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  1. Injustice and Rectification.Rodney C. Roberts - 2002
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    Are Some of the Things Faculty Do to Maximize Their Student Evaluation of Teachers Scores Unethical?Rodney C. Roberts - 2016 - Journal of Academic Ethics 14 (2):133-148.
    This paper provides a philosophical analysis of some of the things faculty do to maximize their Student Evaluation of Teachers scores. It examines 28 practices that are claimed to be unethical methods for maximizing SET scores. The paper offers an argument concerning the morality of each behavior and concludes that 13 of the 28 practices suggest unethical behavior. The remaining 15 behaviors are morally permissible.
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    African Philosophy: An Anthology.Rodney C. Roberts & Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze - 1999 - Philosophy East and West 49 (4):536.
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    The Counterfactual Conception of Compensation.Rodney C. Roberts - 2006 - Metaphilosophy 37 (3-4):414–428.
    : My aim in this essay is to remove some of the rubbish that lies in the way of an appropriate understanding of rectificatory compensation, by arguing for the rejection of the counterfactual conception of compensation. Although there is a significant extent to which contemporary theorists have relied upon this idea, the counterfactual conception of compensation is merely a popular assumption, having no positive argument in support of it. Moreover, it can make rendering compensation impossible, and absurd notions of compensation (...)
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    Supererogation in an Ethics of Care.Rodney C. Roberts - 2014 - Philosophia 42 (3):597-602.
    Most philosophers who advance an ethics of care do not claim that their theories are meant to account for all of morality, or that they can, or should, replace the traditional Western philosophical approaches to moral theory. However, one care ethicist, Michael Slote, holds that his theory can be used to understand all of individual and political morality. Moreover, while Kantianism, utilitarianism, and both ancient and contemporary Aristotelian ethics are all uncomfortable with supererogation and are typically committed to assumptions that (...)
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    Openly Carrying Handguns for Self-Defense.Rodney C. Roberts - 2019 - Philosophia 47 (2):499-503.
    The journal articles in the extant philosophical literature which argue in favor of carrying handguns for self-defense tend to assume that these weapons will be concealed and make no mention of carrying them openly. This paper aims to show that, since open-carry can be more effective for self-defense than concealed-carry, any argument for a moral right to carry a handgun for self-defense which relies on a claim of their effectiveness and which assumes concealed-carry, entails the moral right to carry them (...)
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    Another Look at a Moral Statute of Limitations on Injustice.Rodney C. Roberts - 2007 - Journal of Ethics 11 (2):177-192.
    This paper addresses the question of whether a statute of limitations on injustice is morally justified. Rectificatory justice calls for the ascription of a right to rectification once an injustice has been perpetrated. To claim a moral statute of limitations on injustice is to claim a temporal limit on the moral legitimacy of rights to rectification. A moral statute of limitations on injustice (hereafter MSOL) establishes an amount of time following injustice after which claims of rectification can no longer be (...)
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    The Idea of an Age of Majority.Rodney C. Roberts - 2017 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 31 (2):217-225.
    This paper gives a brief history of the idea of an age of majority and argues that no age of majority should exceed the fighting age, i.e., the age at which a person becomes eligible to serve in a military unit. Several objections to the proposed constraint on ages of majority are raised and answered.
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    Criminalization and Compensation.Rodney C. Roberts - 2005 - Legal Theory 11 (2):143-162.
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    The Morality of a Moral Statute of Limitations on Injustice.Rodney C. Roberts - 2003 - The Journal of Ethics 7 (1):115-138.
    This paper addresses the question of whether astatute of limitations on injustice is morallyjustified. Rectificatory justice calls for theascription of a right to rectification once aninjustice has been perpetrated. To claim amoral statute of limitations on injustice is toclaim a temporal limit on the moral legitimacyof rights to rectification. A moral statute oflimitations on injustice establishes an amountof time following injustice after which claimsof rectification can no longer be valid. Such astatute would put a time limit on the life ofall (...)
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    Teaching Writing-Intensive Undergraduate Philosophy Courses.Rodney C. Roberts - 2002 - Teaching Philosophy 25 (3):195-211.
    A number of colleges and universities offer writing intensive courses that emphasize writing as a primary means of learning. This paper presents an approach to teaching undergraduate philosophy courses that makes an effective use of writing as a means to teach students philosophy. The paper begins by discussing the aims and requirements of writing intensive philosophy courses and the nature of philosophical writing. In addition, five course activities are discussed along with a summary of the work required by both the (...)
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    Toward a Moral Psychology of Rectification: A Reply to Thomas and Boxill.Rodney C. Roberts - 2002 - Journal of Social Philosophy 33 (2):339–343.
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    Utilitarianism and the Morality of Indefinite Detention.Rodney C. Roberts - 2011 - Criminal Justice Ethics 30 (1):69-73.
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    Why Have the Injustices Perpetrated Against Blacks in America Not Been Rectified?Rodney C. Roberts - 2001 - Journal of Social Philosophy 32 (3):357–373.
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    The American Value of Fear and the Indefinite Detention of Terrorist Suspects.Rodney C. Roberts - 2007 - Public Affairs Quarterly 21 (4):405-419.
  16. Rectificatory Justice and Social Groups.Rodney C. Roberts - 1997 - Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison
    In this dissertation I argue for a theory of rectificatory justice, and apply that theory to circumstances involving two social groups generally thought to have been historically wronged, viz., Native Americans and African Americans. ;Development of a conception of rectificatory justice is begun in Chapter 1 by examining the distinction between distributive justice and rectificatory justice, and by suggesting a theory of compensation. It is argued that the notion of compensation cannot provide an adequate ground for a species of justice. (...)
     
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