conclusion that rational agents must have some moral concerns. The third section clarifies the relevant concept of irrationality and argues that moral incoherence does not equate with this common relevant concept. Section IV questions a rational requirement for prudential concern (...)
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    The Rationality of Complying with Rules: Paradox Resolved.Alan H. Goldman - 2006 - Ethics 116 (3):453-470.
  40. Appearing as Irreducible in Perception.Alan H. Goldman - 1976 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 37 (December):147-164.
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    A Note on the Conjunctivity of Knowledge.Alan H. Goldman - 1975 - Analysis 36 (1):5 - 9.
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    Limits to the Justification of Reverse Discrimination.Alan H. Goldman - 1975 - Social Theory and Practice 3 (3):289-306.
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    Epistemological Foundations: Can Experiences Justify Beliefs?Alan H. Goldman - 2004 - American Philosophical Quarterly 41 (4):273-285.
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    Realism.Alan H. Goldman - 1979 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 17 (2):175-192.
    Definitions of stronger and weaker versions of physical realism are offered, The first relating to the existence of physical objects and the second to the independence of their properties. It is argued that recent debates about the commensurability and convergence of scientific theories and the causal theory of reference are irrelevant to the truth of these theses, Although their proponents seem to think them linked. It is then argued that support for realist positions must be inductive. Such support is provided (...)
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    Response to Gert on Practical Reason.Alan H. Goldman - 2012 - The Journal of Ethics 16 (1):35-37.
    This is a response to Joshua Gert’s criticisms of my book Reasons from Within and defense of his own contrasting position.
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    Reparations to Individuals or Groups?Alan H. Goldman - 1975 - Analysis 35 (5):168 - 170.
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    Reason Internalism.Alan H. Goldman - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (3):505-532.
    This paper defends strong internalism about reasons, the view that reasons must relate to pre-existing motivational states, from several kinds of counterexamples, supposed desire independent reasons, that have been proposed. A central distinction drawn is that between there being a reason and an agent’s having a reason. For an agent to have an F reason, she must be F-minded. Reasons, as what motivate us, are states of affairs and not themselves desires or motivational states, but they must connect to existing (...)
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    Legal Reasoning as a Model for Moral Reasoning.Alan H. Goldman - 1989 - Law and Philosophy 8 (1):131 - 149.
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    Real People (Natural Differences and the Scope of Justice).Alan H. Goldman - 1987 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 17 (2):377 - 393.
    The idea that a just political system must ignore or nullify socially caused initial advantages in competing for positions and other social benefits is as old as political philosophy itself. Plato called for social mobility among his classes so that all could gravitate toward the classes for which their temperaments naturally suited them. The idea that the system must take positive steps to correct for these differences among individuals is likewise as old as the concept of public education, the supposed (...)
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    An Explanatory Analysis of Knowledge.Alan H. Goldman - 1982 - Journal of Philosophy 79 (11):718-719.
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