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Mark D. White
College of Staten Island (CUNY)
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    Kantian Ethics and Economics: Autonomy, Dignity, and Character.Mark D. White - 2011 - Stanford University Press.
    This book introduces the moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant—in particular, the concepts of autonomy, dignity, and character—to economic theory, explaining the importance of integrating these two streams of intellectual thought. Mainstream economics is rooted in classical utilitarianism, recommending that decision makers choose the options that are expected to generate the largest net benefits. For individuals, the standard economic model fails to incorporate the role of principles in decision-making, and also denies the possibility of true choice, which can be independent of (...)
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  2. Immanuel Kant.Mark D. White - 2009 - In Jan Peil & Irene van Staveren (eds.), Handbook of Economics and Ethics. Edward Elgar. pp. 301--307.
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    Behavioral Law and Economics : The Assault on Consent, Will, and Dignity.Mark D. White - 2010 - In Christi Favor, Gerald F. Gaus & Julian Lamont (eds.), Essays on Philosophy, Politics & Economics: Integration & Common Research Projects. Stanford Economics and Finance.
    In "Behavioral Law and Economics: The Assault on Consent, Will, and Dignity," Mark D. White uses the moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant to examine the intersection of economics, psychology, and law known as "behavioral law and economics." Scholars in this relatively new field claim that, because of various cognitive biases and failures, people often make choices that are not in their own interests. The policy implications of this are that public and private organizations, such as the state and employers, can (...)
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    Reconciling Homo Economicus and John Dewey's Ethics.Mark D. White - 2003 - Journal of Economic Methodology 10 (2):223-243.
    This paper attempts to incorporate the ethics of John Dewey into the neoclassical model of rational choice. I show that while it may be possible to modify the preference-satisfaction model of homo economicus in order to include many aspects of Dewey's ethics, there are some issues, such as his concepts of the continuity of action, time horizons, and the social nature of the individual, that prove much more difficult to combine with the economic model of human behavior.
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    Jam Today? No Thanks.Mark D. White - 2010 - The Philosophers' Magazine 48 (48):93-97.
    Many experiences in life appear to us as very good when we remember oranticipate them, but quite ordinary or downright bad in the moment. Most people will cite parenting as a marvellous, transcendent life adventure. But most of the day-to-day tasks of childrearing are mundane at best, disgusting at worst: changing diapers, wiping up spills, shuttling little ones from activity to activity, and bailing them out of jail.
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    40 Immanuel Kant.Mark D. White - 2009 - In Jan Peil & Irene van Staveren (eds.), Handbook of Economics and Ethics. Edward Elgar. pp. 301.
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    12 Dignity.Mark D. White - 2009 - In Jan Peil & Irene van Staveren (eds.), Handbook of Economics and Ethics. Edward Elgar. pp. 84.
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    11 Deontology.Mark D. White - 2009 - In Jan Peil & Irene van Staveren (eds.), Handbook of Economics and Ethics. Edward Elgar. pp. 77.
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    Ethicists Assemble.Mark D. White - 2013 - Philosophers' Magazine 60 (-1):57 - 62.
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    The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination.Chrisoula Andreou & Mark D. White (eds.) - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
  11. The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination.Chrisoula Andreou & Mark D. White (eds.) - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    When we fail to achieve our goals, procrastination is often the culprit. But how exactly is procrastination to be understood? This edited volume integrates the problem of procrastination into philosophical inquiry, exploring the relationship of procrastination to agency, rationality, and ethics--topics that philosophy is well-suited to address.
     
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  12. Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul.William Irwin, Mark D. White & Robert Arp (eds.) - 2009 - Wiley.
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    Downton Abbey and Philosophy: The Truth is Neither Here nor There.William Irwin & Mark D. White (eds.) - 2012 - Wiley.
    _A unique philosophical look at the hit television series _Downton Abbey_ _ Who can resist the lure of _Downton Abbey_ and the triumphs and travails of the Crawley family and its servants? We admire Bates's sense of honor, envy Carson's steadfastness, and thrill to Violet's caustic wit. _Downton Abbey and Philosophy_ draws on some of history's most profound philosophical minds to delve deeply into the dilemmas that confront our favorite characters. Was Matthew right to push Mary away after his injury (...)
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    Green Lantern and Philosophy: No Evil Shall Escape This Book.William Irwin, Jane Dryden & Mark D. White (eds.) - 2011 - Wiley.
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    Iron Man and Philosophy: Facing the Stark Reality.William Irwin & Mark D. White (eds.) - 2010 - Wiley.
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    Superman and Philosophy: What Would the Man of Steel Do.William Irwin & Mark D. White (eds.) - 2013 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _Go beyond the cape and into the mind of the Man of Steel, in time for release of Zack Snyder's _Man of Steel_ movie and Superman's 75th anniversary_ He has thrilled millions for 75 years, with a legacy that transcends national, cultural, and generational borders, but is there more to the Man of Steel than just your average mythic superhero in a cape? The 20 chapters in this book present a fascinating exploration of some of the deeper philosophical questions raised (...)
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  17. The Avengers and Philosophy: Earth's Mightiest Thinkers.William Irwin & Mark D. White (eds.) - 2012 - Wiley.
    _An engaging look at the philosophical underpinnings of Earth's Mightiest Heroes_ Avengers assemble! Tackling intriguing dilemmas and issues that no single great philosopher can withstand, this powerful book enlists the brainpower of an A-list team of history's most prominent thinkers to explore the themes behind the action of Marvel Comics' all-star superhero team. Arms you with new insights into the characters and themes of _The Avengers_ Deepens your appreciation both of _The Avengers_ comics and the Joss Whedon movie adaptation Answers (...)
     
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  18. Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test.William Irwin & Mark D. White (eds.) - 2009 - Wiley.
     
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  19. Economics and the Virtues: Building a New Moral Foundation.Jennifer A. Baker & Mark D. White (eds.) - 2016 - Oxford University Press.
    A volume by leading economists and philosophers that explores the contributions that virtue ethics can make to economics. Provides historical and modern insights in both economics and philosophy and offers suggestions for incorporating the ethics of virtue into economics to make it more applicable to moral dilemmas in the world outside the models.
     
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  20. A Modest Comment on McMullin.Mark D. White - 2015 - Journal of Philosophical Research 40:1-5.
    In “A Modest Proposal: Accounting for the Virtuousness of Modesty,” Irene McMullin characterizes the modest person as striking a delicate balance between accurate self-assessment and sensitivity to the feelings of others. She criticizes ‘egalitarian’ understandings of this process as unrealistically demanding, and instead proposes an account based on Sartrean facticity and self-awareness. In this brief comment, I defend the egalitarian accounts, arguing for a specifically Kantian explanation of modesty that combines the best of both the egalitarian and Sartrean views, and (...)
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    Die Philosophie Bei Batman: Eine Reise in Die Seele des Dark Knight.Mark D. White & Robert Arp - 2013 - Wiley-Vch.
    Was treibt seine Gegenspieler an? Ist Batman in seiner Menschlichkeit besser als Superman? Die Philosophie bei Batman bietet unterhaltsame Antworten und Einblicke in Batmans Welt.
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  22. Flirting in The Office : What Can Jim and Pam's Romantic Antics Teach Us About Moral Philosophy? (US).Mark D. White - 2008 - In Jeremy Wisnewski (ed.), The Office and Philosophy: Scenes From the Unexamined Life. Blackwell.
     
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  23. The Name Remains the Same—But Should It?Mark D. White - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), Black Sabbath and Philosophy: Mastering Reality. Wiley. pp. 140--148.
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  24. The Virtues of Captain America: Modern-Day Lessons on Character From a World War Ii Superhero.Mark D. White - 2014 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    The first look at the philosophy behind the _Captain America_ comics and movies, publishing in advance of the movie release of _Captain America: The Winter Solider_ in April 2014. In _The Virtues of Captain America_, philosopher and long-time comics fan Mark D. White argues that the core principles, compassion, and judgment exhibited by the 1940’s comic book character Captain America remain relevant to the modern world. Simply put, "Cap" embodies many of the classical virtues that have been important to us (...)
     
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