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    Wittgensteinian Fideism.Kai Nielsen - 1982 - In Steven M. Cahn & David Shatz (eds.), International Journal for Philosophy of Religion. Oxford University Press. pp. 191-.
    Wittgenstein did not write on the philosophy of religion. But certain strands of his later thought readily lend themselves to what I call Wittgensteinian Fideism. There is no text that I can turn to for an extended statement of this position, but certain remarks made by Winch, Hughes, Malcolm, Geach, Cavell, Cameron and Coburn can either serve as partial statements of this position, or can be easily used in service of such a statement. Some of their contentions will serve as (...)
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  2. Norms and Values: Essays on the Work of Virginia Held.Lawrence Blum, Claudia Card, Marilyn Friedman, Carol C. Gould, Mark S. Halfon, Virginia Held, Eva Feder Kittay, Leo Kittay, John W. Lango, Patricia S. Mann, Larry May, Diana T. Meyers, Kai Nielsen, Nel Noddings, Sara Ruddick, Michael Slote & Sue Weinberg - 1998 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Virginia Held, best known for her landmark book Rights and Goods, has made an indelible mark on the fields of ethics, feminist philosophy, and social and political thought. Her impact on a generation of feminist thinkers is unrivaled and she has been at the forfront of discussions about the way in which an ethic of care can affect social and political matters. These new essays by leading contemporary philosophers range over all of these areas. While each stands alone, the essays (...)
     
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  3. After the Demise of the Tradition: Rorty, Critical Theory, and the Fate of Philosophy.Kai Nielsen - 1991 - Westview Press.
  4. Science, Morality and Feminist Theory.Marsha Hanen & Kai Nielsen (eds.) - 1987 - University of Calgary Press.
     
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    Equality and Liberty: A Defense of Radical Egalitarianism.Kai Nielsen - 1986 - Ethics 96 (2):416-417.
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  6. There is No Dilemma of Dirty Hands.Kai Nielsen - 2007 - In Igor Primoratz (ed.), Politics and Morality. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 1-7.
     
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  7. Cultural Nationalism, Neither Ethnic nor Civic.Kai Nielsen - 1996 - Philosophical Forum 28 (1-2):42-52.
     
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  8. On Transforming Philosophy: A Metaphilosophical Inquiry.Kai Nielsen - 1995 - Westview Press.
    Since Rorty, the crisis of method and interests in philosophy has been at the forefront of metaphilosophy. In this book, Kai Nielsen, one of the most prominent critics of philosophy-as-usual, examines critically the most important claims made on behalf of philosophy. After rejecting as chimerical the ambitious claims of traditional, especially foundational, epistemology and metaphysics, he presents the case for a more modest view of what philosophy can accomplish.Nielsen insists that philosophy must be devoted to actual problems of real people (...)
     
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    Naturalism and Religion.Kai Nielsen - 1998 - Philo 1 (1):45-62.
    There are, it is argued, conceptually and empirically adequate naturalistic explanations of religion that explain religion without explaining it away and without leaving out anything needed fully to comprehend religious phenomena. Moreover, naturalistic explanations arc sometimes also critiques of religion. This article concerns itself with a subspecies of such explanations through articulating and defending some naturalistic criticisms of the truth-claims of religion. The rationale is displayed for naturalistic thinkers going from truth-claim analyses to functional analyses and the central naturalistic explanations (...)
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    Why Be Moral?Kai Nielsen - 1989 - Prometheus Books.
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    Relativism and Wide Reflective Equilibrium.Kai Nielsen - 1993 - The Monist 76 (3):316-332.
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  12. Radical Egalitarian Justice.Kai Nielsen - 1979 - Social Theory and Practice 5 (2):209-226.
  13. Autonomy, Equality and a Just Health Care System.Kai Nielsen - 1989 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 4 (3):39-44.
  14. Wittgensteinian Fideism?Kai Nielsen & D. Z. Phillips - 2007 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 61 (1):51-55.
     
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  15. A Moral Case for Socialism.Kai Nielsen - 1989 - Critical Review 3 (3-4):542-553.
    A moral case for socialism is made, eschewing efficiency arguments?as crucial as they are in other contexts. The best feasible models of socialism and capitalism are compared with respect to such fundamental values as well?being, rights, autonomy, equality and justice. It is argued that a feasible democratic socialism is superior in all these dimensions to even the best feasible forms of capitalism.
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  16. Is to Abandon Determinism to Withdraw From the Enterprise of Science?Kai Nielsen - 1967 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 28 (1):117-121.
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    Ethics Without God.Kai Nielsen - 1973 - Prometheus Books.
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    Ethical Egoism and Rational Action.Kai Nielsen - 1972 - Journal of Philosophy 69 (20):698.
  19. Can There Be Progress in Philosophy?Kai Nielsen - 1987 - Metaphilosophy 18 (1):1–30.
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  20. Wittgensteinian Fideism: PHILOSOPHY.Kai Nielsen - 1967 - Philosophy 42 (161):191-209.
    Wittgenstein did not write on the philosophy of religion. But certain strands of his later thought readily lend themselves to what I call Wittgensteinian Fideism. There is no text that I can turn to for an extended statement of this position, but certain remarks made by Winch, Hughes, Malcolm, Geach, Cavell, Cameron and Coburn can either serve as partial statements of this position, or can be easily used in service of such a statement. Some of their contentions will serve as (...)
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    Cosmopolitan Nationalism.Kai Nielsen - 1999 - The Monist 82 (3):446-468.
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    Secession: The Case of Quebec.Kai Nielsen - 1993 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 10 (1):29-43.
  23. Contemporary Critiques of Religion.Kai Nielsen - 1971 - London: Macmillan.
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    Why Should I Be Moral? Revisited.Kai Nielsen - 1984 - American Philosophical Quarterly 21 (1):81 - 91.
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  25. How to Proceed in Philosophy: Remarks After Habermas.Kai Nielsen - 1994 - Theoria 60 (2):99-128.
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  26. Egalitarianism, Socialism and Just Land Use.Kai Nielsen - 1982 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 9 (1):68-79.
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    Pragmatism as Atheoreticism: Richard Rorty.Kai Nielsen - 2005 - Contemporary Pragmatism 2 (1):1-34.
    This essay offers an account of Rorty's version of pragmatism after the so-called linguistic turn, including his attack on epistemology and metaphysics, his metaphilosophy, his theory of morality, and his political philosophy. Woven into this account of Rorty are some of the most important criticisms made of Rorty, and considerations about how Rorty has responded or could have responded.
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    Marx and Morality.Kai Nielsen & Steven C. Patten - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (2):306-308.
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    Analytical Marxism: A Form of Critical Theory. [REVIEW]Kai Nielsen - 1993 - Erkenntnis 39 (1):1 - 21.
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    Social Science and Hard Data.Kai Nielsen - 1973 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 1 (1):115-143.
  31. Marxism and Political Obligation.Kai Nielsen - 1981 - Journal of Social Philosophy 12 (1):1-3.
  32. Cosmopolitanism and the Compatriot Priority Principle.Jocelyne Couture & Kai Nielsen - 2005 - In Gillian Brock & Harry Brighouse (eds.), The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  33. Rationality, Needs and Politics: Remarks on Rationality as Emancipation and Enlightenment: Enlightenment is Man's Release From His Self-Incurred Tutelage.Kai Nielsen - 1977 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 4 (3):281-308.
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  34. Naturalism Without Foundations.Kai Nielsen - 1996 - Prometheus Books.
     
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  35. Naturalism and Religion.Kai Nielsen & Bill Cooke - 2004 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 18 (1):80-84.
     
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    On Needing a Moral Theory: Rationality, Considered Judgements and the Grounding of Morality.Kai Nielsen - 1982 - Metaphilosophy 13 (2):97–116.
  37. Introduction: Questioning the Ethnic/Civic Dichotomy.Michel Seymour, Jocelyne Couture & Kai Nielsen - 1996 - Rethinking Nationalism 22:1-61.
     
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    Against Moral Conservativism.Kai Nielsen - 1972 - Ethics 82 (3):219-231.
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    On the Very Possibility of a Classless Society.Kai Nielsen - 1978 - Political Theory 6 (2):191-208.
  40. On the Diversity of Moral Beliefs.Kai Nielsen - 1975 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 2 (3):281-303.
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  41. On Justifying Violence.Kai Nielsen - 1981 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 24 (1):21 – 57.
    I discuss the justification of political violence even within democracies. I define ?violence? and indicate how its evaluative force sometimes has conceptually distorting effects. Though acts of violence are at least prima facie wrong, circumstances can arise where, even in democracies, some of them are morally justified. To establish this, three paradigm cases of non?revolutionary political violence are examined. The question is then discussed whether revolutionary violence is ever justified as a means of establishing or promoting human freedom and happiness. (...)
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    God and the Basis of Morality.Kai Nielsen - 1982 - Journal of Religious Ethics 10 (2):335 - 350.
    It is sometimes thought that belief in God is rationally required of human beings, for without such a religious belief moral beliefs are without any appropriate ground or rationale. Some have argued that in a Godless world we have no grounds for being persons of good will or for doing what is morally required of us. Indeed, nothing in such a world is morally required of us. If there is no God the concept of moral requiredness becomes a Holmesless Watson. (...)
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  43. Capitalism, Socialism, and Justice.Kai Nielsen - 1982 - In Tom Regan & Donald VanDeVeer (eds.), And Justice for All: New Introductory Essays in Ethics and Public Policy. Rowman & Littlefield.
  44. Morality Does Not Imply the Existence of God.Kai Nielsen - 2000 - In Brian Davies (ed.), Philosophy of Religion: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford University Press.
     
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    An Un-Rortyan Defence of Rorty's Pragmatism.Kai Nielsen - 1996 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 39 (1):71 – 95.
    An identification is made of the core metaphilosophical, philosophical, and intellectual history theses in Richard Rorty's pragmatism. Their rationale is displayed and it is argued that his metaphilosophical theses are very much dependent on certain of his non?metaphilosophical philosophical theses, most centrally his anti?representationalism. Questions emerge about the status and justification of these theses. Rorty, in his programmatic pronouncements, resists providing a vindication of them. Seeking to avoid what has been called performative contradictions, he regards it as sufficient to provide (...)
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  46. Search for Community in a Withering Tradition.Kai Nielsen & Hendrik Hart - 1990 - Upa.
    What happens in a conversation between a committed Atheist and a committed Christian? While agreeing to disagree on almost every detail, Kai Nielsen, Chair of the Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary, and Hendrik Hart, Senior Member in Philosophy at the graduate Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, agree that it is not fruitless.
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    Is Global Justice Impossible?Kai Nielsen - 1998 - Res Publica 4 (2):131-166.
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    On There Being Philosophical Knowledge.Kai Nielsen - 1990 - Theoria 56 (3):193-225.
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    On Taking Historical Materialism Seriously.Kai Nielsen - 1983 - Dialogue 22 (2):319-338.
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    Is "Why Should I Be Moral?" An Absurdity?Kai Nielsen - 1958 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 36 (1):25 – 32.
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