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  1. Reefer Madness: Legal & Moral Issues Surrounding the Medical Prescription of Marijuana.R. Eric Barnes - 2000 - Bioethics 14 (1):16–41.
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    Constraint Games and the Orthodox Theory of Rationality.R. Eric Barnes - 1997 - Utilitas 9 (3):329.
    Moral theorists and game theorists are both interested in situations where rational agents are to constrain their future actions and co-operate with others instead of being free riders. These theorists have constructed a variety of hypothetical games which illuminate this problem of constraint. In this paper, I draw a distinction between like the Newcomb paradox and like Kavka's toxin puzzle, a prisoner's dilemma and Parfit's hitchhiker example. I then employ this distinction to argue that agents who subscribe to the orthodox (...)
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    Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality. [REVIEW]R. Eric Barnes - 2012 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 90 (4):815-818.
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    Rationality, Dispositions, and the Newcomb Paradox.R. Eric Barnes - 1997 - Philosophical Studies 88 (1):1-28.
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    Philosophy.R. Eric Barnes - 2010 - Teaching Philosophy 33 (4):409-411.
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  6. Cooperation and Trust: Puzzles in Utilitarian and Contractarian Moral Theory.R. Eric Barnes - 1998 - Dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    An adequate moral theory must provide for cooperation and trust between moral agents, but a tension exists between cooperating and maximizing. This tension is prominent in utilitarianism and contractarianism . Various puzzles illustrate this tension, and both utilitarians and contractarians must solve these to present a coherent moral theory. These puzzles include new and resilient versions of classic objections to utilitarianism, such as the claims that utilitarian agents cannot be trusted to keep promises and cannot take rights seriously. They also (...)
     
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