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    Armed Drone Warfare.Robert Paul Churchill - 2016 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 23 (2):71-81.
    The United States is now relying on Reaper and Predator drone strikes as its primary strategy in the continuing “war on terrorism.” This paper argues for the rational scrutiny drone warfare has not yet received. Rather than a Just War critique, my focus is on the rhetoric used to justify drone warfare as the technologically most efficient and militarily appropriate response to terrorist threats. This rationalizing rhetoric evokes mythical claims about American exceptionalism. Myths in turn trigger linguistic frames that have (...)
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    Moral Toleration and Deep Reconciliation.Robert Paul Churchill - 2007 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 14 (1):99-112.
    Societies emerging from severe internal bloodshed along ethnic, racial or religious lines face significant problems of reconciliation. A particularly “deep” form of recognition between former victims and offenders is necessary to end enmity and achieve solidarity. Yet it appears that deep reconciliation is logically incoherent as it requires that forgiveness be asked and be given for acts that are inexcusable and unforgivable. I argue, however, that toleration, understood as moral attitudes and dispositions, helps us understand why deep reconciliation is logically (...)
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    Is There a Paradox of Altruism?Robert Paul Churchill & Erin Street - 2004 - In Jonathan Seglow (ed.), Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. F. Cass Publishers. pp. 87-105.
    Behavioural scientists show altruism to exist as a distinctive personality. Yet when subjected to philosophical scrutiny, and altruistic personality is prima facie paradoxical. To motivate herself to help others, the altruist needs ?extensivity?, the capacity to compassionately identify with others. To aid others effectively, however, the altruist must have individuation, the possession of highly developed autonomy and self-efficacy. We assert that a better understanding of the relationship between concern for others and concern for self reveals the paradox to be merely (...)
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    The Ethics of Teaching and The Emergence of MOOCs: Should Philosophers Support the MOOC?Robert Paul Churchill - 2014 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 21 (1):26-40.
    MOOCS, or massive, online, and open courses aheady have made a major impact on college education. They are touted as a means of developing the best educational products most efficiently and to the widest possible audiences. Of several reasons for concern about MOOCs, however, one briefly considered here isthe contribution MOOCs might make to the decline of the professoriate. The major issue I discuss pertains to the way we ought to understand the ethics of teaching. While promoters of MOOCs believe (...)
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    Is There a Paradox of Altruism?Robert Paul Churchill & Erin Street - 2002 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 5 (4):87-105.
  6. Becoming Moral Agents : On the Personal Worldview Imperative.Robert Paul Churchill - 2009 - In John-Stewart Gordon (ed.), Morality and Justice: Reading Boylan's a Just Society. Lexington Books.
     
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  7. Global Human Rights.Robert Paul Churchill - 2011 - In Michael Boylan (ed.), The Morality and Global Justice Reader. Westview Press.
     
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  8. The Ethics of Liberal Democracy: Morality and Democracy in Theory and Practice.Robert Paul Churchill (ed.) - 1994 - Berg.
  9. Women in the Crossfire: Understanding and Ending Honor Killing.Robert Paul Churchill - 2018 - Oup Usa.
    Women in the Crossfire seeks to understand the practice of honor killing from a variety of cultural and disciplinary perspectives and analyzes empirical research on honor killing, including a large original study published here for the first time. The book examines the root causes of honor killing both in human psychology and cultural evolution, and it recommends specific measures for protecting potential victims and ending honor killing altogether.
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    Morality and Justice: Reading Boylan's 'a Just Society'.John-Stewart Gordon, Michael Boylan, Robert Paul Churchill, James A. Donahue, Marcus Duwell, Dale Jacquette, Tanja Kohen, Christopher Lowry, Seumas Miller, Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, Johann-Christian Poder, Edward H. Spence, Udo Schuklenk, Wanda Teays & Rosemarie Tong (eds.) - 2009 - Lexington Books.
    The essays in this book engage the original and controversial claims from Michael Boylan's A Just Society. Each essay discusses Boylan's claims from a particular chapter and offers a critical analysis of these claims. Boylan responds to the essays in his lengthy and philosophically rich reply.
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