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J. Carl Ficarrotta
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (PhD)
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    How to Teach a Bad Ethics Course.J. Carl Ficarrotta - 2009 - Teaching Philosophy 32 (1):53-68.
    Moral experience may be parsed at different levels of abstraction. We might work variously at the level of meta-ethical reflection; normative ethics; the principles, doctrines, and character traits of everyday morality; or the sometimes simple, sometimes messy, business of actual moral judgment. We should strive to be clear with our students (and ourselves) about the differences between these levels and the hazards of crudely conflating them.
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  2. Kantian Thinking About Military Ethics.J. Carl Ficarrotta - 2010 - Ashgate.
    This is a collection of essays on various issues in military ethics, undertaken by the author in a broadly Kantian spirit.
     
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    Comments on Pelser’s “Against Frankfurt’s Care Ground of Importance”.J. Carl Ficarrotta - 2011 - Southwest Philosophy Review 27 (2):43-47.
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    Must a Marxist Be a Globalist?J. Carl Ficarrotta - 2006 - Quarterly Journal of Ideology 29 (3&4):01-39.
    Some have claimed that commitment to Marxist theory and doctrine also requires a commitment to a single, global political structure. This essay argues that the claim is mistaken. A Marxist need not be a "globalist" in this sense.
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  5. Law at the End of Life: The Supreme Court and Assisted Suicide. [REVIEW]J. Carl Ficarrotta - 2001 - USAFA Journal of Legal Studies.
     
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  6. Moral Relativism.J. Carl Ficarrotta - 2012 - In Ruth Chadwick (ed.), The Encyclodpedia of Applied Ethics. Elsevier.
    This entry explores the concept of moral relativism, examines and finds wanting various arguments that have been offered to support its most robust forms, and concludes with some modest concessions to the relativist's program.
     
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    Discrimination by Generality.J. Carl Ficarrotta - 1996 - Public Affairs Quarterly 10 (3):203-217.
    In assigning the benefits and burdens of society, we sometimes discriminate using a broad category (age, gender, race, etc.) we think correlates well with the possession of some other skill, qualification, or character trait. In this essay, I explore one rationale for this type of discrimination. I suggest a method for determining when this rationale provides a moral justification for the discrimination, and when it does not. I defend the method against some potential criticisms, and point out some exceptions to (...)
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    Kamm, F. M. The Moral Target: Aiming at Right Conduct in War and Other Conflicts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. 288. $35.00. [REVIEW]J. Carl Ficarrotta - 2013 - Ethics 124 (1):192-197.
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  9. Are Military Professionals Bound by a Higher Moral Standard?J. Carl Ficarrotta - 1997 - Armed Forces and Society 24 (1).
    This essay explores and partially debunks claims about higher moral standards for all aspects of a military professionals' lives. Using a functional approach, I develop a more restricted but also more defensible version of the claim.
     
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  10. Careerism: A Moral Analysis.J. Carl Ficarrotta - 1993 - In J. Galston & J. Hietala (eds.), Ethics and National Defense: The Timeless Issues. NDU Press.
    In this essay I explore the concept of careerism in military service, identify what's wrong with it, and suggest several ways to thwart some of its contributing causes.
     
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  11. Implementing Selective Conscientious Objection: Some Guiding Principles.J. Carl Ficarrotta - 2013 - In Ellner, Robinson & Whetham (eds.), When Soldiers Say No: Selective Conscientious Objection in the Modern Military. Ashgate.
    Assume that military professionals should have the right to exercise selective conscientious objection (SCO). Implementing policies and programs to facilitate the right to SCO would be tricky. This essay offers suggestions for how to proceed.
     
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  12. Military Ethics: Some Lessons Learned From Manuel Davenport.J. Carl Ficarrotta - 2006 - Air and Space Power Journal (4):90-98.
    Originally presented to the Manuel Davenport Memorial Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, on 15 September, 2001. In its present form the essay aims primarily to underscore Davenport's good example as a teacher of military ethics, to present several key and unique themes in his work, and to recommend his effective method for approaching problems of military ethics in general.
     
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  13. Cavanaugh's Double Effect Reasoning. [REVIEW]J. Carl Ficarrotta - 2006 - Journal of Military Ethics 6 (3).
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  14. Software Engineering as a Profession: A Moral Case for Licensure.J. Carl Ficarrotta - 2003 - In Linda L. Brennan & Victoria E. Johnson (eds.), Social, Ethical and Policy Implications of Information Systems. Information Science Publishing.
    Unlike in most professions, a license is not required to work as a software engineer. This essay argues software engineers, because they now render an essential service to society, should be licensed in a process that resembles licensing for doctors, lawyers and teachers.
     
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  15. The Leader's Imperative Ethics, Integrity, and Responsibility.J. Carl Ficarrotta (ed.) - 2001 - Purdue University Press.
    This edited collection contains all the distinguished Reich and McDermott lectures in ethics, delivered at the US Air Force Academy, from 1988 to 1999.
     
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