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    Engineering Codes of Ethics and the Duty to Set a Moral Precedent.Eugene Schlossberger - 2016 - Science and Engineering Ethics 22 (5):1333-1344.
    Each of the major engineering societies has its own code of ethics. Seven “common core” clauses and several code-specific clauses can be identified. The paper articulates objections to and rationales for two clauses that raise controversy: do engineers have a duty to provide pro bono services and/or speak out on major issues, and to associate only with reputable individuals and organizations? This latter “association clause” can be justified by the “proclamative principle,” an alternative to Kant’s universalizability requirement. At the heart (...)
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    Moral Responsibility and Persons.Eugene Schlossberger - 1992 - Temple University Press.
    Schlossberger contends that we are to be judged morally on the basis of what we are, our "world-view," rather than what we do.In Moral Responsibility and ...
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    The Ethical Engineer.Eugene Schlossberger - 1993 - Temple University Press.
    Eugene Schlossberger has created a practical guide to ethical decision-making for engineers, students, and workers in business and industry.The Ethical Engineer ...
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    Similarity and Counterfactuals.Eugene Schlossberger - 1978 - Analysis 38 (2):80 - 82.
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    The Responsibility of Engineers, Appropriate Technology, and Lesser Developed Nations.Eugene Schlossberger - 1997 - Science and Engineering Ethics 3 (3):317-326.
    Projects importing technology to lesser developed nations may raise five important concerns: famine resulting from substitution of cash crops for subsistence crops, the use of products banned in the United States but permitted overseas, the use of products safe in the U.S. but unsafe under local conditions, ecological consequences of technological change, and cultural disruption caused by displacing traditional ways of life. Are engineers responsible for the foreseeable hunger, environmental degradation, cultural disruption, and illness that results from the project? Are (...)
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    Bad Samaritans, Aftertastes, and the Problem of Evil.Eugene Schlossberger - 2015 - Philosophia 43 (1):197-204.
    The paper argues first that, by not rescuing innocents in certain ways , God violates a weak Bad Samaritan principle that few would deny. This ‘Bad Samaritan argument’ appears to block the traditional free will defense to the problem of evil, since respecting the principle does not violate or show lack of respect for free will. Second, the paper articulates a version of the traditional argument from evil, the ‘Aftertaste argument’, that appears to close some of the traditional loopholes in (...)
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    Why We Are Responsible for Our Emotions.Eugene Schlossberger - 1986 - Mind 95 (377):37-56.
    It is often said that one cannot be held responsible for something one cannot help. Indeed, Ted Honderich, Paul Edwards, and C. A. Campbell have suggested that it is obtuse, barbaric, or a solecism to think otherwise 1. Thus, if (contra Sartre and others) one cannot help feeling one's emotions, one is not responsible for one's emotions. In this paper I will argue otherwise; one is responsible for one's emotions, even if one cannot help feeling them. 2 In particular, I (...)
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    A Holistic Approach to Rights: Affirmative Action, Reproductive Rights, Censorship, and Future Generations.Eugene Schlossberger - 2007 - Upa.
    Applying new theories about rights to pressing social issues, A Holistic Approach to Rights suggests major changes are needed in the ways we think about rights and formulating social policy.
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    A New Model of Business.Eugene Schlossberger - 1994 - Business Ethics Quarterly 4 (4):459-474.
    The paper suggests replacing the shareholder/stakeholder distinction with a “Dual-Investor” model of business: stockowners provide the specific capital for business ventures, while society provides the “opportunity capital.” Thus society is an investor in every business venture. Dual-Investor theory provides a response (based purely on the ethics of investment) to Milton Friedman’s arguments that executives should maximize profit by any legal means, avoids recent criticisms by Kenneth Goodpaster and Thomas McMahon, and suggests that the dichotomy between private and public ownership overlooks (...)
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    With Virtue for All.Eugene Schlossberger - 1989 - Southwest Philosophy Review 5 (1):71-76.
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    Civil Disobedience.Eugene Schlossberger - 1989 - Analysis 49 (3):148 - 153.
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    Technology and Civil Disobedience: Why Engineers Have a Special Duty to Obey the Law.Eugene Schlossberger - 1995 - Science and Engineering Ethics 1 (2):163-168.
    Engineers have a greater responsibility than many other professionals not to commit civil disobedience in performing their jobs as engineers. It does not follow that engineers have no responsibility for their company’s actions. Morally, engineer may be required to speak out within the company or even publicly against her company. An engineer may be required to work on a project or quit her job. None of these acts, generally, are against the law. An engineer may be morally required to commit (...)
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    Quoting and Mentioning.Eugene Schlossberger - 1983 - Philosophical Studies 43 (3):329 - 336.
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    Morality and the Meaning of Life.Eugene Schlossberger - 1995 - Teaching Philosophy 18 (4):372-374.
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    With Virtue for All: Against the Democratic Theory of Virtue.Eugene Schlossberger - 1989 - Southwest Philosophy Review 5 (1):71-76.
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    Losing the Right to the Truth.Eugene Schlossberger - 1999 - Journal of Value Inquiry 33 (3):389-403.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Eugene Schlossberger, Frederick Kraenzel & Robert Hanna - 1987 - Journal of Value Inquiry 21 (3):235-247.
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    Why Actions Might Be Willings.Eugene Schlossberger & Ron Talmage - 1980 - Philosophical Studies 38 (2):199 - 203.
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    Setting Premiums Ethically.Eugene Schlossberger - 2006 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (2):331-337.
    Insufficient attention has been paid to the ethics of distributing costs of insurance risk. Seven approaches are articulated: the egalitarian model, the needs/ability model, the loss history model, the statistical model, the causality model, the moral fault model (avoidability interpretation and worldview interpretation), and eclectic models. The ethical dimensions of each model are explored. Although some reasons are given for preferring the eclectic model, the main purpose of the paper is to provide an ethical framework for further discussion of an (...)
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    Review: Morality and the Meaning of Life. [REVIEW]Eugene Schlossberger - 1995 - Teaching Philosophy 18 (4):372-374.
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    Aristotelian Matter, Potentiality and Quarks.Eugene Schlossberger - 1979 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 17 (4):507-521.
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    Supervision and the Logic of Resentment.Eugene Schlossberger - 2010 - Philosophy of Management 9 (2):65-80.
    Because resentment features prominently in work relations, supervisors should understand the nature of such emotions and how to address them. Popular wisdom’s insistence that emotions cannot be rationally assessed is mistaken. Emotions are judgments embodied in perceptions, dispositions, and “raw feels,” that reflect one’s worldview. At the core of paradigmatic resentment is the moral judgment that someone has betrayed one by unfairly rejecting one in a waythat shows ill-will. Non-paradigmatic resentment is an extension of the paradigm. This paper examines (part (...)
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    Fallibilism and the Ideal Scientific Community.Eugene Schlossberger - 1982 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 18 (3):230 - 231.
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    The Middle Path: Using Dual-Investor Theory in Teaching Business Ethics.Eugene Schlossberger - 1998 - Teaching Business Ethics 2 (2):127-136.
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    Aristotelian Matter, Potentiality and Quarks.Eugene Schlossberger - 1979 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 17 (4):507-521.
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    Entitlements, Liberties, Permissions, and the Presumption of Permissibility.Eugene Schlossberger - 2003 - Journal of Social Philosophy 34 (4):537–544.
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    Environmental Ethics.Eugene Schlossberger - 2001 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 8 (2):15-26.
    This paper articulates a framework, “E,” for developing ethical claims about environmental issues. E is a general framework for constructing arguments and working out disputes, rather than a particular theory. It may be deployed in various ways by writers with quite different views to generate diverse arguments applying to a broad panoply of issues. E can serve as a common language between those who adopt anthropocentric and nonanthropocentric standpoints. E is anthropocentric in the sense that it begins with ideas about (...)
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    :Social Justice From Hume to Walzer. [REVIEW]Eugene Schlossberger - 2001 - Ethics 111 (4):804-806.
    This volume brings together leading theorists to discuss the latest thinking on social justice - a central concern of contemporary politics and political philosophy. Contributors such as Carole Pateman, Raymond Plant and Chris Brown explore: * the origins of the concept * the contributions of thinkers such as Hume, Kant and Mill * issues such as international justice, economic justice, justice and the environment and special rights. By bringing together the latest applications of theories of justice with a discussion of (...)
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  29. Dual-Investor Theory and the Case for Benefit Corporations.Eugene Schlossberger - 2016 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 35 (1):51-72.
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  30. Morality and the Meaning of Life: An Introduction to Ethical Theory. [REVIEW]Eugene Schlossberger - 1995 - Teaching Philosophy 18 (4):372-374.
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  31. Setting Premiums Ethically: Seven Models for Distributing Risk Costs.Eugene Schlossberger - 2006 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (2):331-337.
    Insufficient attention has been paid to the ethics of distributing costs of insurance risk. Seven approaches are articulated: the egalitarian model, the needs/ability model, the loss history model, the statistical model, the causality model, the moral fault model, and eclectic models. The ethical dimensions of each model are explored. Although some reasons are given for preferring the eclectic model, the main purpose of the paper is to provide an ethical framework for further discussion of an oft-neglected issue.
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