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  1. Paternalism: Theory and Practice.Christian Coons & Michael Weber (eds.) - 2013 - Cambridge University Press.
    Is it allowable for your government, or anyone else, to influence or coerce you 'for your own sake'? This is a question about paternalism, or interference with a person's liberty or autonomy with the intention of promoting their good or averting harm, which has created considerable controversy at least since John Stuart Mill's On Liberty. Mill famously decried paternalism of any kind, whether carried out by private individuals or the state. In this volume of new essays, leading moral, political and (...)
     
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    The Resilience of the Allais Paradox.Michael Weber - 1998 - Ethics 109 (1):94-118.
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    More on the Motive of Duty.Michael Weber - 2007 - The Journal of Ethics 11 (1):65-86.
    A number of neo-Kantians have suggested that an act may be morally worthy even if sympathy and similar emotions are present, so long as they are not what in fact motivates right action–so long as duty, and duty alone, in fact motivates. Thus, the ideal Kantian moral agent need not be a cold and unfeeling person, as some critics have suggested. Two objections to this view need to be answered. First, some maintain that motives cannot be present without in fact (...)
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    Is Equality Essentially Comparative?Michael Weber - 2007 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 10 (2):209-226.
    Larry Temkin has shown that Derek Parfit’s well-known Mere Addition Paradox suggests a powerful argument for the intransitivity of the relation “better than.” The crux of the argument is the view that equality is essentially comparative, according to which the same inequality can be evaluated differently depending on what it is being compared to. The comparative view of equality should be rejected, I argue, and hence so too this argument for intransitivity.
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  5. A New Defense of Satisficing.Michael Weber - 2004 - In Michael Byron (ed.), Satisficing and Maximizing: Moral Theorists on Practical Reason. Cambridge University Press. pp. 77--106.
     
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    The Motive of Duty and the Nature of Emotions: Kantian Reflections on Moral Worth.Michael Weber - 2003 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 33 (2):183 - 202.
    As a result there is a considerable literature on the topic. I think, however, that the treatment in the literature is incomplete because there is a failure to examine the relevant emotions in significant detail, and in particular to consider their complexity and the conditions of their warrant. As a result, both defenses and critiques of the motive of duty in terms of reliability are inadequate as they stand.
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    Prioritarianism.Michael Weber - 2014 - Philosophy Compass 9 (11):756-768.
    Prioritarianism can usefully be seen as a corrective to both egalitarianism and utilitarianism. It allegedly corrects for egalitarianism insofar as it tends toward equality but seems immune to the Leveling Down Objection. It allegedly corrects for utilitarianism insofar as it emphasizes improving peoples' lives but is distribution-sensitive, favoring benefiting those who are worse off over those who are better off, other things equal. The best way to understand the view and assess its prospects is to see whether on closer examination (...)
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    The Motive of Duty and the Nature of Emotions.Michael Weber - 2003 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 33 (2):183-202.
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    Sher, George. Equality for Inegalitarians. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Pp. 182. $80.00 ; $29.99.Michael Weber - 2016 - Ethics 126 (3):856-861.
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    Arguments of Augustan Wit (Review).Michael Weber - 1993 - Philosophy and Literature 17 (2):364-365.
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    "Candide": Optimism Demolished (Review).Michael Weber - 1993 - Philosophy and Literature 17 (2):362-363.
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    “Tough-Minded” Theories in Ethics.Michael Weber - 2006 - Dialogue 45 (4):747-754.
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    The Fables of Reason: A Study of Voltaire's "Contes Philosophiques," (Review).Michael J. Weber - 1994 - Philosophy and Literature 18 (2):390-392.
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    Phototoxicity in Live Fluorescence Microscopy, and How to Avoid It.Jaroslav Icha, Michael Weber, Jennifer C. Waters & Caren Norden - 2017 - Bioessays 39 (8):1700003.
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    Phototoxicity in Live Fluorescence Microscopy, and How to Avoid It.Jaroslav Icha, Michael Weber, Jennifer C. Waters & Caren Norden - 2017 - Bioessays 39 (8):1700003.
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    The Reason to Contribute to Cooperative Schemes.Michael Weber - 2003 - Philosophical Studies 116 (2):171-181.
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    Sense Perception in Current Process Thought: A Workshop Report.Michael Weber & A. Weekes - 2003 - Mind and Matter 1 (1):121-127.
    'Sense perception in current process thought' was the topic of a workshop organized by the 'Whitehead Psychology Nexus' (for more information see below) at Fontareches in spring 2003. This and earlier Fontareches meetings can be characterized by just a few elements: non-dogmatism, interdisciplinarity and overlapping approaches. Although the convergence point is Whitehead's philosophy, this is intended in the sense of an 'eschaton' rather than a 'telos'. The vivid discussions, occurring in a very thoughtful, yet relaxed, atmosphere in the small village (...)
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    Are Terrorists Cowards?Michael Weber - 2005 - Public Affairs Quarterly 19 (4):331-342.
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    Review: Discussion: The Reason to Contribute to Cooperative Schemes. [REVIEW]Michael Weber - 2003 - Philosophical Studies 116 (2):171 - 181.
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  20. Manipulation: Theory and Practice.Christian Coons & Michael Weber (eds.) - 2014
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    Manipulation: Theory and Practice.Christian Coons & Michael Weber (eds.) - 2014 - Oup Usa.
    A great deal of scholarly attention has been paid to coercion. Less attention has been paid to what might be a more pervasive form of influence: manipulation. The essays in this volume address this relative imbalance by focusing on manipulation, examining its nature, moral status, and its significance in personal and social life.
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  22. The Ethics of Self-Defense.Christian Coons & Michael Weber (eds.) - 2016 - Oxford University Press USA.
    The fifteen new essays collected in this volume address questions concerning the ethics of self-defense, most centrally when and to what extent the use of defensive force, especially lethal force, can be justified. Scholarly interest in this topic reflects public concern stemming from controversial cases of the use of force by police, and military force exercised in the name of defending against transnational terrorism. The contributors pay special attention to determining when a threat is liable to defensive harm, though doubts (...)
     
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  23. Religious Exemptions.Kevin Vallier & Michael Weber (eds.) - 2018 - Oup Usa.
    Religious exemptions have a long history in American law, but have become especially controversial over the last several years. The essays in this volume address the moral and philosophical issues that the legal practice of religious exemptions often raises.
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  24. Should Desert Replace Equality? Replies to Kagan.Michael Weber - 2010 - Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 4 (3).
    Many people are moved by the thought that if A is worse off than B, then if we can improve the condition of one or the other but not both that it is better to improve the condition of A. Egalitarians are buoyed by the prevalence of such thoughts. But something other than egalitarianism could be driving these thoughts. In particular, such thoughts could be motivated, instead, by a combination of the belief that desert should determine how people fare and (...)
     
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  25. Satisficing: The Rationality of Preferring What is Good Enough.Michael E. Weber - 1998 - Dissertation, University of Michigan
    It is widely maintained that self-interested rationality is a matter of maximizing one's own good or well-being. Rationality more generally is also frequently characterized in maximizing terms: the rational thing to do in any decision context is whatever is best in terms of one's interests or will lead to the greatest preference-satisfaction, My dissertation consists of three independent papers that challenge this orthodoxy by lending support to "satisficing," the idea that it is rational to prefer what is good enough. In (...)
     
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