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    Human Welfare and Moral Worth: Kantian Perspectives.Thomas E. Hill - 2002 - Oxford, GB: Clarendon Press.
    Thomas Hill, a leading figure in the recent development of Kantian moral philosophy, presents a set of essays exploring the implications of basic Kantian ideas for practical issues. The first part of the book provides background in central themes in Kant's ethics; the second part discusses questions regarding human welfare; the third focuses on moral worth -- the nature and grounds of moral assessment of persons as deserving esteem or blame. Hill shows moral, political, and social philosophers just how valuable (...)
  2. Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments.Thomas E. Hill Jr - 1983 - Environmental Ethics 5 (3):211-224.
    The moral significance of preserving natural environments is not entirely an issue of rights and social utility, for a person’s attitude toward nature may be importantly connected with virtues or human excellences. The question is, “What sort of person would destroy the natural environment--or even see its value solely in cost/benefit terms?” The answer I suggest is that willingness to do so may well reveal the absence of traits which are a natural basis for a proper humility, self-acceptance, gratitude, and (...)
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    Virtue, Rules, and Justice: Kantian Aspirations.Thomas E. Hill Jr & Thomas E. Hill - 2012 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press.
    Thomas E. Hill, Jr., interprets and extends Kant's moral theory in a series of essays that highlight its relevance to contemporary ethics. He introduces the major themes of Kantian ethics and explores its practical application to questions about revolution, prison reform, and forcible interventions in other countries for humanitarian purposes.
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  4. Humanity as an End in Itself.Thomas E. Hill - 1980 - Ethics 91 (1):84 - 99.
  5. Servility and Self-Respect.Thomas E. Hill Jr - 1973 - The Monist 57 (1):87-104.
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  6. Autonomy and Self Respect.Thomas E. Hill - 1992 - Philosophy 67 (262):561-563.
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    Human Welfare and Moral Worth: Kantian Perspectives.Thomas E. Hill - 2003 - Philosophical Quarterly 53 (213):587-595.
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  8. The Message of Affirmative Action.Thomas E. Hill - 1991 - Social Philosophy and Policy 8 (2):108-129.
    Affirmative action programs remain controversial, I suspect, partly because the familiar arguments for and against them start from significantly different moral perspectives. Thus I want to step back for a while from the details of debate about particular programs and give attention to the moral viewpoints presupposed in differenttypesof argument. My aim, more specifically, is to compare the “messages” expressed when affirmative action is defended from different moral perspectives. Exclusively forward-looking (for example, utilitarian) arguments, I suggest, tend to express the (...)
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    A Kantian Perspective on Moral Rules.Thomas E. Hill - 1992 - Philosophical Perspectives 6:285-304.
  10. Kant’s Theory of Practical Reason.Thomas E. Hill Jr - 1989 - The Monist 72 (3):363 - 383.
    Contemporary discussions of practical reason often refer vaguely to the Kantian conception of reasons as an alternative to various means-ends theories, but it is rarely clear what this is supposed to be, except that somehow moral concerns are supposed to fare better under the Kantian conception. The theories of Nagel, Gewirth, Darwall, and Donagan have been labeled “Kantian” because they deviate strikingly from standard preference models, but their roots in Kant have not been traced in detail and important differences may (...)
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  11. Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments.Thomas E. Hill Jr - 1983 - Environmental Ethics 5 (3):211-224.
    The moral significance of preserving natural environments is not entirely an issue of rights and social utility, for a person’s attitude toward nature may be importantly connected with virtues or human excellences. The question is, “What sort of person would destroy the natural environment--or even see its value solely in cost/benefit terms?” The answer I suggest is that willingness to do so may well reveal the absence of traits which are a natural basis for a proper humility, self-acceptance, gratitude, and (...)
     
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    Moral Construction as a Task: Sources and Limits.Thomas E. Hill - 2008 - Social Philosophy and Policy 25 (1):214-236.
    This essay first distinguishes different questions regarding moral objectivity and relativism and then sketches a broadly Kantian position on two of these questions. First, how, if at all, can we derive, justify, or support specific moral principles and judgments from more basic moral standards and values? Second, how, if at all, can the basic standards such as my broadly Kantian perspective, be defended? Regarding the first question, the broadly Kantian position is that from ideas in Kant's later formulations of the (...)
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    Moral Responsibilities of Bystanders.Thomas E. Hill Jr - 2010 - Journal of Social Philosophy 41 (1):28-39.
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    Hypothetical Consent in Kantian Constructivism.Thomas E. Hill - 2001 - Social Philosophy and Policy 18 (2):300-329.
    Epistemology, as I understand it, is a branch of philosophy especially concerned with general questions about how we can know various things or at least justify our beliefs about them. It questions what counts as evidence and what are reasonable sources of doubt. Traditionally, episte-mology focuses on pervasive and apparently basic assumptions covering a wide range of claims to knowledge or justified belief rather than very specific, practical puzzles. For example, traditional epistemologists ask “How do we know there are material (...)
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    Self-Respect Reconsidered.Thomas E. Hill Jr - 1982 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 31:129-137.
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    Kantian pluralism.Thomas E. Hill Jr - 1992 - Ethics 102 (4):743-762.
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    Kant's Argument for the Rationality of Moral Conduct.Thomas E. Hill - 1985 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 66 (1-2):3-23.
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  18. Kant and Race.Thomas E. Hill Jr & Bernard Boxill - 2000 - In Bernard Boxill (ed.), Race and Racism. Oxford University Press.
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  19. Symbolic Protest and Calculated Silence.Thomas E. Hill - 1979 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 9 (1):83-102.
     
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    Happiness and Human Flourishing in Kant's Ethics: THOMAS E. HILL, JR.Thomas E. Hill - 1999 - Social Philosophy and Policy 16 (1):143-175.
    Ancient moral philosophers, especially Aristotle and his followers, typically shared the assumption that ethics is primarily concerned with how to achieve the final end for human beings, a life of “happiness” or “human flourishing.” This final end was not a subjective condition, such as contentment or the satisfaction of our preferences, but a life that could be objectively determined to be appropriate to our nature as human beings. Character traits were treated as moral virtues because they contributed well toward this (...)
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    Punishment, Conscience, and Moral Worth.Thomas E. Hill - 1998 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 36 (S1):51-71.
  22. Kantian Normative Ethics.Thomas E. Hill, Jr & Chapel Hill - 2006 - In David Copp (ed.), The Oxford handbook of ethical theory. New York: Oxford University Press.
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    Reasonable Self-Interest*: THOMAS E. HILL, JR.Thomas E. Hill - 1997 - Social Philosophy and Policy 14 (1):52-85.
    Philosophers have debated for millennia about whether moral requirements are always rational to follow. The background for these debates is often what I shall call “the self-interest model.” The guiding assumption here is that the basic demand of reason, to each person, is that one must, above all, advance one's self-interest. Alternatively, debate may be framed by a related, but significantly different, assumption: the idea that the basic rational requirement is to develop and pursue a set of personal ends in (...)
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    Beneficence and Self-Love: A Kantian Perspective*: THOMAS E. HILL, JR.Thomas E. Hill - 1993 - Social Philosophy and Policy 10 (1):1-23.
    What, if anything, are we morally required to do on behalf of others besides respecting their rights? And why is such regard for others a reasonable moral requirement? These two questions have long been major concerns of ethical theory, but the answers that philosophers give tend to vary with their beliefs about human nature. More specifically, their answers typically depend on the position they take on a third-question: To what extent, if any, is it possible for us to act altruistically?
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  25. Kantian Ethics and Utopian Thinking.Thomas E. Hill Jr - 2019 - Disputatio 8 (11).
    Is Kantian Ethics guilty of utopian thinking? First, potentially good and bad uses of utopian ideals are distinguished, then an apparent path is traced from Rousseau’s unworkable political ideal to Kant’s ethical ideal. Three versions of Kant’s Categorical Imperative are examined briefly for the ways that they may raise the suspicion that they manifest or encourage bad utopian thinking. In each case Kantians have available responses to counter the suspicion, but special attention is directed to the version that says “Act (...)
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  26. Kant’s Theory of Practical Reason.Thomas E. Hill Jr - 1989 - The Monist 72 (3):363-383.
    Contemporary discussions of practical reason often refer vaguely to the Kantian conception of reasons as an alternative to various means-ends theories, but it is rarely clear what this is supposed to be, except that somehow moral concerns are supposed to fare better under the Kantian conception. The theories of Nagel, Gewirth, Darwall, and Donagan have been labeled “Kantian” because they deviate strikingly from standard preference models, but their roots in Kant have not been traced in detail and important differences may (...)
     
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  27. Moral Purity and the Lesser Evil.Thomas E. Hill Jr - 1983 - The Monist 66 (2):213-232.
    In a morally perfect world we would not face many of the hard choices which confront us in the real world. If everyone were fully conscientious, moral dilemmas might still be posed by natural circumstances; but many of our most difficult and tragic choices would not arise. In particular, we would never need to decide whether we should ourselves do a lesser evil in order to prevent someone else from doing a greater one. Unfortunately we do not live in such (...)
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  28. Punishment, Conscience, and Moral Worth.Thomas E. Hill & Jr - 2002 - In Mark Timmons (ed.), Kant's Metaphysics of morals: interpetative essays. New York: Oxford University Press.
     
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  29. The Concept of Meaning.Thomas E. Hill - 1974 - Mind 83 (331):464-466.
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  30. The Concept of Meaning.Thomas E. Hill - 1976 - Philosophy 51 (197):369-371.
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    Moral purity and the Lesser evil.Thomas E. Hill Jr - 1983 - The Monist 66 (2):213 - 232.
    In a morally perfect world we would not face many of the hard choices which confront us in the real world. If everyone were fully conscientious, moral dilemmas might still be posed by natural circumstances; but many of our most difficult and tragic choices would not arise. In particular, we would never need to decide whether we should ourselves do a lesser evil in order to prevent someone else from doing a greater one. Unfortunately we do not live in such (...)
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  32. Collected Papers. [REVIEW]Thomas E. Hill Jr - 2001 - Journal of Philosophy 98 (5):269-272.
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    Review of Thomas E. Hill: Ethics in Theory and Practice[REVIEW]Thomas E. Hill - 1957 - Ethics 67 (2):144-145.
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  34. Environmental Philosophy: A Collection of Readings. [REVIEW]Thomas E. Hill Jr - 1984 - Environmental Ethics 6 (4):367-371.
     
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  35. Punishment and the Moral Emotions: Essays in Law, Morality, and Religion, by Jeffrie G. Murphy. [REVIEW]Thomas E. Hill Jr - 2013 - Faith and Philosophy 30 (4):490-493.
     
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    T. C. Williams, "The Concept of the Categorical Imperative". [REVIEW]Thomas E. Hill - 1970 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 8 (2):222.
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  37. The Practice of Moral Judgment by Barbara Herman. [REVIEW]Thomas E. Hill Jr - 1995 - Journal of Philosophy 92 (1):47-51.
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  38. What Reason Demands by Rudiger Bittner. [REVIEW]Thomas E. Hill Jr - 1991 - Journal of Philosophy 88 (9):497-501.
     
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