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  1. Intolerance and the Zero Tolerance Fallacy.Sheldon Wein - 2013 - In Gabrijela Kišiček (ed.), What Do We Know About the World? Centre for Research on Reasoning, Argumentation, and Rhetoric. pp. 132-144.
    When an activity is unwanted, administrators often adopt a zero tolerance policy towards that activity. The background assumption is that, by adopting a zero tolerance policy, one is doing everything that one can to reduce or eliminate the activity in question. Yet which policy best serves to reduce an unwanted behavior is always an empirical question. Thus, those who adopt a zero tolerance policy towards some behavior without first investigating and finding that they are in a set of circumstances where (...)
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    Exploring the Virtues of Zero Tolerance Arguments.Sheldon Wein - unknown
    The zero tolerance fallacy occurs when someone advocates or adopts a zero tolerance policy towards some activity or behaviour without seeing if there is evidence to support the view that such a policy is the best or most cost-effective way of preventing or reducing the unwanted behaviour. This paper explores the idea that, instead of thinking about what the zero tolerance fallacy is, argumentation theorists should try to characterize what features good arguments for zero tolerance policies must have.
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    Development Officers and Discrimination.William L. Barthelemy & Sheldon Wein - 1996 - Journal of Philosophical Research 21:433-443.
    This paper deals with what a government funded development agency should do when a developing country imposes restrictions on the development process which discriminate on the basis of gender against some members of the development agency’s staff. The conclusion is that there are circumstances in which development agencies should continue their work in the face of gender discrimination but they should not instigate development projects if doing so would involve them in gender discrimination. A set of procedures for a development (...)
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  4. A Basic Goods Approach to International Corporate Responsibility: The Case of Hiring in Developing Nations.Sheldon Wein - manuscript
    Consider the following problem. A multinational corporation is expanding its operations to a developing country. The developing country in question is now a democracy or is in the process of becoming one, it has a (fairly) independent and corruption-free judiciary (or is in the process of establishing one), its human rights record, while not perfect, is improving, and its bureaucracy and police are not now terribly corrupt. But not too long ago, none of these things were true. A few years (...)
     
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  5. Page 0 of 25.Sheldon Wein - unknown
    This paper surveys the various leading options as a metric for measuring the level of development in a society. It is then argued that the appropriate metric will be value-laden in a (fairly) rich sense. One metric is then shown to have substantial advantages in this regard.
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  6. Robert E. Goodin, Protecting the Vulnerable: A Reanalysis of Our Social Responsibilities Reviewed By.Sheldon Wein - 1987 - Philosophy in Review 7 (3):103-104.
     
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    Truth, Art, and Knowledge (A Commentary on James O YoungÂ's Art and Knowledge).Michael Watkins & Sheldon Wein - unknown
    While much of James O. Young’s Art and Knowledge is devoted to showing how works of art might be of cognitive value, we will focus on a prior claim, defended in the first chapter of Art and Knowledge, that “art” ought to be defined such that only works with cognitive value count as artworks. We begin by noting that it is not very clear—despite the considerable attention Young devotes to the matter—just what it is for an artwork to have cognitive (...)
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    Liberal Egalitarianism.Sheldon Wein - 1984 - Philosophy Research Archives 10:67-115.
    This paper provides a systematic statement of Ronald Dworkin’s political (as opposed to legal) philosophy. Dworkin’s defence of democratic institutions constrained by civil rights is shown to be linked to his defence of the economic market constrained by economic welfare rights. The theory is defended against attacks from H.L.A. Hart and L. Haworth. The possibility that the theory can be given a Kantian grounding is explored.
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    Productive Versus Destructive Cooperation.Sheldon Wein & Radu Neculau - 2012 - In Frank Zenker (ed.), Argument Cultures: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation, Zenker, F. (ed.) (Windsor: OSSA 2012). Windsor, ON, Canada:
    Many of the problems we face can usefully be modeled as prisoners’ dilemmas. All the standard game-theoretic solutions to prisoners’ dilemmas lead, in the real world, to assurance games. But too often some aspects of our social interaction are as much obscured by, as illuminated by, game theory. Removing some of the epistemic constraints often accepted by game theorists will enable us to distinguish between productive and destructive prisoners’ dilemmas. Doing so is an important step in understanding the nature of (...)
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    Plato and the Social Contract.Sheldon Wein - 1986 - Philosophy Research Archives 12:67-77.
    This paper argues that Plato’s version of the contractarian theory of justice is superior to all other statements of that theory. The conditions any adequate theory of justice must meet are outlined and it is shown how contractarian theories attempt to meet these conditions. The great contractarian theories---those of Hobbes, Rousseau, Locke, Rawls, and Gauthier---are shown not to provide an adequate account of the nature of justice. The source of these failures is identified and, finally, it is shown that Plato’s (...)
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    Plato's Moral Psychology.Sheldon Wein - unknown
    The first serious account of justice Plato considers in the Republic is the contractarian account.(1) It holds that is always instrumentally rational for one to further her own interests and in that certain situations (exemplified by the prisoners dilemma) it is more rational to forego one's own interests (providing others do so also) than to behave in a straight-forwardly rational way. The rules allowing one to escape prisoner's dilemmas—the rules it is rational to accept providing all others accept them also—are (...)
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    Problems with Contractarianism.Sheldon Wein - 1985 - Journal of Social Philosophy 16 (3):48-59.
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    Libertarianism and Welfare Rights.Sheldon Wein - 1988 - Social Philosophy Today 1:157-165.
  14. Michel Resnik, Choices: An Introduction to Decision Theory Reviewed By.Sheldon Wein - 1988 - Philosophy in Review 8 (1):39-39.
     
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    Humean Minds and Moral Theory.Sheldon Wein - 1988 - Philosophy Research Archives 14:229-236.
    Grant that Hume is a contractarian. Justice then arises from more basic features of humans and their circumstances. Among these more basic features from which justice arises Hume includes (in addition to self-interest narrowly construed) the widely held passions of benevolence and sympathy. But it is mysterious why he included them in his contractarian theory for the derivation of justice does not need them, and may even be weaker with them included. This paper suggests that Hume’s philosophy of mind, in (...)
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    A Hobbesian Foundation for Welfare Rights.Sheldon Wein - 1991 - Social Philosophy Today 6:15-28.
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    Justice and Rationality: Doubts About the Contractarian and Utilitarian Approaches.Lanning Sowden & Sheldon Wein - 1987 - Philosophia 17 (2):127-140.
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    Sacrificing Persons for the General Welfare: A Comment on Sayward.Sheldon Wein - 1985 - Journal of Value Inquiry 19 (1):77-79.
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    Are Being and Unity the Genera of All Things?Sheldon Wein - 1983 - Modern Schoolman 61 (1):49-52.
    Aristotle's account of the fact that neither being nor unity can be defined has more to do with the genus/species model of definition he used than any major metaphysical point.
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    A Humean Theory of Distributive Justice for a New Century.Sheldon Wein - unknown
    This paper suggests a strategy for constructing a contemporary Humean theory of distributive justice which would serve to ground what I call an entrepreneurial welfare state. It is argued that blending David Hume's insights about the origins and purposes of justice with Ronald Dworkin's insurance-based reasoning supporting his equality of resources model of distributive justice will yield a state which, as a matter of justice, encourages its members to engage in entrepreneurial activities and which protects them from the worst extremes (...)
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  21. Jan Narveson and John T. Sanders, Eds., For and Against the State: New Philosophical Readings Reviewed By.Sheldon Wein - 1997 - Philosophy in Review 17 (2):122-124.
     
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    Rights Theodore M. Benditt Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1982. Pp. Ix, 148. $22.50. [REVIEW]Sheldon Wein - 1984 - Dialogue 23 (4):732-734.
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    When is an Exercise in Logic Also a Logic Game?David Kary & Sheldon Wein - unknown
    This paper looks to Bernard Suits’s analysis of games and game playing for at least a partial answer to the question in its title. It applies Suits’s analysis to Sudoku, a popular logic puzzle, and to Ana-lytical Reasoning, a question type in standardized assessments. The purpose is both to test Suits’s analysis in a novel domain and to give educators and test developers useful insight into the relationship between logic exercises and games.
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    Commentary On: Brian MacPherson's "The Incompleteness Problem for a Virtue-Based Theory of Argumentation".Sheldon Wein - unknown
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    Legal Reasoning When the Supreme Court is Corrupt.Sheldon Wein - unknown
    This paper suggests a way of thinking about the legal reasoning done by conscientious judges working in a legal system during periods when those judges believed that their Supreme Court was malfunctioning. Seeing a legal system as a shared cooperative activity allows us to best understand how legal decision-making can remain consistent when it contains elements at the highest level which are believed not to be functioning properly.
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    A Hobbesian Foundation for Welfare Rights.Sheldon Wein - 1991 - Social Philosophy Today 6:15-28.
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    Liberal Egalitarianism.Sheldon Wein - 1984 - Philosophy Research Archives 10:67-115.
    This paper provides a systematic statement of Ronald Dworkin’s political philosophy. Dworkin’s defence of democratic institutions constrained by civil rights is shown to be linked to his defence of the economic market constrained by economic welfare rights. The theory is defended against attacks from H.L.A. Hart and L. Haworth. The possibility that the theory can be given a Kantian grounding is explored.
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    Decision Theory as a Primary Part of Critical Thinking Courses.Sheldon Wein - unknown
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    Reply to My Commentator - Wein.Sheldon Wein - unknown
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    The Ideology of Capitalism and the Culture of Liberalism.Sheldon Wein - 1988 - Philosophie Et Culture: Actes du XVIIe Congrès Mondial de Philosophie 2:339-343.
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    Development Officers and Discrimination.William L. Barthelemy & Sheldon Wein - 1996 - Journal of Philosophical Research 21:433-443.
    This paper deals with what a government funded development agency should do when a developing country imposes restrictions on the development process which discriminate on the basis of gender against some members of the development agency’s staff. The conclusion is that there are circumstances in which development agencies should continue their work in the face of gender discrimination but they should not instigate development projects if doing so would involve them in gender discrimination. A set of procedures for a development (...)
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    Are Being and Unity the Genera of All Things?: A Note on Metaphysics 998b21-26.Sheldon Wein - 1983 - Modern Schoolman 61 (1):49-52.
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    Humean Minds and Moral Theory.Sheldon Wein - 1988 - Philosophy Research Archives 14:229-236.
    Grant that Hume is a contractarian. Justice then arises from more basic features of humans and their circumstances. Among these more basic features from which justice arises Hume includes the widely held passions of benevolence and sympathy. But it is mysterious why he included them in his contractarian theory for the derivation of justice does not need them, and may even be weaker with them included. This paper suggests that Hume’s philosophy of mind, in particular his account of the imagination, (...)
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    Libertarianism and Welfare Rights.Sheldon Wein - 1988 - Social Philosophy Today 1:157-165.
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    Plato and the Social Contract.Sheldon Wein - 1986 - Philosophy Research Archives 12:67-77.
    This paper argues that Plato’s version of the contractarian theory of justice is superior to all other statements of that theory. The conditions any adequate theory of justice must meet are outlined and it is shown how contractarian theories attempt to meet these conditions. The great contractarian theories---those of Hobbes, Rousseau, Locke, Rawls, and Gauthier---are shown not to provide an adequate account of the nature of justice. The source of these failures is identified and, finally, it is shown that Plato’s (...)
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    A Reply To Morgan.Sheldon Wein - 1980 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 7 (1):46-50.
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    Response to My Commentator.Sheldon Wein - unknown
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    Rights and Needs.Sheldon Wein - 1987 - Dialogue 26 (1):55.
  39. Commentary on Aikin.Rebecca Macintosh & Sheldon Wein - unknown
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  40. Brainstorms. [REVIEW]Sheldon Wein - unknown - Eidos: The Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophy 2.
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  41. Commentary on DAMMIT-- Dominant Adversarial Model: Minded Instead of Terminated.Sheldon Wein - unknown
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  42. David Hume and the Empiricist Theory of Law.Sheldon Wein - 1990 - Lumen 9:33-44.
     
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  43. IUDs, STIs, and DNA : Reconsidering Hume's Modesty Proposal.Sheldon Wein - 2011 - In Adrianne Leigh McEvoy (ed.), Sex, Love, and Friendship: Studies of the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love: 1993-2003. Rodopi.
     
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  44. Mary Midgley, Wickedness: A Philosophical Essay Reviewed By.Sheldon Wein - 1986 - Philosophy in Review 6 (4):169-171.
     
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  45. Mary Midgley, Wickedness: A Philosophical Essay. [REVIEW]Sheldon Wein - 1986 - Philosophy in Review 6:169-171.
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  46. Michael Resnik, Choices: An Introduction to Decision Theory. [REVIEW]Sheldon Wein - 1988 - Philosophy in Review 8:39-39.
     
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