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  1. Obligations to Future Generations.R. I. Sikora & Brian Barry - 1981 - Ethics 92 (1):96-127.
     
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    Utilitarianism: The Classical Principle and the Average Principle.R. I. Sikora - 1975 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 5 (3):409 - 419.
    Act Utilitarianism has traditionally been regarded as the view that you should always perform the action that will bring about the greatest possible excess of happiness over unhappiness or, if there is no such alternative, the least possible excess of unhappiness over happiness.1 Following Rawls, I shall call this the classical principle. An alternative which Rawls calls the average principle is the view that you should always do the thing that will bring about the highest possible average happiness level. Rawls, (...)
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    Utilitarianism, Supererogation and Future Generations.R. I. Sikora - 1979 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 9 (3):461 - 466.
    I shall argue here that the reason supererogatory acts are not obligatory is that they require too much personal sacrifice, and that in order for an act to be supererogatory, it must have a kind of result that you would have an obligation to bring about if you could do so with no personal sacrifice. I further argue that traditional utilitarianism should be modified so as not to treat supererogatory acts as obligatory.
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    Negative Utilitarianism: Not Dead Yet.R. I. Sikora - 1976 - Mind 85 (340):587-588.
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    Morality and Animals.R. I. Sikora - unknown
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    Swinburne on Confirmability.R. I. Sikora - 1975 - Analysis 35 (6):195 -.
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  7. Michael D. Bayles, Morality and Population Policy Reviewed By.R. I. Sikora - 1981 - Philosophy in Review 1 (5):198-202.
     
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  8. Swinburne on confirmability.R. I. Sikora - 1975 - Analysis 35 (6):195.
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  9. Towards a Satisfactory Formulation of Utilitarianism.R. I. Sikora - 1977 - Ratio (Misc.) 19 (1):68.
     
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    Unforeseeable Consequences.R. I. Sikora - 1969 - Analysis 29 (3):89 - 91.
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  11. Rorty's new mark of the mental.R. I. Sikora - 1975 - Analysis 35 (6):192.
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    Book Review:Inequality. Larry Temkin. [REVIEW]R. I. Sikora - 1995 - Ethics 105 (3):663-.
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    On Justifying Moral Judgments. By Lawrence C. Becker. Edited by Ted Honderich. New York: Humanities Press. 1973. Pp. 194. [REVIEW]R. I. Sikora - 1976 - Dialogue 15 (4):699-701.
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    Synthetic A Priori Truths In An Artificial Language.R. I. Sikora - 1981 - Philosophy Research Archives 7:443-460.
    I try to show that there is much sap knowledge although one may not find many, or even any, sap true statements in most natural languages. Reasons are given for the difficulty of expressing sap truths in natural languages, but it is argued that these are not necessary features of language as such. There are, then, sap true statements in some possible languages.Admission of the sap gives one a way of distinguishing logical from metaphysical possiblity. Something is metaphysically impossible just (...)
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    Facts, Promising and Obligation.R. I. Sikora - 1975 - Philosophy 50 (193):352 - 355.
    John Searle attempts to show through a consideration of promising that at least some ‘ought’ statements can be derived from ‘is’ statements. He thinks that you can determine on purely factual grounds that a person has made a promise, and that it follows logically from the statement that a person has made a promise that he has at least a prima facie obligation to do the thing he promised to do. I agree with but not with.
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    Foundations Without Certainty.R. I. Sikora - 1978 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (2):227-245.
    There has been a revival of interest in Hegel of late among English-speaking philosophers. Although he is still regarded as maddeningly obscure, a number of important philosophers have been attracted by a doctrine prominently associated with Hegel, the coherence theory of truth. In order to hold the coherence theory of truth, it is obvious that you must hold what might be called the coherence theory of truth-testing as well: for if this theory is wrong and we can test some statements (...)
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    Foundations Without Certainty.R. I. Sikora - 1978 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (2):227 - 245.
    There has been a revival of interest in Hegel of late among English-speaking philosophers. Although he is still regarded as maddeningly obscure, a number of important philosophers have been attracted by a doctrine prominently associated with Hegel, the coherence theory of truth. In order to hold the coherence theory of truth, it is obvious that you must hold what might be called the coherence theory of truth-testing as well: for if this theory is wrong and we can test some statements (...)
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    Classical Utilitarianism and Parfit's Repugnant Conclusion: A Reply to McMahan.R. I. Sikora - 1981 - Ethics 92 (1):128-133.
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    Six Viewpoints for Assessing Egalitarian Distribution Schemes.R. I. Sikora - 1989 - Ethics 99 (3):492-502.
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