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  1. The Elements of Moral Philosophy.James Rachels - 1986
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  2. The End of Life: Euthanasia and Morality.James Rachels - 1987 - Ethics 97 (4):878-879.
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  3. Created From Animals: The Moral Implications of Darwinism.James Rachels - 1990 - Oxford University Press.
    From Bishop Wilberforce in the 1860s to the advocates of "creation science" today, defenders of traditional mores have condemned Darwin's theory of evolution as a threat to society's values. Darwin's defenders, like Stephen Jay Gould, have usually replied that there is no conflict between science and religion--that values and biological facts occupy separate realms. But as James Rachels points out in this thought-provoking study, Darwin himself would disagree with Gould. Darwin, who had once planned on being a clergyman, was convinced (...)
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  4. Why Privacy is Important.James Rachels - 1975 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 4 (4):323-333.
  5. Active and Passive Euthanasia.James Rachels - 1975 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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  6. The Challenge of Cultural Relativism.James Rachels - 2009 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
     
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  7. The End of Life: Euthanasia and Morality.James Rachels - 1986 - Oxford University Press.
  8. Created From Animals: The Moral Implications of Darwinism.James Rachels - 1992 - Environmental Values 1 (1):83-86.
     
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  9. Killing and Letting Die.James Rachels - 2001 - In Lawrence C. Becker Mary Becker & Charlotte Becker (eds.), Encyclopedia of Ethics, 2nd Edition. Routledge.
    Is it worse to kill someone than to let someone die? It seems obvious to common sense that it is worse. We allow people to die, for example, when we fail to contribute money to famine-relief efforts; but even if we feel somewhat guilty, we do not consider ourselves murderers. Nor do we feel like accessories to murder when we fail to give blood, sign an organ-donor card, or do any of the other things that could save lives. Common sense (...)
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  10. Egoism and Moral Scepticism.James Rachels - 2009 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring Ethics: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
     
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  11. Drawing Lines.James Rachels - 2004 - In Cass R. Sunstein & Martha Craven Nussbaum (eds.), Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions. Oxford University Press. pp. 162--174.
  12. Two Arguments Against Ethical Egoism.James Rachels - 1974 - Philosophia 4 (2-3):297-314.
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    Killing and Starving to Death.James Rachels - 1979 - Philosophy 54 (208):159 - 171.
    Although we do not know exactly how many people die each year of malnutrition or related health problems, the number is very high, in the millions. By giving money to support famine relief efforts, each of us could save at least some of them. By not giving, we let them die.
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  14. Can Ethics Provide Answers?: And Other Essays in Moral Philosophy.James Rachels - 1996 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Esteemed moral philosopher James Rachels here collects fifteen essays, some classic and others extensively revised, on the nature and limits of moral reasoning. Rachels argues that, rather than simply expressing societal conventions, moral philosophy can subvert received opinion and replace it with something better. Combining a concern for ethical theory with a discussion of practical moral issues such as euthanasia, the rights of animals, privacy, and affirmative action. Can Ethics Provide Answers is an excellent collection for students, scholars, and anyone (...)
     
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  15. God and the Concept of Worship.James Rachels - 2009 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring Philosophy of Religion: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
     
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  16. More Impertinent Distinctions.James Rachels - 1989 - In Robert M. Baird & Stuart E. Rosenbaum (eds.), Euthanasia: The Moral Issues. Prometheus Books. pp. 61--8.
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    Naturalism.James Rachels - 2000 - In Hugh LaFollette - (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory. Blackwell.
    Twentieth century philosophy began with the rejection of naturalism. Many modern philosophers had assumed that their subject was continuous with the sciences, and that facts about human nature and other such information were relevant to the great questions of ethics, logic, and knowledge. Against this, Frege argued that “psychologism” in logic was a mistake. Logic, he said, is an autonomous subject with its own standards of truth and falsity, and those standards have nothing to do with how the mind works (...)
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    Ethical Theory.James Rachels (ed.) - 1998 - Oxford University Press.
    Rachels's two-volume Ethical Theory provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary moral philosophy, reprinting classic and contemporary articles, including many that are not otherwise readily available. Each volume contains a clearly written, substantial introduction that guides the beginner through the intricacies of the subject.
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  19. On Liking.James Rachels - 1969 - Analysis 29 (4):143 - 144.
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    Can Ethics Provide Answers?James Rachels - 1980 - Hastings Center Report 10 (3):32-40.
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  21. Moral Problems.James Rachels - 1971 - New York: Harper & Row.
    Abortion: The morality of abortion, by P. Ramsey. The problem of abortion and the doctrine of double effect, by P. Foot. Whatever the consequences, by J. Bennett.--Sex: Sexual perversion, by T. Nagel. On sexual morality, by S. Ruddick.--Human rights and civil disobedience: Rights, human rights, and racial discrimination, by R. Wasserstrom. The justification of civil disobedience, by J. Rawls. Law and civil disobedience, by R. M. Dworkin.--Criminal punishment: The responsibility of criminals, by W. Kneale. Murder and the principles of punishment, (...)
     
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  22. Punishment and Desert.James Rachels - 1997 - In Hugh LaFollette - (ed.), Ethics in Practice. Blackwell. pp. 466--74.
    Retributivism—the idea that wrongdoers should be “paid back” for their wicked deeds—fits naturally with many people’s feelings. They find it deeply satisfying when murderers and rapists “get what they have coming,” and they are infuriated when villains “get away with it.” But others dismiss these feelings as primitive and unenlightened. Sometimes the complaint takes a religious form. The desire for revenge, it is said, should be resisted by those who believe in Christian charity. After all, Jesus himself rejected the rule (...)
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    When Philosophers Shoot From the Hip.James Rachels - 1991 - Bioethics 5 (1):67-71.
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    When Philosophers Shoot From the Hip. A Report From America.James Rachels - 1991 - Bioethics 5 (1):67–71.
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    God and Human Attitudes: James Rachels.James Rachels - 1971 - Religious Studies 7 (4):325-337.
    Kneeling down or grovelling on the ground, even to express your reverence for heavenly things, is contrary to human dignity.
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    Reasoning About Killing and Letting Die.James Rachels - 1981 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 19 (4):465-473.
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    God and Human Attitudes.James Rachels - 1982 - In Steven M. Cahn & David Shatz (eds.), Religious Studies. Oxford University Press. pp. 325 - 337.
  28. Euthanasia.James Rachels - 1980 - In Tom L. Beauchamp & Tom Regan (eds.), Matters of Life and Death. Temple University Press.
     
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    On Moral Absolutism.James Rachels - 1970 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 48 (3):338 – 353.
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    Ethics and the Bible.James Rachels - 2002 - Think (1):93-101.
    How should we live? To answer that question, many people turn to the Bible. What they find is often inspiring, although it may set standards that are uncomfortably high: love your neighbor as yourself, treat others as you would like to be treated, and walk humbly with God. Inspiration, however, can be found in a great many books. To Kill a Mockingbird teaches the virtue of tolerance, and A Tale of Two Cities impresses us with the nobility of self-sacrifice. William (...)
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    Reasons for Action.James Rachels - 1971 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 1 (2):173 - 187.
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  32. The Right Thing to Do Basic Readings in Moral Philosophy.James Rachels - 1989
     
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    Darwin, Species, and Morality.James Rachels - 1987 - The Monist 70 (1):98-113.
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  34. John Dewey and the Truth About Ethics.James Rachels - 1977 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), New Studies in the Philosophy of John Dewey. Published for the University of Vermont by the University Press of New England. pp. 149--171.
     
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    Evaluating From a Point of View.James Rachels - 1972 - Journal of Value Inquiry 6 (2):144-157.
    [This essay originally appeared in the Journal of Value Inquiry, vol. 6 (1972), pp. 144-157.] I In recent years the concept of a point of view has come to play an important role in philosophical ethics. Writers such as Kurt Baier, William Frankena, Paul Taylor, Kai Nielsen, G.J. Warnock, and J.O. Urmson1 have all urged a view of the nature of morality according to which, in making a moral judgment, what a person is doing is expressing a preference from within (...)
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    Wanting and Willing.James Rachels - 1969 - Philosophical Studies 20 (1-2):9 - 13.
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    The Principle of Agency.James Rachels - 1998 - Bioethics 12 (2):150–161.
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    Can the Egoist Have It Both Ways?James Rachels - 1978 - Philosophia 8 (2-3):425-428.
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    A Report From America: Baby M.James Rachels - 1987 - Bioethics 1 (4):357–365.
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    Wants, Reasons, and Justifications.James Rachels - 1968 - Philosophical Quarterly 18 (73):299-309.
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    Euthanasia and the Physician's Professional Commitments.James Rachels - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (2):281-285.
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    Applications of Moral Philosophy. [REVIEW]James Rachels - 1974 - Journal of Philosophy 71 (3):84-88.
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    The Value of Human Life.James Rachels - 2002 - Philosophical Inquiry 24 (1-2):3-16.
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    Moral, aborto e religião.James Rachels - 2007 - Critica.
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    Why Darwinians Should Support Equal Treatment for Other Great Apes.James Rachels - 1993 - In Paolo Cavalieri Peter Singer (ed.), The Great Ape Project. Fourth Estate. pp. 152--157.
    A few years ago I set out to canvass the literature on Charles Darwin. I thought it would be a manageable task, but I soon realized what a naïve idea this was. I do not know how many books have been written about him, but there seem to be thousands, and each year more appear.1 Why are there so many? Part of the answer is, of course, that he was a tremendously important figure in the history of human thought. But (...)
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    Theory and Practice.James Rachels - 2001 - In Lawrence C. Becker Mary Becker & Charlotte Becker (eds.), Encyclopedia of Ethics, 2nd edition. Routledge.
    The idea that some things are fine in theory, but do not work in practice, was already an “old saying” when Kant wrote about it in 1793. Kant, who was annoyed that a man named Garve had criticized his ethical theory on this ground, responded by pointing out that there is always a gap between theory and practice. Theory provides general rules but it cannot tell us how to apply them--for that, practical judgment is needed. “[T]he general rule,” said Kant, (...)
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    Darwin's Moral Lapse.James Rachels - 1986 - National Forum:22-24.
    One reason Darwin's letters and journals are such a pleasure to read is that in them we meet a modest, decent man who commands our respect, and even our affection. He was not only a great scientist; he was an exemplary human being. Yet there was one famous episode in Darwin's life in which he and his friends acted badly. Perhaps because he was so admirable a man, historians have tended to gloss over this moral lapse, sometimes even to the (...)
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    Moral Philosophy as a Subversive Activity.James Rachels - 2002 - Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 5 (1):160-163.
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  49. Note.James Rachels - unknown
    for both introductory courses in philosophy, or philosophical methodology, as well as independent study for anyone interested in the methods of argument, assessment and criticism used in contemporary analytic philosophy. It is unique in approach, and written in a pleasant and considerate tone. Its authors are both competent philosophers, and the book visibly reflects their deep sympathy to the discipline and their appreciation of its unique character. This book will help one to get going to do philosophy, but more advanced (...)
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    Moral Education in Public Schools.James Rachels - 1982 - Journal of Philosophy 79 (11):678-679.
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