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    The Repugnant Conclusion.Gustaf Arrhenius, Jesper Ryberg & Torbjörn Tännsjö - 2017 - In Edward N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University.
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  2. Moral Intuitions and the Expertise Defence.J. Ryberg - 2013 - Analysis 73 (1):3-9.
    Are the moral intuitions of philosophers more reliable than the intuitions of people who are not philosophically trained? According to what has become known as ‘the expertise defence’, the answer is in the affirmative. This answer has been sustained by drawing on analogies to expertise in other fields. However, in this article it is argued that the analogies presuppose two assumptions – the causal assumption and the quality assumption – which are not satisfied in relation to philosophical expertise. Thus, it (...)
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    Punishment, Pharmacological Treatment, and Early Release.Jesper Ryberg - 2012 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (2):231-244.
    Recent studies have shown that pharmacological treatment may have an impact on aggressive and impulsive behavior. Assuming that these results are correct, would it be morally acceptable to instigate violent criminals to accept pharmacological rehabilitation by offering this treatment in return for early release from prison? This paper examines three different reasons for being skeptical with regard to this sort of practice. The first reason concerns the acceptability of the treatment itself. The second reason concerns the ethical legitimacy of making (...)
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    Retributivism and the Proportionality Dilemma.Jesper Ryberg - 2021 - Ratio 34 (2):158-166.
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    Neuroscience, Mind Reading and Mental Privacy.Jesper Ryberg - 2017 - Res Publica 23 (2):197-211.
    Many theorists have expressed the view that current or future applications of neurotechnology may prompt serious ethical problems in terms of privacy. This article concerns the question as to whether involuntary neurotechnological mind reading can plausibly be held to violate a person’s moral right to mental privacy. It is argued that it is difficult to specify what a violation of a right to mental privacy amounts to in a way that is consistent with the fact that we usually regard natural (...)
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    Is Coercive Treatment of Offenders Morally Acceptable? On the Deficiency of the Debate.Jesper Ryberg - 2015 - Criminal Law and Philosophy 9 (4):619-631.
    Is it morally acceptable to instigate criminal offenders to participate in rehabilitative treatment by offering treatment in return for early release from prison? Some theorists have supported such treatment schemes by pointing to the beneficial consequences that follow from the treatment. Others have suggested that the schemes are unacceptably coercive, which implies that consent becomes an illusion. This paper argues that the discussion—with clear parallels to debates of other healthcare treatment offers in medical ethics—has adopted a too narrow focus. By (...)
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  7. Privacy Rights, Crime Prevention, CCTV, and the Life of Mrs Aremac.Jesper Ryberg - 2007 - Res Publica 13 (2):127-143.
    Over the past decade the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) as a means of crime prevention has reached unprecedented levels. Though critics of this development do not speak with one voice and have pointed to a number of different problems in the use of CCTV, one argument has played a dominant role in the debate, namely, that CCTV constitutes an unacceptable violation of people’s right to privacy. The purpose of this paper is to examine this argument critically. It is (...)
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    The Repugnant Conclusion.Jesper Ryberg, Torbjörn Tännsjö & Gustaf Arrhenius - 2006 - The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Online; Last Accessed October 4:2006.
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    New Waves in Applied Ethics.Jesper Ryberg, Thomas S. Petersen & Clark Wolf (eds.) - 2007 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This volume contains work by the very best young scholars working in Applied Ethics, gathering a range of new perspectives and thoughts on highly relevant topics, such as the environment, animals, computers, freedom of speech, human enhancement, war and poverty. For researchers and students working in or around this fascinating area of the discipline, the volume will provide a unique snapshot of where the cutting-edge work in the field is currently engaged and where it's headed.
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    Neurotechnological Behavioural Treatment of Criminal Offenders—A Comment on Bomann-Larsen.Jesper Ryberg & Thomas S. Petersen - 2013 - Neuroethics 6 (1):79-83.
    Whether it is morally acceptable to offer rehabilitation by CNS-intervention to criminals as a condition for early release constitutes an important neuroethical question. Bomann-Larsen has recently suggested that such interventions are unacceptable if the offered treatment is not narrowly targeted at the behaviour for which the criminal is convicted. In this article it is argued that Bomann-Larsen’s analysis of the morality of offers does not provide a solid base for this conclusion and that, even if the analysis is assumed to (...)
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  11. Is the Repugnant Conclusion Repugnant?Jesper Ryberg - 1996 - Philosophical Papers 25 (3):161-177.
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    Risk-Based Sentencing and Predictive Accuracy.Jesper Ryberg - 2020 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 23 (1):251-263.
    The use of risk assessment tools has come to play an increasingly important role in sentencing decisions in many jurisdictions. A key issue in the theoretical discussion of risk assessment concerns the predictive accuracy of such tools. For instance, it has been underlined that most risk assessment instruments have poor to moderate accuracy in most applications. However, the relation between, on the one hand, judgements of the predictive accuracy of a risk assessment tool and, on the other, conclusions concerning the (...)
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    Racial Profiling and Criminal Justice.Jesper Ryberg - 2011 - The Journal of Ethics 15 (1-2):79 - 88.
    According to the main argument in favour of the practice of racial profiling as a low enforcement tactic, the use of race as a targeting factor helps the police to apprehend more criminals. In the following, this argument is challenged. It is argued that, given the assumption that criminals are currently being punished too severely in Western countries, the apprehension of more criminals may not constitute a reason in favour of racial profiling at all.
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    Higher and Lower Pleasures – Doubts on Justification.Jesper Ryberg - 2002 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 5 (4):415-429.
    According to the discontinuity view we can have a (lower) pleasure which, no matter how often a certain unit of it is added to itself, cannot become greater in value than a unit of another (higher) pleasure. All recent adherents of this view seem to rely basically on the same sort of reasoning which is referred to here as the preference test. This article presents three arguments, each of which indicates that the inference from the preference test to the discontinuity (...)
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    The Repugnant Conclusion: Essays on Population Ethics.Torbjörn Tännsjö & Jesper Ryberg (eds.) - 2004 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    Most people (including moral philosophers), when faced with the fact that some of their cherished moral views lead up to the Repugnant Conclusion, feel that they have to revise their moral outlook. However, it is a moot question as to how this should be done. It is not an easy thing to say how one should avoid the Repugnant Conclusion, without having to face even more serious implications from one's basic moral outlook. Several such attempts are presented in this volume. (...)
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    Mass Atrocities, Retributivism, and the Threshold Challenge.Jesper Ryberg - 2010 - Res Publica 16 (2):169-179.
    The purpose of this paper is to direct attention to a challenge—referred to as the threshold challenge —facing a non-absolutist retributivist view on international criminal justice. It is argued, on the one hand, that this challenge constitutes a practically pertinent problem for the retributivist approach to the punishment of mass crimes and, on the other, that it is very hard to imagine any principled way of meeting this challenge.
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    Neuroethics and Brain Privacy: Setting the Stage.Jesper Ryberg - 2017 - Res Publica 23 (2):153-158.
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    Do Possible People Have Moral Standing?Jesper Ryberg - 1995 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 30 (1):96-118.
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  19. Population and Third World Assistance – A Comment on Hardin’s Lifeboat Ethics.Jesper Ryberg - 1997 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 14 (3):207–219.
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    The Repugnant Conclusion.Jesper Ryberg - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    In Derek Parfit's original formulation the Repugnant Conclusion is characterized as follows: “For any possible population of at least ten billion people, all with a very high quality of life, there must be some much larger imaginable population whose existence, if other things are equal, would be better even though its members have lives that are barely worth living” (Parfit 1984). The Repugnant Conclusion highlights a problem in an area of ethics which has become known as population ethics . The (...)
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  21. Retributivism and Resources.Jesper Ryberg - 2013 - Utilitas 25 (1):66-79.
    A traditional overall distinction between the various versions of retributive theories of punishment is that between positive and negative retributivism. This article addresses the question of what positive retributivism – and thus the obligation to punish perpetrators – implies for a society in which the state has many other types of obligation. Several approaches to this question are considered. It is argued that the resource priority question constitutes a genuine and widely ignored challenge for positive retributivist theories of punishment.Send article (...)
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    Responsibility and Capacities: A Note on the Proportionality Assumption.J. Ryberg - 2014 - Analysis 74 (3):393-397.
    That responsible moral agency presupposes certain mental capacities, constitutes a widely accepted view among theorists. Moreover, it is often assumed that degrees in the development of the relevant capacities co-vary with degrees of responsibility. In this article it is argued that, the move from the view that responsibility requires certain mental capacities to the position that degrees of responsibility co-vary with degrees of the development of the mental capacities, is premature.
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    Punishing Adolescents—On Immaturity and Diminished Responsibility.Jesper Ryberg - 2014 - Neuroethics 7 (3):327-336.
    Should an adolescent offender be punished more leniently than an adult offender? Many theorists believe the answer to be in the affirmative. According to the diminished culpability model, adolescents are less mature than adults and, therefore, less responsible for their wrongdoings and should consequently be punished less harshly. This article concerns the first part of the model: the relation between immaturity and diminished responsibility. It is argued that this relation faces three normative challenges which do not allow for easy answers (...)
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    Surgical Castration, Coercion and Ethics.Jesper Ryberg & Thomas S. Petersen - 2014 - Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (9):593-594.
    John McMillan's detailed ethical analysis concerning the use of surgical castration of sex offenders in the Czech Republic and Germany is mainly devoted to considerations of coercion.1 This is not surprising. When castration is offered as an option to offenders and, at the same time, constitutes the only means by which these offenders are likely to be released from prison, it is reasonable—and close to the heart of modern medical ethics—to consider whether the offer involves some kind of coercion. However, (...)
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  25. Parfit's Repugnant Conclusion.Jesper Ryberg - 1996 - Philosophical Quarterly 46 (183):202-213.
    A vcry important question raised by Dcrck Parfit in the part 0i` Reasons and Persons which dcals with population ethics is how t0 compare thc future outcomes 0i` those policies which differ in thc way they afTcct population growth} Such comparisons arc complicated by the fact that thcsc 0utcomcs may differ not only in thc avcragc Icvcls 0f well-being they gcncratc but also in thc identity and number 0i` thc persons who cxist.
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    The Ethics of Racial Profiling: Introduction. [REVIEW]Jesper Ryberg - 2011 - The Journal of Ethics 15 (1-2):1-2.
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    Retributivism and Multiple Offending.Jesper Ryberg - 2005 - Res Publica 11 (3):213-233.
    This article addresses the question of how multiple offenders – that is, offenders who have committed more than one crime before they are apprehended – should be punished from a retributivist point of view. Two theories are evaluated, both defending the view that there should be a bulk discount for multiple offending. According to the first theory, a bulk discount follows from the idea of a punishment ceiling for types of crimes and the principle of parsimony in punishing. According to (...)
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    Mercy and Justice in Criminal Law.Jesper Ryberg - 2005 - SATS 6 (1):92-109.
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    Generation-Relative Ethics-A Critical Note on Dasgupta.Jesper Ryberg - 1998 - Theoria 64 (1):23-33.
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  30. Recidivists Punishment: The Philosophers' View.Jesper Ryberg & Claudio Tamburrini (eds.) - 2011 - Lextington books.
    Much has been written about recidivist punishments, particularly within the area of criminology. However there is a notorious lack of penal philosophical reflection on this issue. This book attempts to fill that gap by presenting the philosopher’s view on this matter as a way of furthering the debate on recidivist punishments.
     
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  31. Predictive Sentencing: Normative and Empirical Perspectives.Jan W. De Keijser, Julian Roberts & Jesper Ryberg (eds.) - 2019 - Hart Publishing.
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  32. Alf Ross: Kritiske Gensyn.Jakob vH Holtermann & Jesper Ryberg (eds.) - 2006 - Jurist- Og Økonomforbundets Forlag.
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    Bioethics Research Group and Beyond: Three Decades of Studies in Ethics and Political Philosophy.Nils Holtug, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Jesper Ryberg & Peter Sandøe - 2020 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 53 (1):133-161.
    The aim of this paper is to present some important contributions to ethics, value theory and political philosophy the former members of the Bioethics Research Group have made. The group was established at the University of Copenhagen in 1992 and was formally dissolved in 1997, but the members continued to work in ethics and political philosophy and set up research groups and centres at four Danish universities. Within four research themes, contributions made over the years are described. Research outputs of (...)
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  34. Sentencing Multiple Crimes.Jesper Ryberg, Julian Roberts & Jan W. de Keijser (eds.) - 2017 - New York, USA: Oxford University Press.
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  35. Principled Sentencing and Artificial Intelligence.Julian Roberts & Jesper Ryberg (eds.) - forthcoming - Oxford University Press.
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    Discrimination and Disrespect, by Benjamin Eidelson: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, Pp. 267, £40. [REVIEW]Jesper Ryberg - 2017 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 95 (3):622-622.
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    Deep Brain Stimulation, Psychopaths, and Punishment.Jesper Ryberg - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 7 (3):168-169.
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  38. Future Generations.Jesper Ryberg - 2012 - In Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Stig Andur Pedersen & Vincent F. Hendricks (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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    Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging * by Jeffrey Brand-Ballard.J. Ryberg - 2011 - Analysis 71 (4):796-798.
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    Moral Rights and the Problem of Privacy in Public: A Reply to Lever and Goold.Jesper Ryberg - 2008 - Res Publica 14 (1):49-56.
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    Neuroscience and Criminal Justice: Introduction.Jesper Ryberg - 2014 - The Journal of Ethics 18 (2):77-80.
    This special issue of The Journal of Ethics is devoted to ethical considerations of the use of neuroscience in the criminal justice system. In this introduction, an overview is provided of the different topics dealt with in the volume.
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  42. Normative Ethics: Five Questions.Jesper Ryberg & Thomas S. Peterson (eds.) - 2007 - Automatic Press/VIP.
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    No Title Available: Reviews.Jesper Ryberg - 2011 - Economics and Philosophy 27 (1):83-87.
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    On Goodman’s Autographic/Allographic Distinction.Jesper Ryberg - 1998 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 33 (1):71-83.
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    Predictive Brain Devices, Therapeutic Activation Systems, and Aggression.Jesper Ryberg - 2015 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 6 (4):36-38.
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  46. Popular Punishment.Jesper Ryberg & Julian Roberts (eds.) - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
  47. Punishment : Restitutionism : For What and to Whom?Jesper Ryberg - 2007 - In Jesper Ryberg, Thomas S. Petersen & Clark Wolf (eds.), New Waves in Applied Ethics. Palgrave-Macmillan.
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    Punishing War Crimes, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity: Introduction.Jesper Ryberg - 2010 - Res Publica 16 (2):99-100.
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    Restitutionism.Jesper Ryberg - 2012 - Social Theory and Practice 38 (2):279-301.
    According to the restitutionist view on justice, criminals should compensate their victims for the losses they have suffered as the result of crime. The discussion amongst proponents and critics of restitutionism has, to a large extent, focused on the question as to whether the theory is capable of dealing with many of the complicated challenges that arise within a criminal justice system. However, in this paper it is suggested that the restitutionist theory of justice should be rejected from the very (...)
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    Restitutionism: A Self-Defeating Theory of Criminal Justice.Jesper Ryberg - 2012 - Social Theory and Practice 38 (2):279-301.
    According to the restitutionist view on justice, criminals should compensate their victims for the losses they have suffered as the result of crime. The discussion amongst proponents and critics of restitutionism has, to a large extent, focused on the question as to whether the theory is capable of dealing with many of the complicated challenges that arise within a criminal justice system. However, in this paper it is suggested that the restitutionist theory of justice should be rejected from the very (...)
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