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    Sharing Responsibility.Larry May - 1992 - University of Chicago Press.
    Are individuals responsible for the consequences of actions taken by their community? What about their community's inaction or its attitudes? In this innovative book, Larry May departs from the traditional Western view that moral responsibility is limited to the consequences of overt individual action. Drawing on the insights of Arendt, Jaspers, and Sartre, he argues that even when individuals are not direct participants, they share responsibility for various harms perpetrated by their communities.
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    Complicity: Ethics and Law for a Collective Age.Larry May - 2002 - Philosophical Review 111 (3):483-486.
    Christopher Kutz has written an excellent book: part metaphysics, part ethical theory, and part legal philosophy. The aim of the book, as is clear from the title, is to examine and defend the idea of complicity, that is, the responsibility of individuals for their participation in collective harms. While there has not been a lot of philosophical work on this topic, there has been some good work, and Kutz is responsive to most of it. But basically, this book strikes out (...)
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    Collective Responsibility: Five Decades of Debate in Theoretical and Applied Ethics.Larry May & Stacey Hoffman (eds.) - 1991 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This anthology presents recent philosophical analyses of the moral, political, and legal responsibility of groups and their members. Motivated by reflection on such events as the Holocaust, the exploding Ford Pintos, the May Lai massacre, and apartheid in South Africa, the essays consider two questions - what collective efforts could have prevented these large-scale social harms? and is some group to blame and, if so, how is blame to be apportioned? The essays in the first half consider the concept of (...)
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    The Socially Responsive Self: Social Theory and Professional Ethics.Larry May - 1996 - University of Chicago Press.
    This book should prove provocative reading for philosophers, political scientists, social theorists, professionals of many stripes, and ethicists.
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    Contingent Pacifism: Revisiting Just War Theory.Larry May - 2015 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this, the first major philosophical study of contingent pacifism, Larry May offers a new account of pacifism from within the Just War tradition. Written in a non-technical style, the book features real-life examples from contemporary wars and applies a variety of approaches ranging from traditional pacifism and human rights to international law and conscientious objection. May considers a variety of thinkers and theories, including Hugo Grotius, Kant, Socrates, Seneca on restraint, Tertullian on moral purity, Erasmus's arguments against just war, (...)
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    Crimes Against Humanity: A Normative Account.Larry May - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book was the first booklength treatment of the philosophical foundations of international criminal law. The focus is on the moral, legal, and political questions that arise when individuals who commit collective crimes, such as crimes against humanity, are held accountable by international criminal tribunals. These tribunals challenge one of the most sacred prerogatives of states - sovereignty - and breaches to this sovereignty can be justified in limited circumstances, following what the author calls a minimalist account of the justification (...)
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    After war ends: a philosophical perspective.Larry May - 2012 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    There is extensive discussion in current Just War literature about the normative principles which should govern the initiation of war (jus ad bellum) and also the conduct of war (jus in bello), but this is the first book to treat the important and difficult issue of justice after the end of war. Larry May examines the normative principles which should govern post-war practices such as reparations, restitution, reconciliation, retribution, rebuilding, proportionality and the Responsibility to Protect. He discusses the emerging international (...)
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    War Crimes and Just War.Larry May - 2007 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Larry May argues that the best way to understand war crimes is as crimes against humanness rather than as violations of justice. He shows that in a deeply pluralistic world, we need to understand the rules of war as the collective responsibility of states that send their citizens into harm's way, as the embodiment of humanity, and as the chief way for soldiers to retain a sense of honour on the battlefield. Throughout, May demonstrates that the principle of humanness is (...)
  9. Aggression and Crimes Against Peace.Larry May - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this volume, the third in his trilogy on the philosophical and legal aspects of war and conflict, Larry May locates a normative grounding for the crime of aggression - the only one of the three crimes charged at Nuremberg that is not currently being prosecuted - that is similar to that for crimes against humanity and war crimes. He considers cases from the Nuremberg trials, philosophical debates in the Just War tradition, and more recent debates about the International Criminal (...)
     
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  10. Crimes against Humanity: A Normative Account.Larry May - 2006 - Philosophical Quarterly 56 (225):603-610.
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    Hobbesian Moral and Political Theory.Larry May - 1989 - Noûs 23 (4):560-561.
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  12. Genocide: A Normative Account.Larry May - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    Larry May examines the normative and conceptual problems concerning the crime of genocide. Genocide arises out of the worst of horrors. Legally, however, the unique character of genocide is reduced to a technical requirement, that the perpetrator's act manifest an intention to destroy a protected group. From this definition, many puzzles arise. How are groups to be identified and why are only four groups subject to genocide? What is the harm of destroying a group and why is this harm thought (...)
     
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  13. Men in Groups: Collective Responsibility for Rape.Larry May & Robert Strikwerda - 1994 - Hypatia 9 (2):134 - 151.
    We criticize the following views: only the rapist is responsible since only he committed the act; no one is responsible since rape is a biological response to stimuli; everyone is responsible since men and women contribute to the rape culture; and patriarchy is responsible but no person or group. We then argue that, in some societies, men are collectively responsible for rape since most benefit from rape and most are similar to the rapist.
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    Masculinity and Morality.Larry May - 2018 - Cornell University Press.
    What does it mean to be a morally responsible man? Psychology and the law have offered reasons to excuse men for acting aggressively. In these philosophically reflective essays, Larry May argues against standard accounts of traditional male behavior, discussing male anger, paternity, pornography, rape, sexual harassment, the exclusion of women, and what he terms the myth of uncontrollable male sexuality. While refuting the platitudes of the popular men's movement, his book challenges men to reassess and change behavior that has had (...)
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    Vicarious agency and corporate responsibility.Larry May - 1983 - Philosophical Studies 43 (1):69 - 82.
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    War Crimes and Just War.Larry May - 2008 - Journal of Military Ethics 7 (4):317-319.
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    Crimes Against Humanity.Larry May - 2006 - Ethics and International Affairs 20 (3):349-352.
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    Symposia papers: Collective inaction and shared responsibility.Larry May - 1990 - Noûs 24 (2):269-277.
  19. Contingent Pacifism and the Moral Risks of Participating in War.Larry May - 2011 - Public Affairs Quarterly 25 (2):95-112.
    The just war tradition began life, primarily in the writings of Augustine and other Church Fathers, as a reaction to pacifism. In my view, contemporary just war adherents should also see pacifism as their main rival. The key question of the just war tradition is how to justify war, given that war involves intentionally attacking or killing innocent people. And this justificatory enterprise is not an easy one. Today some theorists argue that some, but not all, soldiers are liable to (...)
     
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  20. Hannah Arendt: Twenty Years Later.Larry May & Jerome Kohn (eds.) - 1996 - MIT Press.
    Now, twenty years later, this collection of fifteenessays brings her work into dialogue with those philosophical views that are at center stage today-- in critical theory, communitarianism, virtue theory, and feminism.
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    Mind and Morals: Essays on Cognitive Science and Ethics.Larry May, Marilyn Friedman & Andy Clark - 1996 - MIT Press (MA).
    The essays in this anthology deal with the growing interconnections developmental psychology and evolutionary biology. This cross-disciplinary interchange coincides, not accidentally, with the renewed interest in ethical naturalism.
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    Contingent Pacifism and Selective Refusal.Larry May - 2012 - Journal of Social Philosophy 43 (1):1-18.
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    Harming Women as a Group.Marilyn A. Friedman & Larry May - 1985 - Social Theory and Practice 11 (2):207-234.
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    International Criminal Tribunals: A Normative Defense.Larry May & Shannon Fyfe - 2017 - Cambridge University Press.
    In the last two decades there has been a meteoric rise of international criminal tribunals and courts and also a strengthening chorus of critics against them. Today it is hard to find strong defenders of international criminal tribunals and courts. This book attempts such a defense against an array of critics. It offers a nuanced defense, accepting many criticisms but arguing that the idea of international criminal tribunals can be defended as providing the fairest way to deal with mass atrocity (...)
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  25. Global Justice and Due Process.Larry May - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    The idea of due process of law is recognised as the cornerstone of domestic legal systems, and in this book Larry May makes a powerful case for its extension to international law. Focussing on the procedural rights deriving from Magna Carta, such as the rights of habeas corpus and nonrefoulement, he examines the legal rights of detainees, whether at Guantanamo or in refugee camps. He offers a conceptual and normative account of due process within a general system of global justice, (...)
     
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    Crimes Against Humanity.Larry May - 2006 - Social Theory and Practice 32 (1):155-163.
  27. Male Friendship and Intimacy.Robert A. Strikwerda & Larry May - 1992 - Hypatia 7 (3):110-125.
    Our primary focus is the concept of intimacy, especially in the context of adult American male relationships. We begin with an examination of comradeship, a nonintimate form of friendship, then develop an account of the nature and value of intimacy in friendship. We follow this with discussions of obstacles to intimacy and of Aristotle's views. In the final section, we discuss the process of men attaining intimacy.
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  28. Suffer the Little Children.Hugh LaFollette & Larry May - 1995 - In William Aiken & Hugh LaFollette (eds.), World Hunger and Morality. Prentice-Hall.
    Children are the real victims of world hunger: at least 70% of the malnourished people of the world are children. By best estimates forty thousand children a day die of starvation (FAO 1989: 5). Children do not have the ability to forage for themselves, and their nutritional needs are exceptionally high. Hence, they are unable to survive for long on their own, especially in lean times. Moreover, they are especially susceptible to diseases and conditions which are the staple of undernourished (...)
     
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    Insensitivity and moral responsibility.Larry May - 1992 - Journal of Value Inquiry 26 (1):7-22.
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    Humanity, International Crime, and the Rights of Defendants.Larry May - 2006 - Ethics and International Affairs 20 (3):373-382.
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    Applied ethics: a multicultural approach.Larry May, Shari Collins-Chobanian & Kai Wong (eds.) - 2001 - Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.
    This text addresses various topics in applied ethics from Western and non-Western perspectives. Multicultural perspectives are fully integrated throughout the text.
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    Fatherhood and nurturance.Larry May & Robert Strikwerda - 1991 - Journal of Social Philosophy 22 (2):28-39.
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    Hobbes, law, and public conscience.Larry May - 2016 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 19 (1):12-28.
  34. The principle of just cause.Larry May - 2008 - In Larry May & Emily Crookston (eds.), War: Essays in Political Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
     
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    The international community, solidarity and the duty to aid.Larry May - 2007 - Journal of Social Philosophy 38 (1):185–203.
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    Killing Naked Soldiers: Distinguishing between Combatants and Noncombatants.Larry May - 2005 - Ethics and International Affairs 19 (3):39-53.
    The categories of "civilian" or "soldier,” “combatant" or “noncombatant,” are thought to be stable. Yet, the case of the naked soldier taking a bath challenges such stability in a way that illustrates the serious conceptual and normative problems with identifying such social groups.
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    State Aggression, Collective Liability, and Individual Mens Rea.Larry May - 2006 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 30 (1):309-324.
  38. Complicity and the rwandan genocide.Larry May - 2010 - Res Publica 16 (2):135-152.
    The Rwandan genocide of 1994 occurred due to widespread complicity. I will argue that complicity can be the basis for legal liability, even for criminal liability, if two conditions are met. First, the person’s actions or inactions must be causally efficacious at least in the sense that had the person not committed these actions or inactions the harm would have been made significantly less likely to occur. Second, the person must know that her actions or inactions risk contributing to a (...)
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    Morality, Jus Post Bellum, and International Law.Larry May & Andrew Forcehimes (eds.) - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Leading legal, political and moral theorists discuss the normative issues that arise when war concludes and when a society strives to regain peace.
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    Paternalism and self-interest.Larry May - 1980 - Journal of Value Inquiry 14 (3-4):195-216.
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    Review of Larry May: Sharing Responsibility[REVIEW]Larry May - 1994 - Ethics 104 (4):890-893.
    Are individuals responsible for the consequences of actions taken by their community? What about their community's inaction or its attitudes? In this innovative book, Larry May departs from the traditional Western view that moral responsibility is limited to the consequences of overt individual action. Drawing on the insights of Arendt, Jaspers, and Sartre, he argues that even when individuals are not direct participants, they share responsibility for various harms perpetrated by their communities.
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    The International Community, Solidarity and the Duty to Aid.Larry May - 2007 - Journal of Social Philosophy 38 (1):185-203.
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    Praying for a Cure: When Medical and Religious Practices Conflict.Peggy DesAutels, Margaret P. Battin & Larry May - 1999 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Three medical ethicists take varied and often opposing stands on the ethical, social, and political issues that arise when religious and medical practices conflict. The interchange focuses on the tensions between the belief systems, institutional practices, and health-related decisions of Christian Scientists and those of a secularized medically oriented, broader society.
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    The Cambridge Handbook of the Just War.Larry May (ed.) - 2017 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    What makes a war just? What makes a specific weapon, strategy, or decision in war just? The tradition of Just War Theory has provided answers to these questions since at least 400 AD, yet each shift in the weapons and strategies of war poses significant challenges to Just War Theory. This book assembles renowned scholars from around the world to reflect on the most pressing problems and questions in Just War Theory, and engages with all three stages of war: jus (...)
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    Weighing Lives in War.Jens David Ohlin, Larry May & Claire Oakes Finkelstein (eds.) - 2017 - Oxford University Press.
    Weighing Lives in War examines the core principles of the modern law of war: necessity, proportionality, and distinction, and provides new and innovative insights into the process of weighing lives implicit in all theories of jus in bello.
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    Collective responsibility, honor, and the rules of war.Larry May - 2005 - Journal of Social Philosophy 36 (3):289–304.
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    Introduction.Marilyn Friedman & Larry May - 1995 - Ethics 105 (4):707-708.
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    Sexuality, Masculinity, and Confession.Larry May & James Bohman - 1997 - Hypatia 12 (1):138 - 154.
    The practice of confessing one's sexual sins has historically provided boys and men with mixed messages. Engaging in coercive sex is publicly condemned; yet it is treated as not significantly different from other transgressions that can be easily forgiven. We compare Catholic confessional practices to those of psychoanalytically oriented male writers on masculinity. We argue that the latter is no more justifiable than the former, and propose a progressive confessional mode for discussing male sexuality.
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    Challenging Medical Authority The Refusal of Treatment by Christian Scientists.Larry May - 1995 - Hastings Center Report 25 (1):15-21.
    Christian Scientists' refusal of medical care for their children illustrates the kind of conflict over moral and practical authority that can arise between groups in a pluralistic society. While consensus may not be possible, changes in the way both groups socialize members may allow the medical and Christian Science communities to achieve a compromise that is respectful to both.
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    Hobbes's contract theory.Larry May - 1980 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 18 (2):195-207.
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