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  1. Well-Being: Its Meaning, Measurement and Moral Importance.James Griffin - 1986 - Clarendon Press.
    "Well-being," "welfare," "utility," and "quality of life," all closely related concepts, are at the center of morality, politics, law, and economics. Griffin's book, while primarily a volume of moral philosophy, is relevant to all of these subjects. Griffin offers answers to three central questions about well-being: what is the best way to understand it, can it be measured, and where should it fit in moral and political thought. With its breadth of investigation and depth of insight, this work holds significance (...)
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  2. On Human Rights.James Griffin - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    It is our job now - the job of this book - to influence and develop the unsettled discourse of human rights so as to complete the incomplete idea.
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    Value Judgement: Improving Our Ethical Beliefs.James Griffin - 1996 - Clarendon Press.
    In this elegantly written book James Griffin offers a new examination of the fundamental questions of ethics. Central to the book is the question of how we can improve our ethical judgements and beliefs; in addressing this, Professor Griffin discusses such key issues of moral philosophy as what a good life is like, where the boundaries of the natural world come, how values relate to the world, how great human capacities are, and where moral norms come from. He gives a (...)
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    Well-Being: Its Meaning, Measurement and Moral Importance.T. M. Scanlon & James Griffin - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (2):312.
  5. Well-Being: Its Meaning, Measurement and Moral Importance.James Griffin & Richard Warner - 1989 - Ethics 99 (3):625-636.
     
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    Wittgenstein's Logical Atomism.James Griffin - 1964 - Oxford, Clarendon Press.
  7. Modern Utilitarianism.James Griffin - 1982 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 36 (3):331.
     
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    Discrepancies Between the Best Philosophical Account of Human Rights and the International Law of Human Rights.James Griffin - 2001 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 101 (1):1-28.
    The best philosophical account of human rights regards them as protections of the values we attach to human agency. The international law of human rights is embodied in a large number of declarations, conventions, covenants, charters, and judicial decisions. There are many discrepancies between the lists of human rights that emerge from these two authoritative sources. This lecture explores the significance of these discrepancies.
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  9. First Steps in an Account of Human Rights.James Griffin - 2001 - European Journal of Philosophy 9 (3):306–327.
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  10. What Can Philosophy Contribute to Ethics?James Griffin - 2015 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Ethics appears early in the life of a culture. It is not the creation of philosophers. Many philosophers today think that their job is to take the ethics of their society in hand, analyse it into parts, purge the bad ideas, and organize the good into a systematic moral theory. The philosophers' ethics that results is likely to be very different from the culture's raw ethics and, they think, being better, should replace it. But few of us, even among philosophers, (...)
     
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  11. 10. Daniel Markovits, A Modern Legal Ethics: Adversary Advocacy in a Democratic Age Daniel Markovits, A Modern Legal Ethics: Adversary Advocacy in a Democratic Age (Pp. 864-869). [REVIEW]John Tasioulas, Allen Buchanan, Rainer Forst, James Griffin, Mikhail Valdman & Louis‐Philippe Hodgson - 2010 - Ethics 120 (4).
     
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    Darwall on Welfare as Rational Care.James Griffin - 2006 - Utilitas 18 (4):427-433.
    Darwall's subject is a person's welfare – or to use his synonyms, a person's ‘good’, ‘interest’, ‘well-being’, ‘benefit’, or ‘eudaimonia’. Darwall is satisfied that there is a univocal notion here. I am unsure and shall come back to that question at the end.
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  13. Human Rights and the Autonomy of International Law.James Griffin - 2010 - In Samantha Besson & John Tasioulas (eds.), The Philosophy of International Law. Oxford University Press. pp. 339--355.
     
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  14. Human Rights: Questions of Aim and Approach.James Griffin - 2010 - Ethics 120 (4):741-760.
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  15. Welfare Rights.James Griffin - 2000 - The Journal of Ethics 4 (1-2):27-43.
    The article tries to qualify the contentious issue of whetherthere is a human right to welfare. Our notion of human rightsis practically without criteria for distinguishing between whenit is used correctly and when incorrectly. The first step inany satisfactory resolution of the issue about welfare rightsis to supply duly determinate criteria. I then consider thechief reasons for doubting that there is a human right towelfare, in the light of what seem to be, all things considered,the best criteria to attach to (...)
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    The Human Good and the Ambitions of Consequentialism.James Griffin - 1992 - Social Philosophy and Policy 9 (2):118.
    I want to look at one aspect of the human good: how it serves as the basis for judgments about the moral right. One important view is that the right is always derived from the good. I want to suggest that the more one understands the nature of the human good, the more reservations one has about that view. I. One Route to Consequentialism Many of us think that different things make a life good, with no one deep value underlying (...)
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    Mixing Values.Joseph Raz & James Griffin - 1991 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 65 (1):83 - 118.
    Discussion of the possibilities of comparing values of radically different kinds, and values that are essentially constituted by other simpler values.
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    Is Unhappiness Morally More Important Than Happiness?James Griffin - 1979 - Philosophical Quarterly 29 (114):47-55.
    The view that the obligation to promote happiness is, as Popper puts it, "in any case much less urgent" than the obligation to eliminate unhappiness we might call the "Negative Doctrine". I know of no plausible form of the Negative Doctrine.
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    Value Judgement: Improving Our Ethical Beliefs.Ralph Wedgwood & James Griffin - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (3):447.
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    The Presidential Address Discrepancies Between the Bestphilosophical Account of Human Rights and the International Law of Human Rights.James Griffin - 2001 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 101 (1):1–28.
    The best philosophical account of human rights regards them as protections of the values we attach to human agency. The international law of human rights is embodied in a large number of declarations, conventions, covenants, charters, and judicial decisions. There are many discrepancies between the lists of human rights that emerge from these two authoritative sources. This lecture explores the significance of these discrepancies.
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  21. Well-Being: Its Meaning, Measurement and Moral Importance.James Griffin - 1988 - Philosophy 63 (243):127-129.
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  22. Incommensurability: What's the Problem.James Griffin - 1997 - In Ruth Chang (ed.), Incommensurability, Incomparability and Practical Reason. Harvard University Press. pp. 42.
     
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    Are There Incommensurable Values?James Griffin - 1977 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 7 (1):39-59.
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    British Society for Ethical Theory 1998 Conference.Garrett Cullity, Alex Miller, Duncan McFarland, James Griffin, R. Jay Wallace, Iain Law, Ralph Wedgwood, Maggie Little, Nick Zangwill & Elinor Mason - 1998 - The Journal of Ethics 2 (189):189-189.
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    On Life's Being Valuable.James Griffin - 1981 - Dialectics and Humanism 8 (2):51-62.
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  26. Part I: Torture. What Should We Do About Torture?James Griffin - 2010 - In N. Ann Davis, Richard Keshen & Jeff McMahan (eds.), Ethics and Humanity: Themes From the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover. Oxford University Press.
     
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  27. Discrepancias entre la mejor explicación filosófica de los derechos humanos y las leyes internacionales de derechos humanos.James Griffin - 2002 - Anales de la Cátedra Francisco Suárez 36:101-126.
    La mejor explicación filosófica de los derechos humanos los considera como protecciones de los valores que atribuimos al agente humano. La legislación internacional de los derechos humanos está recogida en un amplio número de declaraciones, convenciones, acuerdos, cartas y decisiones judiciales. Existen muchas discrepancias entre las listas de derechos humanos que emanan de estas dos fuentes de autoridad. Esta conferencia explora el significado de estas discrepancias.
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    What Can Philosophy Contribute to Ethics?: A Dialogue with Moody-Adams.James Griffin - 1999 - Utilitas 11 (1):122.
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    Virtue Ethics and Environs.James Griffin - 1998 - Social Philosophy and Policy 15 (1):56.
    My aim is to map some ethical ground. Many people who reject consequentialism and deontology adopt virtue ethics. Contemporary forms of virtue ethics occupy quite a variety of positions, and we do not yet have any satisfactory view of the whole territory that we call “virtue ethics.” Also, I think that there is a lot of logical space outside consequentialism and deontology not occupied by virtue ethics. In fact, I am myself rather more attracted to the environs of virtue ethics (...)
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    Ought Implies 'Can'.James Griffin - unknown
    This is the text of The Lindley Lecture for 2010, given by James Griffin, an American philosopher.
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    The Distinction Between Criterion and Decision Procedure: A Reply to Madison Powers.James Griffin - 1994 - Utilitas 6 (2):177.
    Madison Powers raises the difficult problem of repugnant desires. The problem is not only difficult but pervasive, more pervasive even than Powers says. He notes that it affects hedonist, eudaimonist, and desire-fulfilment forms of utilitarianism; but it also affects the form of utilitarianism that uses a list of irreducibly plural values, so long as one of the values on the list is pleasure or happiness, and it can affect non-utilitarian positions as well for the same reason.
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    Christ.James T. Griffin - 1951 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 26 (4):619-621.
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    New Books. [REVIEW]D. R. Bell, K. Baier, Ronald W. Hepburn, Thomas McPherson, R. D. Bradley, D. D. Raphael, Antony Flew, W. H. F. Barnes, James Griffin, John Wheatley, Heinz-Juergen Schuering, D. P. Henry, Ernest H. Hutten, Anthony Kenny, Mary Warnock, Arthur Thomson & R. F. Holland - 1962 - Mind 71 (284):552-594.
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  34. Group Rights.James Griffin - 2003 - In Lukas H. Meyer, Stanley L. Paulson & Thomas Winfried Menko Pogge (eds.), Rights, Culture, and the Law: Themes From the Legal and Political Philosophy of Joseph Raz. Oxford University Press. pp. 161--82.
     
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    How We Do Ethics Now.James Griffin - 1993 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 35:159-177.
    By far the most common form of argument in ethics nowadays is what can be called piecemeal appeal to intuition. Any reader of philosophy will know the kind of thing I mean. ‘On your principle, it would be all right to do such-and-such. But that's counter-intuitive. So your principle is wrong.’ The word ‘intuition’ here is not used, as it was in earlier times, to refer to a special way of knowing; instead it is used to mean merely a moral (...)
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    Derechos humanos: Una idea incompleta.James Griffin - 2004 - Anales de la Cátedra Francisco Suárez 38:143-152.
    Three impo r tant tasks in the f i eld of human rights w e re achi e v ed in the Enlightenment: the secularization of ancient natural rights, d r a wing up a list of rights and co n v e r ting them into an inst r ument of political demands. Since then there has been no fu r ther theoretical d e v elopment of the idea. In our d a ys, the concept of human rights (...)
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    Some Problems of Fairness.James Griffin - 1985 - Ethics 96 (1):100-118.
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  38. Review of Shelly Kagan, The Limits of Morality. [REVIEW]James Griffin - 1990 - Mind 99:129-31.
     
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    Obituary: Richard Mervyn Hare.James Griffin - 2002 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 19 (3):203–205.
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    New Books. [REVIEW]W. H. Walsh, James Griffin, J. W. N. Watkins, R. G. Swinburne, Bernard Mayo, J. A. Faris, C. H. Whiteley, P. F. Strawson, G. J. Warnock & Christopher Kirwan - 1965 - Mind 74 (295):434-458.
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    Rights, Equality, and Liberty Universidad Torcuato di Tella Law and Philosophy Lectures 1995–1997 Guest Editors: Guido Pincione and Horacio Spector. [REVIEW]James Griffin - 2000 - The Journal of Ethics 4:429-431.
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    Well-Being: Its Meaning, Measurement and Moral Importance.James Griffin - 1993 - Noûs 27 (1):83-85.
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    Defects and Localized States in MBE-Grown GaAs1−xNxsolid Solutions Prepared by Molecular-Beam Epitaxy.A. Y. Polyakov, N. B. Smirnov, A. V. Govorkov, V. T. Bublik, A. E. Botchkarev, James A. Griffin, Daniel K. Johnstone, Todd Steiner & S. Noor Mohammad - 2003 - Philosophical Magazine 83 (21):2531-2544.
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    Reply to Kurt Baier.James Griffin - 1985 - Ethics 96 (1):130-135.
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    How Anthropocentric is Our Notion of Rights?James Griffin - 1986 - Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy 8:24-35.
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    Equality: On Sen's Weak Equity Axiom.James Griffin - 1981 - Mind 90 (358):280-286.
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    What Can Philosophy Contribute to Ethics?: A Dialogue with Moody-Adams: James Griffin.James Griffin - 1999 - Utilitas 11 (1):122-129.
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    First Steps in an Account of Human Rights.James Griffin - 2001 - European Journal of Philosophy 9 (3):306-327.
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  49. Wittgenstein's logical atomism.James Griffin - 1967 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 157:420-421.
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    The Distinction Between Criterion and Decision Procedure: A Reply to Madison Powers: James Griffin.James Griffin - 1994 - Utilitas 6 (2):177-182.
    Madison Powers raises the difficult problem of repugnant desires. The problem is not only difficult but pervasive, more pervasive even than Powers says. He notes that it affects hedonist, eudaimonist, and desire-fulfilment forms of utilitarianism; but it also affects the form of utilitarianism that uses a list of irreducibly plural values, so long as one of the values on the list is pleasure or happiness, and it can affect non-utilitarian positions as well for the same reason.
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