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  1. The Toxin Puzzle.Gregory S. Kavka - 1983 - Analysis 43 (1):33-36.
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  2. Hobbesian Moral and Political Theory.Gregory Kavka - 1986 - Princeton University Press.
    In fact, it requires two major social institutions--morality and government--working in a coordinated fashion to do so. This is one of the main themes of Hobbes's philosophy that will be developed in this book.
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  3. The Paradox of Future Individuals.Gregory S. Kavka - 1982 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 11 (2):93-112.
  4. Some Paradoxes of Deterrence.Gregory S. Kavka - 1978 - Journal of Philosophy 75 (6):285-302.
  5. The Numbers Should Count.Gregory S. Kavka - 1979 - Philosophical Studies 36 (3):285 - 294.
  6. Hobbes's War of All Against All.Gregory S. Kavka - 1982 - Ethics 93 (2):291-310.
  7. Hobbes and the Social Contract Tradition.Jean Hampton & Gregory S. Kavka - 1988 - Ethics 98 (4):793-805.
     
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  8. Hobbes and the Social Contract Tradition.Jean Hampton & Gregory S. Kavka - 1987 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 16 (3):280-298.
  9. Why Even Morally Perfect People Would Need Government*: GREGORY S. KAVKA.Gregory S. Kavka - 1995 - Social Philosophy and Policy 12 (1):1-18.
    Why do we need government? A common view is that government is necessary to constrain people's conduct toward one another, because people are not sufficiently virtuous to exercise the requisite degree of control on their own. This view was expressed perspicuously, and artfully, by liberal thinker James Madison, in The Federalist, number 51, where he wrote: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” Madison's idea is shared by writers ranging across the political spectrum. It finds clear expression in (...)
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  10. The Reconciliation Project.Gregory Kavka - 1984 - In David Copp & David Zimmerman (eds.), Morality, Reason and Truth. Totowa, NJ: pp. 297-319.
  11. Is Individual Choice Less Problematic Than Collective Choice?: Gregory S. Kavka.Gregory S. Kavka - 1991 - Economics and Philosophy 7 (2):143-165.
    It is commonplace to suppose that the theory of individual rational choice is considerably less problematic than the theory of collective rational choice. In particular, it is often assumed by philosophers, economists, and other social scientists that an individual's choices among outcomes accurately reflect that individual's underlying preferences or values. Further, it is now well known that if an individual's choices among outcomes satisfy certain plausible axioms of rationality or consistency, that individual's choice-behavior can be interpreted as maximizing expected utility (...)
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    Enemies, For My Sake.Martin Kavka - 2020 - Journal of Religious Ethics 48 (2):308-315.
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    Moral Paradoxes of Nuclear Deterrence.Gregory S. Kavka - 1987 - Cambridge University Press.
    This volume examines the complex and vitally important ethical questions connected with the deployment of nuclear weapons and their use as a deterrent. A number of the essays contained here have already established themselves as penetrating and significant contributions to the debate on nuclear ethics. They have been revised to bring out their unity and coherence, and are integrated with new essays. The books exceptional rigor and clarity make it valuable whether the reader's concern with nuclear ethics is professional or (...)
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  14. The Futurity Problem.Gregory Kavka - 1978 - In Richard I. Sikora & Brian M. Barry (eds.), Obligations to Future Generations. White Horse Press. pp. 186--203.
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    The Limits of Government: An Essay on the Public Goods Argument.Gregory S. Kavka - 1992 - Ethics 102 (2):399-401.
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    When Two 'Wrongs' Make a Right: An Essay on Business Ethics. [REVIEW]Gregory S. Kavka - 1983 - Journal of Business Ethics 2 (1):61 - 66.
    Sometimes two wrongs do make a right. That is, others' violations of moral rules may make it permissible for one to also violate these rules, to avoid being unfairly disadvantaged. This claim, originally advanced by Hobbes, is applied to three cases in business. It is suggested that the claim is one source of scepticism concerning business ethics. I argue, however, that the conditions under which business competitors' violations of moral rules would render one's own violations permissible are quite restricted. Hence, (...)
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    What Does a Prophet Know?Martin Kavka - 2018 - Journal of Religious Ethics 46 (1):181-189.
    This essay on Cathleen Kaveny's Prophecy Without Contempt challenges her argument from two opposing sides. First, it critiques all jeremiads. It asks how a person uttering prophetic indictments, whether in the form of a classical jeremiad or the more moderate form that Kaveny argues for, can possibly know of what she speaks, given the otherness of God. Second, it calls for more jeremiads. It asks whether a person, whether religious or not, might indeed know enough to offer withering jeremiads, in (...)
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  18. Moral Paradoxes of Nuclear Deterrence.Gregory S. Kavka - 1988 - The Personalist Forum 4 (1):39-41.
     
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  19. Nuclear Deterrence, Morality, and Realism.John Finnis, Joseph M. Boyle, Germain Grisez & Gregory Kavka - 1989 - Ethics 99 (2):407-422.
     
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    Right Reason and Natural Law in Hobbes’s Ethics.Gregory S. Kavka - 1983 - The Monist 66 (1):120-133.
    For centuries, moral philosophers have attempted to clarify the relationship between morality and rational self-interest. They have been especially interested in the possibility that there are situations in which it is perceptibly against one’s interests to act morally, e.g., situations in which it clearly pays to lie, cheat, or steal. Hobbes, who held an egoistic view of human nature, was especially troubled by this possibility. For if psychological egoism is true and this possibility is a real one, there may be (...)
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  21. The Rationality of Rule-Following: Hobbes's Dispute with the Foole. [REVIEW]Gregory S. Kavka - 1995 - Law and Philosophy 14 (1):5 - 34.
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    Rawls on Average and Total Utility.Gregory S. Kavka - 1975 - Philosophical Studies 27 (4):237 - 253.
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    Deterrence, Utility, and Rational Choice.Gregory S. Kavka - 1980 - Theory and Decision 12 (1):41-60.
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    Moral Paradoxes of Nuclear Deterrence.Steven Lee & Gregory Kavka - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (1):148.
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    Jewish Messianism and the History of Philosophy.Martin Kavka - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    Jewish Messianism and the History of Philosophy contests the ancient opposition between Athens and Jerusalem by retrieving the concept of meontology - the doctrine of nonbeing - from the Jewish philosophical and theological tradition. For Emmanuel Levinas, as well as for Franz Rosenzweig, Hermann Cohen and Moses Maimonides, the Greek concept of nonbeing clarifies the meaning of Jewish life. These thinkers of 'Jerusalem' use 'Athens' for Jewish ends, justifying Jewish anticipation of a future messianic era as well as portraying the (...)
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    Verification (Bewahrung) in Martin Buber.Martin Kavka - 2012 - Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 20 (1):71-98.
    Abstract The work of Martin Buber oscillates between talk in which transcendence is experienced and talk in which transcendence is merely postulated. In order to show and mend this incoherence in Buber's thought, this essay attends to the rhetoric of verification ( Bewährung ), primarily but not solely in I and Thou (1923), both in order to show how it is a symptom of this incoherence, and also to show a broad pragmatic strain in Buber's thought. Given this pragmatic strain, (...)
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  27. The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: The Modern Era.Martin Kavka, Zachary Braiterman & David Novak (eds.) - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    The second volume of The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy provides a comprehensive overview of Jewish philosophy from the seventeenth century to the present day. Written by a distinguished group of experts in the field, its essays examine how Jewish thinking was modified in its encounter with modern Europe and America and challenge longstanding assumptions about the nature and purpose of modern Jewish philosophy. The volume also treats modern Jewish philosophy's continuities with premodern texts and thinkers, the relationship between philosophy (...)
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    Two Solutions to the Paradox of Revolution.Gregory S. Kavka - 1982 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 7 (1):455-472.
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    Was the Gulf War a Just War?Gregory S. Kavka - 1991 - Journal of Social Philosophy 22 (1):20-29.
    In the early months of 1991, the United States—in alliance with a number of other nations—fought a large scale air and ground war to evict Iraq's occupying army from the emirate of Kuwait. In this paper, I will consider the question of whether this U.S. military campaign was a just war according to the criteria of traditional just war theory—the only developed moral theory of warfare that we have. My aim, however, is not so much to reach a verdict about (...)
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    Rule by Fear.Gregory S. Kavka - 1983 - Noûs 17 (4):601-620.
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    What Is Newcomb's Problem About?Gregory S. Kavka - 1980 - American Philosophical Quarterly 17 (4):271 - 280.
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    Disability and the Right to Work*: GREGORY S. KAVKA.Gregory S. Kavka - 1992 - Social Philosophy and Policy 9 (1):262-290.
    It is, perhaps, a propitious time to discuss the economic rights of disabled persons. In recent years, the media in the United States have re-ported on such notable events as: students at the nation's only college for the deaf stage a successful protest campaign to have a deaf individual ap-pointed president of their institution; a book by a disabled British physicist on the origins of the universe becomes a best seller; a pitcher with only one arm has a successful rookie (...)
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    Moral Scepticism and Moral Knowledge.Gregory S. Kavka - 1981 - Philosophical Review 90 (4):630.
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  34. Feminist Consequences: Theory for the New Century.Elisabeth Bronfen & Misha Kavka (eds.) - 2001 - Columbia University Press.
    Exploring the status of feminism in this "postfeminist" age, this sophisticated meditation on feminist thinking over the past three decades moves away from the all too common dependence on French theorists and male thinkers and instead builds on a wide-ranging body of feminist theory written by women. These writings address the question "Where are we going?" as well as "Where have we come from?" As evidenced in the essays compiled here, the multiplicity of directions available to this new feminism ranges (...)
     
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  35. Nuclear Weapons and the Future of Humanity: The Fundamental Questions.John P. Holdren, Paul R. Ehrlich, Anne Ehrlich, Gary Stahl, Berel Lang, Richard H. Popkin, Joseph Margolis, Patrick Morgan, John Hare, Russell Hardin, Richard A. Watson, Gregory S. Kavka, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Sidney Axinn, Terry Nardin, Douglas P. Lackey, Jefferson McMahan, Edmund Pellegrino, Stephen Toulmin, Dietrich Fischer, Edward F. McClennen, Louis Rene Beres, Arne Naess, Richard Falk & Milton Fisk - 1986 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The excellent quality and depth of the various essays make [the book] an invaluable resource....It is likely to become essential reading in its field.—CHOICE.
     
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    Judaism and Theology in Martha Nussbaum's Ethics. [REVIEW]Martin Kavka - 2003 - Journal of Religious Ethics 31 (2):343 - 359.
    The writings of Martha Nussbaum broadly defend an account of transcendence as internal, always rooted in the human context. Her account implies that any and all projects of normative theological ethics are superfluous, since they transcend the natural bounds of human experience and reason. This essay points toward a space for theology, specifically Jewish theology, in Nussbaum's work, through an analysis of her recent philosophical and autobiographical writings on Judaism. Nussbaum's account in Upheavals of Thought associates Judaism with carnality and (...)
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  37. An Internal Critique of Nozick's Entitlement Theory.Gregory S. Kavka - 1982 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 63 (4):371.
     
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    Is There a Warrant for Levinas's Talmudic Readings?Martin Kavka - 2006 - Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 14 (1-2):153-173.
    Levinas's Talmudic readings have played an important role in defending the claim that the discipline of modern Jewish philosophy cannot be reduced to a list of assimilationist thinkers. This article argues that this claim is defendable, but only if the premise of the claim ceases to be the content of Levinas's Talmudic readings: "The Temptation of Temptation" wrongly takes its sugya as representative of Judaism as a whole, the differing mathematical calculations between Levinas and the sugya he treats in "The (...)
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    Doubts About Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament.Gregory S. Kavka - 1983 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 12 (3):255-260.
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    For It Is God’s Way to Sweeten Bitter with Bitter in Advance.Martin Kavka - forthcoming - Levinas Studies.
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    Some Social Benefits of Uncertainty.Gregory S. Kavka - 1990 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 15 (1):311-326.
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    A Critique of Pure Defense.Gregory S. Kavka - 1986 - Journal of Philosophy 83 (11):625-633.
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    Internal Prisoner's Dilemma Vindicated: Gregory S. Kavka.Gregory S. Kavka - 1993 - Economics and Philosophy 9 (1):171-174.
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    Hegel’s Social Ethics: Religion, Conflict, and Rituals of Reconciliation by Molly Farneth , Xiv + 167 Pp. [REVIEW]Martin Kavka - 2019 - Modern Theology 35 (4):808-809.
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    Deterrence and Utility Again: A Response to Bernard.Gregory S. Kavka - 1982 - Theory and Decision 14 (1):99-102.
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    A Mystic Conception of History: Negative Political Theology in Jacob Taubes.Martin Kavka - 2020 - Modern Theology 36 (1):13-28.
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    Pierre Bouretz, Witnesses for the Future: Philosophy and Messianism. Translated by Michael B. Smith: The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 2010, Xii and 965 Pp, $100.00. [REVIEW]Martin Kavka - 2012 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 71 (1):93-96.
  48. The Social Contract Theorists: Critical Essays on Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau.John Charvet, Joshua Cohen, David Gauthier, M. M. Goldsmith, Jean Hampton, Gregory S. Kavka, Patrick Riley, Arthur Ripstein & A. John Simmons (eds.) - 1998 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This rich collection will introduce students of philosophy and politics to the contemporary critical literature on the classical social contract political thinkers Thomas Hobbes , John Locke , and Jean-Jacques Rousseau . A dozen essays and book excerpts have been selected to guide students through the texts and to introduce them to current scholarly controversies surrounding the contractarian political theories of these three thinkers.
     
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  49. Book Review. [REVIEW]Gregory Kavka - 1994 - Economics and Philosophy 10 (2):333-338.
  50. Contemporary Political and Social Philosophy.Gregory S. Kavka - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
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