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    What’s Wrong with Motive Manipulation?Eric M. Cave - 2006 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 10 (2):129-144.
    Consider manipulation in which one agent, avoiding force, threat, or fraud mobilizes some non-concern motive of another so as to induce this other to behave or move differently than she would otherwise have behaved or moved, given her circumstances and her initial ranking of concerns. As an instance, imagine that I get us to miss the opening of a play that I have grudgingly agreed to attend by engaging your sublimated compulsive tendency to check the stove when we are halfway (...)
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  2. Marital Pluralism: Making Marriage Safer for Love.Eric M. Cave - 2003 - Journal of Social Philosophy 34 (3):331-347.
    Let the marriage bond be the set of extralegal obligations to one another that individuals acquire in getting married. And let a conception of the marriage bond be an account of the nature and content of these. Here, I argue that the conception of this bond dominant among us is uncongenial to romantic love among individuals of a certain psychological type. Then, after articulating a conception more congenial to romantic love among such individuals, I argue that if we wish to (...)
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    Liberalism, Civil Marriage, and Amorous Caregiving Dyads.Eric M. Cave - 2017 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 36 (1):50-72.
    Recently, the US has joined many European jurisdictions in extending civil marriage to same sex as well as different sex dyads. Many liberals regard this as a development worth entrenching. But a prominent recent liberal challenge to civil marriage claims otherwise. According to this challenge, by defining and conferring civil marriage, the state privileges some relationships over others that serve equally well the important liberal goal of fostering effective liberal citizenship, in violation of a prominent interpretation of the doctrine of (...)
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    Against Marriage: An Egalitarian Defence of the Marriage-Free State, by Clare Chambers: New York: Oxford University Press, 2017, Pp. Ix + 226, £25. [REVIEW]Eric M. Cave - 2019 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 97 (2):418-418.
  5. Preferring Justice Rationality, Self-Transformation, and the Sense of Justice.Eric M. Cave - 1998
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    Unsavory Seduction.Eric M. Cave - 2009 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 12 (3):235-245.
    Among human beings, sexual pursuit takes many forms. Some forms, like courtship, are morally innocuous. Other forms, like rape, are categorically immoral. Still other forms are provisionally immoral. Such forms of sexual pursuit involve a wrongful element sufficient to render them wrongful on balance provided that this wrongful element is not counterbalanced by even more important competing moral considerations. Here my focus is a particular form of provisionally immoral sexual pursuit, unsavory sexual seduction , or unsavory seduction for short.
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    Would Pluralist Angels (Really) Need Government?Eric M. Cave - 1996 - Philosophical Studies 81 (2-3):227 - 246.
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    Habituation and Rational Preference Revision.Eric M. Cave - 1998 - Dialogue 37 (2):219-234.
    RÉSUMÉ: Une «situation de choix paradoxal» est une situation dans laquelle un agent connaîtrait davantage de succès en regard des préférences qu’il a effectivement, si ces préférences étaient différentes de ce qu’elles sont. Supposons que les agents rationnels ne choisissent pas à l’encontre de leurs préférences, que leur choix n’est déterminé que par ces préférences, et que leurs préférences intrinsèques ne changent pas de façon spontanée, automatique et directe sous l’influence de la critique rationnelle. Même dans de telles hypothèses, les (...)
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  9. Sexual Liberalism and Seduction.Eric M. Cave - 2011 - In Adrianne Leigh McEvoy (ed.), Sex, Love, and Friendship: Studies of the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love: 1993-2003. Rodopi.
    According to sexual liberals, sexual activity is an activity like any other, properly governed by rules drawn from the set of justified moral rules governing all human activities, sexual and non-sexual alike. There are sexual liberals who claim that all sexual activity involving none of force, fraud, or taking advantage of the desperate circumstances of another is morally unproblematic. Here I shall argue that sexual liberalism ought not to be so permissive. Appealing to considerations of autonomy and consistency, I shall (...)
     
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    Untying the Knot: Marriage, the State, and the Case for Their Divorce. [REVIEW]Eric M. Cave - 2011 - Social Theory and Practice 37 (4):712-720.
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    A Normative Interpretation of Expected Utility Theory.Eric M. Cave - 2005 - Journal of Value Inquiry 39 (3-4):431-441.
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    The Individual Rationality of Maintaining a Sense of Justice.Eric M. Cave - 1996 - Theory and Decision 41 (3):229-256.
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    Harm Prevention and the Benefits of Marriage.Eric M. Cave - 2004 - Journal of Social Philosophy 35 (2):233–243.
    There are entitlements, opportunities, and rights presently reserved to married couples by the basic structure of society, its major social institutions. Some claim that this is as it should be. But given the abiding effects of the basic structure on the prospects of individuals living within it, restrictions on liberty built into the basic structure require justification. One might think that we could justify reserving the benefits of marriage to married couples by appealing to harm prevention. In this paper, I (...)
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