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Moral Markets: The Critical Role Of Values In The Economy By Paul J. Zak (Book Review), Jonathan B. Wight 2010 University of Richmond

Moral Markets: The Critical Role Of Values In The Economy By Paul J. Zak (Book Review), Jonathan B. Wight

Economics Faculty Publications

This volume contains the fruits of a two-year seminar on ethics and economics funded by the John Templeton Foundation and administered through the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research. Participants came from the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities, and included Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith and other figures such as Frans de Waal, Herbert Gintis, Robert Frank, and Robert Solomon (for whom the book is dedicated in memoriam). The book’s editor, Paul Zak, is a pioneer in the emerging field of neuroeconomics, which uses medical technology to discover the physiological manifestations of cooperative and altruistic behavior. A theme ...


Understanding Hayek, Chandran KUKATHAS 2010 Singapore Management University

Understanding Hayek, Chandran Kukathas

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Although some of this will be familiar to a number of you all,I will talk a bit about Friedrich A. Hayek since I am goingfirst. I’ll say a little bit about his life, how he came to theideas that he became so famous for espousing, and then a little bitabout his liberalism and the contribution he has made to liberaltheory and to intellectual life.


The Influence Of Spirituality On Servant Leadership Among Small Business Entrepreneurs, Sharilyn D. Franklin 2010 Walden University

The Influence Of Spirituality On Servant Leadership Among Small Business Entrepreneurs, Sharilyn D. Franklin

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Servant leadership, which promotes virtuousness and altruism, is gaining attention as a potential solution to the perceived leadership crisis, as evidenced by the ethical breakdown of some of America's largest corporations. Entrepreneurs, who represent 99% of all employers, play a significant role in the American economy as innovative risk takers and early adopters. As such, it is important to understand how they relate to servant leadership. The purpose of this quantitative study was to explore research questions related to (a) the extent to which servant leadership is practiced by small business entrepreneurs, and (b) the relationship between their levels ...


Personality Disorders And Moral Responsibility, Mike W. Martin 2010 Chapman University

Personality Disorders And Moral Responsibility, Mike W. Martin

Philosophy Faculty Articles and Research

In “Personality Disorders: Moral or Medical Kinds—or Both?” Peter Zachar and Nancy Nyquist Potter (2010) reject any general dichotomy between morality and mental health, and specifically between character vices and personality disorders. In doing so, they provide a nuanced and illuminating discussion that connects Aristotelian virtue ethics to a multidimensional understanding of personality disorders. I share their conviction that dissolving morality–health dichotomies is the starting point for any plausible understanding of human beings (Martin 2006), but I register some qualms about their discussion of responsibility.


Family Ties: Mainstream Environmentalists' Understanding Of Radical Environmentalism In America, Zachary W. Ezor 2010 Colby College

Family Ties: Mainstream Environmentalists' Understanding Of Radical Environmentalism In America, Zachary W. Ezor

Honors Theses

Environmentalism in the United States manifests itself in numerous ways. While American environmentalists have been grouped into broad camps over the years, observers have struggled to accurately classify the different components of the movement. Lately, environmentalists have been characterized based on their chosen modus operandi. Environmentalists who employ typical interest group tactics of policy advocacy and accept the notion of political compromise can generally be called 'mainstream.' Alternatively, those environmentalists who employ non-conventional strategies like direct action and take a no-compromise stance on environmental issues are typically described as 'radical.' Despite these distinctions, both radical and mainstream environmentalists are parts ...


On Perfect Friendship: An Outline And A Guide To Aristotle's Philosophy Of Friendship, Kristen Psaty 2010 Colby College

On Perfect Friendship: An Outline And A Guide To Aristotle's Philosophy Of Friendship, Kristen Psaty

Honors Theses

Providing insight into such timeless questions as: What is friendship? Are the best friends similar or dissimilar? and Does having friends make you a better person?, the paper addresses the importance of friendship for Aristotle, but also for the modern reader as well. A topic of special philosophical concern, Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) considered friendship to be necessary in achieving a virtuous and fulfilling life. Consequently, he wrote more about friendship than any other virtue he presented. This paper lays the foundation for understanding Aristotle’s philosophy of friendship as well as its position within his larger moral schema. The ...


Do Liquidated Damages Encourage Breach? A Psychological Experiment, Tess Wilkinson-Ryan 2010 University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Do Liquidated Damages Encourage Breach? A Psychological Experiment, Tess Wilkinson-Ryan

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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On Collective Self-Determination And A Palestinian State, Jackson Brown Wyrick 2010 Claremont McKenna College

On Collective Self-Determination And A Palestinian State, Jackson Brown Wyrick

CMC Senior Theses

Do the Palestinians deserve a state? To answer this question, one must first provide an account of collective self-determination (CSD) and when a group is entitled to it. This starts with looking at the origins of CSD, both to see if it truly is a right and, if so, what its nature is. I will argue that there is such a thing as a right to CSD, but due to its nature, it is not a universal right of all groups. Whether a group has a right to CSD depends on the conditions in which the group lives, and in ...


Political Constructivism And The Limits Of Political Philosophy, Adam Cureton 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Political Constructivism And The Limits Of Political Philosophy, Adam Cureton

Adam Cureton

No abstract provided.


Review Of Samuel Scheffler, Equality And Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2010), Jon Garthoff 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Review Of Samuel Scheffler, Equality And Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2010), Jon Garthoff

Jon Garthoff

No abstract provided.


Respecting The Disabled By Honoring Their Self-Respect, Adam Cureton 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Respecting The Disabled By Honoring Their Self-Respect, Adam Cureton

Adam Cureton

No abstract provided.


Introduction To Logic, Harry Gensler, S.J. 2009 John Carroll University

Introduction To Logic, Harry Gensler, S.J.

Harry J. Gensler, S.J.

This Second Edition arranges chapters in a more useful way for students, starting with the easiest material and then gradually increasing in difficulty. It provides an even broader scope with new chapters on the history of logic, deviant logic, and the philosophy of logic. It also expands the section on informal fallacies and includes a more exhaustive index and a new appendix on suggested further readings. Finally, it includes updates to the LogiCola instructional program, which is now more visually attractive as well as easier to download, install, update, and use.


Basic Respect For Oneself And Others, Adam Cureton 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Basic Respect For Oneself And Others, Adam Cureton

Adam Cureton

No abstract provided.


Humanizing Personhood, Adam Kadlac 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Humanizing Personhood, Adam Kadlac

Adam Kadlac

This paper explores the debate between personists, who argue that the concept of a person if of central importance for moral thought, and personists, who argue that the concept of a human being is of greater moral significance. On the one hand, it argues that normative naturalism, the most ambitious defense of the humanist position, fails to identify moral standards with standards of human behavior and thereby fails to undermine the moral significance of personhood. At the same time, it contends that a more focused attention on the morally relevant features of human life may indeed play a crucial role ...


Political Constructivism And The Limits Of Political Philosophy, Adam Cureton 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Political Constructivism And The Limits Of Political Philosophy, Adam Cureton

Adam Cureton

No abstract provided.


The Scandal Beneath The Crisis: Getting A View From A Cultural-Moral Mental Model, Kevin Jackson 2009 Selected Works

The Scandal Beneath The Crisis: Getting A View From A Cultural-Moral Mental Model, Kevin Jackson

kjackson@fordham.edu

No abstract provided.


Review Essay: Golden Rule Ethics And The Death Of The Criminal Law's Special Part, Stuart Green 2009 Rutgers Law School-Newark

Review Essay: Golden Rule Ethics And The Death Of The Criminal Law's Special Part, Stuart Green

Stuart Green

This brief review of Crime and Culpability: A Theory of Criminal Law, by Larry Alexander and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan, with Stephen Morse, focuses on the authors’ proposal that the Special Part of the criminal law, the part that identifies and defines specific offenses, be radically stripped down in a manner that is reminiscent of the Golden Rule of Ethics, which, they say, offers a “clear” and “concise” guide to living ethically. Rather than a long list of specific prohibited forms of conduct (“don’t murder,” “don’t rape,” “don’t commit theft,” and the like), they argue, the criminal law ...


Hard Times, Hard Time: Retributive Justice For Unjustly Disadvantaged Offenders, Stuart Green 2009 Rutgers Law School-Newark

Hard Times, Hard Time: Retributive Justice For Unjustly Disadvantaged Offenders, Stuart Green

Stuart Green

Criminological studies consistently indicate that a disproportionate percentage of crimes in our society, both violent and non-violent, are committed by those who are impoverished. If we assume that at least some of the poor who commit crimes are poor because they fail to get from society what they “deserve” in terms of economic or political or social rights, the question arises whether this fact should affect the determination of what such people “deserve” from society in terms of punishment. The question is all the more pressing given recent Census Bureau figures indicating that the economic recession that began in 2008 ...


A Reply To Ruiping Fan, Stephen C. Angle 2009 Wesleyan University

A Reply To Ruiping Fan, Stephen C. Angle

Stephen C. Angle

I have been offered the chance for a brief reply to Professor FAN’s response to my review, and would like to make just two points. In the penultimate paragraph of his response, Professor FAN raises the question of the efficacy of Confucian moral commitments in contemporary China, and suggests that we can get evidence of this efficacy by comparing China with Eastern Europe. I agree that such a comparison may be very helpful, but suggest that it cannot be undertaken in a superficial way. For one thing, the differences between the two regions are more complicated than ...


Review Of Ruiping Fan- Reconstructionist Confucianism, Stephen C. Angle 2009 Wesleyan University

Review Of Ruiping Fan- Reconstructionist Confucianism, Stephen C. Angle

Stephen C. Angle

Reconstructionist Confucianism is fascinating, provocative, and in several ways novel. It is the first English-language, full-length effort to re-articulate Confucianism so that it speaks to the specific ethical challenges of the contemporary world. Fan’s background as a bioethicist enables him to enter deeply into a series of moral and political issues. Furthermore, FAN’s methodology is distinctive and his conclusions are quite at odds with much that has been written about contemporary Confucianism. As such, the book deserves broad attention: readers with a wide range of backgrounds and research agendas will find stimulating arguments to engage them. Having ...


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