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  1. Justice in Ideal Theory: A Refutation.Colin Farrelly - unknown
    Political philosophers have recently begun to take seriously methodological questions concerning what a theoretical examination of political ideals is suppose to accomplish and how effective theorising in ideal theory is in securing those aims. Andrew Mason and G.A. Cohen, for example, believe that the fundamental principles of justice are logically independent of issues of feasibility and questions about human nature. Their position contrasts sharply with political theorists like John Dunn and Joseph Carens who believe that normative theorising must be integrated (...)
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  2. Book Review: Making Deliberative Democracy a More Practical Political Ideal. [REVIEW]Colin Farrelly - 2005 - European Journal of Political Theory 4 (2):200-208.
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    Virtue Jurisprudence.Colin Patrick Farrelly & Lawrence Solum (eds.) - 2007 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This book is the first authoritative text on virtue jurisprudence - the belief that the final end of law is not to maximize preference satisfaction or protect certain rights and privileges, but to promote human flourishing. Scholars of law, philosophy and politics illustrate here the value of the virtue ethics tradition to modern legal theory.
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    Virtue Ethics and Prenatal Genetic Enhancement.Colin Farrelly - 2007 - Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology 1 (1).
    In this paper I argue that the virtue ethics tradition can enhance the moral discourse on the ethics of prenatal genetic enhancements in distinctive and valuable ways. Virtue ethics prescribes we adopt a much more provisional stance on the issue of the moral permissibility of prenatal genetic enhancements. A stance that places great care on differentiating between the different stakes involved with developing different phenotypes in our children and the different possible means (environmental vs. genetic manipulation) available to parents for (...)
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  5. Commentary on Part 3: International Political and Economic Structures.Colin Farrelly - 2013 - Les ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum 8 (2):41-52.
    Mathias Risse’s On Global Justice is a unique and important contribution to the growing literature on global justice. Risse’s approach to a variety of topics, ranging from domestic justice and common ownership of the earth, to immigration, human rights, climate change, and labour rights, is one that conceives of global justice as a philosophical problem. In this commentary I focus on a number of reservations I have about approaching global justice as a philosophical rather than an inherently practical problem. To (...)
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    Equality and the Duty to Retard Human Ageing.Colin Farrelly - 2010 - Bioethics 24 (8):384-394.
    Where does the aspiration to retard human ageing fit in the ‘big picture’ of medical necessities and the requirements of just healthcare? Is there a duty to retard human ageing? And if so, how much should we invest in the basic science that studies the biology of ageing and could lead to interventions that modify the biological processes of human ageing? I consider two prominent accounts of equality and just healthcare – Norman Daniels's application of the principle of fair equality (...)
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    Normative Theorizing About Genetics.Colin Farrelly - 2013 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 22 (4):408-419.
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    The Genetic Difference Principle.Colin Farrelly - 2004 - American Journal of Bioethics 4 (2):21 – 28.
    In the newly emerging debates about genetics and justice three distinct principles have begun to emerge concerning what the distributive aim of genetic interventions should be. These principles are: genetic equality, a genetic decent minimum, and the genetic difference principle. In this paper, I examine the rationale of each of these principles and argue that genetic equality and a genetic decent minimum are ill-equipped to tackle what I call the currency problem and the problem of weight. The genetic difference principle (...)
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    Genes and Equality.Colin Farrelly - 2004 - Journal of Medical Ethics 30 (6):587-592.
    What we think about equality as a value will influence how we think genetic interventions should be regulated. In this paper I utilise the taxonomy of equality put forth by Derek Parfit and apply this to the issue of genetic interventions. I argue that Telic Egalitarianism is untenable and that Deontic Egalitarianism collapses into the Priority View. The Priority View maintains that it is morally more important to benefit those who are worse off. Once this precision has been given to (...)
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    Genetic Justice Must Track Genetic Complexity.Colin Farrelly - 2007 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 17 (1):45-53.
    Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. What values and principles should inform the regulation of new human genetic technologies? To adequately answer this question we need an account of genetic justice. That is, an account of what constitutes a fair distribution of genetic endowments that influence our expected life-time acquisition of natural primary goods. These are goods that every rational person has an interest in. The decisions we now make regarding the regulation of human genetic technologies will determine how quickly and (...)
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    Gene Patents and Justice.Colin Farrelly - 2007 - Journal of Value Inquiry 41 (2-4):147-163.
  12. Making Deliberative Democracy a More Practical Political Ideal.Colin Farrelly - unknown
    Deliberative democrats conceive of the democratic process as a transformative process, one that requires citizens to participate in authentic deliberation with others rather than engaging in the strategic behaviour characteristic of existing democratic practices. Current practices often pit factions of society against one another in a struggle to win or retain political power. The moralized conception of democracy defended by deliberative democrats is one that emphasizes the importance of being open-minded, reasonable and accommodating. These civic virtues are necessary if we (...)
     
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    Genes and Social Justice: A Rawlsian Reply to Moore.Colin Farrelly - 2002 - Bioethics 16 (1):72–83.
    In this article I critically examine Adam Moore’s claim that the threshold for overriding intangible property rights and privacy rights is higher, in relation to genetic enhancement techniques and sensitive personal information, than is commonly suggested. I argue that Moore fails to see how important advances in genetic research are to social justice. Once this point is emphasised one sees that the issue of how formidable overriding these rights are is open to much debate. There are strong reasons, on grounds (...)
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    Review: Kant and Modern Political Philosophy. [REVIEW]Colin Farrelly - 2002 - Mind 111 (443):662-664.
  15. Does Rawls Support the Procedural Republic? A Procedural Republic? A Critical Response to Critical Response to Sandel's Democracy's Discontent.Colin Farrelly - unknown
    In Michael Sandel's latest book entitled ican republicanism, Aristotle, and Hegel, com- Democracy's Discontent (1996), he argues munitarians are critical of the individualistic that the prevailing public philosophy (what he methodology liberalism employs. Such a methcalls the procedural republic) that informs..
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    Aging Research: Priorities and Aggregation.Colin Farrelly - 2008 - Public Health Ethics 1 (3):258-267.
    Department of Political Studies, Queen's University, 99 University Avenue, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6. Email: farrelly{at}queensu.ca ' + u + '@' + d + ' '//--> Abstract Should we invest more public funding in basic aging research that could lead to medical interventions that permit us to safely and effectively retard human aging? In this paper I make the case for answering in the affirmative. I examine, and critique, what I call the Fairness Objection to making aging research a greater (...)
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    Historical Materialism and Supervenience.Colin Farrelly - 2005 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 (4):420-446.
    In this article I put forth a new interpretation of historical materialism titled the supervenient interpretation . Drawing on the insights of analytical Marxism and utilizing the concept of supervenience, I advance two central claims. First, that Marx's synchronic materialism maintains that the superstructure supervenes naturally on the economic structure. Second, that diachronic materialism maintains that the relations of production supervene naturally on the forces of production. Taken together, these two theses help bring to the fore the central tenets of (...)
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    Justice and a Citizens' Basic Income.Colin Farrelly - 1999 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 16 (3):283–296.
    Is it possible for a society with a market economy to be just? Unlike Marxists, egalitarian liberals believe that there are some conceivable circumstances where such a society could fulfil the requirements of social justice. A market society need not be exploitative. One proposal that has recently received much attention among political theorists is the suggestion that citizens should receive a basic income. Philippe Van Parijs's Real Freedom for All: What (if anything) can justify capitalism? presents one of the most (...)
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  19. An Introduction to Aretaic Theories of Law.Colin Farrelly & Lawrence B. Solum - 2007 - In Colin Patrick Farrelly & Lawrence Solum (eds.), Virtue Jurisprudence. Palgrave-Macmillan.
  20. Making Deliberative Democracy a More Practical Ideal.Colin Farrelly - 2004 - European Journal of Political Theory 4 (2):200-208.
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    Dualism, Incentives and the Demands of Rawlsian Justice.Colin Farrelly - unknown
    In “Institutions and the Demands of Justice,” Liam Murphy ~1999! makes a distinction between two approaches to normative political theory. He labels these two positions “dualism” and “monism.” The former maintains that “the two practical problems of institutional design and personal conduct require, at the fundamental level, two different kinds of practical principle” ~1999: 254!. The most influential proponent of dualism is John Rawls. In A Theory of Justice Rawls defends his theory of “justice as fairness,” which recognizes a division (...)
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    Justice in the Genetically Transformed Society.Colin Patrick Farrelly - 2005 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 15 (1):91-99.
    : This paper explores some of the challenges raised by human genetic interventions for debates about distributive justice, focusing on the challenges that face prioritarian theories of justice and their relation to the argument advanced by Ronald Lindsay elsewhere in this issue of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. Also examined are the implications of germ-line genetic enhancements for intergenerational justice, and an argument is given against Fritz Allhoff's conclusion, found in this issue as well, that such enhancements are morally (...)
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    Deliberative Democracy and Nanotechnology.Colin Farrelly - forthcoming - Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology.
  24. Taxation and Distributive Justice.Colin Farrelly - manuscript
    Distributive justice concerns the fair distribution of the benefits and burdens of social cooperation. Opposition to higher rates of taxation, or even existing levels of taxation, are often made on grounds that such taxes are unfair burdens. This fairness argument can be given a number of further, more specific, formulations. Libertarians like Robert Nozick, for example, argue that taxation of income is unfair because it violates individual rights. Libertarians invoke an entitlement argument which presumes that the appropriate baseline of property (...)
     
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    Distributive Justice and Genetics.Colin Farrelly - unknown
    What will the demands of distributive justice be in the postgenetic revolutionary world? Will genetic inheritance be regarded as socially distributed goods? This may seem a more reasonable position to assert as biotechnology progresses further toward human genetic manipulation.
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    Preparing for Our Enhanced Future.Colin Farrelly - manuscript
    (forthcoming) Journal of Medical Licensure and Discipline. Rapid advances in human genetics raise the prospect that one day we may be able to develop genetic enhancements to promote a diverse range of phenotypes (e.g. health, intelligence, behaviour, etc.). Perhaps the biggest challenge that genetic enhancements pose for medical practitioners is that they will compel us to re-think a good deal of the conventional wisdom of the status quo. Radical enhancements are likely to have this affect for a variety of reasons. (...)
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    A Challenge to Brink's Metaphysical Egoism.Colin Farrelly - 2003 - Res Publica 9 (3):243-256.
    Those who subscribe to a prudential conception of practical reason do not believe that there is a conflict between other-regarding and self-regarding norms as the former are held to be founded on the latter. Moral conduct, they maintain, is always rationally justifiable. The reasons we should fulfil the demands of other-regarding norms are the same as those we have for fulfilling self-regarding norms. David Brink has put forth an interesting and novel account of this approach to practical reason which he (...)
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    Patriarchy and Historical Materialism.Colin Farrelly - 2011 - Hypatia 26 (1):1-21.
    Why does the world have the pattern of patriarchy it currently possesses? Why have patriarchal practices and institutions evolved and changed in the ways they have tended to over time in human societies? This paper explores these general questions by integrating a feminist analysis of patriarchy with the central insights of the functionalist interpretation of historical materialism advanced by G. A. Cohen. The paper has two central aspirations: first, to help narrow the divide between analytical Marxism and feminism by redressing (...)
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    Genetics.Colin Farrelly - unknown
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    Public Reason, Neutrality and Civic Virtues.Colin Farrelly - 1999 - Ratio Juris 12 (1):11-25.
  31. Neutrality, Toleration and Reasonable Agreement.Colin Farrelly - unknown
    It is widely agreed, claims John Horton, “that the core of the concept of toleration is the refusal, where one has the power to do so, to prohibit or seriously interfere with conduct one finds objectionable”.1 Liberals champion toleration as one of the main political virtues of a just society. The tolerant society is one which protects a diverse array of fundamental freedoms ranging from freedom of conscience and religion to freedom of expression and freedom of association. Secure in the (...)
     
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    Deliberative Democracy and the Institutions of Judicial Review.Colin Farrelly - 2009 - Social Theory and Practice 35 (2):327-331.
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    Civic Liberalism and the 'Dialogical Model'of Judicial Review.Colin Farrelly - 2007 - In Colin Patrick Farrelly & Lawrence Solum (eds.), Law and Philosophy. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 489 - 531.
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    Justice in the Risk Society.Colin Farrelly - 2005 - Contemporary Political Theory 4 (3):353-355.
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    Empirical Ethics and the Duty to Extend the “Biological Warranty Period”.Colin Farrelly - 2013 - Social Philosophy and Policy 30 (1-2):480-503.
    The world's aging populations face novel health challenges never experienced before in human history. The moral landscape thus needs to adapt to reflect this novel empirical reality. In this paper I take for granted one basic moral principle advanced by Peter Singer and explore the implications that empirical considerations from demography, evolutionary biology, and biogerontology have for the way we conceive of fulfilling this principle at the operational level. After bringing to the fore a number of considerations that Singer ignores, (...)
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  36. Three of My Favourite Books.Colin Farrelly - unknown
    If I had to live on a desert island and could only bring three books with me, what three books would they be? That is a tough decision! The last thirty years has witnessed a real boom in normative political theory/philosophy. But if I had to choose just three books to take with me to read on a desert island they would be the three books noted below. I think each of these books are engaging projects and each has made (...)
     
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    Democracy's Discontent.Colin Farrelly - 1998 - Cogito 12 (1):80-81.
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  38. John Rawls, Justice as Fairness: A Restatement Reviewed By.Colin Farrelly - 2001 - Philosophy in Review 21 (6):437-439.
     
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  39. Russell Hardin, Indeterminacy and Society Reviewed By.Colin Farrelly - 2004 - Philosophy in Review 24 (1):27-29.
     
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    Empirical Ethics and the Duty to Extend the “Biological Warranty Period”.Colin Farrelly - 2014 - Social Philosophy and Policy 30 (1-2):480-503.
    The world's aging populations face novel health challenges never experienced before in human history. The moral landscape thus needs to adapt to reflect this novel empirical reality. In this paper I take for granted one basic moral principle advanced by Peter Singer — a principle of preventing bad occurrences — and explore the implications that empirical considerations from demography, evolutionary biology, and biogerontology have for the way we conceive of fulfilling this principle at the operational level. After bringing to the (...)
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    Y. Michael Barilan, MD, is a Physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at Meir Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel. Michael Boylan, Ph. D., is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Mary-Mount University, Arlington, Virginia. [REVIEW]Alister Browne, Quentin Eichbaum, Stefan Eriksson, Colin Farrelly, Joel Frader, Matti Häyry & Gert Helgesson - 2008 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 17:1-3.
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  42. Discussion.Colin Farrelly - unknown
    In this article I critically examine Adam Moore's claim that the threshold for overriding intangible property rights and privacy rights is higher, in relation to genetic enhancement techniques and sensitive personal information, than is commonly suggested. I argue that Moore fails to see how important advances in genetic research are to social justice. Once this point is emphasised one sees that the issue of how formidable overriding these rights are is open to much debate. There are strong reasons, on grounds (...)
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    Genetic Intervention and the New Frontiers of Justice.Colin Farrelly - 2002 - Dialogue 41 (01):139-.
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    Kant and Modern Political Philosophy.Colin Farrelly - 2002 - Mind 111 (443):662-664.
  45. Introduction.Colin Farrelly - unknown
    their children? Society faces a diverse range of policy a reality than it is today? I do not intend to put forth a conoptions as it begins to grapple with the regulation of new clusive answer to this question but rather examine three human genetic technologies. From the issues of gene..
     
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  46. Biologically Modified Justice.Colin Farrelly - 2016 - Cambridge University Press.
    Theories of distributive justice tend to focus on the issue of what constitutes a fair division of 'external' goods and opportunities; things like wealth and income, opportunities for education and basic liberties and rights. However, rapid advances in the biomedical sciences have ushered in a new era, one where the 'genetic lottery of life' can be directly influenced by humans in ways that would have been considered science fiction only a few decades ago. How should theories of justice be modified (...)
     
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  47. Critical Notice: "The Social Character of Freedom of Expression".Colin Farrelly - 2001 - Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 14 (2):261-271.
    Richard Moon's The Constitutional Protection of Freedom of Expression is an insightful and comprehensive study of the right to freedom of expression in Canadian constitutional law. Moon begins by stressing the importance of the distinction between freedom of expression as a moral or political ideal and as a constitutional right. The former certainly informs the latter. But the general structure of constitutional adjudication will also play an important role in determining how these issues are resolved and this may, in turn, (...)
     
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  48. Contemporary Political Theory a Reader.Colin Farrelly - 2004
     
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  49. Democracy’s Discontent. [REVIEW]Colin Farrelly - 1998 - Cogito 12 (1):80-81.
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  50. Genetic Intervention and the New Frontiers of Justice.Colin Farrelly - 2002 - Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review / Revue canadienne de philosophie 41 (1):139-154.
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