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    Is a Good God Logically Possible?James P. Sterba - 2019 - Springer Verlag.
    Using yet untapped resources from moral and political philosophy, this book seeks to answer the question of whether an all good God who is presumed to be all powerful is logically compatible with the degree and amount of moral and natural evil that exists in our world. It is widely held by theists and atheists alike that it may be logically impossible for an all good, all powerful God to create a world with moral agents like ourselves that does not (...)
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  2. Is a good god logically possible?James P. Sterba - 2020 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 87 (3):203-208.
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    The Triumph of Practice Over Theory in Ethics.James P. Sterba - 2004 - Oup Usa.
    This book combines the two most common approaches used to introduce students or general readers to ethics: the historical and the applied. Using these approaches, Sterba examines traditional ethical theories and disagreements, exploring Aristotelian, Kantian, and utilitarian ethics, as well as their contemporary defenders. But rather than focusing on formal aspects of these views, Sterba applies the best practical arguments from each of these perspectives to a variety of moral problems, such as sexual harassment, affirmative action, and international terrorism and (...)
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    From Rationality to Equality.James P. Sterba - 2012 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press.
    James P. Sterba offers something that philosophers have long sought: an argument showing that morality is rationally required. Furthermore he argues that morality requires substantial equality. Even libertarian perspectives, which would seem to require minimal enforcement of morality, are shown to lead to a requirement of equality.
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    Is a Good God Logically Possible?James P. Sterba - 2023 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 37 (1):125-130.
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    The Moral Foundation of Rights.James P. Sterba - 1992 - Noûs 26 (2):246-247.
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    Replies.James P. Sterba - 2020 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 87 (3):223-228.
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    The Triumph of Practice over Theory in Ethics.James P. Sterba - 2005 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 19 (2):265-269.
    In this introduction, I summarize the main themes of my book, particularly those that my critics have focused on in their papers that follow. I also argue that I could not have reached the conclusions that I have if I hadn’t employed a peacemaking rather than a warmaking way of doing philosophy. I provide a characterization of a peacemaking way of doing philosophy and show how the conclusions of my book depend on doing philosophy in that way.
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    Am I My Parents' Keeper? An Essay on Justice Between the Young and the Old.James P. Sterba & Norman Daniels - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (2):479.
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  10. Three challenges to ethics: environmentalism, feminism, and multiculturalism.James P. Sterba - 2001 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    In this unique work, James P. Sterba argues that traditional ethics has yet to confront the three significant challenges posed by environmentalism, feminism, and multiculturalism. He maintains that while traditional ethics has been quite successful at dealing with the problems it faces, it has not addressed the possibility that its solutions to these problems are biased in favor of humans, men, and Western culture. In Three Challenges to Ethics: Environmentalism, Feminism, and Multiculturalism, Sterba examines each of these challenges. In the (...)
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  11. Are Liberty and Equality Compatible?Jan Narveson & James P. Sterba - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Are the political ideals of liberty and equality compatible? This question is of central and continuing importance in political philosophy, moral philosophy, and welfare economics. In this book, two distinguished philosophers take up the debate. Jan Narveson argues that a political ideal of negative liberty is incompatible with any substantive ideal of equality, while James P. Sterba argues that Narveson's own ideal of negative liberty is compatible, and in fact leads to the requirements of a substantive ideal of equality. Of (...)
     
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    From Rationality to Equality.James P. Sterba - 2014 - The Journal of Ethics 18 (3):239-241.
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  13. Abortion, distant peoples, and future generations.James P. Sterba - 1980 - Journal of Philosophy 77 (7):424-440.
  14. From biocentric individualism to biocentric pluralism.James P. Sterba - 1995 - Environmental Ethics 17 (2):191-207.
    Drawing on and inspired by Paul Taylor’s Respect for Nature, I develop a view which I call “biocentric pluralism,” which, I claim, avoids the major criticisms that have been directed at Taylor’s account. In addition, I show that biocentric pluralism has certain advantages over biocentric utilitarianism (VanDeVeer) and concentric circle theories (Wenz and Callicott).
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    Solving Darwin’s Problem of Natural Evil.James P. Sterba - 2020 - Sophia 59 (3):501-512.
    Charles Darwin questions whether conflicts between species palpably captured by the conflict between Ichneumonidae and the caterpillars on which they prey could be compatible with the existence of an all-good, all-powerful God. He also questioned whether the suffering of millions of lower animals throughout our almost endless prehistory could be compatible with an all-good, all-powerful God. In this paper, I show that these two problems of natural evil that Darwin raised in his work can be resolved so as to present (...)
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    How to make people just: a practical reconciliation of alternative conceptions of justice.James P. Sterba - 1988 - Totowa, N.J.: Rowman & Littlefield.
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    Terrorism and International Justice.James P. Sterba (ed.) - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    In this timely collection of thoughtful and provocative essays, a diverse group of prominent philosophers and political scientists discuss critical issues such as the nature and definition of terrorism.
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  18. From liberty to welfare.James P. Sterba - 1994 - Ethics 105 (1):64-98.
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    Controversies in Feminism.James P. Sterba, Claudia Card, Jane Flax, Virginia Held, Ellen Klein, Janet Kournay, Michael Levin, Martha Nussbaum & Rosemarie Tong - 2000 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Feminism was born in controversy and it continues to flourish in controversy. The distinguished contributors to this volume provide an array of perspectives on issues including: universal values, justice and care, a feminist philosophy of science, and the relationship of biology to social theory.
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    Justice for Here and Now.James P. Sterba - 1998 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This book conveys the breadth and interconnectedness of questions of justice - a rarity in contemporary moral and political philosophy. James P. Sterba argues that a minimal notion of rationality requires morality, and that a minimal libertarian morality requires the welfare and equal opportunity endorsee by welfare liberals and the equality endorsed by socialists, as well as a full feminist agenda. Feminist, racial, homosexual, and multicultural justice, are also shown to be mutually supporting. The author further shows the compatibility between (...)
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    A biocentrist strikes back.James P. Sterba - 1998 - Environmental Ethics 20 (4):361-376.
    Biocentrists are criticized (1) for being biased in favor of the human species, (2) for basing their view on an ecology that is now widely challenged, and (3) for failing to reasonably distinguish the life that they claim has intrinsic value from the animate and inanimate things that they claim lack intrinsic value. In this paper, I show how biocentrism can be defended against these three criticisms, thus permitting biocentrists to justifiably appropriate the salutation, “Let the life force (or better (...)
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    Reconciling Anthropocentric and Nonanthropocentric Environmental Ethics.James P. Sterba - 1994 - Environmental Values 3 (3):229 - 244.
    I propose to show that when the most morally defensible versions of an anthropocentric environmental ethics and a nonanthropocentric ethics are laid out, they would lead us to accept the same principles of environmental justice.
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    Skeptical theism and the challenge of atheism.James P. Sterba - 2019 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 85 (2):173-191.
    Skeptical theists hold that we should be skeptical about our ability to know the reasons that God would have for permitting evil, at least in particular cases. They argue for their view by setting aside actions that are wrong in themselves and focusing their attention on actions that are purportedly right or wrong simply in terms of their consequences. However, I argue in this paper that once skeptical theists are led to take into account actions that are wrong in themselves, (...)
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  24. Justice for Here and Now.James P. Sterba & Janna Thompson - 2000 - Philosophical Quarterly 50 (199):272-274.
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    From Biocentric Individualism to Biocentric Pluralism.James P. Sterba - 1995 - Environmental Ethics 17 (2):191-207.
    Drawing on and inspired by Paul Taylor’s Respect for Nature, I develop a view which I call “biocentric pluralism,” which, I claim, avoids the major criticisms that have been directed at Taylor’s account. In addition, I show that biocentric pluralism has certain advantages over biocentric utilitarianism and concentric circle theories.
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    Retributive justice.James P. Sterba - 1977 - Political Theory 5 (3):349-362.
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    Afterthoughts.William Hasker, Ronald L. Hall, Michael Tooley & James P. Sterba - 2020 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 87 (3):229-243.
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    Book Review:Liberalism, Community, and Culture. Will Kymlicka. [REVIEW]James P. Sterba - 1992 - Ethics 103 (1):152-.
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    Understanding Evil: American Slavery, the Holocaust, and the Conquest of the American Indians:Vessels of Evil: American Slavery and the Holocaust. Laurence Mordekhai Thomas.James P. Sterba - 1996 - Ethics 106 (2):424-.
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    Completing the Kantian Project: From Rationality to Equality.James P. Sterba - 2008 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 82 (2):47 - 83.
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    The Welfare Rights of Distant Peoples and Future Generations.James P. Sterba - 1981 - Social Theory and Practice 7 (1):99-119.
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    Morality in practice.James P. Sterba (ed.) - 1993 - Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth.
    This is a topically organized anthology which covers a wide range of competing positions. No other anthology offers as many competing positions under each problem and covers fourteen problems in all.
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    Ethics: The Big Questions.James P. Sterba (ed.) - 1998 - Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
    As with the first edition, Utilitarian, Kantian, and Aristotelian viewpoints are all well represented here, and this second edition features updated sections throughout—including eighteen new readings—and an entirely new section on multiculturalism. Presents students with a unique focus on three main challenges to ethics: feminism, environmentalism, and multiculturalism Pedagogical focus on the 'big questions' motivates student interest Collects readings on all key traditional theoretical and practical questions in ethics.
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    Explaining asymmetry: A problem for Parfit.James P. Sterba - 1987 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 16 (2):188-192.
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    Reconciling Anthropocentric and Nonanthropocentric Environmental Ethics.James P. Sterba - 1994 - Environmental Values 3 (3):229-244.
    I propose to show that when the most morally defensible versions of an anthropocentric environmental ethics and a nonanthropocentric ethics are laid out, they would lead us to accept the same principles of environmental justice.
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    Reconciling Public Reason and Religious Values.James P. Sterba - 1999 - Social Theory and Practice 25 (1):1-28.
    Philosophers who hold that religious considerations should play some role in public debate over fundamental issues have criticized Rawls’s ideal of public reason for being too restrictive in generally ruling out such considerations. In response, Rawls has modified his ideal so as to explicitly allow a role for religious considerations in public debate (others, such as Robert Audi, have also offered accounts of public reason along similar lines). Nevertheless, some critics of Rawls’s ideal of public reason, such as Nicholas Wolterstorff, (...)
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    The Welfare Rights of Distant Peoples and Future Generations.James P. Sterba - 1981 - Social Theory and Practice 7 (1):99-119.
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    Introducing ethics: for here and now.James P. Sterba - 2012 - Boston: Pearson.
    ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or (...)
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    Gewirth: Critical Essays on Action, Rationality, and Community.Anita Allen, Lawrence C. Becker, Deryck Beyleveld, David Cummiskey, David DeGrazia, David M. Gallagher, Alan Gewirth, Virginia Held, Barbara Koziak, Donald Regan, Jeffrey Reiman, Henry Richardson, Beth J. Singer, Michael Slote, Edward Spence & James P. Sterba - 1998 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    As one of the most important ethicists to emerge since the Second World War, Alan Gewirth continues to influence philosophical debates concerning morality. In this ground-breaking book, Gewirth's neo-Kantianism, and the communitarian problems discussed, form a dialogue on the foundation of moral theory. Themes of agent-centered constraints, the formal structure of theories, and the relationship between freedom and duty are examined along with such new perspectives as feminism, the Stoics, and Sartre. Gewirth offers a picture of the philosopher's theory and (...)
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    Responses to Zagzebski and Russell.James P. Sterba - 2023 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 37 (1):153-160.
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    How to achieve global justice.James P. Sterba - 2005 - Journal of Global Ethics 1 (1):53 – 68.
    In this paper, I argue that even a libertarian ideal of liberty, which initially seems opposed to welfare rights, can be seen to require a right to a basic needs minimum that extends to distant peoples and future generations and is conditional upon the poor doing whatever they reasonably can to meet their own basic needs, including bringing their population growth under control. Given that, as I have argued elsewhere, welfare liberal, socialist, communitarian and feminist political ideals can be easily (...)
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  42. Biocentrism Defended.James P. Sterba - 2011 - Ethics, Policy and Environment 14 (2):167 - 169.
    Ethics, Policy & Environment, Volume 14, Issue 2, Page 167-169, June 2011.
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    How To Make People Just.James P. Sterba - 1989 - Social Philosophy Today 2:1-26.
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  44. The Demands of Justice.James P. Sterba, William A. Galston, John Charvet & Philip Green - 1983 - Philosophical Quarterly 33 (132):301-305.
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  45. Justice and the Concept of Desert.James P. Sterba - 1976 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 57 (2):188.
  46. Justice.James P. Sterba - 2006 - In Andrew Dobson & Robyn Eckersley (eds.), Political theory and the ecological challenge. New York: Cambridge University Press.
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    Global Justice for Humans or for all Living beings and what Difference it Makes.James P. Sterba - 2005 - The Journal of Ethics 9 (1-2):283-300.
    I begin with an account of what is deserved in human ethics, an ethics that assumes without argument that only humans, or rational agents, count morally. I then take up the question of whether nonhuman living beings are also deserving and answer it in the affirmative. Having established that all individual living beings, as well as ecosystems, are deserving, I go on to establish what it is that they deserve and then compare the requirements of global justice when only humans (...)
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    Responses to my critics, Erin Kelly and B. C. Postow.James P. Sterba - 2005 - Journal of Social Philosophy 36 (3):397–405.
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    Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy.James P. Sterba - 1995
    This up-to-date introductory social and political philosophy text provides a survey of the major social and political ideals of our time and discusses the practical requirements of each of these ideals. It argues for the controversial thesis that all contemporary social and political ideals can be reconciled in practice-a challenging idea for students to discuss and evaluate.
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    Ethics: The Big Questions.James P. Sterba (ed.) - 1998 - Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
    This anthology focuses on the central questions of ethics: What is the nature of morality? Why be moral? What are the requirements of morality?
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