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Andrew Kernohan
Dalhousie University
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    Ethical Reasoning: Theory and Application.Andrew Kernohan - 2020 - Broadview Press.
    The philosophical tradition has given rise to many competing moral theories. Virtue ethics encourages the flourishing of the person, theories of justice and rights tell us to act according to principles, and consequentialist theories advise that we seek to bring about good ends. These varied theories highlight the morally relevant features of the problems that we encounter both in everyday personal interactions and on a broader social scale. When used together, they allow us to address moral conflicts by balancing a (...)
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    Liberalism, Equality, and Cultural Oppression.Andrew Kernohan - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    Liberal political philosophy emphasizes the benefits of membership in a cultural group and, in the opinion of this challenging book, neglects its harmful, oppressive aspects. Andrew Kernohan argues that an oppressive culture perpetuates inegalitarian social meanings and false assumptions about who is entitled to what. Cultural pollution harms fundamental interests in self-respect and knowledge of the good and is diffuse, insidious, and unnoticed. This cultural pollution is analogous to environmental pollution, and though difficult to detect, is nonetheless just as real. (...)
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    How to modify the strength of a reason.Andrew Kernohan - 2022 - Philosophical Studies 179 (4):1205-1220.
    Kearns and Star have previously recommended that we measure the degree to which a reason supports a conclusion, either about how to act or what to believe, as the conditional probability of the conclusion given the reason. I show how to properly formulate this recommendation to allow for dependencies and conditional dependencies among the considerations being aggregated. This formulation allows us to account for how considerations, which do not themselves favour a specific conclusion, can modify the strength of a reason (...)
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  4. Liberalism, Equality, and Cultural Oppression.Andrew Kernohan - 1999 - Philosophical Quarterly 49 (196):419-421.
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    Environmental Ethics: An Interactive Introduction.Andrew Kernohan - 2012 - Broadview Press.
    This book explains the basic concepts of environmental ethics and applies them to global environmental problems. The author concisely introduces basic moral theories, discusses how these theories can be extended to consider the non-human world, and examines how environmental ethics interacts with modern society’s economic approach to the environment. Online multiple-choice questions encourage the reader’s active learning.
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  6. A Guide for the Godless: The Secular Path to Meaning.Andrew Kernohan - 2008 - Published by the Author.
    This book aims to apply recent thinking in philosophy to the age-old problem of the meaning of life, and to do so in a way that is useful to atheists, agnostics, and humanists. The book reorients the search for meaning away from a search for purpose and toward a search for what truly matters, and criticizes our society's prevailing theory of value, the preference satisfaction theory of the economists. It next argues that emotions are our best guides to what matters (...)
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    Accumulative Harms and the Interpretation of the Harm Principle.Andrew Kernohan - 1993 - Social Theory and Practice 19 (1):51-72.
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    Rights Against Polluters.Andrew Kernohan - 1995 - Environmental Ethics 17 (3):245-257.
    When there is only one source of pollution, the language of rights is adequate for justifying solutions to pollution problems. However, pollution is often both a public and an accumulative harm. According to Feinberg, an accumulative harm is a harm to some person brought about by the actions of many people when the action of no single person is sufficient, by itself, to cause the harm. For example, although no single car emits enough exhaust to do any harm, the emissions (...)
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    Rawls and the Collective Ownership of Natural Abilities.Andrew Kernohan - 1990 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 20 (1):19-28.
    In two passages of A Theory of Justice Rawls suggests that, as a consequence of his egalitarian theory, the natural talents of persons are common property.We see then that the difference principle represents, in effect, an agreement to regard the distribution of natural talents as a common asset and to share in the benefits of this distribution whatever it turns out to be. The two principles are equivalent, as I have remarked, to an undertaking to regard the distribution of natural (...)
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    Desiring What is Desirable.Andrew Kernohan - 2007 - Journal of Value Inquiry 41 (2-4):281-289.
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    Capitalism and Self-Ownership.Andrew Kernohan - 1988 - Social Philosophy and Policy 6 (1):60.
    From the standpoint of libertarian ideology, capitalism is a form of liberation. In contrast to the slave, whose productive powers are wholly owned by his master, and the serf, whose productive powers are partially owned by his lord, the worker under capitalism is presented as possessing the fullest possible self-ownership. That capitalism fosters self-ownership is a false and stultifying myth. Exposing its errors from within capitalism's own conceptual framework requires a careful analysis of the concept of a person's “ownership” bodh (...)
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    Non-Reductive Materialism and the Spectrum of Mind-Body Identity Theories.Andrew Kernohan - 1988 - Dialogue 27 (3):475-88.
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    Social Power and Human Agency.Andrew Kernohan - 1989 - Journal of Philosophy 86 (12):712.
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    Psychology: Autonomous or Anomalous?Andrew Kernohan - 1985 - Dialogue 24 (3):427-42.
    In a recent series of papers, Donald Davidson has put forward a challenging and original philosophy of mind which he has called anomalous monism. Anomalous monism has certain similarities to another recent and deservedly popular position: functionalist cognitive psychology. Both functionalism, in its materialist versions, and anomalous monism require token-token psychophysical identities rather than type-type ones. Both deny that psychology can be translated into, or scientifically reduced to, neurophysiology. Both are mentalistic theories, allowing psychology to make use of intentional descriptions (...)
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    Moral Beliefs and Moral Motivation.Andrew Kernohan - 2010 - Journal of Value Inquiry 44 (4):447-459.
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    Descriptive Uncertainty and Maximizing Expected Choice-Worthiness.Andrew Kernohan - 2021 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 24 (1):197-211.
    A popular model of normative decision-making under uncertainty suggests choosing the option with the maximum expected moral choice-worthiness, where the choice-worthiness values from each moral theory, which are assumed commensurable, are weighted by credence and combined. This study adds descriptive uncertainty about the non-moral facts of a situation into the model by treating choice-worthiness as a random variable. When agents face greater descriptive uncertainty, the choice-worthiness random variable will have a greater spread and a larger standard deviation. MEC, as a (...)
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    Teleology and Logical Form.Andrew Kernohan - 1987 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38 (1):27-34.
    Recent proposals by Taylor, Bennett, Wright and Cohen to identify teleological systems as systems governed by teleological laws and teleological laws as laws of a certain logical form are discussed. Suggested logical forms are treated with both extensional and simple non-extensional models of nomic necessity and shown to generate problematic entailments not derivable from the causal form alone.
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    Lewis's Functionalism and Reductive Materialism.Andrew Kernohan - 1990 - Philosophical Psychology 3 (2 & 3):235-46.
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    A Good Life Without God: Atheism and a Meaningful Life.Andrew William Kernohan - 2009 - Lulu.
    How can we lead a good life in a world without God? This clear, concise book applies recent thinking in philosophy to the age-old question of what gives meaning to our lives. The prose is simple, the arguments precise, the ideas powerful and thought-provoking. The book deals with many questions: Why does death not destroy the possibility of meaning? In what way is the search for purpose misleading? Why is there not just one thing that is the meaning of life? (...)
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    Business Ethics: An Interactive Introduction.Andrew Kernohan - 2015 - Broadview Press.
    _Business Ethics: An Interactive Introduction_ connects the academic to the practical, extracting the basic elements of rigorous philosophical ethics into a format that can be understood and applied in the business world. Concepts such as utility, duty, and sustainability are given practical value and connected to examples and methods familiar to business people. Classical ethical theories are surveyed, as are modern perspectives on justice, equality, and the environment. Where possible, quantitative examples and methods are used to show that ethics need (...)
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    Desert and Self-Ownership.Andrew Kernohan - 1993 - Journal of Value Inquiry 27 (2):197-202.
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    Social Power and Human Agency.Andrew Kernohan - 1989 - Journal of Philosophy 86 (12):712-726.
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    Rights Against Polluters.Andrew Kernohan - 1995 - Environmental Ethics 17 (3):245-257.
    When there is only one source of pollution, the language of rights is adequate for justifying solutions to pollution problems. However, pollution is often both a public and an accumulative harm. According to Feinberg, an accumulative harm is a harm to some person brought about by the actions of many people when the action of no single person is sufficient, by itself, to cause the harm. For example, although no single car emits enough exhaust to do any harm, the emissions (...)
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