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  1. Death, Value and Desire.Christopher Belshaw - unknown
    This chapter examines the connection between value and desire with regard to death. It argues that having categorical desires is a necessary condition for death to be bad for those who die, and that the degree to which death is bad bears a close relation to the number and strength of those desires. The chapter also analyzes the principles espoused by Jeff McMahan in his book “The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life.”.
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  2. Animals, Identity and Persistence.Christopher Belshaw - 2011 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 89 (3):401 - 419.
    A number of claims are closely connected with, though logically distinct from, animalism. One is that organisms cease to exist when they die. Two others concern the relation of the brain, or the brainstem, to animal life. One of these holds that the brainstem is necessary for life?more precisely, that (say) my cat's brainstem is necessary for my cat's life to continue. The other is that it is sufficient for life?more precisely, that so long as (say) my cat's brainstem continues (...)
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  3. What's Wrong with the Experience Machine?Christopher Belshaw - 2014 - European Journal of Philosophy 22 (4):573-592.
    Nozick's thought experiment is less effective than is often believed. Certainly, there could be reasons to enter the machine. Possibly, life there might be among the best of all those available. Yet we need to distinguish between two versions. On the first, I retain my beliefs, memories, dispositions, some knowledge. On the second, all these too are determined by the scientists. Nozick alludes to both versions. But only on the first will machine life have appeal.
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    Environmental Philosophy: Reason, Nature, and Human Concern.Christopher Belshaw - 2001 - Acumen Publishing.
    As anxiety about environmental change and its effects grows, we need to understand both the scientific processes and the ethical and aesthetic judgments involved in deciding which changes we should welcome and promote and which we should try to avoid. In Environmental Philosophy Christopher Belshaw examines the current debates on the environment, focusing on questions of value while also taking into account relevant issues in epistemology and metaphysics. Beginning with an overview of current concerns, Belshaw locates our attitudes toward the (...)
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    Asymmetry and Non-Existence.Christopher Belshaw - 1993 - Philosophical Studies 70 (1):103 - 116.
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    Later Death/Earlier Birth.Christopher Belshaw - 2000 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 24 (1):69–83.
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    Death, Pain and Time.Christopher Belshaw - 2000 - Philosophical Studies 97 (3):317-341.
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    Annihilation: The Sense and Significance of Death.Christopher Belshaw - 2008 - Routledge.
    The ever-present possibility of death forces upon us the question of life's meaning and for this reason death has been a central concern of philosophers throughout history. From Socrates to Heidegger, philosophers have grappled with the nature and significance of death. In "Annihilation", Christopher Belshaw explores two central questions at the heart of philosophy's engagement with death: what is death; and is it bad that we die? Belshaw begins by distinguishing between literal and metaphorical uses of the term and offers (...)
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    A New Argument for Anti-Natalism.Christopher Belshaw - 2012 - South African Journal of Philosophy 31 (1):117-127.
    Consider the view that coming into existence is bad for us. Can we hold this and yet deny that ceasing to exist would be good for us? I argue that we can. First, many animals have lives such that they would be better off not existing. Second, if persons and babies are distinct things then the same is true of babies. Third, even if persons and babies are not distinct things – rather they are phases that human beings go through (...)
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    Immortality, Memory and Imagination.Christopher Belshaw - 2015 - Journal of Ethics 19 (3-4):323-348.
    Immortality—living forever and avoiding death—seems to many to be desirable. But is it? It has been argued that an immortal life would fairly soon become boring, trivial, and meaningless, and is not at all the sort of thing that any of us should want. Yet boredom and triviality presuppose our having powerful memories and imaginations, and an inability either to shake off the past or to free ourselves of weighty visions of the future. Suppose, though, that our capacities here are (...)
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    Review of David Benatar, Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence[REVIEW]Christopher Belshaw - 2007 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (6).
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    Identity and Disability.Christopher Belshaw - 2000 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 17 (3):263–276.
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    My Beginnings.Christopher Belshaw - 2006 - The Monist 89 (3):371-389.
    Could I have had different parents? In practice, no, but in principle, yes. And could I have been born at a different time? Again, in practice no, but in principle, yes. These are, perhaps, common sense verdicts on such questions. But they go against what may be seen as some prevailing philosophical orthodoxies. I defend versions of the common sense verdicts, and argue against the orthodoxies here.
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  14. Environmental Philosophy.Christopher Belshaw - 2001 - Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    Beginning with an overview of current concerns, Belshaw locates our attitudes toward the environment within their cultural and historical milieu. He then examines the various positions in detail, ranging from the moderate view that we ought to consider not only ourselves but also other animals, to the seemingly more extravagant contention that non-sentient life, rocks, deserts B indeed all of the processes of nature B should be considered intrinsically valuable. In later chapters Belshaw explores the importance of an aesthetic response (...)
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    Gold.Christopher Belshaw - 1998 - Theoria 13 (3):415-426.
    Kripke’s opponents claim that gold, in all possible worlds, is a yellow metal. They believe that the atomic number can vary from world to world. Kripke inverts this, holding that while gold is, in all possible worlds, the element with atomic number 79, its surface properties may vary widely from world to world. Both views are flawed, but of the two, the rival is to be preferred. There is a better view. Gold is, in all possible worlds, the element with (...)
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    Abortion, Value and the Sanctity of Life.Christopher Belshaw - 1997 - Bioethics 11 (2):130–150.
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    Assisted Death: A Study in Ethics and Law.Christopher Belshaw - 2014 - Philosophical Quarterly 64 (254):157-158.
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    Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics. By James Stacey Taylor. (London: Routledge, 2012. Pp. 228. Price £80.00 Hb. Also Available as an eBook.). [REVIEW]Christopher Belshaw - 2013 - Philosophical Quarterly 63 (252):621-624.
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    Hume and Demonstrative Knowledge.Christopher Belshaw - 1989 - Hume Studies 15 (1):141-162.
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    In Defense of Environmental Philosophy.Christopher Belshaw - 2004 - Environmental Ethics 26 (3):335-336.
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    Mortal Beings: On the Metaphysics and Value of Death – Jens Johansson.Christopher Belshaw - 2007 - Philosophical Quarterly 57 (228):506–508.
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    Victims.Christopher Belshaw - 2016 - In Michael Cholbi (ed.), Immortality and the Philosophy of Death. Rowman & Littlefield.
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    Persons, Humanity, and the Definition of Death – John Lizza.Christopher Belshaw - 2008 - Philosophical Quarterly 58 (230):188–190.
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    Death – Todd May.Christopher Belshaw - 2011 - Philosophical Quarterly 61 (242):220-222.
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    More Lives, Better Lives.Christopher Belshaw - 2003 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 6 (2):127-141.
    Although many people believe that more people would be better, arguments intended to show this are unconvincing. I consider one of Parfit's arguments for a related conclusion, that even when both are worth living, we ought to prefer the better of two lives. Were this argument successful, or so I claim, then it would follow that more people would be better. But there aren't reasons for preferring the better of two lives. Nor is an attempted rejoinder effective. We can agree (...)
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    Scepticism and Madness.Christopher Belshaw - 1989 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 67 (4):447 – 451.
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    Death, Brains, and Persons.Christopher Belshaw - unknown
    This book explores many of the issues that arise when we consider persons who are in pain, who are suffering, and who are nearing the end of life. Suffering provokes us into a journey toward discovering who we are and forces us to rethink many of the views we hold about ourselves.
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    David Archard and David Benatar (Eds.), Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children.Christopher Belshaw - 2013 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (1):101-104.
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    Gold.Christopher Belshaw - 1998 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 13 (3):415-426.
    Kripke’s opponents claim that gold, in all possible worlds, is a yellow metal. They believe that the atomic number can vary from world to world. Kripke inverts this, holding that while gold is, in all possible worlds, the element with atomic number 79, its surface properties may vary widely from world to world. Both views are flawed, but of the two, the rival is to be preferred. There is a better view. Gold is, in all possible worlds, the element with (...)
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  30. Oliver Johnson, The Mind of David Hume: A Companion to Book I of A Treatise of Human Nature Reviewed By. [REVIEW]Christopher Belshaw - 1996 - Philosophy in Review 16 (5):353-354.
     
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    Appearance in This List Neither Guarantees nor Precludes a Future Review of the Book.Peter Baofu, Christopher Belshaw & U. K. Chesham - 2009 - Mind 118:469.
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    Teaching Ethics in Universities and Teaching Professional Ethics.Christopher Belshaw - unknown
    My intentions here are fourfold. First, I aim to provide an overview of the ethics-related activities that are regularly taking place in our universities today, looking initially at teaching in particular, and then considering the broader picture. Second, I want to consider what professional ethics does and should involve, and to raise certain questions about the relation between its concerns and the sorts of teaching the university can legitimately provide. Third, the current emphasis in professional ethics with the virtues, a (...)
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    Privacy, Confidentiality and Harm.Christopher Belshaw - 2010 - Nursing Ethics 17 (1):133-134.
    Christopher Belshaw responds to Paul Wainwright’s Comment "'Undercover nurse' struck off the professional register for misconduct".
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  34. Annihilation: The Sense and Significance of Death.Christopher Belshaw - 2009 - Routledge.
    The ever-present possibility of death forces upon us the question of life's meaning and for this reason death has been a central concern of philosophers throughout history. From Socrates to Heidegger, philosophers have grappled with the nature and significance of death. In "Annihilation", Christopher Belshaw explores two central questions at the heart of philosophy's engagement with death: what is death; and is it bad that we die? Belshaw begins by distinguishing between literal and metaphorical uses of the term and offers (...)
     
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  35. Environmental Philosophy: Reason, Nature and Human Concern.Christopher Belshaw - 2014 - Routledge.
    This introduction to the philosophy of the environment examines current debates on how we should think about the natural world and our place within it. The subject is examined from a determinedly analytic philosophical perspective, focusing on questions of value, but taking in attendant issues in epistemology and metaphysics as well. The book begins by considering the nature, extent and origin of the environmental problems with which we need to be concerned. Chapters go on to consider familiar strategies for dealing (...)
     
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  36. 10 Good Questions About Life and Death.Christopher Belshaw - 2005 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _10 Good Questions about Life and Death_ makes us think again about some of the most important issues we ever have to face. Addresses the fundamental questions that many of us ask about life and death. Written in an engaging and straightforward style, ideal for those with no formal background in philosophy. Focuses on commonly pondered issues, such as: Is life sacred? Is it bad to die? Is there life after death? Does life have meaning? And which life is best? (...)
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  37. Introduction.Christopher Belshaw & Gary Kemp - 2009 - In Christopher Belshaw & Gary Kemp (eds.), 12 Modern Philosophers. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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  38. My Beginnings.Christopher Belshaw - 2006 - The Monist 89 (3):371-389.
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  39. 12 Modern Philosophers.Christopher Belshaw & Gary Kemp (eds.) - 2009 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    Featuring essays from leading philosophical scholars, __12 Modern Philosophers__ explores the works, origins, and influences of twelve of the most important late 20th Century philosophers working in the analytic tradition. Draws on essays from well-known scholars, including Thomas Baldwin, Catherine Wilson, Adrian Moore and Lori Gruen Locates the authors and their oeuvre within the context of the discipline as a whole Considers how contemporary philosophy both draws from, and contributes to, the broader intellectual and cultural milieu.
     
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  40. Twelve Modern Philosophers.Christopher Belshaw & Gary Kemp (eds.) - 2009 - Wiley--Blackwell.
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  41. The Teacher's Perspective.Christopher Belshaw - 2009 - In John Strain, Ronald Barnett & Peter Jarvis (eds.), Universities, Ethics, and Professions: Debate and Scrutiny. Routledge. pp. 113.
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