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    Inability, Culpability and Affected Ignorance: Reflections on Michele Moody-Adams.Mark Peacock - 2011 - History of the Human Sciences 24 (3):65-81.
    In this article, I examine Michele Moody-Adams’ critique of the ‘inability thesis’, according to which some cultures make the resources for criticizing injustice ‘unavailable’ to their members. I investigate Moody-Adams’ alternative ‘affected ignorance’ thesis. Using the example of slavery in ancient Greece, I consider two potential candidates for affected ignorance which involve, respectively, ‘unawareness’ and ‘mistaken moral weighing’; in neither, I hold, may one ascribe culpability to those involved.
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    Institutional Normativity and the Evolution of Morals: A Behavioural Approach to Ethics. [REVIEW]Mark Peacock - 2010 - Journal of Business Ethics 95 (2):283 - 296.
    This article explores the normative nature of institutions. The starting point of my investigation is Kahneman, Knetsch and Thaler's notion of the reference transaction from which I derive a recursive relationship between normative judgements and social practices (i. e. regular, routinised actions in a social group), an implication of which I call the "self-justification of practices". Drawing on John Dewey, I demonstrate how prevailing practices influence normative standards and thus how institutions become normative entities. I then show how, despite the (...)
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  3. Holocaust Studies: What is to Be Learned?Mark S. Peacock & Paul A. Roth - 2004 - History of the Human Sciences 17 (2-3):1-13.
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    The Conceptual Construction of Altruism: Ernst Fehr’s Experimental Approach to Human Conduct.Mark S. Peacock - 2007 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37 (1):3-23.
    I offer an appreciation and critique of Ernst Fehr’s altruism research in experimental economics that challenges the "selfishness axiom" as an account of human behavior. I describe examples of Fehr’s experiments and their results and consider his conceptual terminology, particularly his "biological" definition of altruism and its counterintuitive implications. I also look at Fehr’s experiments from a methodological perspective and examine his explanations of subjects’ behavior. In closing, I look at Fehr’s neuroscientific work in experimental economics and question his adherence (...)
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    Ethics and the Market.Mark Peacock - 2000 - History of the Human Sciences 13 (3):117-120.
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    Altruism and the Indispensability of Motives.Mark S. Peacock, Michael Schefczyk & Peter Schaber - 2005 - Analyse & Kritik 27 (1):188-196.
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    The Desire to Understand and the Politics of Wissenschaft: An Analysis of the Historikerstreit.Mark S. Peacock - 2001 - History of the Human Sciences 14 (4):87-110.
    In 1986, a debate - der Historikerstreit (the historians’ dispute) - erupted in the German public sphere. It involved a number of historians who attempted to ‘revise’ approaches to the study of the Holocaust. Their endeavours met with fierce opposition, most notably from Jürgen Habermas, who accused them of trying to endow Germany with a presentable political image by relativizing the Holocaust. This article examines the conduct of the debate, in particular the manner in which each side alleged of the (...)
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    Economic Methodology: Understanding Economics as a Science, Marcel Boumans and John B. Davis (with Contributions From Mark Blaug, Harro Maas and Andrej Svorencik), Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, X + 209 Pages. [REVIEW]Mark Peacock - 2011 - Economics and Philosophy 27 (3):352-358.
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    No Methodology Without Ontology! Reorienting Economics.Mark Peacock - 2004 - Journal of Economic Methodology 11 (3):313-319.
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    Obligation and Advantage in Hobbes' Leviathan.Mark Peacock - 2010 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 40 (3):433-458.
    In this essay, I examine two claims Hobbes makes about obligation in Leviathan:that obligation and 'prudence' (or advantage) are conceptually separate;that fulfilling one's obligations is to one's advantage.My thesis is that Hobbes seeks to reconcile these apparently conflicting claims by arguing that obligation and advantage are empirically identical. He does so, I hold (in contrast to many of his interpreters), without 'reducing' obligation to advantage. That is, he does not hold that people should only keep covenants if doing so is (...)
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    Altruism as a Thick Concept.Michael Schefczyk & Mark Peacock - 2010 - Economics and Philosophy 26 (2):165-187.
    In this paper, we examine different forms of altruism. We commence by analysing the definition and, after clarifying its conditions for altruism, we argue that it is not in with everyday linguistic usage of the term. We therefore consider a definition, which we likewise refine, and argue that it better reflects ordinary language use. Both behavioural and psychological approaches define altruism descriptively and thus fail to capture an important aspect of altruism, namely its normative component. Altruism, we argue, is a, (...)
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    Hayek, Realism and Spontaneous Order.Mark S. Peacock - 1993 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 23 (3):249–264.
  13. The Indispensability of Motives: Thoughts on Ernst Fehr and Altruism.Mark S. Peacock, Michael Schefczyk & Peter Schaber - 2005 - Analyse & Kritik 27 (1):188-196.
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    Explaining Theory Choice: An Assessment of the Critical Realist Contribution to Explanation in Science.Mark S. Peacock - 2000 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 30 (3):319–339.
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    Path Dependence in the Production of Scientific Knowledge.Mark S. Peacock - 2009 - Social Epistemology 23 (2):105 – 124.
    Despite its proliferation in technology studies, the concept of “path dependence” has scarcely been applied to epistemology. In this essay, I investigate path dependence in the production of scientific knowledge, first, by considering Kuhn's scattered remarks that lend support to a path-dependence thesis (Section I) and second by developing and criticising Kuhn's embryonic account (Sections II and III). I examine a case from high-energy physics that brings the path-dependent nature of scientific knowledge to the fore and I pay attention to (...)
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    World Report From Germany.Mark Peacock - 2000 - Philosophy Now 26:7-8.
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    George Sher, Approximate Justice. Studies in Non-Ideal Theory.Mark Peacock - 2000 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 3 (2):213-215.
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    John O'Neill, the Market: Ethics, Knowledge and Politics. [REVIEW]Mark Peacock - 2000 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 3 (4):461-463.
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    Obligation and Advantage in Hobbes' Leviathan.Mark Peacock - 2010 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 40 (3):433-458.
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    B. Brecher, Getting What You Want? A Critique of Liberal Morality.Mark Peacock - 2000 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 3 (2):217-218.
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    Taking Wittgenstein Seriously.Mark Peacock - 2001 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 31 (1):104-110.
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    Philosophy and the Marketplace: Introduction.Mark S. Peacock & Michael Schefczyk - 2000 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 7 (4):1-5.
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    No Title Available: Reviews.Mark Peacock - 2011 - Economics and Philosophy 27 (3):352-358.