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  1. A Deterrence Theory of Punishment.Anthony Ellis - 2003 - Philosophical Quarterly 53 (212):337–351.
    I start from the presupposition that the use of force against another is justified only in self-defence or in defence of others against aggression. If so, the main work of justifying punishment must rely on its deterrent effect, since most punishments have no other significant self-defensive effect. It has often been objected to the deterrent justification of punishment that it commits us to using offenders unacceptably, and that it is unable to deliver acceptable limits on punishment. I describe a sort (...)
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  2. War Crimes and Collective Wrongdoing: A Reader.Anthony Ellis - 2001 - Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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    War Crimes, Punishment and the Burden of Proof.Anthony Ellis - 2010 - Res Publica 16 (2):181-196.
    This paper argues that there is a default presumption that punishment has some deterrent effect, and that the burden of proof is upon those who allege that the costs of any particular penal system are insufficient to offset its deterrent benefits. This burden of proof transmits to the discussion of international law, with the conclusion that it is those who oppose international jurisdiction, rather than their opponents, who must prove their position. This they have so far failed to do.
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  4. Deontology, Incommensurability and the Arbitrary.Anthony Ellis - 1992 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 52 (4):855-875.
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    Minority Rights and the Preservation of Languages.Anthony Ellis - 2005 - Philosophy 80 (2):199-217.
    Do minority groups have a right to the preservation of their language? I argue that the rights of groups are always reducible to the rights of individuals. In that case, the question whether minorities have a right to the preservation of their language is a question of whether individuals have a right to it. I argue that, in the only relevant sense of ‘right’, they do not. They may have an interest in the preservation of their language, but, if so, (...)
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    Punishment as Deterrence: Reply to Sprague.Anthony Ellis - 2005 - Philosophical Quarterly 55 (218):98 - 101.
    In my 'A Deterrence Theory of Punishment', I argued that a deterrence system of punishment can avoid the charge that it illegitimately uses offenders if its punishments are carried out 'quasiautomatically': threats are issued by a legislature for deterrent purposes, but those who carry out the punishments have no authority to take deterrent considerations into account. Sprague has objected that under such a system, those who carry out punishments will be unable to justify their actions. I reply that if it (...)
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    Offense and the Liberal Conception of the Law.Anthony Ellis - 1984 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 13 (1):3-23.
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    Punishment and the Principle of Fair Play.Anthony Ellis - 1997 - Utilitas 9 (1):81.
    What I call the Just Distribution theory of punishment holds that the justification of punishment is that it rectifies the social distribution of benefits and burdens which has been upset by the offender. I argue that a recent version of this theory is no more viable than earlier versions. Like them, it fails in its avowed intention to deliver fundamental intuitions about crime and punishment. The root problem is its foundation in Hart's Principle of Fair Play, a foundation which, I (...)
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    Rights and the Criminal Law.Anthony Ellis - 1994 - Analysis 54 (2):79 - 83.
    Judith Jarvis Thomson has argued that any acceptable-- and perhaps even imaginable-- legal system must assign to citizens certain rights not to be aggressed against. I argue that this is not so. Typical legal systems certain assign duties of non-aggression; but the criminal branches of those systems do not assign corresponding rights. The civil branches may, but not to an extent that supports Thomson's thesis.
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    What is Special About Religion?Anthony Ellis - 2005 - Law and Philosophy 25 (2):219-241.
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    Thomson on Distress.Anthony Ellis - 1995 - Ethics 106 (1):112-119.
    Judith Jarvis Thomson holds that we have a right not be be caused distressful feelingsÑbut only if they are "non-belief- mediated"; we have no right not to be caused belief-mediated distress. I suggest that this view is highly counter-intuitive; and I argue that it is not supported by Thomson's arguments which, if they serve to exclude belief-mediated feelings would equally serve to exclude non-belief-mediated ones. I also suggest that some of the work that Thomson wants this distinction to do can (...)
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  12. Recent Work on Punishment.Anthony Ellis - 1995 - Philosophical Quarterly 45 (179):225 - 233.
    This article surveys some of the more important work in the philosophy of punishment in past ten years or so.
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    Manuscript Referees for The Journal of Ethics Volume 9: September 2004–June 2005.Justin D’Arms, Julia Driver, Anthony Ellis, Francisco Gonzales, George W. Harris, Aleksandar Jokic, Leonard Kahn, Phillip Montague, G. Di Muzio & Gerald Press - 2005 - The Journal of Ethics 9 (3):581.
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    Morality and Scripture.Anthony Ellis - 1996 - Teaching Philosophy 19 (3):233-246.
    This paper offers insights into various methods and approaches to teaching an entry level ethics courses to students who adhere to a biblical morality. Such students tend to take on the view that morality is not to be reasoned because all morality is derived from an authoritative source, scripture. Biblical morality holds a false perception of morality in general. Moral reasoning is essential to the creation of a foundation for the interpretation, extraction, and derivation of moral laws and morality from (...)
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    Reviewed Work: Objectivity and Cultural Divergence by S. C. Brown. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 1986 - Philosophy 61 (236):274-276.
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    Kenny and the Continuity of Wittgenstein's Philosophy.Anthony Ellis - 1978 - Mind 87 (346):270-275.
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    Review of Mary Warnock, Making Babies: Is There a Right to Have Children?[REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 2003 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2003 (6).
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    A Philosophical Approach to Religion.Philosophy and Religious Belief. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis, W. Donald Hudson & Thomas McPherson - 1975 - Philosophical Quarterly 25 (99):186.
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    Review: Reviews. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 1982 - Philosophy 57 (222):551 - 553.
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    Retribution Reconsidered.Anthony Ellis - 1996 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (1):238-241.
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    Book Notes. [REVIEW]Nora K. Bell, Samantha J. Brennan, William F. Bristow, Diana H. Coole, Justin DArms, Michael S. Davis, Daniel A. Dombrowski, John J. P. Donnelly, Anthony J. Ellis, Mark C. Fowler, Alan E. Fuchs, Chris Hackler, Garth L. Hallett, Rita C. Manning, Kevin E. Olson, Lansing R. Pollock, Marc Lee Raphael, Robert A. Sedler, Charlene Haddock Seigfried, Kristin S. Schrader‐Frechette, Anita Silvers, Doran Smolkin, Alan G. Soble, James P. Sterba, Stephen P. Turner & Eric Watkins - 2001 - Ethics 111 (2):446-459.
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    Eternal Life.Anthony Ellis - 1981 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 82:159 - 173.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 1987 - British Journal of Aesthetics 27 (2):450-455.
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    Rights, Killing, and Suffering.Anthony Ellis - 1984 - Philosophical Books 25 (3):184-186.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 1990 - British Journal of Aesthetics 30 (1):450-455.
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    Objectivity and Cultural Divergence Edited By S. C. Brown Cambridge University Press, 1984, Vi+262 Pp., £9.95. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 1986 - Philosophy 61 (236):274-.
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    Review: May on International Crimes. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 2006 - Philosophical Quarterly 56 (225):603 - 610.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 1982 - British Journal of Aesthetics 22 (2):450-455.
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  29. Recidivist Punishments: The Philosopher's View.Peter Asp, Christopher Bennett, Peter Cave, J. Angelo Corlett, Richard Dagger, Michael Davis, Anthony Ellis, Thomas S. Petersen, Julian V. Roberts & Torbjörn Tännsjö - 2011 - Lexington Books.
    Much has been written about recidivist punishments, particularly within the area of criminology. However there is a notorious lack of penal philosophical reflection on this issue. This book attempts to fill that gap by presenting the philosopher’s view on this matter as a way of furthering the debate on recidivist punishments.
     
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  30. "American Formalism and the Problem of Interpretation": Timothy J. Bagwell. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 1987 - British Journal of Aesthetics 27 (2):190.
     
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  31. Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 1984 - British Journal of Aesthetics 24 (2):450-455.
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  32. BROWN, S. C. Objectivity and Cultural Divergence. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 1986 - Philosophy 61:274.
     
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  33. Co‐Operation and Human Values. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 1983 - Philosophical Books 24 (1):38-40.
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  34. Deontology, Incommensurability and the Arbitrary.Anthony Ellis - 1992 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 52 (4):855-875.
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  35. Ethics and International Relations.Anthony Ellis - 1988 - Philosophy 63 (243):130-132.
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  36. Ethics and International Relations.Anthony Ellis - 1988 - Ethics 98 (4):866-867.
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  37. "Interpretation. An Essay in the Philosophy of Literary Criticism": P. D. Juhl. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 1982 - British Journal of Aesthetics 22 (2):181.
     
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  38. "Literary Interpretation: Current Models and a New Departure": Torsten Pettersen. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 1990 - British Journal of Aesthetics 30 (1):90.
     
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  39. MACINTYRE, ALASDAIR After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 1982 - Philosophy 57:551.
     
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  40. No Title Available: New Books. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 1986 - Philosophy 61 (236):274-276.
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  41. "Philosophy and Fiction. Essays in Literary Aesthetics": Edited by Peter Lamarque. [REVIEW]Anthony Ellis - 1984 - British Journal of Aesthetics 24 (2):174.
     
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  42. What Should We Do with War Criminals.Anthony Ellis - 2001 - In Aleksander Jokić (ed.), War Crimes and Collective Wrongdoing: A Reader. Blackwell. pp. 97--112.
     
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  43. XII—Eternal Life.Anthony Ellis - 1982 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 82 (1):159-173.
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  44. Violence, Reason and Justice: No Dogs or Philosophers Allowed.Ken Knisely, Anthony Ellis, David Garren & Scott Hibbard - forthcoming - DVD.
    Who gets to use force and when? How are we supposed to justify the use of violence in achieving political goals and establishing and maintaining political communities and structures? With Anthony Ellis , David Garren , and Scott Hibbard.
     
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