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  1. Science Fiction and the Boundaries of Philosophy: Exploring the Neutral Zone with Plato, Kant, and H.G. Wells.Andrew Fiala - 2023 - Journal of Science Fiction and Philosophy 6.
    In this paper, I consider the difficulty of distinguishing between science fiction and philosophy. The boundary between these genres is somewhat vague. There is a “neutral zone” separating the genres. But this neutral zone is often transgressed. One key distinction considered here is that between entertainment and edification. Another crucial element is found in the importance of the author’s apparent self-consciousness of these distinctions. Philosophy seeks to edify, and philosophers are often deliberately focused on thinking about the question of the (...)
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    The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence.Andrew Fiala (ed.) - 2018 - Routledge.
    Interest in pacifism—an idea with a long history in philosophical thought and in several religious traditions—is growing. The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence is the first comprehensive reference designed to introduce newcomers and researchers to the many varieties of pacifism and nonviolence, to their history and philosophy, and to pacifism’s most serious critiques. The volume offers 32 brand new chapters from the world’s leading experts across a diverse range of fields, who together provide a broad discussion of pacifism and (...)
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  3. Nero's Fiddle: On Hope, Despair, and the Ecological Crisis.Andrew Fiala - 2010 - Ethics and the Environment 15 (1):51.
    It may appear rational to pursue short term self interest if the ecological crisis is unsolvable: it may be rational to fiddle while Rome burns. This is especially true when others are not making environmentally friendly choices and when we want to allow peole extensive liberty to make their own choices. This paper examines this problem by utilizing the prisoner's dilemma and Hardin's tragedy of the commons. It argues that voluntary solutions to the ecological crisis are not promising, while also (...)
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  4. Pacifism.Andrew Fiala - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Contingent Pacifism and Contingently Pacifist Conclusions.Andrew Fiala - 2014 - Journal of Social Philosophy 45 (4):463-477.
  6. Toleration and Pragmatism.Andrew Gordon Fiala - 2002 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 16 (2):103 - 116.
  7. Militant atheism, pragmatism, and the God-shaped hole.Andrew Fiala - 2008 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 65 (3):139 - 151.
    This paper addresses recent examples of militant atheism. It considers the theistic reply that describes atheism as deriving from a “God-shaped hole” in the human soul. The paper will argue that American pragmatism offers a middle path that avoids militant atheism without suffering from this problem. The paper describes this middle path and considers the problem that is seen in Rorty’s recent work: how the pragmatist can remain critical of religious fundamentalism without succumbing to a militant version of atheism. The (...)
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    Progress and Meliorism: Making Progress in Thinking about Progress.Andrew Fiala - 2019 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 15 (1):28-50.
    There is no grand narrative or master plan for historical progress. Contemporary discussions of progress and enlightenment reflect an improved version of an old debate, which has progressed beyond older debates about metaphysical optimism and pessimism. Responding to recent work by John Gray, Steven Pinker, and others, this paper describes meliorism as a middle path between optimism and pessimism. Meliorism is pragmatic, humanistic, secular, and historically grounded. The epistemic modesty of meliorism develops out of understanding the long history of debates (...)
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  9. Stoic tolerance.Andrew Fiala - 2003 - Res Publica 9 (2):149-168.
    This article considers the virtue of tolerance as it is found in Epictetus and MarcusAurelius. It defines the virtue of tolerance and links it to the Stoic idea of proper control of the passions in pursuit of both self-sufficiency and justice. It argues that Stoic tolerance is neither complete in difference nor a species of relativism. Finally, it discusses connections between the moral virtue of Stoic tolerance and the idea of political toleration found in modern liberalism.
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    The Pacifist Tradition and Pacifism as Transformative and Critical Theory.Andrew Fiala - 2018 - The Acorn 18 (1):5-28.
    Pacifism is often painted into a corner as an absolute rejection of all violence and war. Such a dogmatic and negative formulation of pacifism does leave us with pacifism as a morally problematic position. But pacifism is not best understood as a negative claim. Nor is pacifism best understood as a singular or monistic concept. Rather, there is a “pacifist tradition” that is grounded in an affirmative claim about the importance of nonviolence, love, community building, and peaceful conflict resolution. This (...)
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    A Critique of Exceptions.Andrew Fiala - 2006 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (1):127-142.
    There are good reasons to beware of arguments that allow for exceptions to principles about the proper limit of violence. Justifications of such exceptions occur in recent discussions of torture and terrorism. One of the reasons to be skeptical of these arguments is that when political agents make exceptions to moral principles, these exceptions can become precedents that serve to normalize immoral behavior. This aspect of political reality is ignored in contemporary attempts to justify torture and terrorism. The present paper (...)
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    Moral Injury and Jus Ad Bellum.Andrew Fiala - 2017 - Essays in Philosophy 18 (2):281-294.
    Although jus in bello violations create transgressive acts that cause moral injury, the primary consideration in thinking about moral injury should be jus ad bellum. If one is fighting in an ad bellum just war, then transgressive acts can be rationalized in a way that allows for consolation. But for morally sensitive combatants engaged in an ad bellum unjust war, consolation is more difficult since there is no way to justify or rationalize morally problematic deeds committed in defense of an (...)
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    Playing a requiem on the Titanic: the virtue of hope in the age of ecological calamity.Andrew Fiala - unknown
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  14. Get 'Em All! Kill 'Em! Genocide, Terrorism, Righteous Communities (review).Andrew Fiala - 2005 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 19 (4):262-265.
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    Pacifism and the Trolley Problem.Andrew Fiala - 2014 - The Acorn 15 (1):33-41.
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  16. Toleration.Andrew Fiala - 2004 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Against Religion, Wars, and States: The Case for Enlightenment Atheism, Just War Pacifism, and Liberal-Democratic Anarchism.Andrew Fiala - 2013 - Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Andrew Fiala's Against Religion, Wars, and States: The Case for Enlightenment Atheism, Just War Pacifism, and Liberal-Democratic Anarchism argues that we need to overcome the idea of the nation-state and look toward global justice, that we need to develop a more critical stance toward religion while embracing enlightened humanism and natural science, and that we need to look beyond violent solutions to social problems in order to build world peace.
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    The Fragility of Civility.Andrew Fiala - 2013 - Dialogue and Universalism 23 (3):109-122.
    This paper explores civility as a virtue for individuals within the sphere of civil society. Civil society is conceived as consisting of voluntary associations regulated by persuasion, praise, and shame. The virtue of civility is a key value for members of the associations of civil society. The paper considers circumstances in which institutions of civil society breakdown and in which unscrupulous and un-civil operators take advantage of more civil members. While admitting that civility is a fragile virtue, the paper concludes (...)
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  19. "How Would You Like to be Him?" The Golden Rule, Third Person Descriptions, and Virtue Ethics.Andrew Fiala - 2009 - The Pluralist 4 (2):24 - 37.
    From The Pluralist 4:2, 24-37. Copyright 2009 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. Used with permission of the University of Illinois Press.
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    Just War Ethics and the Slippery Slope of Militarism.Andrew Fiala - 2012 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 19 (2):92-102.
    Considerations of the ethics of war should more carefully attend to the material conditions of war and the pressures of militarism. To understand contemporary warfare, and the failure of just war theory to restrain war in some cases, we must consider how the military-industrial complex influences war-making. Militarism and the profit to be made in warfare create a slippery slope of sorts which can incline us to fight wars that are unjust.
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    Radical forgiveness and human justice.Andrew Fiala - 2012 - Heythrop Journal 53 (3):494-506.
    The most substantial source for thinking about forgiveness is Christian ethics. Some Christians offer forgiveness even for atrocities in the absence of repentance and reparations. The paper critically examines Christian idealism about forgiveness, while looking beyond Christianity toward a humanistic approach that acknowledges the tragic conflict between forgiveness and justice. Christian forgiveness is part of a radical revaluation of values regarding the goods of this world, personal identity, and temporality. Humanistic approaches, as found in Kant and the Greeks, do not (...)
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  22. Peace & Hope in Dark Times.Andrew Fiala & Sahar Fard (eds.) - 2023
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    Civility, religious pluralism, and education.Vincent F. Biondo & Andrew Fiala (eds.) - 2014 - New York: Routledge.
    This book focuses on the problem of religious diversity, civil dialogue, and religion education in public schools, exploring the ways in which atheists, secularists, fundamentalists, and mainstream religionists come together in the public sphere, examining how civil discourse about religion fit swithin the ideals of the American political and pedagogical systems and how religious studies education can help to foster civility and toleration.
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    A Critique of Exceptions.Andrew Fiala - 2006 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (1):127-142.
    There are good reasons to beware of arguments that allow for exceptions to principles about the proper limit of violence. Justifications of such exceptions occur in recent discussions of torture and terrorism. One of the reasons to be skeptical of these arguments is that when political agents make exceptions to moral principles, these exceptions can become precedents that serve to normalize immoral behavior. This aspect of political reality is ignored in contemporary attempts to justify torture and terrorism. The present paper (...)
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    A Critical Utopia for Our Time: Discussing Star Trek’s Philosophy of Peace and Justice.Andrew Fiala, Jennifer Kling & Joseph Orosco - 2022 - The Acorn 22 (1):33-56.
    A discussion of José-Antonio Orosco’s new book, Star Trek’s Philosophy of Peace and Justice: A Global, Anti-Racist Approach. Orosco has been finding wisdom in Star Trek episodes since he watched late night reruns with his mother. Then, recently, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek’s debut, Orosco began to teach the series as source material for peace philosophy. Philosophical concepts can be brought to bear on Star Trek stories; but Orosco argues that the stories also assert philosophical meanings (...)
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    Aesthetic Education and the Aesthetic State.Andrew G. Fiala - 2000 - Proceedings of the Hegel Society of America 14:171-185.
    A discussion of Hegel's aesthetics in light of Schiller's theory of aesthetic education--and which links aesthetics to politics, ethics, and the project of enlightenment.
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    Across the Tradition of Philosophy.Andrew Fiala - 2004 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 9 (1):159-183.
    Hegel did not have an adequate appreciation of linguistic diversity. This lapse is linked to Hegel’s Eurocentric view of history and culture. Hegel’s view of language is considered within the context of Leibniz’s hope for a universal philosophical language, the metacritique of Kant, and Fichte’s linguistic nationalism. Hegel overcomes the sort of nationalism found in Fichte. And Hegel aspires toward the universal while recognizing the importance of concrete historical language. However, he does not achieve the sort of appreciation of linguistic (...)
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    Bloomsbury Companion to Political Philosophy.Andrew Fiala (ed.) - 2015 - New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
    The Bloomsbury Companion to Political Philosophy is the definitive guide to contemporary political philosophy. The book covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Fourteen specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts, including Eduardo Mendieta and Gillian Brock, reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and, most (...)
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    Criticizing common sense about war and posthumous harm.Andrew Fiala - unknown
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  30. 6. Citizenship, Epistemology, and the Just War Theory.Andrew Fiala - 2004 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 7 (2).
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    Citizenship, Epistemology, and the Just War Theory.Andrew Fiala - 2004 - Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 7 (2):100-117.
  32. Civility, ethical democracy, and the Pacific faith.Andrew Fiala - 2019 - In Amin Asfari (ed.), Civility, Nonviolent Resistance, and the New Struggle for Social Justice. Brill | Rodopi.
     
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    Defusing fear : A critical response to the war on terrorism.Andrew Fiala - 2005 - In Timothy Shanahan (ed.), Philosophy 9/11: Thinking About the War on Terrorism. Open Court.
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    Existentialism and Repressive Toleration.Andrew Fiala - 2005 - Studies in Practical Philosophy 5 (1):90-111.
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    Emerson and the Limits of Language.Andrew Fiala - 2004 - Idealistic Studies 34 (3):285-302.
    This article focuses on Emerson’s emphasis on the limits of language. This emphasis is important because for Emerson self-expression in language is an essential part of the process of becoming self-reliant. Emerson thus shows us the way in which language often prevents us from becoming self-reliant. Emerson performatively shows the limits of language in an effort to inspire his audience to develop self-reliance in speaking for themselves. The article locates Emerson’s emphasis on the limits of language within the context of (...)
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    Editor’s Introduction.Andrew Fiala - 2007 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 14 (2):1-2.
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    Editor’s Introduction.Andrew Fiala - 2007 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 14 (2):1-2.
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    Fichte and the Ursprache.Andrew Fiala - 2008 - In Daniel Breazeale & Tom Rockmore (eds.), After Jena: New Essays on Fichte's Later Philosophy. Northwestern University Press.
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    General Patton and Private Ryan: the conflicting reality of war and films about war.Andrew Fiala - 2014 - In David LaRocca (ed.), The philosophy of war films. University Press of Kentucky.
    From The Philosophy of War Films, page 335-354, available online: https://www.kentuckypress.com/live/title_detail.php?titleid=3324#.WBPirVdeCi4. Copyright?? 2014 by University of Kentucky Press.
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    God, Reason, and Ethics.Andrew Fiala - 2008 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 15 (2):72-81.
    This paper examines the relation between ethics and religion in light of Ralph Ellis’ critique of religious fundamentalism. It argues against the recent revival of Divine Command ethics. It claims that love is in fact a central value and experience for the ethical life. But it maintains that Ralph Ellis’ humanistic approach to love is preferable to a religious approach. This argument is articulated with reference to theodicy and the problem of evil. The paper concludes that the condition of finitude (...)
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    “How Would You Like to be Him?”: The Golden Rule, Third Person Descriptions, and Virtue Ethics.Andrew Fiala - 2009 - The Pluralist 4 (2):24-37.
    From The Pluralist 4:2, 24-37. Copyright 2009 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. Used with permission of the University of Illinois Press.
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    Justice, Forgiveness, and Care: A Pragmatic Balance.Andrew Fiala - 2010 - Ethical Perspectives 17 (4):4.
    This paper argues for a pragmatic resolution to the conflict between justice and forgiveness. Authors such as Derrida, who see a paradox or aporia in the conflict between justice and forgiveness, often conceive each value in absolute terms. A pragmatic approach deemphasizes absolutism and focuses instead on pluralism and sensitivity to context. One useful example of a pragmatic approach is found in care ethics, as described by Noddings. Care ethics emphasizes the concrete specificity of relationships and the needs and interests (...)
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    King preached nonviolence, too.Andrew Fiala - unknown
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    Legal But Rare.Andrew Fiala - 2019 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 33 (2):203-220.
    This paper argues that it is not incoherent to think that abortion should be “legal but rare.” The argument draws upon virtue ethics, feminism, critical theory, and the theory of biopolitics to argue that the idea that abortion should be legal but rare is best understood as aiming at the elimination of unwanted pregnancies. Some pro-choice defenders of abortion rights worry that the “legal but rare” idea stigmatizes women who choose abortion. But when this idea is unpacked using the tools (...)
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    Linguistic Nationalism and Linguistic Diversity in German Idealism.Andrew Fiala - 2004 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 9 (1):159-183.
    Hegel did not have an adequate appreciation of linguistic diversity. This lapse is linked to Hegel’s Eurocentric view of history and culture. Hegel’s view of language is considered within the context of Leibniz’s hope for a universal philosophical language, the metacritique of Kant, and Fichte’s linguistic nationalism. Hegel overcomes the sort of nationalism found in Fichte. And Hegel aspires toward the universal while recognizing the importance of concrete historical language. However, he does not achieve the sort of appreciation of linguistic (...)
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    Marcus Aurelius. A Guide for the Perplexed, by William O. Stephens.Andrew Fiala - 2014 - Ancient Philosophy 34 (2):458-462.
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    Morality, memory, and Memorial Day.Andrew Fiala - unknown
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    On Thinking Globally and Acting Locally.Andrew Fiala - 2019 - Dialogue and Universalism 29 (1):37-56.
    This paper considers the extent to which we already live in a cosmopolitan era. Resurgent nationalism is explained as a reactionary response to the success of cosmopolitanization. Cosmopolitanization is further explained as a dialectical process. Contemporary cosmopolitanism emerges against the backdrop of Eurocentric globalization associated with the colonial era. While the Eurocentric legacy must be rejected, it has left us with a cosmopolitan world. Other dialectical processes emerge in consideration of the importance of local and multicultural issues. Cosmopolitanization is a (...)
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    Peace and Hope in Dark Times.Andrew Fiala & Sahar Heydari Fard (eds.) - 2023 - Brill.
    The essays collected here offer original insight into the problem of hope and the philosophy of peace. The essays offer hopeful reflection on the Covid-19 pandemic, recent challenges to democratic norms, climate change, and other emerging threats.
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  50. Pacifism and just war theory after 9/11.Andrew Fiala - 2009 - In Matthew J. Morgan (ed.), The Impact of 9/11 on Religion and Philosophy. Palgrave-Macmillan.
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