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  1. The Demandingness of Scanlon’s Contractualism.Elizabeth Ashford - 2003 - Ethics 113 (2):273-302.
    One of the reasons why Kantian contractualism has been seen as an appealing alternative to utilitarianism is that it seems to be able to avoid utilitarianism's extreme demandingness, while retaining a fully impartial moral point of view. I argue that in the current state of the world, contractualist obligations to help those in need are not significantly less demanding than utilitarian obligations. I also argue that while a plausible version of utilitarianism would be considerably less demanding if the state of (...)
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  2. Utilitarianism, Integrity, and Partiality.Elizabeth Ashford - 2000 - Journal of Philosophy 97 (8):421-439.
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    Utilitarianism, Integrity and Partiality.Elizabeth Ashford - 2000 - Journal of Philosophy 97 (8):421.
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  4. The Duties Imposed by the Human Right to Basic Necessities.Elizabeth Ashford - 2007 - In Thomas Pogge (ed.), Freedom From Poverty as a Human Right: Who Owes What to the Very Poor? Co-Published with Unesco. Oxford University Press.
     
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  5. The Inadequacy of Our Traditional Conception of the Duties Imposed by Human Rights.Elizabeth Ashford - 2006 - Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 19 (2).
    I argue that our traditional conception of the duties imposed by human rights is unable to acknowledge the nature of many contemporary human rights violations. The traditional conception is based on a broadly deontological view according to which human rights impose primarily negative and perfect duties, and these duties are held to be specific prohibitions on certain kinds of actions . I argue that given this conception of the nature of the duties imposed by human rights, not only claims to (...)
     
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    IV—The Infliction of Subsistence Deprivations as a Perfect Crime.Elizabeth Ashford - 2018 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 118 (1):83-106.
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    Contractualism.Elizabeth Ashford - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  8. Utilitarianism with a Humean Face.Elizabeth Ashford - 2005 - Hume Studies 31 (1):63-92.
    There is a long-standing debate over whether or not Hume’s moral theory should be viewed as some version of utilitarianism. Among opponents of a utilitarian reading, many contrast the subtlety and psychological plausibility of Hume’s account of morality with what they take to be utilitarianism’s failure both to capture the complexity of morality and to be suited to the nature of human beings.
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    The Alleged Dichotomy Between Positive and Negative Duties of Justice.Elizabeth Ashford - 2009 - In Charles R. Beitz & Robert E. Goodin (eds.), Global Basic Rights. Oxford University Press. pp. 85--115.
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  10. In What Sense is the Right to Subsistence a Basic Right?Elizabeth Ashford - 2009 - Journal of Social Philosophy 40 (4):488-503.
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    Individual Responsibility and Global Consequences.Elizabeth Ashford - 2003 - Philosophical Books 44 (2):100-110.
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    Hume Studies Referees, 2000-2001.Donald Ainslie, Kate Abramson, Karl Ameriks, Elizabeth Ashford, Martin Bell, Simon Blackburn, Martha Bolton, M. A. Box, Vere Chappell & Rachel Cohan - 2001 - Hume Studies 27 (2):371-372.
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    A Response to Splawn.Elizabeth Ashford - 2001 - Utilitas 13 (3):334-341.
    I argue that Sider's view does succeed in accommodating the kind of maximization he is after, according to which the agent is required to maximize overall welfare with the single exception of his own welfare. I then argue that Splawn's argument highlights some interesting and important ways in which Sider's view fail to capture basic common-sense intuitions concerning the self-other asymmetry, but offer a different diagnosis of the source of the problem.
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    Recognition of Reviewers.Katy Abramson, Elizabeth S. Anderson, Erik A. Anderson, Chris Armstrong, Barbara Arneil, Richard Arneson, Gustaf Arrhenius, Marcus Arvan, Elizabeth Ashford & Michael Bacon - 2013 - Journal of Social Philosophy 44 (4):309-312.
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  15. Utilitarianism and Partiality.Elizabeth Ashford - 2002
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