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    Needs and Moral Necessity.Soran Reader - 2007 - Routledge.
    runaway pram, in terms that made no mention of the baby's need to be saved but which referred only to the agent's character and skill and excellent life, ...
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  2. Needs, Moral Demands and Moral Theory.Soran Reader & Gillian Brock - 2004 - Utilitas 16 (3):251-266.
    In this article we argue that the concept of need is as vital for moral theory as it is for moral life. In II we analyse need and its normativity in public and private moral practice. In III we describe simple cases which exemplify the moral demandingness of needs, and argue that the significance of simple cases for moral theory is obscured by the emphasis in moral philosophy on unusual cases. In IV we argue that moral theories are inadequate if (...)
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    The Other Side of Agency.Soran Reader - 2007 - Philosophy 82 (4):579-604.
    In our philosophical tradition and our wider culture, we tend to think of persons as agents. This agential conception is flattering, but in this paper I will argue that it conceals a more complex truth about what persons are. In 1. I set the issues in context. In 2. I critically explore four features commonly presented as fundamental to personhood in versions of the agential conception: action, capability, choice and independence. In 3. I argue that each of these agential features (...)
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  4. The Philosophy of Need.Soran Reader (ed.) - 2006 - Cambridge University Press.
    Until recently, philosophers tended to be suspicious of the concept of need. Contributors to this volume build on recent work establishing its philosophical importance. David Wiggins, Gillian Brock and John O'Neill propose remedies for some mistakes made in ignoring or marginalising need, for example in need-free theories of rationality or justice. Christopher Rowe, Soran Reader and Sarah Miller highlight insights that emerge when the concept of need is explored through Plato, Aristotle and Kant - and others that emerge when historical (...)
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    Does a Basic Needs Approach Need Capabilities?Soran Reader - 2006 - Journal of Political Philosophy 14 (3):337–350.
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    Distance, Relationship and Moral Obligation.Soran Reader - 2003 - The Monist 86 (3):367-381.
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    Needs-Centered Ethical Theory.Gillian Brock & Soran Reader - 2002 - Journal of Value Inquiry 36 (4):425-434.
    Our aims in this paper are: (1) to indicate some of the many ways in which needs are an important part of the moral landscape, (2) to show that the dominant contemporary moral theories cannot adequately capture the moral significance of needs, indeed, that the dominant theories are inadequate to the extent that they cannot accommodate the insights which attention to needs yield, (3) to offer some sketches that should be helpful to future cartographers charting the domain of morally significant (...)
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  8. Abortion, Killing, and Maternal Moral Authority.Soran Reader - 2008 - Hypatia 23 (1):132-149.
    : A threat to women is obscured when we treat "abortion-as-evacuation" as equivalent to "abortion-as-killing." This holds only if evacuating a fetus kills it. As technology advances, the equivalence will fail. Any feminist account of abortion that relies on the equivalence leaves moral room for women to be required to give up their fetuses to others when it fails. So an account of the justification of abortion-as-killing is needed that does not depend on the equivalence.
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  9. Needs and Moral Necessity.Soran Reader - 2012 - Routledge.
    Needs and Moral Necessity analyses ethics as a practice, explains why we have three moral theory-types, consequentialism, deontology and virtue ethics, and argues for a fourth needs-based theory.
     
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    Making Pacifism Plausible.Soran Reader - 2000 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 17 (2):169–180.
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    Ethical Necessities.Soran Reader - 2011 - Philosophy 86 (4):589-607.
    In this paper I introduce my work in ethics, inviting others to draw on my approach to address the ethical issues that concern them. I set up the Centre for Ethical Philosophy at Durham University in 2007 to plug a puzzling gap in philosophical work to help us help the world. In 1. I set out ethical philosophy. In 2. I consider some implications, for example, that to do good we must pay much more attention to the beings around us, (...)
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    Abortion, Killing, and Maternal Moral Authority.Soran Reader - 2008 - Hypatia 23 (1):132-149.
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    Aristotle on Necessities and Needs.Soran Reader - 2005 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 57:113-.
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    New Directions in Ethics: Naturalisms, Reasons and Virtue. [REVIEW]Soran Reader - 2000 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 3 (4):341-364.
    This paper discusses three topics in contemporary British ethical philosophy: naturalisms, moral reasons, and virtue. Most contemporary philosophers agree that 'ethics is natural' - in Section 1 I examine the different senses that can be given to this idea, from reductive naturalism to supernaturalism, seeking to show the problems some face and the problems others solve. Drawing on the work of John McDowell in particular, I conclude that an anti-supernatural non-reductive naturalism plausibly sets the limits on what we can do (...)
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    Cosmopolitan Pacifism.Soran Reader - 2007 - Journal of Global Ethics 3 (1):87 – 103.
    In this paper I argue that cosmopolitanism prohibits war and requires a global approach to criminal justice. My argument proceeds by drawing out some implications of the core cosmopolitan intuition that every human being has a moral status which constrains how they may be treated. In the first part of this paper, I describe cosmopolitanism. In the second part, Cosmopolitanism and War, I analyse violence, consider the standards cosmopolitanism sets for its justification, and argue that war fails to meet them. (...)
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    Principle Ethics, Particularism and Another Possibility.Soran Reader - 1997 - Philosophy 72 (280):269 - 292.
    One of the most striking contributions of particularism to moral philosophy has been its emphasis on the relative opacity of the moral scene to the tools of rational analysis traditionally used by philosophers. Particularism changes the place of the philosopher in relation to the moral life, pointing up the limits to what philosophy can do here. The modern moral philosopher who takes particularism seriously no longer has the luxury, endemic in our tradition, of imagining that moral philosophy can be done (...)
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    Reasons and Purposes.Soran Reader - 2005 - International Philosophical Quarterly 45 (3):410-412.
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    Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self. [REVIEW]Soran Reader - 2005 - Philosophy 80 (2):300-303.
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    Aristotle on Necessities and Needs.Soran Reader - 2005 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 57:113-136.
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    Essays for David Wiggins: Identity, Truth and Value. [REVIEW]Soran Reader - 2003 - Philosophy 78 (4):553-555.
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    Essays for David Wiggins: Identity, Truth and Value by Sabina Lovibond and S. G. Williams (Eds) Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1996.Soran Reader - 2003 - Philosophy 78 (4):553-555.
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    Morality and Action By Warren Quinn Cambridge University Press 1994 Xii and 255. £35.00.Soran Reader - 1994 - Philosophy 69 (270):513-.
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    Value, Respect and Attachment. By Joseph Raz, Cambridge University Press, 2001, Pp. 194.Soran Reader - 2003 - Philosophy 78 (3):430-432.
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    Value, Respect and Attachment. [REVIEW]Soran Reader - 2003 - Philosophy 78 (3):430-432.
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    Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self by Susan Brison. Princeton University Press. 2002. $29.25.Soran Reader - 2005 - Philosophy 80 (2):300-303.
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    Review: Reviews. [REVIEW]Soran Reader - 2005 - Philosophy 80 (312):300 - 303.
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    No Title Available.Soran Reader - 1994 - Philosophy 69 (270):513-515.
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  28. QUINN, WARREN Morality and Action. [REVIEW]Soran Reader - 1994 - Philosophy 69:513.
     
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