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Stephen De Wijze
University of Manchester
  1. Tragic-Remorse–the Anguish of Dirty Hands.Stephen De Wijze - 2005 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (5):453-471.
    This paper outlines and defends a notion of tragic-remorse. This moral emotion properly accompanies those actions that involve unavoidable moral wrongdoing in general and dirty hands scenarios in particular. Tragic-remorse differs both phenomenologically and conceptually from regret, agent-regret and remorse. By recognising the existence of tragic-remorse, we are better able to account for our complex moral reality which at times makes it necessary for good persons to act in ways that although justified leave the agent with a moral stain and (...)
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    Tragic-Remorse — the Anguish of Dirty Hands.Stephen De Wijze - 2005 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (5):453 - 471.
    This paper outlines and defends a notion of 'tragic-remorse'. This moral emotion properly accompanies those actions that involve unavoidable moral wrongdoing in general and dirty hands scenarios in particular. Tragic-remorse differs both phenomenologically and conceptually from regret, agent-regret and remorse. By recognising the existence of tragic-remorse, we are better able to account for our complex moral reality which at times makes it necessary for good persons to act in ways that although justified leave the agent with a moral stain and (...)
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    Punishing ‘Dirty Hands’—Three Justifications.Stephen de Wijze - 2013 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 (4):879-897.
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    The Problem of Democratic Dirty Hands: Citizen Complicity, Responsibility, and Guilt.Stephen de Wijze - 2018 - The Monist 101 (2):129-149.
    This paper outlines and explores the problem of democratic dirty hands, the sui generis moral situation where democratic politicians justifiably violate both a cherished moral principle and the fundamental processes of democratic governance. Some recent contributions to the dirty-hands debate have argued that the principles of democratic governance render DDH impossible. The paper rejects this view as based on a misunderstanding of the minimal and necessary conditions for both DH and democratic overnance. However, DDH does raise interesting issues concerning the (...)
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  5. Dirty Hands: Doing Wrong to Do Right.Stephen De Wijze - 1994 - South African Journal of Philosophy 13 (1):27-33.
     
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  6. Dirty Hands.Stephen de Wijze - 2007 - In Igor Primoratz (ed.), Politics and Morality. Palgrave-Macmillan.
     
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    Interrogating the ‘Ticking Bomb Scenario’: Reassessing the Thought Experiment.Simon Beck & Stephen de Wijze - 2015 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 29 (1):53-70.
    The aim of this paper is to re-evaluate the manner in which the Ticking Bomb Scenario (TBS), a thought experiment in philosophical enquiry, has been used in the discussion of the justifiability or otherwise of forward-looking interrogational torture (FLIT). The paper argues that criticisms commonly raised against the thought experiment are often inappropriate or irrelevant. A great many criticisms misunderstand the way in which thought experiments in general, and the TBS in particular, are supposed to work in philosophical (and for (...)
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    Calibrating Evil, Hillel Steiner This Article Explores the Common Idea That Evil Acts, Though Wrong, Are.Stephen de Wijze - 2002 - The Monist 85 (2):210-238.
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    The Challenge of a Moral Politics: Mendus and Coady on Politics, Integrity and 'Dirty Hands'.Stephen de Wijze - 2012 - Res Publica 18 (2):189-200.
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    Complexity, Relevance and Character: Problems with Teaching the Ad Hominem Fallacy.Stephen de Wijze - 2003 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 35 (1):31-56.
  11. Hillel Steiner and the Anatomy of Justice: Themes and Challenges.Stephen De Wijze, Matthew H. Kramer & Ian Carter (eds.) - 2009 - Routledge.
    Throughout the English-speaking world, and in the many other countries where analytic philosophy is studied, Hillel Steiner is esteemed as one of the foremost contemporary political philosophers. This volume is designed as a festschrift for Steiner and as an important collection of philosophical essays in its own right. The editors have assembled a roster of highly distinguished international contributors, all of whom are eager to pay tribute to Steiner by focusing on topics on which he himself has concentrated. Some of (...)
     
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    Book ReviewRichard Bellamy,. Liberalism and Pluralism: Towards a Politics of Compromise.London: Routledge, 1999. Pp. 245. $95.00 ; $29.95. [REVIEW]Stephen de Wijze - 2002 - Ethics 112 (2):356-358.
  13. Towards a Political Ethic: Exploring the Boundaries of a Moral Politics.Stephen de Wijze - 1994 - Philosophical Papers 23 (3):191-215.
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    Rawls and Civic Education.Stephen De Wijze - 1999 - Cogito 13 (2):87-93.
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    The Family and Political Justice – the Case for Political Liberalisms.Stephen de Wijze - 2000 - The Journal of Ethics 4 (3):257-282.
    This paper examines two central arguments raised byfeminist theorists against the coherence andconsistency of political liberalisms, a recentrecasting of liberal theories of justice. They arguethat due to political liberalisms'' uncritical relianceon a political/personal distinction, they permit theinstitution of the family to take sexist and illiberalforms thus undermining its own aims and politicalproject. Political liberalisms'' tolerance of a widerange of family forms result in two fatalinconsistences. Firstly, it retards or completelyprevents women from developing the necessary politicalsense of self required for citizenship, (...)
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    Defining Evil: Insights From The Problem Of “Dirty Hands”.Stephen de Wijze - 2002 - The Monist 85 (2):210-238.
    In J. M. Coetzee’s novel, Waiting for the Barbarians, the main protagonist, the elderly Magistrate of a small frontier town of the Empire, is caught up in an impending war with the so-called barbarians. After witnessing the brutality of Colonel Joll, a member of the Bureau sent by the Civil Guard, the Magistrate puzzles over how Joll is able to torture his victims, yet show no signs of moral pollution. He wonders how Joll felt the very first time he administered (...)
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    Moral Contractualism Comes of Age. [REVIEW]Jonathan Hughes & Stephen de Wijze - 2001 - Res Publica 7 (2):189--196.
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    The Family and Political Justice: The Case for Political Liberalisms.Stephen De Wijze - 2000 - The Journal of Ethics 4 (3):257 - 281.
    This paper examines two central arguments raised by feminist theorists against the coherence and consistency of political liberalisms, a recent recasting of liberal theories of justice. They argue that due to political liberalisms' uncritical reliance on a political/personal distinction, they permit the institution of the family to take sexist and illiberal forms thus undermining its own aims and political project. Political liberalisms' tolerance of a wide range of family forms result in two fatal inconsistences. Firstly, it retards or completely prevents (...)
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    Patricia J Mills , Feminist Interpretations of G W F Hegel. University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996, Pp.Vii + 352, $45 Hb, $17.95 Pbk. [REVIEW]Stephen de Wijze - 1997 - Hegel Bulletin 18 (2):30-33.
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    Helping to Undo the Past: Teaching Critical Reasoning in South Africa.Stephen de Wijze - 1996 - Informal Logic 18 (1):57-82.
    In this paper I discuss the opportunities and difficulties of teaching critical reasoning in a rapidly transforming society such as South Africa. I argue that the real benefits for students of such courses outweigh the pessimism of John McPeck and Richard Paul that they do little, if any, good. This paper is based on my experience of having taught critical reasoning at school and university level in South Africa during the early 90's.
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    Shamanistic Incantations? Rawls, Reasonableness and Secular Fundamentalism.Stephen de Wijze - 2007 - Politics and Ethics Review 3 (1):109-128.
    The paper examines a specific charge against Rawls's political liberalism, namely that the manner in which it uses the notion of reasonableness renders it a form of secular fundamentalism. The paper begins with an examination of what Rawls means by his notion of ‘the reasonable’ and briefly outlines its role in his version of political liberalism. This leads to a discussion of the different meanings of ‘secular fundamentalism’ and how it is specifically used in its criticism of Rawls's ‘justice as (...)
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    Small-Scale Evil.Stephen de Wijze - 2018 - Journal of Value Inquiry 52 (1):25-35.
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    Searching for the Mark of Cain–Barry’s Exploration of Evil Persons.Stephen de Wijze - 2016 - Journal of Value Inquiry 50 (2):463-471.
    When is it justified to refer to someone as evil? How, if at all, is this different from saying that this person is deeply immoral or simply very bad? Moreover, does identifying a person as evil have practical implications for the criminal law and the institution of punishment more generally? These are central questions that Barry seeks to answer in Evil and Moral Psychology. His wide-ranging analysis attempts to identify and reliably predict who is, and who will become, evil by (...)
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    Reflective Democracy, by Robert E. Goodin.Stephen De Wijze - 2007 - European Journal of Philosophy 15 (1):129-136.
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    South Africa and the Prospect of Political Liberalism.Stephen De Wijze - 1999 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 2 (3):48-80.
    This article outlines the basic tenets of political liberalism, a recent twist in liberal theories of justice, and distinguishes a ?sufficiency? approach from its more ?egalitarian? rivals. The article argues that a ?sufficiency? principle as the basis for distributing social and material goods, is a logical extension of the commitment to a democratic ideal, one that is required to give substance to political rights guaranteed to all citizens as free and equal members of society. To illustrate the attractiveness of this (...)
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    Shamanistic Incantations? Rawls, Reasonableness and Secular Fundamentalism.Stephen de Wijze - 2007 - Journal of International Political Theory 3:109-128.
    The paper examines a specific charge against Rawls's political liberalism, namely that the manner in which it uses the notion of reasonableness renders it a form of secular fundamentalism. The paper begins with an examination of what Rawls means by his notion of ‘the reasonable’ and briefly outlines its role in his version of political liberalism. This leads to a discussion of the different meanings of ‘secular fundamentalism’ and how it is specifically used in its criticism of Rawls's ‘justice as (...)
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    Reflective Democracy, by Robert E. Goodin.Stephen de Wijze - 2007 - European Journal of Philosophy 15 (1):129–136.
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    Democracy, Trust and the Problem of ‘Dirty Hands’.Stephen de Wijze - 2003 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 10 (1):37-42.
    ‘Dirty hands’ scenarios require politicians to commit moral violations to achieve worthwhile goals. To mitigate the harm done to the fiduciary relationship underlying a democratic society, I argue for the adoption of two procedures: retrospective accountability and special oversight committees. I also offer three criteria for a much-required political ethic.
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  29. Learning to Be Political Liberals a Reply to Parry.Stephen De Wijze - 1998 - Manchester Centre for Political Thought.
     
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  30. Machiavellian Thoughts on Mbeki : Between Political Cynicism & Moral Naivety.Stephen de Wijze - 2000 - Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics 2 (1).
     
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  31. Recalibrating Steiner on Evil.Stephen de Wijze - 2009 - In Stephen De Wijze, Matthew H. Kramer & Ian Carter (eds.), Hillel Steiner and the Anatomy of Justice: Themes and Challenges. Routledge. pp. 214.
     
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  32. The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Evil.Thomas Nys & Stephen De Wijze (eds.) - 2018 - Routledge.
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