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  1. Ethical Problems with Kindness in Healthcare.Edwin Jesudason - forthcoming - Journal of Medical Ethics.
    Kindness and its kindred concepts, compassion and empathy, are strongly valued in healthcare. But at the same time, health systems all too often treat people unfairly and cause harm. Is it possible that kindness actually contributes to these unkind outcomes? Here, I argue that, despite its attractive qualities, kindness can pose and perpetuate systemic problems in healthcare. By being discretionary, it can interfere with justice and non-maleficence. It can be problematic for autonomy too. Using the principalist lens allows us to (...)
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  2. Cultivating Kindness: An Educator’s Guide.John-Tyler Binfet - 2022 - University of Toronto Press.
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  3. Mistress Ethics: On the Virtues of Sexual Kindness.Victoria Brooks - 2022 - New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
    The figure of the mistress is undoubtedly controversial provoking intense reactions, ranging from fear, to disgust and revulsion, to excitement and titillation, to sadness and perhaps to some, love. The mistress is conventionally depicted as a threat to moral living and someone whose sexuality is 'defective' and 'toxic'. Of course, she is a woman that you would not have as your friend, and certainly not your wife, since her 'ethical sense', if she even has one, is dubious at best. This (...)
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  4. Agamben’s ‘Bare Life’ and Grossman’s Ethics of Senseless Kindness.Tim Christiaens - 2022 - Journal of European Studies 1 (Online):Online.
    In his early works, Giorgio Agamben argues that some Auschwitz inmates practised a ‘silent form of resistance’ by shutting themselves off from the world until nothing could harm them. I argue that this conception of ‘bare life’ is both too abstract and too individualistic. Agamben’s idea of bare life’s resistance first neglects the socio-historical context that has produced particular instances of it, effectively barring the investigation into how to avoid future occurrences of sovereign violence. Agamben, second, emphasizes the potential for (...)
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  5. Effects of Animated Pedagogical Agent-Guided Loving-Kindness Meditation on Flight Attendants’ Spirituality, Mindfulness, Subjective Wellbeing, and Social Presence.Chao Liu, Hao Chen, Fang Zhou, Chao-Hung Chiang, Yi-Lang Chen, Kan Wu, Ding-Hau Huang, Chia-Yih Liu & Wen-Ko Chiou - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 13.
    Loving-kindness meditation was first practiced by Buddhists and then developed by clinical psychologist. Previous studies on LKM have mainly focused on the impact of real person-guided meditation on depression, anxiety, and other negative psychology. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this study explored the effect and mechanism of media-guided LKM on the improvement of social presence, mindfulness, spirituality, and subjective wellbeing. From the viewpoint of positive psychology, this study compared the different media effects of animated pedagogical agent -guided LKM and audio-guided LKM. (...)
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  6. Young Children’s Conceptualisations of Kindness: A Thematic Analysis.Nicole Perkins, Patrick Smith & Paul Chadwick - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 13.
    Although there is much interest in the development of prosocial behaviour in young children, and many interventions that attempt to cultivate kindness in children, there is a paucity of research exploring children’s lived experiences of kindness and including their voices. In this study, children’s understanding of kindness is approached through qualitative interviews using puppets. Interviews were conducted with 33 children aged 5-6 years in 3 schools in the United Kingdom. Through thematic analysis, 4 themes were developed: doing things for others, (...)
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  7. Does Kindness Towards Robots Lead to Virtue? A Reply to Sparrow’s Asymmetry Argument.Mark Coeckelbergh - 2021 - Ethics and Information Technology 1 (Online first):649-656.
    Does cruel behavior towards robots lead to vice, whereas kind behavior does not lead to virtue? This paper presents a critical response to Sparrow’s argument that there is an asymmetry in the way we (should) think about virtue and robots. It discusses how much we should praise virtue as opposed to vice, how virtue relates to practical knowledge and wisdom, how much illusion is needed for it to be a barrier to virtue, the relation between virtue and consequences, the moral (...)
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  8. You Must Change Your Life: A Journey Toward Love and Kindness.Kathleen M. Kuehn - 2021 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 64 (3):370-386.
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  9. The Grand Maitreya Project of Mongolia: A Colossal Statue-Cum-Stupa for a Happy Future of ‘Loving ♡Kindness’.Isabelle Charleux - 2020 - Contemporary Buddhism 21 (1-2):73-132.
    ABSTRACT This paper questions the current construction of a 54 metres statue of Maitreya against a 108 metres stupa in the steppe south of Ulaanbaatar, that will stand at the edge of a new ‘eco-city,’ Maidar City. The Grand Maitreya Project was initiated in 2009 by H. Battulga, businessman and MP. The project aims to be ‘one of the largest Buddhist complex in the world,’ and now is a ‘National project for reviving traditional Buddhist education and culture.’ I propose to (...)
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  10. On the Joy of Friends and the Terrible Kindness of Scholar’s Sessions.Babette Babich - 2019 - New Nietzsche Studies 11 (1):133-142.
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  11. The Gospel of Kindness: Animal Welfare and the Making of Modern America.Chien-hui Li - 2018 - Journal of Animal Ethics 8 (1):109-110.
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  12. The Book of Ruth: Solidarity, Kindness, and Peace.Frederick W. Guyette - 2013 - Solidarity: The Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics 3 (1):Article 3.
    I propose a reading of The Book of Ruth that takes seriously the pastoral concern for refugees, migrants, and their families that was embodied in the life and teaching of Pope John Paul II.The Book of Ruth models virtues and practices that can help build up a society in solidarity, kindness, and peace. Ruth’s decision to stand beside Naomi demonstrates the value of solidarity in creating a hopeful future for families and communities. Naomi’s role in bringing Ruth and Boaz together (...)
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  13. The Trial of Darkness. On The Kindness of The Blind by Wisława Szymborska. From Metapoetic Reflection to Anthropology.Alicja Mazan-Mazurkiewicz - 2013 - Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Litteraria Polonica 22 (4):157-171.
    This paper is a proposal to study the poem Uprzejmość niewidomych by Wisława Szymborska in order to question its apparent non-obviousness. By pointing out aspects which may cause a person to wonder the reader is led to formulating specific questions. Answers to them may be found in the context of all lyrical works by Szymborska. Problems depicted in this poem transgress literal concerns such as the power of poetry and relationships between the poet and readers. The anthropological dimension of the (...)
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  14. Sentimentalism and the Is-Ought Problem.Noriaki Iwasa - 2011 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 11 (3):323-352.
    Examining the moral sense theories of Francis Hutcheson, David Hume, and Adam Smith from the perspective of the is-ought problem, this essay shows that the moral sense or moral sentiments in those theories alone cannot identify appropriate morals. According to one interpretation, Hume's or Smith's theory is just a description of human nature. In this case, it does not answer the question of how we ought to live. According to another interpretation, it has some normative implications. In this case, it (...)
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  15. Kindness, Not Compassion, in Healthcare.Halley S. Faust - 2009 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 18 (3):287.
    edited by Tuija Takala and Matti Häyry, welcomes contributions on the conceptual and theoretical dimensions of bioethics.
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  16. The Peta Practical Guide to Animal Rights: Simple Acts of Kindness to Help Animals in Trouble.Ingrid Newkirk - 2009 - St. Martin's Griffin.
    With more than two million members and supporters, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the world’s largest animal-rights organization, and its founder and president, Ingrid Newkirk, is one of the most well-known and most effective activists in America. She has spearheaded worldwide efforts to improve the treatment of animals in manufacturing, entertainment, and elsewhere. Every day, in laboratories, food factories, and other industries, animals by the millions are subjected to inhumane cruelty. In this accessible guide, Newkirk teaches (...)
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  17. The Kindness of Strangers: The Donative Contract Between Subjects and Researchers and the Non-Obligation to Return Individual Results of Genetic Research.Michelle N. Meyer - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (11):44 – 46.
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  18. Cultivating Loving Kindness: A Two-Stage Model of the Effects of Meditation on Empathy, Compassion, and Altruism.Jean L. Kristeller & Thomas Johnson - 2005 - Zygon 40 (2):391-408.
  19. Children and Animals: Exploring the Roots of Kindness and Cruelty.Frank R. Ascione - 2004 - Purdue University Press.
    Animal abuse has been an acknowledged problem for centuries, but only within the past few decades has scientific research provided evidence that the maltreatment of animals often overlaps with violence toward people. The perpetrators of such inhumane trea.
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  20. Kindness and the Good Society: Connections of the Heart (Review).Patrick Shade - 2004 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 18 (4):351-354.
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  21. The Kindness of Strangers: Organ Transplantation in a Capitalist Age.Thomas Anthony Shannon - 2001 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 11 (3):285-303.
    : The topic of organ transplantation is examined from the perspective of three authors: Robert Bellah, Jeremy Rifkin, and Margaret Jane Radin. Introduced by reflections on the development of the justification of organ transplantation within the Roman Catholic community and the various themes raised by the historical study in Richard Titmuss's The Gift Relationship, the paper examines how and in what ways the possible commodification of organs will affect our society and the impacts this may have on the supply of (...)
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  22. Ultimatum Decision-Making: A Test of Reciprocal Kindness.David L. Dickinson - 2000 - Theory and Decision 48 (2):151-177.
    While fairness is often mentioned as a determinant of ultimatum bargaining behavior, few data sets are available that can test theories that incorporate fairness considerations. This paper tests the reciprocal kindness theory in Rabin (1993 Incorporating fairness into game theory and economics, The American Economic Review 83: 1281-1302) as an application to the one-period ultimatum bargaining game. We report on data from 100 ultimatum games that vary the financial stakes of the game from 1 to 15. Responder behavior is strongly (...)
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  23. Kindness, Prescribed and Natural, in Medicine.W. G. Pickering - 1997 - Journal of Medical Ethics 23 (2):116-118.
    To omit the word kindness in medical practice and journals, in favour of fashionable notions such as "care" and "skills", is not in patients' interests. Health professionals may come to the view that natural kindness (the same as that found in the world outside medicine), because it is absent by name in medical skills courses' or other official edicts, is somehow unscientific and unworthy of their attention. As lay-people know, it is an essential adjunct to all medical management, sometimes the (...)
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  24. Meditation. Sogyal Rinpoche. And Metta. Loving Kindness in Buddhism. Khun Sujin Boriharnwanaket. Translated From the Original Thai by Nina von Gorkom. [REVIEW]Amadeo Solé-Leris - 1996 - Buddhist Studies Review 13 (1):97-103.
    Meditation. Sogyal Rinpoche. Rider, London 1994. 90 pp.. £6.99. Metta. Loving kindness in Buddhism. Khun Sujin Boriharnwanaket. Translated from the original Thai by Nina von Gorkom. Triple Gem Press, London 1995. 120 pp. £7.95.
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  25. International Aid and the Scope of Kindness.Garrett Cullity - 1994 - Ethics 105 (1):99-127.
    This paper argues that it is morally wrong for the affluent not to contribute money or time to famine relief. It begins by endorsing an important methodological line of objection against the most prominent philosophical advocate of this claim, Peter Singer. This objection attacks his strategy of invoking a principle the acceptability of which is apparently based upon its conformity with "intuitive" moral judgements in order to defend a strongly counterintuitive conclusion. However, what follows is an argument for that counterintuitive (...)
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  26. The Compatibility of Justice and Kindness.Daniel Putman - 1990 - Philosophy 65 (254):516 - 517.
    In ‘Virtue and Character’ A. D. M. Walker claims that kindness and justice are incompatible in certain important ways and that a person can be kind or just without possessing the other virtue. Walker argues that virtues must lead to ‘effective and intelligent action’ and that a virtue ceases to exist if ‘it leads to violation of the minimal requirements of any other virtue’. On this view kindness and justice function independently to produce effective action. Kindness requires a direct caring (...)
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  27. Cruelty, Kindness, and Unnecessary Suffering.Tom Regan - 1980 - Philosophy 55 (214):532 - 541.
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