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  1. Social Contract as a Basis of Norms: A Critique.Tibor R. Machan - 1983 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 7 (1):141-145.
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    Innocent Threats and the Moral Problem of Carnivorous Animals.Rainer Ebert & Tibor R. Machan - 2012 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 29 (2):146-159.
    The existence of predatory animals is a problem in animal ethics that is often not taken as seriously as it should be. We show that it reveals a weakness in Tom Regan's theory of animal rights that also becomes apparent in his treatment of innocent human threats. We show that there are cases in which Regan's justice-prevails-approach to morality implies a duty not to assist the jeopardized, contrary to his own moral beliefs. While a modified account of animal rights that (...)
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    What is Morally Right with Insider Trading.Tibor R. Machan - 1996 - Public Affairs Quarterly 10 (2):135-142.
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    Why Human Beings May Use Animals.Tibor R. Machan - 2002 - Journal of Value Inquiry 36 (1):9-16.
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  5. Self-Ownership and the Lockean Proviso.Tibor R. Machan - 2009 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39 (1):93-98.
    Locke's defense of private property rights includes what is called a proviso— "the Lockean proviso"—and some have argued that in terms of it the right to private property can have various exceptions and it may not even be unjust to redistribute wealth that is privately owned. I argue that this cannot be right because it would imply that one's right to life could also have various exceptions, so anyone's life (and labor) could be subject to conscription if some would need (...)
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    Aristotle and the Moral Status of Business.Tibor R. Machan - 2004 - Journal of Value Inquiry 38 (2):203-223.
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    Recent Work on the Concept of Happiness.Douglas Den Uyl & Tibor R. Machan - 1983 - American Philosophical Quarterly 20 (2):115-134.
    The first part of this project deals with the more recent historical discussions of the topic, Most of which focus on the views of aristotle and j s mill. These two authors turn out to be the focus of attention of most writers who wish to consider the major historical reflections on happiness, Ones that have shaped our thinking on the topic. The second part of this project deals with contemporary original thinking about happiness. Yet here, Too, The major themes (...)
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  8. The Pseudo-Science of B. F. Skinner.Tibor R. Machan - 2006 - Upa.
    The Pseudo-Science of B.F. Skinner was Professor Tibor Machan's first book. Now, nearly forty years after its initial publication and after three dozen additional books published by Machan, it is available again through University Press of America. This study is still alive with its initial inquiry into the work of B.F. Skinner, and it is just as influential upon young students today as it was forty years ago. Was Skinner a bona fide scientist or an amateur metaphysician? Was Skinner correct (...)
     
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  9. Libertarianism: For and Against.Craig Duncan, Tibor R. Machan & Martha Nussbaum - 2005 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Libertarianism: For and Against offers dueling perspectives on the scope of legitimate government. Tibor R. Machan, a well-known libertarian philosopher, argues for a minimal government devoted solely to protecting individual rights to life, liberty, and property. Against this view, philosopher Craig Duncan defends democratic liberalism, which aims to ensure that all citizens have fair access to a life of dignity. In a dynamic exchange of arguments, the two philosophers cut to the heart of this important debate.
     
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    Do Animals Have Rights?Tibor R. Machan - 1991 - Public Affairs Quarterly 5 (2):163-173.
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  11. Putting Humans First Why We Are Nature's Favorite.Tibor R. Machan - 2004
     
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    Libertarianism in One Easy Lesson.Tibor R. Machan - 2003 - The Philosophers' Magazine 21:44-47.
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    Book Review: James M. Buchanan, Why I, Too, Am Not a Conservative. [REVIEW]Tibor R. Machan - forthcoming - Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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    Recent Work in Business Ethics: A Survey and Critique.Tibor R. Machan & Douglas J. Den Uyl - 1987 - American Philosophical Quarterly 24 (2):107-124.
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    Moral Myths and Basic Positive Rights.Tibor R. Machan - 1985 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 33:35-41.
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    Information for Contributors.Thomas Magnell, Moving Away From A. Local, Tibor R. Machan, Kevin Graham, Sharon Sytsma, Agape Sans Dieu, Jonathan Glover, Harry G. Frankfurt, James Stacey Taylor & Peter Singer - 2002 - Journal of Value Inquiry 36 (3):601-603.
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    Against Nonlibertarian Natural Rights.Tibor R. Machan - 1978 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 2 (3):233-238.
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    Defining Government, Begging the Question: An Answer to Walter Block's Reply.Tibor R. Machan - 2007 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 21 (1):91-99.
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  19. Ayn Rand.Tibor R. Machan - 1999
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    The Right to Private Property: Reply to Friedman.Tibor R. Machan - 1992 - Critical Review 6 (1):97-106.
  21. A Brief Defense of Free Will.Tibor R. Machan - 2004 - In John R. Burr & Milton Goldinger (eds.), Philosophy and Contemporary Issues. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
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    Exploring Extreme Violence (Torture).Tibor R. Machan - 1990 - Journal of Social Philosophy 21 (1):92-97.
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    Does Libertarianism Imply the Welfare State?Tibor R. Machan - 1997 - Res Publica 3 (2):131-148.
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    Drug Prohibition is Both Wrong and Unworkable.Tibor R. Machan - 2012 - Think 11 (30):85-92.
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    Kuhn, Paradigm Choice and the Arbitrariness of Aesthetic Criteria in Science.Tibor R. Machan - 1977 - Theory and Decision 8 (4):361-362.
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    Some Contrarian Reflections on Advertising.Tibor R. Machan - 2010 - Think 9 (24):47-50.
    Among business ethics teachers, as reflected in their books and papers, advertising is deemed anything but honorable. Quite the opposite. This is mainly because so many business ethicists are convinced that altruism is the proper ethics for people to practice and, of course, advertising is far from altruistic. The following will be a presentation of a position that finds advertising ethical but also rejects altruism as the proper ethics by which human beings should live.
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    Two Flaws in Anti-Market Criticisms.Tibor R. Machan - 2013 - Think 12 (35):95-99.
    Over the years, two criticisms of free markets have been repeated over and over again, by very prominent academics. One concerns the subjective theory of values many pro-market economists embrace, the other involves the move from something being good to do to requiring the government to make – or ‘nudge’ – us do it.
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    Rights, Values, Regulation, and Health Care.Tibor R. Machan - 2006 - Journal of Value (2006) 40 (2-3):155ff.
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    Advertising: The Whole or Only Some of the Truth?Tibor R. Machan - 1987 - Public Affairs Quarterly 1 (4):59-71.
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    Good God, Bad Deeds?Tibor R. Machan - 2007 - Think 5 (15):55-58.
    Tibor Machan responds to James Franklin's response to the problem of evil (in Think issue 5).
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    Did Socrates Know Nothing?Tibor R. Machan - 2010 - Think 9 (25):85-87.
    A familiar teaching about Socrates, based mostly on Plato's representation of the Athenian philosopher, is that he professed not to know anything. The only thing he knew, he is reported to have said, is that he knew nothing.
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    Some Doubts About Animal Rights.Tibor R. Machan - 1985 - Journal of Value Inquiry 19 (1):73-75.
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    Libertarianism in One Easy Lesson.Tibor R. Machan - 2003 - The Philosophers' Magazine 23 (23):46-49.
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    Is Free Will Real?Tibor R. Machan - 2006 - Think 4 (12):61-64.
    Tibor Machan introduces an ancient and infernal puzzle.
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    Kuhn's Impossibility Proof and the Moral Element in Scientific Explanations.Tibor R. Machan - 1974 - Theory and Decision 5 (4):355-374.
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    Your Country Needs... Your Liver?Tibor R. Machan - 2002 - The Philosophers' Magazine 18 (18):19-20.
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    Rational Choice and Public Affairs.Tibor R. Machan - 1980 - Theory and Decision 12 (3):229-258.
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    Some Moral Dimension In Parent‐Child Relations.Tibor R. Machan - 1992 - Journal of Social Philosophy 23 (3):16-22.
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    Epistemology and Moral Knowledge.Tibor R. Machan - 1982 - Review of Metaphysics 36 (1):23 - 49.
    It is argued that a wrongheaded model of what a theory of knowledge must satisfy has engendered unjustified skepticism about knowledge and moral knowledge in particular. A contextualist conception of knowledge is sketched and defended and it is then argued that in terms of such an idea of what it is to know something the prospects for moral and political knowledge are significantly improved.
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    Letters.David L. Prychitko, Tibor R. Machan, Mordecai Schwartz & Gus Dizerega - 1988 - Critical Review 2 (2-3):220-240.
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    The Virtue of Freedom in Capitalism.Tibor R. Machan - 1986 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 3 (1):49-58.
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    Individualism Versus Classical Liberal Political Economy.Tibor R. Machan - 1995 - Res Publica 1 (1):3-23.
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    Sterba on Machan's "Concession".Tibor R. Machan - 2001 - Journal of Social Philosophy 32 (2):241–243.
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    Egoism and Benevolence. [REVIEW]Tibor R. Machan - 2000 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 1 (2):283 - 291.
    TIBOR R. MACHAN argues that David Kelley's Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence, which makes the case for including the benevolent virtues as a prominent feature of the Objectivist ethics, is too brief but filled with poignant observations and some valuable analysis. Machan discusses altruism, in response to much criticism of Rand's rendition of the position, and defends ethical egoism against widespread misrepresentations.
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    Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence.Tibor R. Machan - 2000 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 1 (2).
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  46. Libertarian Justice.Tibor R. Machan - 2001 - In James P. Sterba (ed.), Social and Political Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives. Routledge. pp. 93--114.
  47. Note on Conceivability and Logical Possibility.Tibor R. Machan - 1969 - Kinesis 2:39--42.
    A. Collins once argued that time travel is only imaginable if we relate the "event" out of context. John Hospers argues that it is logically possible for an iron bar to float in water even if it is actually (empirically) impossible. My point in this piece is that Hospers relies on viewing the floating out of context, in Walt Disney fashion; but that is no way to establish any kind of possibility. I also discuss "conceivability", a term frequently used either (...)
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    Individualism and the Problem of Political Authority.Tibor R. Machan - 1983 - The Monist 66 (4):500-516.
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    Recent Work in Ethical Egoism.Tibor R. Machan - 1979 - American Philosophical Quarterly 16 (1):1 - 15.
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  50. Introduction to Philosophical Inquiiries.Tibor R. Machan - 1985 - Upa.
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