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    Reasons From Within: Desires and Values.Alan H. Goldman - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
    Alan H. Goldman argues for the internalist or subjectivist view of practical reasons on the grounds that it is simpler, more unified, and more comprehensible ...
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    Representation and Make-Believe.Alan H. Goldman - 1990 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 36 (3):335 – 350.
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    Life's Values: Pleasure, Happiness, Well-Being, and Meaning.Alan H. Goldman - 2018 - Oxford University Press.
    Life's Values offers new analyses of the nature of pleasure, happiness, well-being, and meaning in life. Recognizing how individuals have different priorities, Goldman explains what is of ultimate value in our lives and argues that making our desires rational - relevantly informed of what it's like to satisfy them - maximizes well-being.
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  4. The Moral Foundations of Professional Ethics.Alan H. Goldman (ed.) - 1980 - Rowman & Littlefield.
    This books examines the fundamental values and principles of conduct in the professions, focusing specifically on four areas: law, politics, medicine and business. One central question unifies its inquiry into the different professions: should the principles for judging the actions of professionals be the same as those used to judge private individuals, or do these professions require special moral principles to guide their conduct. The author considers arguments deriving from the underlying institutional goals of each profession in turn.
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    Empirical Knowledge.Alan H. Goldman - 1988 - University of California Press.
    This remarkably clear and comprehensive account of empirical knowledge will be valuable to all students of epistemology and philosophy. The author begins from an explanationist analysis of knowing—a belief counts as knowledge if, and only if, its truth enters into the best explanation for its being held. Defending common sense and scientific realism within the explanationist framework, Alan Goldman provides a new foundational approach to justification. The view that emerges is broadly empiricist, counteracting the recently dominant trend that rejects that (...)
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  6. The Experiential Account of Aesthetic Value.Alan H. Goldman - 2006 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (3):333–342.
  7. The Paradox of Punishment.Alan H. Goldman - 1979 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 9 (1):42-58.
  8. Aesthetic Qualities and Aesthetic Value.Alan H. Goldman - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (1):23-37.
    To say that an object is beautiful or ugly is seemingly to refer to a property of the object. But it is also to express a positive or negative response to it, a set of aesthetic values, and to suggest that others ought to respond in the same way. Such judg- ments are descriptive, expressive, and normative or prescriptive at once. These multiple features are captured well by Humean accounts that analyze the judgments as ascribing relational properties. To say that (...)
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  9. The Moral Foundations of Professional Ethics.Alan H. Goldman - 1983 - Law and Philosophy 2 (3):397-403.
     
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    Music, Art, and Metaphysics: Essays in Philosophical Aesthetics.Alan H. Goldman - 1992 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 50 (4):327-329.
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  11. Realism About Aesthetic Properties.Alan H. Goldman - 1993 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 51 (1):31-37.
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    Philosophy and the Novel.Alan H. Goldman - 2013 - Oxford University Press.
    Part I. Philosophy of novels. 1. Introduction: philosophical content and literary value -- 2. Interpreting novels -- 3. The sun also rises: incompatible interpretations -- 4. The appeal of the mystery -- Part II. Philosophy in novels. 5. Moral development in Pride and prejudice -- 6. Huckleberry Finn and moral motivation -- 7. What we learn about rules from The cider house rules -- 8. Nostromo and the fragility of the self.
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    Musical Meaning and Expression.Alan H. Goldman - 1996 - Philosophical Quarterly 46 (185):533-535.
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    Moral Knowledge.Alan H. Goldman - 1988 - Routledge.
    Originally published in 1988, this book discusses if moral knowledge exists, and if so, if it is similar to other forms of knowledge. This book approaches the issues from both historical and contemporary perspectives and in order to determine whether there is a real property of rightness, looks to the ethical theories of Hobbes, Hume and Kant. This historical analysis leads to a systematic comparison of three theories of the nature of ethics: realism, emotivism and coherentism. The nature of coherence (...)
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    What Desires Are, and Are Not.Alan H. Goldman - 2017 - Philosophical Studies 174 (2):333-352.
    This paper criticizes the account of desire defended by Nomy Arpaly and Timothy Schroeder in their recent book, In Praise of Desire. It contrasts their account with one that I favor, a cluster analysis listing various criteria that are together sufficient for having paradigm desires, but none of which is necessary or sufficient for desiring. I argue that their account fails to state necessary or sufficient conditions, that it is explanatorily weaker than the cluster account, that it fails to provide (...)
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    The Broad View of Aesthetic Experience.Alan H. Goldman - 2013 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 71 (4):323-333.
    Peter Kivy and Noël Carroll advocate a narrow view of aesthetic experience according to which it consists mainly in attention to formal properties. Excluded are cognitive and moral properties. I defend the broader view that includes the latter properties. I argue first that cognition and moral assessment can be inseparable in experience from grasp of form and expressiveness. Second, Kivy and Carroll must extend the notion of form itself beyond ordinary usage to accommodate acknowledged aesthetic experience. Third, the broad view (...)
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  17. The Entitlement Theory of Distributive Justice.Alan H. Goldman - 1976 - Journal of Philosophy 73 (21):823-835.
  18. Business Ethics: Profits, Utilities, and Moral Rights.Alan H. Goldman - 1980 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 9 (3):260-286.
  19. Justice and Reverse Discrimination.Alan H. Goldman - 1979 - Journal of Business Ethics 1 (2):159-162.
     
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  20. Reason Internalism.Alan H. Goldman - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (3):505 - 533.
    This paper defends strong internalism about reasons, the view that reasons must relate to pre-existing motivational states, from several kinds of counterexamples, supposed desire independent reasons, that have been proposed. A central distinction drawn is that between there being a reason and an agent's having a reason. For an agent to have an F reason, she must be F-minded. Reasons, as what motivate us, are states of affairs and not themselves desires or motivational states, but they must connect to existing (...)
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    Well-Being and Experience.Alan H. Goldman - 2022 - The Journal of Ethics 26 (2):175-192.
    Robert Nozick argued that we would not plug into his machine that could give us any experiences we chose. More recently Richard Kraut has argued that it would be prudentially rational to plug into the machine, since only experiences count for personal welfare. I argue that both are wrong, that either choice can be rational or not, depending on the central desires of the subjects choosing. This claim is supported by the empirical evidence, which shows an almost even split between (...)
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  22. Affirmative Action.Alan H. Goldman - 1976 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 5 (2):178-195.
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    Interpreting Art and Literature.Alan H. Goldman - 1990 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 48 (3):205-214.
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    Intransitivity, Essential Comparativeness, and Objective Value.Alan H. Goldman - 2020 - Metaphilosophy 51 (1):14-31.
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  25. Toward a New Theory of Punishment.Alan H. Goldman - 1982 - Law and Philosophy 1 (1):57 - 76.
    Criteria for a successful theory of punishment include first, that it specify a reasonable limit to punishments in particular cases, and second, that it allow benefits to outweigh costs in a penal institution.It is argued that traditional utilitarian and retributive theories fail to satisfy both criteria, and that they cannot be coherently combined so as to do so. Retributivism specifies a reasonable limit in its demand that punishment equal crime, but this limit fails to allow benefits to outweigh costs of (...)
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    The Justification of Equal Opportunity: ALAN H. GOLDMAN.Alan H. Goldman - 1987 - Social Philosophy and Policy 5 (1):88-103.
    As a preliminary to the justification of equal opportunity, we require a few words on the concept. An opportunity is a chance to attain some goal or obtain some benefit. More precisely, it is the lack of some obstacle or obstacles to the attainment of some goal or benefit. Opportunities are equal in some specified or understood sense when persons face roughly the same obstacles or obstacles of roughly the same difficulty of some specified or understood sort. In different contexts (...)
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  27. Aesthetic Qualities and Aesthetic Value.Alan H. Goldman - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (1):23-37.
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  28. The Case Against Objective Values.Alan H. Goldman - 2008 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11 (5):507-524.
    While objective values need not be intrinsically motivating, need not actually motivate us, they would determine what we ought to pursue and protect. They would provide reasons for actions. Objective values would come in degrees, and more objective value would provide stronger reasons. It follows that, if objective value exists, we ought to maximize it in the world. But virtually no one acts with that goal in mind. Furthermore, objective value would exist independently of our subjective valuings. But we have (...)
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    An Explanatory Analysis of Knowledge.Alan H. Goldman - 1984 - American Philosophical Quarterly 21 (1):101 - 108.
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    Practical Rules: When We Need Them and When We Don’T.Alan H. Goldman (ed.) - 2001 - Cambridge University Press.
    Rules proliferate; some are kept with a bureaucratic stringency bordering on the absurd, while others are manipulated and ignored in ways that injure our sense of justice. Under what conditions should we make exceptions to rules, and when should they be followed despite particular circumstances? The two dominant models in the literature on rules are the particularist account and that which sees the application of rules as normative. Taking a position that falls between these two extremes, Alan Goldman provides a (...)
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    Reason Internalism.Alan H. Goldman - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (3):505-532.
    This paper defends strong internalism about reasons, the view that reasons must relate to pre-existing motivational states, from several kinds of counterexamples, supposed desire independent reasons, that have been proposed. A central distinction drawn is that between there being a reason and an agent’s having a reason. For an agent to have an F reason, she must be F-minded. Reasons, as what motivate us, are states of affairs and not themselves desires or motivational states, but they must connect to existing (...)
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    The Moral Significance of National Boundaries.Alan H. Goldman - 1982 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 7 (1):437-453.
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    Rawls's Original Position and the Difference Principle.Alan H. Goldman - 1976 - Journal of Philosophy 73 (21):845-849.
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    The Force of Precedent in Legal, Moral, and Empirical Reasoning.Alan H. Goldman - 1987 - Synthese 71 (3):323 - 346.
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    Red and Right.Alan H. Goldman - 1987 - Journal of Philosophy 84 (7):349-362.
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  36. Criteriological Arguments in Perception.Alan H. Goldman - 1975 - Mind 84 (January):102-105.
  37. Reparations to Individuals or Groups?Alan H. Goldman - 1975 - Analysis 35 (5):168-170.
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    Fanciful Arguments for Realism.Alan H. Goldman - 1984 - Mind 93 (369):19-38.
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    The Right Argument From Moral Disagreement.Alan H. Goldman - 2022 - Theoria 88 (4):850-867.
    Theoria, Volume 88, Issue 4, Page 850-867, August 2022.
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    Red and Right.Alan H. Goldman - 1987 - Journal of Philosophy 84 (7):349.
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    Reparations to Individuals or Groups?Alan H. Goldman - 1975 - Analysis 35 (5):168 - 170.
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    The Reverse Discrimination Controversy: A Moral and Legal Analysis.Justice and Reverse Discrimination.Michael D. Bayles, Robert K. Fullinwider & Alan H. Goldman - 1982 - Journal of Philosophy 79 (8):455.
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    The Rationality of Complying with Rules: Paradox Resolved.Alan H. Goldman - 2006 - Ethics 116 (3):453-470.
  44. 4.'Race': Normative, Not Metaphysical or Semantic 'Race': Normative, Not Metaphysical or Semantic (Pp. 525-551).Alan H. Goldman, Harry Brighouse, Adam Swift & Sarah Stroud - 2006 - Ethics 116 (3).
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    Epistemic Foundationalism and the Replaceability of Ordinary Language.Alan H. Goldman - 1982 - Journal of Philosophy 79 (3):136-154.
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    An Explanatory Analysis of Knowledge.Alan H. Goldman - 1982 - Journal of Philosophy 79 (11):718-719.
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    Skepticism About Goodness and Rightness.Alan H. Goldman - 1991 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 29 (S1):167-183.
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  48. Appearing as Irreducible in Perception.Alan H. Goldman - 1976 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 37 (December):147-164.
  49. What We Learn About Rules From the Cider House Rules.Alan H. Goldman - 2010 - Philosophy and Literature 34 (2):359-372.
    In a well known collection of essays, Martha Nussbaum has argued that novels are indispensable in teaching and learning ethics in the right way.1 A large part of such learning consists in developing the capacity to perceive and respond to complex, nuanced situations having numerous morally relevant features deriving from particular relationships and past commitments that combine these context sensitive features in unique and unpredictable ways. Careful attention to detailed, intricate stories with finely sketched characters develops such capacity far better (...)
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    Desire Versus Judgment Subjectivism About Welfare: A Reassessment.Alan H. Goldman - forthcoming - Philosophical Psychology:1-18.
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