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    Apologies and Moral Repair: Rights, Duties, and Corrective Justice.Andrew I. Cohen - 2020 - Routledge.
    This book argues that justice often governs apologies. Drawing on examples from literature, politics, and current events, Cohen presents a theory of apology as corrective offers. Many leading accounts of apology say much about what apologies do and why they are important. They stop short of exploring whether and how justice governs apologies. Cohen argues that corrective justice may require apologies as offers of reparation. Individuals, corporations, and states may then have rights or duties regarding apology. Exercising rights to apology (...)
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    Compensation for Historic Injustices: Completing the Boxill and Sher Argument.Andrew I. Cohen - 2009 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 37 (1):81-102.
  3. Corrective vs. Distributive Justice: the Case of Apologies.Andrew I. Cohen - 2016 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (3):663-677.
    This paper considers the relation of corrective to distributive justice. I discuss the shortfalls of one sort of account that holds these are independent domains of justice. To support a more modest claim that these are sometimes independent domains of justice, I focus instead on the case of apologies. Apologies are sometimes among the measures specified by corrective justice. I argue that the sorts of injustices that apologies can help to correct need not always be departures from ideals specified by (...)
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    Contractarianism, other-regarding attitudes, and the moral standing of nonhuman animals.Andrew I. Cohen - 2007 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 24 (2):188–201.
    abstract Contractarianism roots moral standing in an agreement among rational agents in the circumstances of justice. Critics have argued that the theory must exclude nonhuman animals from the protection of justice. I argue that contractarianism can consistently accommodate the notion that nonhuman animals are owed direct moral consideration. They can acquire their moral status indirectly, but their claims to justice can be as stringent as those among able‐bodied rational adult humans. Any remaining criticisms of contractarianism likely rest on a disputable (...)
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    Contractarianism and Interspecies Welfare Conflicts.Andrew I. Cohen - 2009 - Social Philosophy and Policy 26 (1):227-257.
    In this essay I describe how contractarianism might approach interspecies welfare conflicts. I start by discussing a contractarian account of the moral status of nonhuman animals. I argue that contractors can agree to norms that would acknowledge the “moral standing” of some animals. I then discuss how the norms emerging from contractarian agreement might constrain any comparison of welfare between humans and animals. Contractarian agreement is likely to express some partiality to humans in a way that discounts the welfare of (...)
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  6. Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics.Andrew I. Cohen & Christopher Heath Wellman (eds.) - 2005 - Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
    Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics features pairs of newly commissioned essays by some of the leading theorists working in the field today. Brings together fresh debates on eleven of the most controversial issues in applied ethics Topics addressed include abortion, affirmative action, animals, capital punishment, cloning, euthanasia, immigration, pornography, privacy in civil society, values in nature, and world hunger. Lively debate format sharply defines the issues, and paves the way for further discussion. Will serve as an accessible introduction to the (...)
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    On the Possibility of Corporate Apologies.Andrew I. Cohen & Jennifer A. Samp - 2013 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (6):741-762.
    This paper argues against an individualist challenge to the possibility of corporate apologies. According to this challenge, corporations always and only act through their members; thus they are not the sorts of entities that can apologize. Consequently there can be no corporate apologies. Against this challenge, this paper argues that even if corporate acts can be analyzed as acts by individuals within certain relationships, there can still be corporate apologies. This paper offers a noneliminative individualist account of such apologies. The (...)
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    Must rights impose enforceable positive duties?Andrew I. Cohen - 2004 - Journal of Social Philosophy 35 (2):264–276.
    The article criticizes arguments by Henry Shue, Cass Sunstein, and Stephen Holmes that rights entail enforceable positive duties.
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    Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Introduction.Andrew I. Cohen - 2014 - Routledge.
    What makes a policy work? What should policies attempt to do, and what ought they not do? These questions are at the heart of both policy-making and ethics. Philosophy, Ethics and Public Policy: An Introduction examines these questions and more. Andrew I. Cohen uses contemporary examples and controversies, mainly drawn from policy in a North American context, to illustrate important flashpoints in ethics and public policy, such as: public policy and globalization: sweatshops; medicine and the developing world; immigration marriage, family (...)
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    Philosophy and Public Policy.Andrew I. Cohen (ed.) - 2018 - New York, USA: Rowman & Littlefield International.
    This book provides rigorous but accessible scholarship, ideal for students in philosophy and public policy. It includes twelve original essays by world-renowned scholars, each examining a key topic in philosophy and public policy and demonstrating how policy debates can be advanced by employing the tools and concepts of philosophy.
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  11. Dependent relationships and the moral standing of nonhuman animals.Andrew I. Cohen - 2008 - Ethics and the Environment 13 (2):pp. 1-21.
    This essay explores whether dependent relationships might justify extending direct moral consideration to nonhuman animals. After setting out a formal conception of moral standing as relational, scalar, and unilateral, I consider whether and how an appeal to dependencies might be the basis for an animal’s moral standing. If dependencies generate reasons for extending direct moral consideration, such reasons will admit of significant variations in scope and stringency.
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  12. The Possibility and Defensibility of NonState ‘Censorship’.Andrew Jason Cohen & Andrew I. Cohen - 2022 - In J. P. Messina (ed.), New Directions in the Ethics and Politics of Speech. New York, NY: Routledge. pp. 13-31.
    Whether Social Media Companies (hereafter, SMCs) such as Twitter and Facebook limit speech is an empirical question. No one disputes that they do. Whether they “censor” speech is a conceptual question, the answer to which is a matter of dispute. Whether they may do so is a moral question, also a matter of dispute. We address both of these latter questions and hope to illuminate whether it is morally permissible for SMCs to restrict speech on their platforms. This could be (...)
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    Retained Liberties and Absolute Hobbesian Authorization.Andrew I. Cohen - 1998 - Hobbes Studies 11 (1):33-45.
    Hobbes claims that the sovereign's absolute authority is consistent with the subjects' retaining liberties to resist certain commands. In this essay, I explore what it means for subject to authorize a sovereign with a right to command. I show how retained rights are compatible with sovereignty. Though any given subject does not authorize the sovereign to do anything, I argue that the sovereign power is absolute. The sovereign has the most power anyone could command.
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    Warmongers, Martyrs, and Madmen versus the Hobbesian Laws of Nature.Andrew I. Cohen - 2002 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 32 (4):561 - 586.
    I focus particularly on the case of the glory seekers. Driven by a foolhardy overestimation of their worth, seekers of glory do not value peace as others do. They may not even value peace at all. Their quest for glory then often obstructs peace, which is perhaps why Hobbes condemns vainglory as irrational. But once we clarify what it is that glory seekers seek, it becomes uncertain that gratifying appetites for glory is necessarily against right reason. If Hobbes is then (...)
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    Vicarious Apologies as Moral Repair.Andrew I. Cohen - 2017 - Ratio 30 (3):359-373.
    Apologies are key components of moral repair. They can identify a wrong, express regret, and accept culpability for some transgression. Apologies can vindicate a victim's value as someone who was due different treatment. This paper explores whether acts with vicarious elements may serve as apologies. I offer a functionalist account of apologies: acts are apologies not so much by having correct ingredients but by serving certain apologetic functions. Those functions can be realized in multiple ways. Whether the offenders are individuals (...)
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    Introduction.Andrew I. Cohen - 2017 - Ethics 128 (1):69-74.
    Introduction to the symposium on the 25th anniversary of the publication of Rawls's Political Liberalism, including overviews of the contributions to the special issue.
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    Examining the bonds and bounds of friendship.Andrew I. Cohen - 2011 - In Adrianne Leigh McEvoy (ed.), Sex, Love, and Friendship: Studies of the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, 1993-2003. New York, NY: Rodopi. pp. 379-400.
    The dynamic qualities of friendship sometimes require friends to assess their relationship in light of reasons of reciprocity or moral considerations. Friends sustain their relationship partly by assessing the terms of reciprocity. Sometimes friends must also consider how moral reasons bear on their friendship; friends need to resolve occasional clashes between the demands of friendship and rival moral considerations, and friends must sometimes serve as a moral stewards for each other. I discuss how friends may monitor their relationship without undermining (...)
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    Credentialism, Career Opportunities, and Corrective Justice.Andrew I. Cohen - 2022 - Public Affairs Quarterly 36 (3):211-222.
    Higher education provides crucial public and private goods. Especially in the United States, however, higher education reflects and sometimes compounds enduring inequities and inefficiencies. Higher education, critics argue, inefficiently provides a credential that is often crucial for career advancement but whose value is mainly to signal skills one already had. This paper explores the moral significance of an oversupply of higher education, especially for persons disadvantaged because of uncorrected historic injustice. I review the moral costs of credentials inflation. Focusing on (...)
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    Virtues, Opportunities, and the Right To Do Wrong.Andrew I. Cohen - 1997 - Journal of Social Philosophy 28 (2):43-55.
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    Love for Sale.Jennifer A. Samp & Andrew I. Cohen - 2010-09-24 - In Fritz Allhoff, Kristie Miller & Marlene Clark (eds.), Dating ‐ Philosophy for Everyone. Wiley‐Blackwell. pp. 37–48.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Why Do We Date? A Brief History of Dating Calculated Relationship Initiation and Maintenance All “Perfect” Dating Relationships Stumble, but Not in the Same Way Dating as a Particular Genre of Friendship Against Unconditional Love Conclusion.
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    Integrating Ethics into the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (‘GAISE’).Rameela Raman, Jessica Utts, Andrew I. Cohen & Matthew J. Hayat - 2023 - The American Statistician.
    Statistics education at all levels includes data collected on human subjects. Thus, statistics educators have a responsibility to educate their students about the ethical aspects related to the collection of those data. The changing statistics education landscape has seen instruction moving from being formula-based to being focused on statistical reasoning. The widely implemented Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report has paved the way for instructors to present introductory statistics to students in a way that is both (...)
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  22. Contractarianism and interspecies welfare conflicts.Andrew I. Cohen - 2009 - In Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.), Utilitarianism: the aggregation question. New York: Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Contractarianism and Moral Standing Inegalitarianism.Andrew I. Cohen - 2016 - Dialogue 55 (4):639-658.
    Contractarianism is more inclusive than critics (and, indeed, Gauthier) sometimes suggest. Contractarianism can justify equal moral standing for human persons (in some respects) and provide sufficient moral standing for many nonhuman animals to require what we commonly call decent treatment. Moreover, contractarianism may allow that some entities have more moral standing than others do. This does not necessarily license the oppression that liberal egalitarians rightly fear. Instead, it shows that contractarianism may support a nuanced account of moral status.
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    Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics (2nd edition).Andrew I. Cohen & Christopher Heath Wellman (eds.) - 2014 - Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
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    Examining the Bonds and Bounds of Friendship.Andrew I. Cohen - 2003 - Dialogue 42 (2):321-343.
    Friendships are voluntary relationships founded and sustained on reciprocated good will and mutual caring. Individuals in end friendships exhibit a mutual regard that is characteristic of those dispositions by which they spontaneously treat one another as ends. But even the closest of friends face challenges that can pit reasons of reciprocity or considerations of morality against friendship. My focus here is to examine how friends may assess their relationships in light of such challenges. This inquiry may then illuminate how the (...)
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    Examining the Bonds and Bounds of Friendship.Andrew I. Cohen - 2003 - Dialogue 42 (2):321-344.
    RésuméLes propriétés dynamiques de l'amitié requièrent parfois que les amis réévaluent leur relation à la lumière de raisons de réciprocité ou de considérations morales. Les amis maintiennent leur relation en partie en évaluant leurs rapports de réciprocité. Ils doivent aussi considérer parfois l'impact de raisons morales sur leur amidé; il leur faut résoudre d'occasionnelles tensions entre les exigences de l'amitié et certaines considérations rivales d'ordre moral, et ils doivent agir parfois comme surveillants l'un pour l'autre dans l'ordre moral. Je discute (...)
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  27. Hobbesian Political Authority and the Right of Resistance.Andrew I. Cohen - 1994 - Dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Besides commanding coercive power, a political authority is supposed to offer directives which ought to exclude private judgment. Any defense of inalienable rights or limited rights of resistance suggests some legitimate residual private judgment. Such retained rights threaten to undermine the binding force of authoritative directives. ;The case of Hobbesian sovereignty typifies this problem. Hobbes claims agents must establish permanent and absolute political authorities, and they can do so only by completely submitting themselves to a sovereign power whose public will (...)
     
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    Introduction.Andrew I. Cohen - 2005 - Legal Theory 11 (3):163-168.
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    Moral Injury and the Humanities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.Andrew I. Cohen & Kathryn McClymond (eds.) - 2024 - Routledge.
    This book brings together leading interdisciplinary scholars to broaden and deepen the conversation about moral injury. In original essays, the contributors present new research to show how the humanities are crucial for understanding the expressions, meaning, and significance of moral injury. Moral injury is the disorientation we suffer when we are complicit in some moral transgression. Most existing work addresses moral injury from a clinical or neuroscientific perspective. The essays in this volume show how the humanities are crucial for understanding (...)
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  30. Moral Repair, Uncertainty, and Remote Effects and Causes.Andrew I. Cohen - 2017 - Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 15:891-904.
    Critics often note that our choices may support wrongdoing such as by fostering climate change, perpetuating oppression in the developing world, or benefiting from the avoidable suffering of nonhuman animals. It is unclear what sort of reasons these remote consequences present, especially in conditions of uncertainty. Ethicists commonly warn that ignorance does not necessarily exculpate or release from compensatory burdens for wrongdoing. Moreover at least sometimes, the demandingness of justice might not cancel or defeat the reasons it provides. Sorting out (...)
     
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  31. The possibility and defensibility of nonstate 'censorship'.Andrew I. Cohen & Andrew J. Cohen - 2022 - In J. P. Messina (ed.), New Directions in the Ethics and Politics of Speech. New York, NY: Routledge.
     
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    Lloyd, S. A. Morality in the Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes: Cases in the Law of Nature.New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp. 436. $90.00. [REVIEW]Andrew I. Cohen - 2011 - Ethics 121 (2):460-465.
    New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp. 436. $90.00 (cloth).
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    Review of Christopher W. Morris (ed.), Amartya Sen[REVIEW]Andrew I. Cohen - 2010 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (5).
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    Review of Christopher Freiman, Unequivocal Justice. [REVIEW]Andrew I. Cohen - 2017 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
  35. Review of David Gauthier, Hobbes & Political Contractarianism: Selected Writings, Susan Dimock, Claire Finkelstein, and Christopher W. Morris (eds.). [REVIEW]Andrew I. Cohen - 2023 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
  36. Review of Jason Hannah, In Our Best Interest: A Defense of Paternalism. [REVIEW]Andrew I. Cohen - 2019 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.