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    Human Flourishing and the Appeal to Human Nature*: DOUGLAS B. RASMUSSEN.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1999 - Social Philosophy and Policy 16 (1):1-43.
    If “perfectionism” in ethics refers to those normative theories that treat the fulfillment or realization of human nature as central to an account of both goodness and moral obligation, in what sense is “human flourishing” a perfectionist notion? How much of what we take “human flourishing” to signify is the result of our understanding of human nature? Is the content of this concept simply read off an examination of our nature? Is there no place for diversity and individuality? Is the (...)
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    The Importance of Metaphysical Realism for Ethical Knowledge: Douglas B. Rasmussen.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 2008 - Social Philosophy and Policy 25 (1):56-99.
    In this essay, I consider whether the alleged demise of metaphysical realism does actually provide a better way for defending the cognitive status of ethical judgments. I argue that the rejection of a realist ontology and epistemology does not help to establish the claim that ethical knowledge is possible. More specifically, I argue that Hilary Putnam's argument does not succeed in making a case for ethical knowledge. In fact, his account of the procedures by which our valuations are warranted—the criteria (...)
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    The Perfectionist Turn*: Douglas J. Den Uyl and Douglas B. Rasmussen.Douglas J. Den Uyl & Douglas B. Rasmussen - 2013 - Social Philosophy and Policy 30 (1-2):69-94.
    This essay asks whether what is good for someone is distinct from her self-perfection, and whether it makes sense to understand either her good or her self-perfection in terms of the other. The essay adopts a traditional naturalistic understanding of perfection. It argues, however, that the conception of human nature that underlies the perfectionist view must be more individualistic than it is often taken to be. It goes on to distinguish individuative from generic features of human nature; because the account (...)
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    Physical Manipulation of the Brain.Henry K. Beecher, Edgar A. Bering, Donald T. Chalkley, José M. R. Delgado, Vernon H. Mark, Karl H. Pribram, Gardner C. Quarton, Theodore B. Rasmussen, William Beecher Scoville, William H. Sweet, Daniel Callahan, K. Danner Clouser, Harold Edgar, Rudolph Ehrensing, James R. Gavin, Willard Gaylin, Bruce Hilton, Perry London, Robert Michels, Robert Neville, Ann Orlov, Herbert G. Vaughan, Paul Weiss & Jose M. R. Delgado - 1973 - Hastings Center Report 3 (Special Supplement):1.
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    Letters to and From the Editor.Maurice B. Visscher, I. S. Ravdin, Dwight J. Ingle, Wilder Penfield, Theodore Rasmussen, Ward C. Halstead, James K. Feibleman & Julian Huxley - 1963 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 6 (4):535-545.
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    Rand on Obligation and Value.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 2002 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 4 (1):69 - 86.
    Douglas B. Rasmussen examines, in this revised and extended version of his 1990 address to the Ayn Rand Society, whether Rand's ethics are best interpreted as dependent on a "pre-moral" choice. He argues that such an interpretation undercuts Rand's claim to provide a rational foundation for ethics. He suggests an alternative, neo-Aristotelian interpretation of Rand's ethics, which treats "man's survival qua man" as the telos of human choice and takes the obligation to achieve this ultimate end as the result (...)
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    Alison Li. J. B. Collip and the Development of Medical Research in Canada: Extracts and Enterprise. Xiv + 244 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Montreal/Kingston: McGill‐Queen’s University Press, 2003. $39.95. [REVIEW]Nicholas Rasmussen - 2005 - Isis 96 (3):461-462.
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    Terracotta Decoration Winter Symbols of Wealth and Power. Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640–510 B.C. Pp. Lii + 650, Figs, Ills, Maps, Colour Pls. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, for The American Academy in Rome, 2009. Cased, US$95. ISBN: 978-0-472-11665-2. [REVIEW]Tom Rasmussen - 2012 - The Classical Review 62 (2):646-648.
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    John B. Wachtman, Jr. . Ceramic Innovations in the Twentieth Century. Xiv+307 Pp., Illus., Figs., Tables, App., Index. Westerville, Ohio: American Ceramic Society, 1999. [REVIEW]Margaret Rasmussen - 2003 - Isis 94 (4):697-698.
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  10. Liberty for the 21st Century: Contemporary Libertarian Thought.Tibor Machan & Douglas Rasmussen - 1995 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Fifteen distinguished contributors free present up-to-date arguments for the libertarian alternative. Part One introduces libertarianism and outlines some approaches by which it might be justified. Part Two addresses how a society that embraces libertarian principles might deal with various social problems, especially those that seem to require government intervention. Part Three responds to criticisms of libertarianism from other political perspectives and presents a libertarian critique of those viewpoints. Contributors: N. Scott Arnold; James E. Chesher; Mike Gemmell; John Hospers; Gregory R. (...)
     
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  11. Norms of Liberty: A Perfectionist Basis for Non-Perfectionist Politics.Douglas B. Rasmussen & Douglas J. Den Uyl - 2005 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    How can we establish a political/legal order that in principle does not require the human flourishing of any person or group to be given structured preference over that of any other? Addressing this question as the central problem of political philosophy,_ Norms of Liberty_ offers a new conceptual foundation for political liberalism that takes protecting liberty, understood in terms of individual negative rights, as the primary aim of the political/legal order. Rasmussen and Den Uyl argue for construing individual rights (...)
     
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    Tenseless Times.Joshua Rasmussen - 2015 - Philosophical Studies 172 (12):3221-3227.
    I develop a new theory of times. I show how to analyze times as tenselessly describable “abstract” entities. Some philosophers make use of ersatz times, which are abstract entities such as maximal states of affairs that bear earlier than and later than relations to one another. Although these times are normally thought to exemplify A-properties that cannot be expressed in a purely tenseless language, I explain how a tenseless theory can accommodate abstract times. I do this by defending Rasmussen’s (...)
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    Rejoinder to Robert Hartford, "Objectivity and the Proof of Egoism" (Spring 2007): Rand's Metaethics.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 2007 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 8 (2):307 - 316.
    In response to Robert Hartford's criticisms of his Spring 2006 Journal of Ayn Rand Studies essay, "Regarding Choice and the Foundations of Morality," Rasmussen argues against "the official" interpretation of Rand's ethics as resting on a basic "choice to live." Drawing from his work with Douglas Den Uyl, Rasmussen argues that Rand's metaethics is best understood in "biocentric," neo-Aristotelian terms: that human choice does not set the context in which it operates and that "man's life qua man" is (...)
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  14. Norms of Liberty : Challenges and Prospects.Douglas B. Rasmussen & Douglas J. Den Uyl - 2008 - In Aeon J. Skoble (ed.), Reading Rasmussen and Den Uyl: Critical Essays on Norms of Liberty. Lexington Books.
  15. A Groundwork for Rights: Man's Natural End.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1980 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 4 (1):65-76.
     
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    The Open-Question Argument and the Issue of Conceivability.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1982 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 56:162.
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    Realism, Intentionality, and the Nature of Logical Relations.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1992 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 66:267.
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  18. Liberty and Nature an Aristotelian Defense of Liberal Order.Douglas B. RASMUSSEN - 1991 - Open Court.
     
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    The Myth of Atomism.Douglas J. Den Uyl & Douglas B. Rasmussen - 2006 - Review of Metaphysics 59 (4):841-868.
    CHARLES TAYLOR, IN TWO IMPORTANT ESSAYS, offers both a refutation of what appears to be the foundations of liberalism as well as an alternative “third way” to the liberal-communitarian debate. In this paper we are broadly interested in the role of community within a liberal framework, and for that reason the Taylor essays are a useful way to begin such an exploration. There is, we believe, much in Taylor with which to agree. If liberalism somehow fails to accommodate any meaningful (...)
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    The Significance for Cognitive Realism of the Thought of John Poinsot.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1994 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 68 (3):409-424.
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    The Forgotten Promise of Thiamin: Merck, Caltech Biologists, and Plant Hormones in a 1930s Biotechnology Project. [REVIEW]Nicolas Rasmussen - 1999 - Journal of the History of Biology 32 (2):245 - 261.
    The physiology of plant hormones was one of the most dynamic fields in experimental biology in the 1930s, and an important part of T. H. Morgan's influential life science division at the California Institute of Technology. I describe one episode of plant physiology research at the institution in which faculty member James Bonner discovered that the B vitamin thiamin is a plant growth regulator, and then worked in close collaboration with the Merck pharmaceutical firm to develop it as a growth-boosting (...)
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    Quine and Aristotelian Essentialism.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1984 - New Scholasticism 58 (3):316-335.
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    Rejoinder to Tibor R. Machan, "Rand and Choice" (Spring 2006): Regarding Choice and the Foundation of Morality: Reflections on Rand's Ethics.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 2006 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 7 (2):309 - 328.
    This essay examines the relationship between human choice and Rand's ethical standard for moral goodness and obligation. It shows that the neo-Aristotclian interpretation of Rand's ethics—an interpretation that does not accept the doctrine of "premoral choice" but instead claims that flourishing as a rational animal is the telos of human life and choice—is crucial to the viability of her ethical theory. The defenders of premoral choice confuse the conceptual order with the real and, despite their intentions, make Rand's ethics into (...)
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    Ethical Aspects of Clinical Decision-Making.I. Kollemorten, C. Strandberg, B. M. Thomsen, O. Wiberg, T. Windfeld-Schmidt, V. Binder, L. Elsborg, C. Hendriksen, E. Kristensen, J. R. Madsen, M. K. Rasmussen, L. Willumsen, H. R. Wulff & P. Riis - 1981 - Journal of Medical Ethics 7 (2):67-69.
    The aim of the present investigation was to describe and to classify significant ethical problems encountered by the members of the staff during the daily clinical work at a hospital medical department. A set of definitions was prepared for the purpose, including the definition of a 'significant ethical problem'. During a three month period 426 inpatients and 173 outpatients were admitted. Significant ethical problems were encountered during the management of 106 in-patients (25 per cent) and 9 out-patients (5 per cent). (...)
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    Looking at Greek Vases.B. A. Sparkes, T. Rasmussen & N. Spivey - 1993 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 113:227-228.
  26. The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand.Douglas J. Uyl & Douglas B. Rasmussen (eds.) - 1987 - University of Illinois Press.
     
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  27. A Critique of Rawls' "Theory of Justice".Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1974 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 55 (3):303.
     
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  28. Jack W. Meiland and Michael Krausz, Eds.: "Relativism". [REVIEW]Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1986 - The Thomist 50 (2):309.
     
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    Individual Rights and Human Flourishing.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1989 - Public Affairs Quarterly 3 (1):89-103.
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    Deely, Wittgenstein, and Mental Events.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1980 - New Scholasticism 54 (1):60-67.
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    Liberalism, Contractarianism, and the Choice of Liberties.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1985 - Bowling Green Studies in Applied Philosophy 7:26-36.
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    Ethical Individualism, Natural Law, and the Primacy of Natural Rights.Douglas J. Den Uyl & Douglas B. Rasmussen - 2001 - Social Philosophy and Policy 18 (1):34-69.
    Whether or not Strauss's observation is historically accurate, it does suggest two sets of questions for philosophical examination. (1) Is Strauss correct to view natural duties and natural rights as the same type of ethical concept? Do they serve the same function? Do they work on the same level, and are they necessarily in competition with each other? (2) Does saying that the individual human being is the center of the moral world require that one reject the idea of a (...)
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    Wittgenstein and the Search for Meanings.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1982 - Semiotics:577-590.
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    The Role and Responsibility of the Moral Philosopher.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1982 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 56:162-172.
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    Rorty, Wittgenstein, and the Nature of Intentionality.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1983 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 57:152-162.
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    Political Legitimacy and Discourse Ethics.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1992 - International Philosophical Quarterly 32 (1):17-34.
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    The Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1994 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 68 (4):557-561.
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    Logical Possibility, Iron Bars, and Necessary Truth.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1977 - New Scholasticism 51 (1):117-122.
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    Liberalism in Retreat.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 2009 - Review of Metaphysics 62 (4):875-908.
    This essay presents a brief summary of the Sen/Nussbaum conception of liberalism, offers some main points of criticism, and contrasts their conception of human flourishing and politics with an alternative one. The ultimate aim will be to show that they do not advance the cause of liberalism properly understood but actually retreat from it. The “human capabilities argument,” “public reasoning,” “internalist essentialism,” and other key concepts are discussed. The paper concludes that Sen and Nussbaum fail to adequately defend the premises (...)
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    Ways of Sampling Voluntary and Involuntary Autobiographical Memories in Daily Life.Anne S. Rasmussen, Kim B. Johannessen & Dorthe Berntsen - 2014 - Consciousness and Cognition 30:156-168.
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    Commentary on Sterba.Douglas B. Rasmussen & Douglas J. den Uyl - 2011 - Journal of Social Philosophy 42 (4):416-427.
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    Liberalism and Natural End Ethics.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1990 - American Philosophical Quarterly 27 (2):153 - 161.
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    Natural Law and Natural Rights: Bastiat Vindicated.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 2001 - Journal des Economistes Et des Etudes Humaines 11 (2).
    Bastiat claims that the individual rights to life, liberty, and property are natural rights. Further, he claims that these natural rights are a matter of natural law and are not mere conventions. However, he never offers a detailed account of the connection between natural law and natural rights. By outlining a neo-Aristotelian theory of natural law that consists of two poles—an individualized vision of human flourishing and a conception of individual rights as metanormative principles—it is argued that Bastiat’s core insight (...)
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    Henry Babcock Veatch (1911-1999).Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (1):271-272.
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    The Right to Liberty in a Good Society.Randy E. Barnett & Douglas B. Rasmussen - unknown
    We have been asked to consider how a "Constitution of Civic Virtue" might contribute to a "good society." To answer this question, we need to have some idea of what a good society might be, and we need to be able to articulate that idea. Certainly, we think we know a good movie when we see it, a good book when we read it, a good argument when we hear it, and a good idea when we have one, but we (...)
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    Reply to Peter E. Vedder," Self-Directedness and the Human Good"(Fall 2007): Defending Norms of Liberty.Douglas J. Den Uyl & Douglas B. Rasmussen - forthcoming - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies.
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    A Guide to Oriental Classics.E. B., Wm Theodore de Bary & Ainslee T. Embree - 1967 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 87 (2):210.
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    In Memoriam: Henry Babcock Veatch (1911-1999).Douglas B. Rasmussen - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (1):271 - 272.
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    Grounding Necessary Truth in the Nature of Things: A Redux.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 2014 - In Louis F. Groarke & Paolo C. Biondi (eds.), Shifting the Paradigm: Alternative Perspectives on Induction. De Gruyter. pp. 323-358.
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    Rand's Metaethics.Douglas B. Rasmussen - 2007 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 8 (2).
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