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  1. Coronavirus: It Feels Like We Are Sliding Into a Period of Unrest, but Political Philosophy Offers Hope.Vittorio Bufacchi - unknown
     
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  2. Torture, Terrorism and the State: A Refutation of the Ticking-Bomb Argument.Vittorio Bufacchi & Jean Maria Arrigo - 2006 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (3):355–373.
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    Philosophy of Education in a New Key: On Radicalization and Violent Extremism.Mitja Sardoč, C. A. J. Coady, Vittorio Bufacchi, Fathali M. Moghaddam, Quassim Cassam, Derek Silva, Nenad Miščević, Gorazd Andrejč, Zdenko Kodelja, Boris Vezjak, Michael A. Peters & Marek Tesar - forthcoming - Educational Philosophy and Theory:1-34.
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    Truth, Lies and Tweets: A Consensus Theory of Post-Truth.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (3):347-361.
    This article rejects the received view that Post-Truth is a new, unprecedented political phenomenon. By showing that Truth and Post-Truth share the same genesis, this article will submit the idea of a Consensus Theory of Post-Truth. Part 1 looks at the difference between Post-Truth, lies and bullshit. Part 2 suggests reasons behind the current preoccupation with Post-Truth. Part 3 focuses on Habermas’s influential consensus theory of truth to suggest that truth and Post-Truth have more in common than is generally assumed. (...)
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  5. Colonialism, Injustice, and Arbitrariness.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2017 - Journal of Social Philosophy 48 (2):197-211.
    The current debate on why colonialism is wrong overlooks what is arguably the most discernible aspect of this particular historical injustice: its exreme violence. Through a critical analysis of the recent contributions by Lea Ypi, Margaret Moore and Laura Valentini, this article argues that the violence inflicted on the victims and survivors of colonialism reveals far more about the nature of this historical injustice than generally assumed. It is the arbitrary nature of the power relations between colonizers and the colonized (...)
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    Victims, Their Stories, and Our Rights.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2018 - Metaphilosophy 49 (1-2):3-12.
    Diana Meyers argues that breaking the silence of victims and attending to their stories are necessary steps towards realizing human rights. Yet using highly personal victims' stories to promote human rights raises significant moral concerns, hence Meyers suggests that before victims' stories can be accessed and used, it is morally imperative that requirements of informed consent and non-retraumatization are secured. This article argues that while Meyers' proviso is important, and necessary, it may not be sufficient. First, one potential problem with (...)
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    Motivating Justice.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2005 - Contemporary Political Theory 4 (1):25-41.
    This article challenges the received view on the role of motivations in contemporary theories of social justice. Neo-Kantians argue that a theory of justice must be rooted in moral motivations of reasonableness, not rationality. Yet reasonableness is a demanding motivation, stipulating actions that people may not be able or willing to perform. This opens egalitarians like Rawls to the accusation of prescribing a political philosophy that is not 'followable'. The aim of this article is to explore the benefits for egalitarian (...)
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    Knowing Violence: Testimony, Trust and Truth.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2013 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 265 (3):277-291.
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    Democratic Justice and Contractarian Injustice.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2017 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 20 (2):222-230.
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    The Ripples of Violence.Jools Gilson & Vittorio Bufacchi - 2016 - Feminist Review 112 (1):27-40.
    The received view in mainstream philosophy is that violence is an ‘act’, to be defined in terms of ‘force’ and ‘intentionality’. This approach regrettably and inexcusably tends to prioritise the agent performing the act of violence in question. This paper argues that we should resist this tendency, in order to prioritise the victim or survivor of violence, and her personal experience, not that of the perpetrator. Starting from an analysis of the devastating impact of violence that characterises the experience of (...)
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    Why Is Violence Bad?Vittorio Bufacchi - 2004 - American Philosophical Quarterly 41 (2):169 - 180.
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    Empirical Philosophy: Theory and Practice.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2004 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 18 (1):39-52.
    This article takes the first steps towards a new approach in applied philosophy, in the hope to encourage an idea of philosophy as a more empirical subject. Part I will provide an overview of the nature and scope of applied philosophy, followed in Part II by a critical evaluation of the “top-down” methodology still popular with many applied philosophers. Part III will then describe the basic axioms of “empirical philosophy,” explaining how the empirical approach differs from the top-down approach. Part (...)
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    Not Making Exceptions: A Response to Shue.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2009 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (3):329-335.
    abstract This article refutes Henry Shue's claim that in the case of preventive military attacks it is sometimes morally permissible to make an exception to the fundamental principle regarding the inviolability of individual rights. By drawing on a comparison between torture and preventive military attacks, I will argue that the potential risks of institutionalizing preventive military attacks — what I call the Institutionalizing Argument — are far too great to even contemplate. Two potential risks with setting up a bureaucracy which (...)
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    Book Review: The Epistemology of Resistance, by José MedinaThe Epistemology of Resistance, by MedinaJosé. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. [REVIEW]Vittorio Bufacchi - 2015 - Political Theory 43 (1):142-144.
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    Beyond Unity in Plurality: Rethinking the Pluralist Legacy.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2010 - Contemporary Political Theory 9 (4):458-476.
    This article is a critical analysis of the pluralist legacy in modern political discourse. The article argues that this legacy imposes conceptual constraints on empirical and normative inquiry into current forms of human belonging and interaction, a predicament most evident today in the field of global political theory. It is argued that this is due to a lasting preoccupation in the pluralist legacy with the vexed question of unity in plurality. The article analyzes the pluralist legacy historically and conceptually, by (...)
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  16. Coronavirus: Do We Have a Moral Duty Not to Get Sick?Vittorio Bufacchi - unknown
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  17. Can Super Mario Save Italy?Vittorio Bufacchi - unknown
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  18. Ethics and the Virus: 'Nothing Spoils Mighty Craic Like Ethics'.Vittorio Bufacchi - unknown
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    Empirical Philosophy: Theory and Practice.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2004 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 18 (1):39-52.
    This article takes the first steps towards a new approach in applied philosophy, in the hope to encourage an idea of philosophy as a more empirical subject. Part I will provide an overview of the nature and scope of applied philosophy, followed in Part II by a critical evaluation of the “top-down” methodology still popular with many applied philosophers. Part III will then describe the basic axioms of “empirical philosophy,” explaining how the empirical approach differs from the top-down approach. Part (...)
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  20. How Coronavirus Exposed Our Society’s Inherent Ageism.Vittorio Bufacchi - unknown
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    Hens, Ducks and Human Rights in China.Vittorio Bufacchi & Xiao Ouyang - 2017 - Philosophy Now 118:9-11.
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  22. Ireland After the Celtic Tiger: A Study in Social Injustice.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2019 - In Clara Fischer & Áine Mahon (eds.), Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Ireland.
    This chapter explores the philosophical nature of social injustice in contemporary Ireland. By appealing to four key concepts in contemporary political philosophy, this chapter will expose the tension between Ireland’s strong economy, currently growing faster than any other country in the European Union, and the persistent unacceptable levels of poverty and inequality in all aspects of Irish society. There are three parts to the main thesis advanced in this chapter. First, to defend the political philosophy of egalitarianism from prioritarian critics. (...)
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  23. Is Coronavirus Bad for Populism?Vittorio Bufacchi - 2020 - Global-E 13 (25).
     
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  24. Ireland's Complex Relationship with Shame.Vittorio Bufacchi - unknown
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    Is European Integration Politically Legitimate?Vittorio Bufacchi - 1994 - History of European Ideas 19 (1-3):229-235.
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    Introduction: Philosophy and Violence.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2013 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 265 (3):233-235.
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    Justice as Non-Maleficence.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2020 - Theoria 67 (162):1-27.
    The principle of non-maleficence, primum non nocere, has deep roots in the history of moral philosophy, being endorsed by John Stuart Mill, W. D. Ross, H. L. A. Hart, Karl Popper and Bernard Gert. And yet, this principle is virtually absent from current debates on social justice. This article suggests that non-maleficence is more than a moral principle; it is also a principle of social justice. Part I looks at the origins of non-maleficence as a principle of ethics, and medical (...)
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  28. Lord of the Flies Real-Life Story Shows How Humans Are Hard-Wired to Help Each Other – Philosopher.Vittorio Bufacchi - unknown
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    Przemoc: Czym Ona Jest I Dlaczego Jest Zła?Vittorio Bufacchi - 2019 - Edukacja Etyczna 16.
    This article has two principal aims. First, to bring some clarity to the concept of violence. Secondly, to explore the normative dimension of violence. Part One will explore three different ways to define violence: as an act of force, as a violation of rights, and as a violation of integrity. Part Two will suggest that we can learn something about the badness of violence bad by exploring the literature on the badness of death. Part Three will suggest that the wrongness (...)
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  30. Review Article: Why Political Philosophy Matters.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2008 - European Journal of Political Theory 7 (2):255-264.
  31. Social Injustice: Essays in Political Philosophy.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2011 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    The idea of social injustice is pivotal to much contemporary moral and political philosophy. Starting from a comprehensive and engaging account of the idea of social injustice, this book covers a whole range of issues, including distributive justice, exploitation, torture, moral motivations, democratic theory, voting behavior, and market socialism.
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    Torture.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2013 - In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell.
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    Theoretical Foundations for Human Rights.Vittorio Bufacchi - unknown
    This article explores an alternative to the established dichotomy between philosophical accounts of human rights, characterized by a foundationalist tendency, and political accounts of human rights, which aspire to be non-foundationalist. I argue that in order to justify human rights practice, political accounts of human rights cannot do without the support of theoretical foundations, although not necessarily of the natural-law variety. As an alternative to natural-law metaphysics, a deflationary theory of human rights, based on a deflationary account of truth, is (...)
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    Territory, Rights, and Historical Injustice.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2017 - Philosophy and Public Issues - Filosofia E Questioni Pubbliche.
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  35. The Rebirth of Socialism.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2020 - RTÉ Brainstorm.
    Opinion: as socialism once again becomes a global force to be reckoned with, it's time to assess just what socialism is - and also what it's not.
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  36. There's Something About AOC.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2020 - RTÉ Brainstorm.
    The political clout and influence of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez owes much to her distinctive political philosophy.
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  37. The Surreal Presidency of Donald Trump.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2020 - RTÉ Brainstorm.
    Opinion: the current inhabitant of the White House may be displaying some surrealist touches but politics is no place for ambiguity.
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  38. Why Free Childcare in Ireland Should Be an Election Issue.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2020 - RTÉ Brainstorm.
    Opinion: introducing free childcare could be a game-changer towards creating a more equal and fair society.
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  39. What’s the Difference Between Lies and Post-Truth in Politics? A Philosopher Explains.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2020 - The Conversation.
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  40. What Thomas Hobbes Might Say About Boris Johnson and the Northern Ireland Protocol.Vittorio Bufacchi - unknown
    The EU has indicated it intends to pursue legal action against the UK over the extension of grace periods for post-Brexit checks on certain goods entering Northern Ireland from Britain. Vittorio Bufacchi argues that while the UK's approach may bring short-term benefits, these will be insignificant when set against the long-term reputational costs that come with breaking international agreements.
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  41. Why We Trust Experts in Times of Crisis.Vittorio Bufacchi - unknown
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    The Global Luxuries Tax.Timothy Mawe & Vittorio Bufacchi - 2015 - In H. Gaisbauer, G. Schweiger & C. Sedmak (eds.), Philosophical Explorations of Justice and Taxation. Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice, vol 40. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
    This chapter proposes a policy to tackle the problem of global poverty, the Global Luxuries Tax. The GLT is a levy collected whenever a person, anywhere in the world, purchases a certain luxury good or service. The money collected will go towards a Global Poverty Fund to be used to alleviate the worst cases of global poverty. The tax is a miniscule percentage of the price of the good or service being purchased, so that the GLT raises money for the (...)
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    Russell Hardin, One for All: The Logic of Group Conflict, Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1995, Pp. 288.Vittorio Bufacchi - 1998 - Utilitas 10 (2):252-.
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    The Injustice of Exploitation.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2002 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 5 (1):1-15.
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