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    The Morality of Pluralism.John Kekes - 1993 - Princeton University Press.
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    The Roots of Evil.John Kekes - 2005 - Cornell University Press.
    Uses case studies of evil, the most serious of our moral Problems, to explain why people act with cruelty, greed, prejudice and fanatacism.
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  3. On the Supposed Obligation to Relieve Famine.John Kekes - 2002 - Philosophy 77 (4):503-517.
    In an influential paper, Peter Singer claims that affluent people have a strong obligation to relieve famine. If they fail, they allow others to die, and makes them murderers. In responding to this outrageous claim, which has given uneasy conscience to many, I show that Singer is engaged in indefensible moralizing that substitutes bullying for reasoned argument and gives a bad name to morality.
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    The Enlargement of Life: Moral Imagination at Work.John Kekes - 2006 - Cornell University Press.
    Moral imagination, according to John Kekes, is indispensable to a fulfilling and responsible life.
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  5. A Case for Conservatism (B. Smart).J. Kekes - 1998 - Philosophical Books 41 (1):64-64.
     
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    Blame Versus Forgiveness.John Kekes - 2009 - The Monist 92 (4):488-506.
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    Moral Wisdom and Good Lives.John Kekes - 1998 - Mind 107 (428):898-900.
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    Facing Evil.John Kekes - 1993 - Princeton University Press.
    Arguing that the prevalence of evil presents a fundamental problem for our secular sensibility, John Kekes develops a conception of character-morality as a response.
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  9. The Meaning of Life.John Kekes - 2000 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 24 (1):17–34.
  10. `Ought Implies Can' and Two Kinds of Morality.John Kekes - 1984 - Philosophical Quarterly 34 (137):459-467.
    The principle, Ought implies can, Has two versions. The strong version expresses a necessary condition for the appropriateness of moral judgments; the weak version expresses a possible ground for excusing wrongdoing. The strong version is presupposed by choice-Morality, While the weak one is presupposed by character-Morality. It is argues that the strong version and choice-Morality are mistaken and that the weak version and character-Morality give a much more plausible account of our moral experience. The general conclusion is that choice is (...)
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    [Book Review] Against Liberalism. [REVIEW]John Kekes - 1997 - Ethics 108 (3):602-606.
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    The Art of Life.John Kekes - 2002 - Cornell University Press.
    The art of life, according to John Kekes, consists in living a life of personal and moral excellence.
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  13. The Morality of Pluralism.John Kekes, Richard Mouw & Sander Griffioen - 1994 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 15 (2):205-210.
     
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    Wisdom.John Kekes - 1983 - American Philosophical Quarterly 20 (3):277 - 286.
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    Disgust and Moral Taboos.John Kekes - 1992 - Philosophy 67 (262):431 - 446.
    Disgust is not a pleasant subject. It is perhaps partly for this reason that it has not been much discussed in philosophical literature, or, indeed anywhere else. Disgust has considerable moral significance however, and appreciating its significance will illuminate the present state of our morality. One may be led to this view by reflecting on several recent works on pollution. The pollution in question, of course, is not of the air, soil, or water, but that of people who have violated (...)
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    Moral Tradition and Individuality.John Kekes - 1989 - Princeton University Press.
    This book is a nontechnical yet closely reasoned attempt to provide a contemporary answer to the age-old question of how to live well.
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  17. Happiness.John Kekes - 1982 - Mind 91 (363):358-376.
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    The Illusions of Egalitarianism.John Kekes - 2005 - Mind 114 (455):750-753.
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    The Informed Will and the Meaning of Life.John Kekes - 1986 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 47 (1):75-90.
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    Moral Imagination, Freedom, and the Humanities.John Kekes - 1991 - American Philosophical Quarterly 28 (2):101 - 111.
  21. Physicalism, the Identity Theory, and the Concept of Emergence.John Kekes - 1966 - Philosophy of Science 33 (December):360-75.
    I physicalism1 and the weak identity theory deny, while physicalism2 and the radical identity theory assert, that raw feels can be accomodated in a purely physicalistic framework. II A way of interpreting the claim of physicalism1 is that raw feels are emergents. III The doctrine of emergence asserts that: (i) there are different levels of existence, (ii) these levels of existence are distinguishable on the basis of the behaviour of entities of that level, and (iii) an adequate scientific explanation of (...)
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    The Enforcement of Morality.John Kekes - 2000 - American Philosophical Quarterly 37 (1):23 - 35.
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    Shame and Moral Progress.John Kekes - 1988 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 13 (1):282-296.
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    A Question for Egalitarians.John Kekes - 1997 - Ethics 107 (4):658-669.
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    The Examined Life.John Kekes - 1988 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    A well-thought-out project, engaging, enlightening, and highly accessible for the audience it addresses.
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    Cruelty and Liberalism.John Kekes - 1996 - Ethics 106 (4):834-844.
  27. The Art of Life.John Kekes - 2004 - The Journal of Ethics 8 (3):299-303.
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    Contancy and Purity.John Kekes - 1983 - Mind 92 (368):499-518.
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    The Human Condition.John Kekes - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    The Human Condition is a response to the growing disenchantment in the Western world with contemporary life. John Kekes provides rationally justified answers to questions about the meaning of life, the basis of morality, the contingencies of human lives, the prevalence of evil, the nature and extent of human responsibility, and the sources of values we prize. He offers a realistic view of the human condition that rejects both facile optimism and gloomy pessimism; acknowledges that we are vulnerable to contingencies (...)
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    Doubts About Autonomy.John Kekes - 2011 - Philosophy 86 (3):333-351.
    Most of us are more or less dissatisfied with some aspect of our present self and want to change it to a better future self. This makes us divided beings. The beliefs, emotions, and motives of our present self prompt us to act in one way and our desired future and better self often prompts us to act in another way. This makes us ambivalent. One of the shibboleths of the present age is that the key to overcoming our ambivalence (...)
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    Pluralism in Philosophy: Changing the Subject.John Kekes - 2000 - Cornell University Press.
    Introduction : At a turning point -- Everyday life -- Modes of reflection -- Philosophical problems -- The pluralistic approach -- The meaning of life -- The possibility of free action -- The place of morality in good lives -- The art of life -- The nature of human self-understanding --Conclusion : The human world.
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    Against Egalitarianism.John Kekes - 2006 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 58:137-.
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    The Nature of Philosophy.John Kekes - 1980 - Rowman & Littlefield.
  34. Physicalism and Subjectivity.John Kekes - 1977 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 37 (June):533-6.
    This note is a reply to nagel's "what is it like to be a bat?" I argue that nagel is right in claiming that members of each species have a unique point of view due to physiological differences; no member of another species can have the same experiences. Nagel is wrong, However, In concluding from this truism that no objective account of experiences is possible. Such an account can give everything physicalism needs. What it cannot give, And what it was (...)
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    Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life.John Kekes - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    In this book John Kekes examines the indispensable role enjoyment plays in a good life. The key to it is the development of a style of life that combines an attitude and a manner of living and acting that jointly express one's deepest concerns. Since such styles vary with characters and circumstances, a reasonable understanding of them requires attending to the particular and concrete details of individual lives. Reflection on works of literature is a better guide to this kind of (...)
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    Essentially Contested Concepts: A Reconsideration.John Kekes - 1977 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 10 (2):71 - 89.
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    The Reflexivity of Evil.John Kekes - 1998 - Social Philosophy and Policy 15 (1):216.
    The aim of this essay is to argue for the following claims: evil is prevalent; its prevalence is mainly the result of habitual and predictable patterns of action; these actions follow from the vices of their agents; in many cases, neither the evil actions nor the vices from which they follow are autonomous; it is nevertheless justified to hold the agents who perform these actions morally responsible for them; the widespread denial of this claim rests on the principle “ought implies (...)
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    Moral Intuition.John Kekes - 1986 - American Philosophical Quarterly 23 (1):83 - 93.
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    Morality and Impartiality.John Kekes - 1981 - American Philosophical Quarterly 18 (4):295 - 303.
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    The Incompatibility of Liberalism and Pluralism.John Kekes - 1992 - American Philosophical Quarterly 29 (2):141 - 151.
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    Objections to Democratic Egalitarianism.John Kekes - 2002 - Journal of Social Philosophy 33 (2):163–169.
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    A Life Worth Living.John Kekes - 2011 - The Philosophers' Magazine 53 (53):73-78.
    To enjoy life is to be pleased, delighted, and satisfied with it; to live with relish, to savour and take pleasure especially in parts of it we regard as important, and to want the life to continue by and large in the way it has been going. The most important thing we can do is live in a way that reflects what we most deeply care about.
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    What Is Conservatism?John Kekes - 1997 - Philosophy 72 (281):351 - 374.
    The voice of conservatism is not much heard in contemporary political philosophy. There is no shortage of conservatives, but there is a shortage of systematic, articulate, and reasonable attempts to defend conservatism. The aim of this paper is to provide the outlines of such a defence. It is not possible, in a paper, to provide more than an outline. The argument proceeds by identifying several features of what is taken to be thestrongest version of conservatism. These features jointly define it (...)
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  44. The Right to Private Property: A Justification.John Kekes - 2010 - Social Philosophy and Policy 27 (1):1-20.
    The proposed justification avoids problems that invalidate the familiar entitlement, utility, and interest-based justifications; interprets private property as necessary for controlling resources we need for our well-being; recognizes that the possession, uses, and limits of private property must be justified differently; and combines the defensible portions of the familiar but unsuccessful attempts at justification with a more complex account that combines the defensible portions of previous justificatory attempts with a new pluralistic approach that treats the right to private property as (...)
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    Logicism.John Kekes - 1982 - Idealistic Studies 12 (1):1-13.
  46. Facing Evil.John Kekes - 1991 - Philosophy 66 (258):536-538.
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  47. The Examined Life.John Kekes - 1991 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (3):697-700.
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    An Argument Against Foundationalism.John Kekes - 1983 - Philosophia 12 (3-4):273-281.
    This paper argues against foundationalism not on the familiar ground that a person may be mistaken about the object of any of his cognitive states, But on the new ground that a person may be mistaken in identifying any mental states as cognitive. The argument is claimed to hold against all version of foundationalism.
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    Against Egalitarianism.John Kekes - 2006 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 58:137-156.
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    Some Requirements of a Theory of Rationality.John Kekes - 1988 - The Monist 71 (3):320-338.
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