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  1. Agency and Answerability: Selected Essays.Gary Watson - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    Since the 1970s Gary Watson has published a series of brilliant and highly influential essays on human action, examining such questions as: in what ways are we free and not free, rational and irrational, responsible or not for what we do? Moral philosophers and philosophers of action will welcome this collection, representing one of the most important bodies of work in the field.
  2. Free Agency.Gary Watson - 1975 - Journal of Philosophy 72 (April):205-20.
    In the subsequent pages, I want to develop a distinction between wanting and valuing which will enable the familiar view of freedom to make sense of the notion of an unfree action. The contention will be that, in the case of actions that are unfree, the agent is unable to get what he most wants, or values, and this inability is due to his own "motivational system." In this case the obstruction to the action that he most wants to do (...)
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  3. Two Faces of Responsibility.Gary Watson - 1996 - Philosophical Topics 24 (2):227-248.
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    Freedom Within Reason.Gary Watson & Susan Wolf - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (4):890.
  5. Free Will.Gary Watson (ed.) - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    The new edition of this highly successful text will once again provide the ideal introduction to free will. This volume brings together some of the most influential contributions to the topic of free will during the past 50 years, as well as some notable recent work.
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  6. Free Action and Free Will.Gary Watson - 1987 - Mind 96 (April):154-72.
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    Agency and Answerability: Selected Essays.Gary Watson - 2005 - Mind 114 (455):786-791.
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  8. Skepticism About Weakness of Will.Gary Watson - 1977 - Philosophical Review 86 (3):316-339.
    My concern in this paper will be to explore and develop a version of nonsocratic skepticism about weakness of will. In my view, socratism is incorrect, but like Socrates, I think that the common understanding of weakness of will raises serious problems. Contrary to socratism, it is possible for a person knowingly to act contrary to his or her better judgment. But this description does not exhaust the common view of weakness. Also implicit in this view is the belief that (...)
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  9. Free Agency.Gary Watson - 2003 - In Free Will. Oxford University Press.
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  10. Asserting and Promising.Gary Watson - 2004 - Philosophical Studies 117 (1-2):57-77.
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    A Moral Predicament in the Criminal Law.Gary Watson - 2015 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 58 (2):168-188.
    This essay is about the difficulties of doing criminal justice in the context of severe social injustice. Having been marginalized as citizens of the larger community, those who are victims of severe social injustice are understandably alienated from the dominant political institutions, and, not unreasonably, disrespect their authority, including that of the criminal law. The failure of equal treatment and protection and the absence of anything like fair and decent life prospects for the members of the marginalized populations erode the (...)
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  12. Disordered Appetites: Addiction, Compulsion and Dependence.Gary Watson - 1999 - In Jon Elster (ed.), Addiction: Entries and Exits. Russell Sage Publications.
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    Raz on Responsibility.Gary Watson - 2016 - Criminal Law and Philosophy 10 (3):395-409.
    Standard treatments of responsibility have been preoccupied with issues of blame and punishment, and concerns about free will. In contrast, Raz is concerned with problems about responsibility that arise from the “puzzle of moral luck,” puzzles that lead to misguided skepticism about negligence. We are responsible not only for conduct that is successfully guided by what we take to be our reasons for action, but also for misexercises of our rational capacities that escape our rational control. To deny this is (...)
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    XIV—Psychopathic Agency and Prudential Deficits.Gary Watson - 2013 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 113 (3pt3):269-292.
    Philosophical discussions of psychopathy have been framed primarily in terms of psychopaths' conspicuous moral shortcomings. But despite their vaunted ‘egocentricity’, another prominent trait in the standard psychopathic profile is a characteristic failure to look after themselves; in an important way, psychopaths appear to be as careless of themselves as they are of others. Assuming that the standard profile is largely correct, the question is how these moral and prudential deficits are related. Are they linked in some non‐accidental way? This paper (...)
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  15. Promises, Reasons, and Normative Powers.Gary Watson - 2009 - In David Sobel & Steven Wall (eds.), Reasons for Action. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  16. The Work of the Will.Gary Watson - 2003 - In Sarah Stroud & Christine Tappolet (eds.), Weakness of Will and Practical Irrationality. Oxford Clarendon Press.
    The first part of the essay explores the relations between the will and practical reason or judgement. The second part takes up decision in the realm of belief, i.e. deciding that such and such is so. This phenomenon raises two questions. Since we decide that as well as to, should we speak of a doxastic will? Secondly, should we regard ourselves as active in the formation of our judgements as in the formation of our intentions? The author's answer to these (...)
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  17. Free Will.G. Watson - 1984 - Critical Philosophy 1 (1):97.
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  18. Reasons and Responsibility.Gary Watson - 2001 - Ethics 111 (2):374-394.
  19. Soft Libertarianism and Hard Compatibilism.Gary Watson - 1999 - The Journal of Ethics 3 (4):351-365.
    In this paper I discuss two kinds of attempts to qualify incompatibilist and compatibilist conceptions of freedom to avoid what have been thought to be incredible commitments of these rival accounts. One attempt -- which I call soft libertarianism -- is represented by Robert Kane''s work. It hopes to defend an incompatibilist conception of freedom without the apparently difficult metaphysical costs traditionally incurred by these views. On the other hand, in response to what I call the robot objection (that if (...)
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    Ambiguous Allure: The Value–Pragmatics Model of Ethical Decision Making.George W. Watson, Robyn A. Berkley & Steven D. Papamarcos - 2009 - Business and Society Review 114 (1):1-29.
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  21. Apparent Motion and the Mind–Body Problem.George Watson - 1951 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 2 (7):236-247.
  22. Morality as Equal Accountability: Comments on Stephen Darwall’s The Second‐Person Standpoint.Gary Watson - 2007 - Ethics 118 (1):37-51.
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  23. Free Will.G. Watson - 1985 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 47 (3):541-541.
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    Soft Libertarianism and Hard Compatibilism.Gary Watson - 2004 - The Journal of Ethics 3 (4):353-368.
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    Virtues in Excess.Gary Watson - 1984 - Philosophical Studies 46 (1):57 - 74.
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  26. Free Will, 2nd Ed.Gary Watson - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
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    Normative Self-Interest or Moral Hypocrisy?: The Importance of Context. [REVIEW]George W. Watson & Farooq Sheikh - 2008 - Journal of Business Ethics 77 (3):259 - 269.
    We re-examine the construct of Moral Hypocrisy from the perspective of normative self-interest. Arguing that some degree of self-interest is culturally acceptable and indeed expected, we postulate that a pattern of behavior is more indicative of moral hypocrisy than a single action. Contrary to previous findings, our results indicate that a significant majority of subjects (N = 136) exhibited fair behavior, and that ideals of caring and fairness, when measured in context of the scenario, were predictive of those behaviors. Moreover, (...)
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  28. La responsabilité et les limites du mal. Variations sur un thème de Strawson.Gary Watson - 2012 - Les ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum 7 (1):146-178.
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    Excusing Addiction.G. Watson - 1999 - Law and Philosophy 18 (6):589-619.
  30. The Natural Law and Stoicism.Gerard Watson - 1971 - In A. A. Long (ed.), Problems in Stoicism. Athlone Press. pp. 216--38.
     
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    Testing the Value-Pragmatics Hypothesis in Unethical Compliance.George W. Watson & Robyn Berkley - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 87 (4):463-476.
    We test conformity-related values applying the value-pragmatics hypothesis by evaluating how personal values related to compliance moderate the relationships between situational factors and unethical decisions. We examine the direct and indirect effects of the values of traditionalism, conformity, and stimulation, as they combine with the situational factors of rewards and punishments in the person–situation interaction model. We find strong support for the value-pragmatics view of ethical decision making and further build support for the person–situation interaction model.
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    Connected Moral Agency in Organizational Ethics.George W. Watson, R. Edward Freeman & Bobby Parmar - 2008 - Journal of Business Ethics 81 (2):323-341.
    We review both the aspects of values-related research that complicate ideations of what we ought to do, as well as the psychological impediments to forming beliefs about the way things are. We find that more traditional moral theories are without solid empirical footing in the psychology of human values. Consequently, we revise the notion of values to align with their socially symbolic utility in self-affirmation and reformulate our understandings of moral agency to allow for the practicalities of context, circumstance, and (...)
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    Exploring the Dynamics of Business Values: A Self-Affirmation Perspective. [REVIEW]George W. Watson, Steven D. Papamarcos, Bruce T. Teague & Cindy Bean - 2004 - Journal of Business Ethics 49 (4):337-346.
    In this paper our aim is to augment the value-congruency literature by demonstrating the dynamics of business value structures. The relationship between cognitive discomforts and value restructuring is examined by applying self-affirmation theory. Subjects (N = 115) were randomly assigned either to the treatment group (n = 69) or control group (n = 46). Those subjects in the treatment group were tasked with deciding between two different organizational re-structuring options that involved downsizing. The values of job-entitlement, and obligations to the (...)
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    Natural History Collections as Inspiration for Technology.David W. Green, Jolanta A. Watson, Han‐Sung Jung & Gregory S. Watson - 2019 - Bioessays 41 (2):1700238.
    Living organisms are the ultimate survivalists, having evolved phenotypes with unprecedented adaptability, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and versatility compared to human technology. To harness these properties, functional descriptions and design principles from all sources of biodiversity information must be collated − including the hundreds of thousands of possible survival features manifest in natural history museum collections, which represent 12% of total global biodiversity. This requires a consortium of expert biologists from a range of disciplines to convert the observations, data, and hypotheses into (...)
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    Normative Self-Interest or Moral Hypocrisy?: The Importance of Context.George W. Watson & Farooq Sheikh - 2008 - Journal of Business Ethics 77 (3):259-269.
    We re-examine the construct of Moral Hypocrisy from the perspective of normative self-interest. Arguing that some degree of self-interest is culturally acceptable and indeed expected, we postulate that a pattern of behavior is more indicative of moral hypocrisy than a single action. Contrary to previous findings, our results indicate that a significant majority of subjects exhibited fair behavior, and that ideals of caring and fairness, when measured in context of the scenario, were predictive of those behaviors. Moreover, measures of Individualism/Collectivism (...)
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    Contractualism and the Boundaries of Morality: Remarks on Scanlon’s What We Owe to Each Other.Gary Watson - 2002 - Social Theory and Practice 28 (2):221-241.
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    Excusing Addiction.Gary Watson - 1999 - Law and Philosophy 18 (6):589-619.
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    Asymmetry and Rational Ability.Gary Watson - 2013 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 86 (2):467-475.
    For a symposium on Dana Nelkin's Making Sense of Freedom and Responsibility.
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    Φanta∑Ia In Aristotle, De Anima 3. 3.Gerard Watson - 1982 - Classical Quarterly 32 (1):100-113.
    There is no general agreement among scholars that Aristotle had a unified concept of phantasia. That is evident from the most cursory glance through the literature. Freudenthal speaks of the contradictions into which Aristotle seems to fall in his remarks about phantasia, and explains the contradictions as due to the border position which phantasia occupies between Wahrnehmung and thinking. Ross, in Aristotle , p. 143, talks of passages on phantasia in De Anima 3. 3 which constitute ‘a reversal of his (...)
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  40. Kant on Happiness in the Moral Life.Gary Watson - 1983 - Philosophy Research Archives 9:79-108.
    This paper is a study of the role of happiness in Kant’s theory. I begin by noting two recurrent characterizations of happiness by Kant, and discuss their relationship. Then I take up the general issue of the relation of happiness to moral virtue. I show that, for Kant, the antagonists are not morality and happiness, but the moral point of view and “self-conceit”, the inveterate tendency to elevate the concern for contentment or satisfaction of inclination to the status of a (...)
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    Phantasia in Classical Thought.Penelope Murray & G. Watson - 1992 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 112:189-189.
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    Guest Editors’ Introduction.Traci Warkentin & Gavan P. L. Watson - 2014 - Society and Animals 22 (1):1-7.
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    Introduction.Gerasimos Santas & Gary Watson - 1985 - Topoi 4 (1):1-2.
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    Three Faces of Responsibility? Comments on Responsibility From the Margins.Gary Watson - 2018 - Philosophical Studies 175 (4):989-998.
    This rich and wide-ranging book defends a “tripartite theory” of responsibility. The general thesis is that responsibility-responses fall into three overlapping categories, each of which presumes distinct agential capacities. On the basis of a close examination of various sorts of marginal agency, these capacities are said to be independent and ground what deserves to be called distinct types or “faces” of responsibility. The first face, attributability, depends on a capacity for character, answerability on a capacity for judgment, and accountability on (...)
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    Aristotle. [REVIEW]Gerard Watson - 1963 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 12:229-229.
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  46. 10. Thomas C. Schelling, Strategies of Commitment and Other Essays Thomas C. Schelling, Strategies of Commitment and Other Essays (Pp. 176-181).Christine M. Korsgaard, R. Jay Wallace, Gary Watson, Stephen Darwall & David Shoemaker - 2007 - In Laurie DiMauro (ed.), Ethics. Greenhaven Press.
     
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    Aristotle Dictionary. [REVIEW]Gerard Watson - 1963 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 12:310-311.
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    A History of Greek Philosophy. Vol. 1. [REVIEW]Gerard Watson - 1963 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 12:262-263.
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    Aristotle’s Theory of Moral Insight. [REVIEW]Gerard Watson - 1986 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 31:412-414.
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  50. Review: Agency and Responsibility: A Common Sense Moral Psychology. [REVIEW]Gary Watson - 2002 - Mind 111 (444):876-882.
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