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    Visual Bioethics.Paul Lauritzen - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (12):50 – 56.
    Although images are pervasive in public policy debates in bioethics, few who work in the field attend carefully to the way that images function rhetorically. If the use of images is discussed at all, it is usually to dismiss appeals to images as a form of manipulation. Yet it is possible to speak meaningfully of visual arguments. Examining the appeal to images of the embryo and fetus in debates about abortion and stem cell research, I suggest that bioethicists would be (...)
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    Torture Warrants and Democratic States: Dirty Hands in an Age of Terror.Paul Lauritzen - 2010 - Journal of Religious Ethics 38 (1):93-112.
    In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, policy makers and others have debated the question of whether or not the United States should torture in an effort to prevent terrorist attacks. In a series of controversial essays, the legal theorist Alan Dershowitz argues that, if a democratic society is going to torture, it should at least be done under the cover of law. To that end, he recommends establishing a legal mechanism by which a judge could issue torture warrants—much as (...)
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    Forgiveness: Moral Prerogative or Religious Duty?Paul Lauritzen - 1987 - Journal of Religious Ethics 15 (2):141-154.
    Philosophers have sometimes drawn a distinction between supererogation and duty. This paper considers the possibility that a religious understanding of hu- man life and history may require what would otherwise be considered praise worthy but not obligatory. The specific example here is forgiveness. The paper sketches a view of forgiveness and suggests that forgiveness is not, at least in contemporary Western thought, considered to be a moral obligation. Several reasons why this might be the case are considered as well as (...)
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    Stem Cells, Biotechnology, and Human Rights: Implications for a Posthuman Future.Paul Lauritzen - 2005 - Hastings Center Report 35 (2):25-33.
    : Successful stem cell therapies might change the natural contours of human life. If that happened, it would unsettle our ethical commitments and encourage us to see the entire natural world merely as material to be manipulated.
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    What Price Parenthood?Lauritzen Paul - 1990 - Hastings Center Report 20 (2):38-46.
  6. The Gift of Life and the Common Good: The Need for a Communal Approach to Organ Procurement.Paul Lauritzen, Michael Mcclure, Martin L. Smith & Andrew Trew - 2001 - Hastings Center Report 31 (1):29-35.
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    Ethics and Experience: The Case of the Curious Response.Paul Lauritzen - 1996 - Hastings Center Report 26 (1):6-15.
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    Response to Richard B. Miller's "Children, Ethics, and Modern Medicine". [REVIEW]Paul Lauritzen - 2006 - Journal of Religious Ethics 34 (1):151 - 161.
    In this essay, Paul Lauritzen examines Richard B. Miller's liberal account of pediatric ethics by asking if the duty to promote a child's basic interests is substantial enough to secure the well-being of children. This question is raised in light of two case studies: daytime TV talk shows that broadcast interviews with sexually active children, and a medical study conducted to test the effect of growth hormone treatment on adult height in peripubertal children. In both cases, Lauritzen argues, children are (...)
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    Ethics, Human Oocytes and the Teleology of the Body: An Appreciation of Gilbert Meilaender’s Work.Paul Lauritzen - forthcoming - Studies in Christian Ethics:095394681668407.
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    A Feminist Ethic and the New Romanticism: Mothering as a Model of Moral Relations.Paul Lauritzen - 1989 - Hypatia 4 (2):29 - 44.
    This paper claims that recent attempts to draw on the maternal experiences of women in order to articulate an ethic of care and compassion is a new romanticism. Like earlier romantic views, it is both attractive and potentially dangerous. The paper examines the basic claims of this new romanticism in order to identify both its strengths and weaknesses. I conclude that there are at least two versions of this new romanticism, one that relies primarily on the experiences of child-bearing in (...)
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    The Debate Over Liberal Eugenics.Nicholas Agar, Dan W. Brock, Paul Lauritzen & Bernard G. Prusak - forthcoming - Hastings Center Report.
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    Pursuing Parenthood: Ethical Issues in Assisted Reproduction.Paul Lauritzen & Mary Anne Warren - 1995 - Bioethics 9 (2):164-166.
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    Emotions and Religious Ethics.Paul Lauritzen - 1988 - Journal of Religious Ethics 16 (2):307 - 324.
    Given the dichotomy traditionally posited between reason and emotion, ethicists have generally downplayed or ignored the role of emotions in the moral life. In this paper I argue that the traditional dichotomy between reason and emotion should be abandoned, and that developing an account of emotions that attends to their cognitive structure can pave the way for a reassessment of the role emotions play in our efforts to live morally. I suggest that this reassessment is of particular interest to religious (...)
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    The Challenge of Defining Success in Bioethics’ Humanist Wing.Paul Lauritzen - 2016 - Hastings Center Report 46 (5):43-44.
    In “Reason and the Republic of Opinion,” Leon Wieseltier bemoaned an age that reduces reason to utilitarian calculation and requires almost ritual genuflection before the altar of numbers. The spirit of this age is at work in the field of bioethics where, as Debra Mathews and colleagues point out in “A Conceptual Model for the Translation of Bioethics Research and Scholarship,” researchers and scholars are increasingly “being asked to demonstrate and also forecast the value and impact of their work.” Despite (...)
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    Philosophy of Religion and the Mirror of Nature: Rorty's Challenge to Analytic Philosophy of Religion. [REVIEW]Paul Lauritzen - 1984 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 16 (1):29 - 39.
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    Errors of an Ill-Reasoning Reason: The Disparagement of Emotions in the Moral Life. [REVIEW]Paul Lauritzen - 1991 - Journal of Value Inquiry 25 (1):5-21.
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    Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Think No Evil: Ethics and the Appeal to Experience.Paul Lauritzen - 1997 - Hypatia 12 (2):83 - 104.
    This essay distinguishes three types of appeals to experience in ethics, identifies problems with appealing to experience, and argues that appeals to experience must be open to critical assessment, if experientially-based arguments are to be useful. Unless competing and potentially irreconcilable experiences can be assessed and adjudicated, experientially-based arguments will be problematic. The paper recommends thinking of the appeal to experience as a kind of storytelling to be evaluated as other stories are.
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    A Feminist Ethic and the New Romanticism Mothering as a Model of Moral Relations.Paul Lauritzen - 1989 - Hypatia 4 (2):29-44.
    This paper claims that recent attempts to draw on the maternal experiences of women in order to articulate an ethic of care and compassion is a new romanticism. Like earlier romantic views, it is both attractive and potentially dangerous. The paper examines the basic claims of this new romanticism in order to identify both its strengths and weaknesses. I conclude that there are at least two versions of this new romanticism, one that relies primarily on the experiences of child-bearing in (...)
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    Review: The Self and Its Discontents: Recent Work on Morality and the Self. [REVIEW]Paul Lauritzen - 1994 - Journal of Religious Ethics 22 (1):187-210.
    Views of the self may be plotted on a set of coordinates. On the axis that runs from fragmentation to unity, Rorty and Rorty's Freud champion the decentered self while Wallwork, Taylor, and Ricoeur argue for a sovereign, unified self. On the other axis, which runs from the disengaged, inward-turning self to the engaged and "sedimented" self, Wallwork, would be positioned near Rorty, defending self-creation against the narrative identity affirmed by Taylor and Ricoeur. Despite his skepticism concerning the communitarian agenda (...)
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    Focus on Ethics and Atrocity: An Introduction.Sumner B. Twiss & Paul Lauritzen - 2010 - Journal of Religious Ethics 38 (1):1-3.
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    Book Review:Surrogates and Other Mothers: The Debates Over Assisted Reproduction. Ruth Macklin. [REVIEW]Paul Lauritzen - 1996 - Ethics 106 (2):476-.
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    Thinking Like a Mountain : Nature, Wilderness, and the Virtue of Humility.Paul Lauritzen - 2011 - In Gregory E. Kaebnick (ed.), The Ideal of Nature: Debates About Biotechnology and the Environment. Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 114.
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    Not Your Founder's Bioethics?Paul Lauritzen - 2013 - Hastings Center Report 43 (4):43-45.
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    Richer Views of the Ethics of Reproduction.Paul Lauritzen - 2002 - Hastings Center Report 32 (5):43-45.
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    Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “Visual Bioethics”.Paul Lauritzen - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (12):2-3.
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  26. Heating Up the Conversation?Paul Lauritzen - 2002 - Lahey Clinic Medical Ethics Journal 9 (3):6-7.
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  27. Lauritzen’s Reply.Paul Lauritzen - 2002 - Lahey Clinic Medical Ethics Journal 9 (3):7-7.
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