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    The Child's Interests and the Case for the Permissibility of Male Infant Circumcision: Table 1.Joseph Mazor - 2013 - Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (7):421-428.
    Circumcision of a male child was recently ruled illegal by a court in Germany on the grounds that it violates the child's rights to bodily integrity and self-determination. This paper begins by challenging the applicability of these rights to the circumcision debate. It argues that, rather than a sweeping appeal to rights, a moral analysis of the practice of circumcision will require a careful examination of the interests of the child. I consider three of these interests in some detail. The (...)
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    Liberal Justice, Future People, and Natural Resource Conservation.Joseph Mazor - 2010 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 38 (4):380-408.
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    On the Strength of Children's Right to Bodily Integrity: The Case of Circumcision.Joseph Mazor - 2017 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 36 (1):1-16.
    This article considers the question of how much weight the infringement of children's right to bodily integrity should be given compared with competing considerations. It utilises the example of circumcision to explore this question, taking as given this practice's opponents' view of circumcision's harmfulness. The article argues that the child's claim against being subjected to circumcision is neither a mere interest nor a right so strong that it trumps all competing interests. Instead, it is a right of moderate strength. Indeed, (...)
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    Can Liberal Egalitarians Protect the Occupational Freedom of the Economically Talented?Joseph Mazor - 2018 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 21 (6):703-725.
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    International Rights Violations and Media Coverage.Joseph Mazor - 2013 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 27 (2):225-249.
    I argue that the best way for journalists to enable their audience to determine the truth about international rights questions and to grant the parties’ claims a fair hearing is by adhering to strict impartiality—i.e., by producing coverage that does not reflect the journalist’s personal views on the rights question. I then argue that that the best way for journalists to provide strictly impartial coverage is by utilizing a legal trial, and more specifically an adversarial trial as a model for (...)
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    Harms, Wrongs, and Indirect Natural Resource Conservation Obligations: A Reply to Benjamin Sachs.Joseph Mazor - unknown
    In his recent commentary on my work, entitled ‘Mazor on indirect obligations to conserve natural resources for future generations’, Benjamin Sachs explores whether the argument I have provided for grounding indirect obligations of justice to conserve natural resources for future people really succeeds. Sachs insightfully points out that it does not necessarily follow from the fact that profligate individuals increase the obligation of others to conserve natural resources, that those others can insist that the profligate individuals do their fair share. (...)
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    What Philosophers Can Contribute in the Face of Fundamental Empirical Disagreement: A Response to Benatar and Lang.Joseph Mazor - 2013 - Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (7):432-433.
    I wish to first thank the two respondents for seriously engaging with my arguments. Their responses suggest that they are both individuals of good conscience who are deeply committed to the quest for truth and to human welfare.Their responses also highlight the deep empirical disagreements that lie at the heart of the circumcision debate. Given such empirical disagreements, what can philosophers contribute? I wish to reply to my critics in a way that highlights four types of contributions that philosophers can (...)
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