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    Comparative Religious Ethics.David Little & Sumner B. Twiss - 1978 - Harpercollins Publishers.
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    The Classical Confucian Position on the Legitimate Use of Military Force.Sumner B. Twiss & Jonathan Chan - 2012 - Journal of Religious Ethics 40 (3):447-472.
    Focusing on the thought of Mencius and Xunzi, this essay reconstructs and examines the classical Confucian position on the legitimate use of military force. It begins by sketching historically important political concepts, such as types of political leaders, politics of the kingly way versus politics of the hegemonic way, and the controversial role of lords-protector. It then moves on to explore Confucian criteria for justifying resort to the use of force, giving special attention to undertaking punitive expeditions to interdict and (...)
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  3. History, Human Rights, and Globalization.Sumner B. Twiss - 2004 - Journal of Religious Ethics 32 (1):39-70.
    An illustrative comparison of human rights in 1948 and the contemporary period, attempting to gauge the impact of globalization on changes in the content of human rights (e.g., collective rights, women's rights, right to a healthy environment), major abusers and guarantors of human rights (e.g., state actors, transnational corporations, social movements), and alternative justifications of human rights (e.g., pragmatic agreement, moral intuitionism, overlapping consensus, cross-cultural dialogue).
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  4. Chinese Just War Ethics: Origin, Development, and Dissent.Ping-Cheung Lo & Sumner B. Twiss - 2015 - Routledge.
    This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of warfare ethics in early China as well as its subsequent development. Chinese attitudes toward war are rich and nuanced, ranging across amoral realism, defensive just war, humanitarian intervention, and mournful skepticism. Covering the five major intellectual traditions in the "golden age" of Chinese civilization: Confucian, Daoist, Mohist, Legalist, and Military Strategy schools, the book's chapters immerse readers in the proper historical contexts, examine the moral concerns in the classical texts on their own (...)
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    Comparative Ethics, a Common Morality, and Human Rights.Sumner B. Twiss - 2005 - Journal of Religious Ethics 33 (4):649-657.
    This essay is a brief attempt to summarize and evaluate the contributions that "Democracy and Tradition" makes to the field of comparative ethics. It is argued that the potential impact of these contributions would be strengthened by engagement with the common morality already imbedded in international human rights norms.
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    Explorations in Global Ethics: Comparative Religious Ethics and Interreligious Dialogue.Sumner B. Twiss & Bruce Grelle (eds.) - 1998 - Westview Press.
    This volume for the first time brings the scholarly discipline of comparative religious ethics into constructive collaboration with the community of interreligious dialogue. Its design is premised on two important insights. First, interreligious dialogue offers to comparative religious ethics a new, more persuasive rationale, agenda of issues, and practical orientation. Second, comparative religious ethics offers to interreligious dialogue an arsenal of critical tools and methods which will enhance the sophistication of its practical work. In this way, both theory (a dominant (...)
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    Global Ethics and Human Rights: A Reflection.Sumner B. Twiss - 2011 - Journal of Religious Ethics 39 (2):204-222.
    This paper examines the contributions that the international human rights community can make to the definition and framing of a practically effective global ethic, especially in light of ongoing concerns about social and economic justice, environmental issues, and systematic abuses of vulnerable populations. The principal argument is that the human rights movement in all of its dimensions (moral, legal, political) provides the pivotal foundation for a practicable global ethic now and for the foreseeable future. Evidence for the truth of this (...)
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    The Problem of Moral Responsibility in Medicine.Sumner B. Twiss Jr - 1977 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 2 (4):330-375.
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    Classical Confucianism, Punitive Expeditions, and Humanitarian Intervention.Sumner B. Twiss & Jonathan Chan - 2012 - Journal of Military Ethics 11 (2):81-96.
    Abstract Building on the authors' previous work regarding the classical Confucian position on the legitimate use of military force as represented by Mencius and Xunzi, this paper probes their understanding of punitive expeditions undertaken against tyrants in particular ? aims, justification, preconditions, and limits. It compares this understanding with contemporary Western models of humanitarian intervention, and argues that the Confucian punitive expedition aligns most closely with the emerging ?responsibility to protect? model in Western discussions, although it also differs from the (...)
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  10. Torture, Justification, and Human Rights : Toward an Absolute Proscription.Sumner B. Twiss - 2008 - In Philip L. Quinn & Paul J. Weithman (eds.), Liberal Faith: Essays in Honor of Philip Quinn. University of Notre Dame Press.
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    Confucian Ethics, Concept-Clusters, and Human Rights.Sumner B. Twiss - 2008 - In Marthe Chandler Ronnie Littlejohn (ed.), Polishing the Chinese Mirror: Essays in Honor of Henry Rosemont, Jr. pp. 49.
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    Parental Responsibility For Genetic Health.Sumner B. Twiss - 1974 - Hastings Center Report 4 (1):9-11.
  13. The Practices of Global Ethics: Historical Backgrounds, Current Issues, and Future Prospects.Clark A. Miller, BruceVE Grelle, Sumner B. Twiss & Kusumita Pedersen - 2016 - Edinburgh University Press.
    The Practices of Global Ethics takes a unique look at global ethics: not as mere written statements but as a set of practices undertaken by thousands of organisations and hundreds of thousands of people to shape the normative trajectory of human affairs. It looks at statements of global ethical principles including The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Earth Charter and the Rio Documents and positions them as the outcomes and expression of ongoing practices. Offering innovative, critical and thoughtful analyses (...)
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    On Cross-Cultural Conflict and Pediatric Intervention.Sumner B. Twiss - 2006 - Journal of Religious Ethics 34 (1):163-175.
    A critical examination of Richard Miller's position in his recent "Children, Ethics, and Modern Medicine" on how to handle pediatric interventions in cases of cross-cultural conflict between parents and doctors with respect to treating young children. Particular emphasis is placed on Miller's interpretation of and arguments about a Hmong case extensively researched by Anne Fadiman in her "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down". The conclusion drawn is that Miller's position requires further nuance and development, and some recommendations are (...)
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    Case Studies in Bioethics: The Human Fetus as Useful Research Material.Robert S. Morison & Sumner B. Twiss - 1973 - Hastings Center Report 3 (2):8.
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    Editors' Note.John Kelsay & Sumner B. Twiss - 2011 - Journal of Religious Ethics 39 (4):vi-vii.
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    Humanities and Atrocities.Sumner B. Twiss - 2005 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 25 (1):219-234.
    FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE causes and mechanisms involved in human rights atrocities, as well as strategies for preventing or interdicting their occurrence. Although I have focused my attention on social scientific and psychological investigations in an effort to develop an integrated schema or framework that could be applied to particular cases, I launched a faculty seminar at Florida State University and taught correlated courses on crimes against humanity that specifically used humanistic materials (...)
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    Just War in Classical Chinese Thought: Introduction.Sumner B. Twiss - 2012 - Journal of Religious Ethics 40 (3):401-403.
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    Can a Perpetrator Write a Testimonio? Moral Lessons From the Dark Side.Sumner B. Twiss - 2010 - Journal of Religious Ethics 38 (1):5-42.
    By posing a heuristically provocative question, this essay compares and explores in some detail the testimonies of three infamous perpetrators from the Nazi period—Albert Speer, Rudolph Hoess, and Adolf Eichmann—for what they reveal about their motives, ideological thinking, and strategies of denial and self-deception, as well as influences from their social, political, and cultural context. The conclusion drawn is that many of the external and internal factors at work in them are recognizable to us as features of our own moral (...)
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  20. Comparative Ethics and Intercultural Human Rights Dialogues: A Programmatic Inquiry.Sumner B. Twiss - 1996 - In Lisa Sowle Cahill & James F. Childress (eds.), Christian Ethics: Problems and Prospects. Pilgrim Press. pp. 357--78.
     
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    Moral Grounds and Plural Cultures: Interpreting Human Rights in the International Community.Sumner B. Twiss - 1998 - Journal of Religious Ethics 26 (2):271-282.
    After sketching the three basic types or generations of human rights recognized by the international community, the author explicates their principal conceptual-historical features in four theses concerning socially guaranteed priority interests; hermeneutical interaction; levels of intercultural and intracultural justification; theory-neutrality; he then explores yet further implications of those features. The article concludes by sketching alternative conceptions of the levels of human rights justification, relating these to recent philosophical positions on the prospects for a common morality.
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    Focus on Ethics and Atrocity: An Introduction.Sumner B. Twiss & Paul Lauritzen - 2010 - Journal of Religious Ethics 38 (1):1-3.
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    Editor's Note.John Kelsay & Sumner B. Twiss - 2003 - Journal of Religious Ethics 31 (1):ix-ix.
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    On the Legacy of Christian Ethics in Comparative Religious Ethics.Sumner B. Twiss - 2019 - Journal of Religious Ethics 47 (4):759-772.
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    Preface.John Kelsay & Sumner B. Twiss - 1997 - The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 17:7-11.
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    Preface.John Kelsay & Sumner B. Twiss - 1998 - The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 18:7-9.
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    Preface.John Kelsay & Sumner B. Twiss - 2001 - The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 21:7-11.
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