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William Simkulet
University of Kansas
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    Nudging, Informed Consent and Bullshit.William Simkulet - 2018 - Journal of Medical Ethics 44 (8):536-542.
    Some philosophers have argued that during the process of obtaining informed consent, physicians should try to nudge their patients towards consenting to the option the physician believes best, where a nudge is any influence that is expected to predictably alter a person’s behaviour without restricting her options. Some proponents of nudging even argue that it is a necessary and unavoidable part of securing informed consent. Here I argue that nudging is incompatible with obtaining informed consent. I assume informed consent requires (...)
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    Intention and Moral Enhancement.William Simkulet - 2016 - Bioethics 30 (9):714-720.
    Recently philosophers have proposed a wide variety of interventions referred to as ‘moral enhancements’. Some of these interventions are concerned with helping individuals make more informed decisions; others, however, are designed to compel people to act as the intervener sees fit. Somewhere between these two extremes lie interventions designed to direct an agent's attention either towards morally relevant issues – hat-hanging – or away from temptations to do wrong – hat-hiding. I argue that these interventions fail to constitute genuine moral (...)
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    Informed Consent and Nudging.William Simkulet - 2019 - Bioethics 33 (1):169-184.
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    Cursed Lamp: The Problem of Spontaneous Abortion.William Simkulet - 2017 - Journal of Medical Ethics 43 (11):784-791.
    Many people believe human fetuses have the same moral status as adult human persons, that it is wrong to allow harm to befall things with this moral status, and thus voluntary, induced abortion is seriously morally wrong. Recently, many prochoice theorists have argued that this antiabortion stance is inconsistent; approximately 60% of human fetuses die from spontaneous abortion, far more than die from induced abortion, so if antiabortion theorists really believe that human fetuses have significant moral status, they have strong (...)
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    A Critique of Henrik Friberg‐Fernros's Defense of the Substance View.William Simkulet - 2016 - Bioethics 30 (9):767-773.
    Proponents of the substance view contend that abortion is seriously morally wrong because it is killing something with the same inherent value and right to life as you or I. Rob Lovering offers two innovative criticisms of the anti-abortion position taken by the substance view – the rescue argument and the problem of spontaneous abortion. Henrik Friberg-Fernros offers an interesting response to Lovering, but one I argue would be inconsistent with the anti-abortion stance taken by most substance view theorists.
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    Autonomy as Free Will.William Simkulet - 2013 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 4 (4):71-72.
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    The Parenthood Argument.William Simkulet - 2018 - Bioethics 32 (1):10-15.
    Don Marquis is well known for his future like ours theory, according to which the killing beings like us is seriously morally wrong because it deprives us of a future we can value. According to Marquis, human fetuses possess a future they can come to value, and thus according to FLO have a right to life. Recently Mark Brown has argued that even if FLO shows fetuses have a right to life, it fails to show that fetuses have a right (...)
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    Abortion, Property, and Liberty.William Simkulet - 2016 - The Journal of Ethics 20 (4):373-383.
    In “Abortion and Ownership” John Martin Fischer argues that in Judith Jarvis Thomson’s violinist case you have a moral obligation not to unplug yourself from the violinist. Fischer comes to this conclusion by comparing the case with Joel Feinberg’s cabin case, in which he contends a stranger is justified in using your cabin to stay alive. I argue that the relevant difference between these cases is that while the stranger’s right to life trumps your right to property in the cabin (...)
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    At Odds with the Truth.William Simkulet - 2018 - Journal of Medical Ethics 44 (8):548-550.
    > The bullshitter may not deceive us, or even intend to do so, either about the facts or about what he takes the facts to be. What he does necessarily attempt to deceive us about is his enterprise. His only indispensably distinctive characteristic is that in a certain way he misrepresents what he is up to. 1 - Harry Frankfurt In both lying and truth-telling, the speaker intends the audience to believe what she says is true; that her enterprise is (...)
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    "Action, Ethics, and Responsibility," Edited by Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke, and Harry S. Silverstein.William Simkulet - 2013 - Teaching Philosophy 36 (2):200-204.
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    Identity Consistency and Medical Interventions.William Simkulet - 2017 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 8 (3):180-182.
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    David Boonin, Should Race Matter? Unusual Answers to the Usual Questions , 411 Pp. ISBN: 9780521149808.William Simkulet - 2013 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (6):796-798.
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    Essays on the History of Ethics by Michael Slote (Review).William Simkulet - 2013 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 51 (3):500-501.
    In this book Michael Slote discusses the history of ethics from a sentimentalist perspective. It can be read in two ways: first, as a tribute to great thinkers whose contributions have helped shape contemporary ethics, and second, as a defense of a sentimentalist virtue theory. This review centers on the two chapters most relevant to sentimentalist virtue theory: chapter 1, in which Slote defines and defends elevationism, and chapter 5, in which he offers a defense of sentimentalism. The first essay (...)
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    David Boonin, Should Race Matter? Unusual Answers to the Usual Questions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 411 Pp. ISBN: 9780521149808 (Pbk.). [REVIEW]William Simkulet - 2013 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (6):796-798.
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    On Robust Alternate Possibilities and the Tax Evasion Case.William Simkulet - 2015 - Southwest Philosophy Review 31 (1):101-107.
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    Reasonable Default in Organ Donation Policy.William Simkulet - 2017 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 8 (4):236-238.
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    Under the Veil.William Simkulet - 2013 - American Journal of Bioethics 13 (8):27-28.
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    What Moral Responsibility Requires.William Simkulet - unknown
    The primary goal of this dissertation is to articulate and defend a robust commonsense libertarian theory of moral responsibility; that moral agents are the causes, and owners, of their actions, and in virtue of this it is appropriate to hold them praiseworthy or blameworthy for what they do. Here, I critique and defend two commonsense principles concerning moral responsibility - the control principle, and the principle of alternate possibilities. In recent years these principles have come under attack from philosophers seeking (...)
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    Alternate Possibilities and the Avoidability of Blame.William Simkulet - 2017 - Southwest Philosophy Review 33 (2):213-232.
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    Bernard Berofsky, Nature's Challenge to Free Will (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). 280, Price £37.50 Hb. [REVIEW]William Simkulet - 2013 - Philosophical Investigations 36 (2):185-188.
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    On Diminished Moral Responsibility.William Simkulet - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 7 (4):204-205.
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    The IEC/N-IEC Distinction and Changing Moral Attitudes.William Simkulet - 2014 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 5 (1):44-46.
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    On Derivative Moral Responsibility and the Epistemic Connection Required for Moral Responsibility.William Simkulet - 2015 - Kilikya Felsefe Dergisi / Cilicia Journal of Philosophy 2 (2):61-75.
    Derivative moral responsibility is not moral responsibility at all. Much of the confusion found in the literature concerning moral responsibility and the free will problem can be traced back to a penchant to reconcile our philosophical theories of moral responsibility with our folk commonsense linguistic accounts of moral responsibility, a tradition that is notable for its utter lack of making two important distinctions - the distinction between derivative moral responsibility and non-derivative moral responsibility and the distinction between the scope and (...)
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    Review of "In Praise of Reason". [REVIEW]William Simkulet - 2013 - Essays in Philosophy 14 (2):12.
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    Moral and Professional Accountability for Clinical Ethics Consultants.William Simkulet - 2014 - American Journal of Bioethics 14 (6):50-51.
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    Ishtiyaque Haji , Reason's Debt to Freedom: Normative Appraisals, Reasons, and Free Will . Reviewed By.William Simkulet - 2013 - Philosophy in Review 33 (5):381-383.
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    Harry J. Gensler , Ethics and the Golden Rule . Reviewed By.William Simkulet - 2014 - Philosophy in Review 34 (5):225-226.
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    Jennifer A. McMahon, Art and Ethics in a Material World: Kant's Pragmatist Legacy, London/New York: Routledge, 2013, 250 Pp., $145.00 , ISBN: 9780415504522. [REVIEW]William Simkulet - 2016 - Dialectica 70 (3):475-477.
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    Bernard Berofsky, Nature's Challenge to Free Will . 280, Price £37.50 Hb.William Simkulet - 2013 - Philosophical Investigations 36 (2):185-188.
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    "Review of" Rationality+ Consciousness= Free Will". [REVIEW]William Simkulet - 2013 - Essays in Philosophy 14 (1):10.
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  31. David Boonin, Should Race Matter? Unusual Answers to the Usual Questions , 411 Pp. ISBN: 9780521149808.William Simkulet - 2013 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (6):796-798.
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  32. David Boonin, Should Race Matter? Unusual Answers to the Usual Questions , 411 Pp. ISBN: 9780521149808.William Simkulet - 2013 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (6):796-798.
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  34. Island Universe Problems.William Simkulet - 2015 - Praxis 4 (1).
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  35. Lucky Assassins: On Luck and Moral Responsibility.William Simkulet - 2014 - Lyceum 13 (1).
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  36. The Two Tragedies Argument.William Simkulet - forthcoming - Journal of Medical Ethics:medethics-2018-105145.
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