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    Women and Masculine Sports.B. C. Postow - 1980 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 7 (1):51-58.
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    Supererogation again.B. C. Postow - 2005 - Journal of Value Inquiry 39 (2):245-253.
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  3. Generalized Act Utilitarianism.B. C. Postow - 1977 - Analysis 37 (2):49 - 52.
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    Toward Honest Ethical Pluralism.B. C. Postow - 2007 - Philosophical Studies 132 (2):191-210.
    I give the label “ethical pluralism” to the meta-ethical view that competing moral views are valid. I assume that validity is conferred on a moral view by its satisfying the relevant meta-ethical criteria in a maximally satisfactory way. If the relevant meta-ethical criteria are based on something roughly like the wide reflective equilibrium model, then ethical pluralism is likely to be correct. Traditional moral views do not grant exemptions from their own binding rules or principles to agents – should any (...)
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    A possible ground of political obligation.B. C. Postow - 1980 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 18 (1):63-69.
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    Darwall and the impartial standpoint.B. C. Postow - 1986 - Philosophical Studies 49 (1):125 - 144.
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  7. Economic Dependence and Self-Respect.B. C. Postow - 1978 - Philosophical Forum 10 (2):181.
     
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  8. Moral Relativism Avoided.B. C. Postow - 1979 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 60 (1):95.
     
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    Werner's ethical realism.B. C. Postow - 1985 - Ethics 95 (2):285-291.
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    A Partial Application Procedure for Ross’s Ethical Theory.B. C. Postow - 2006 - Journal of Philosophical Research 31:239-248.
    W. D. Ross’s ethical theory requires us somehow to compare the metaphorical “weights” of different prima facie duties, but it leaves mysterious how this might be done. The formulation of a procedure to achieve such a comparison would be desirable on practical, theoretical, and pedagogical grounds. I formulate a procedure that is congenial to Ross’s theory. Central to my procedure are instructions to characterize the weight of each prima facie duty with respect to (a) the general stringency of this kind (...)
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    A Partial Application Procedure for Ross’s Ethical Theory.B. C. Postow - 2006 - Journal of Philosophical Research 31:239-248.
    W. D. Ross’s ethical theory requires us somehow to compare the metaphorical “weights” of different prima facie duties, but it leaves mysterious how this might be done. The formulation of a procedure to achieve such a comparison would be desirable on practical, theoretical, and pedagogical grounds. I formulate a procedure that is congenial to Ross’s theory. Central to my procedure are instructions to characterize the weight of each prima facie duty with respect to (a) the general stringency of this kind (...)
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    Dishonest Relativism.B. C. Postow - 1979 - Analysis 39 (1):45 - 48.
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    A Possible Ground of Political Obligation.B. C. Postow - 1980 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 18 (1):63-69.
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    Care Ethics and Impartial Reasons.B. C. Postow - 1989 - Hypatia 23 (1):1-8.
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    Criteria for theories of practical rationality: Reflections on Brandt's theory.B. C. Postow - 1989 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50 (1):69-87.
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    Ethical relativism and the ideal observer.B. C. Postow - 1978 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 39 (1):120-121.
    I show that roderick firth's ideal observer theory contains a loophole which allows conflicting ethical statements to be true. To remedy this, I recommend that we add to the list of defining characteristics of an ideal observer, The requirement that he be unable to have obligation-Determining reactions toward acts which he knows to be incompatible.
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    Gert's definition of irrationality.B. C. Postow - 1991 - Ethics 102 (1):103-109.
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    Masculine Sports Revisited.B. C. Postow - 1981 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 8 (1):60-63.
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    Sport, Art, and Gender.B. C. Postow - 1984 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 11 (1):52-55.
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    Towards criteria choice for practical rationality.B. C. Postow - 1989 - Metaphilosophy 20 (2):152–162.
    What criteria shall we use to evaluate normative theories of practical rationality? one answer is provided by a version of the wide reflective equilibrium model (wre). What criteria shall we use to evaluate models on the level of wre? one answer is provided by a variant of the historical philosophy of science model. The latter answer may support the former.
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    The FPL model and practical inference.B. C. Postow - 1989 - Philosophy of Science 56 (1):165-170.
    The efficacy criterion of the FPL model wrongly takes the goals of practical inference to be uncontroversial. The robustness criterion is arbitrary; the accommodation criterion is too weak to differentiate between arch rival theories. All three criteria of FPL fail to address the relation between background philosophical theories and other elements of an inferential system.
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  22. Agent-Neutral Reasons: Are They for Everyone?: B. C. Postow.B. C. Postow - 1997 - Utilitas 9 (2):249-257.
    According to both deontologists and consequentialists, if there is a reason to promote the general happiness – or to promote any other state of affairs unrelated to one's own projects or self-interest – then the reason must apply to everyone. This view seems almost self-evident; to challenge it is to challenge the way we think of moral reasons. I contend, however, that the view depends on the unwarranted assumption that the only way to restrict the application scope of a reason (...)
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  23. Another Defense of Categorical Imperatives.B. C. Postow - 1979 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 60 (2):173.
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    Andre on privacy.B. C. Postow - 1988 - Journal of Value Inquiry 22 (4):327-330.
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    Bookreviews.B. C. Postow - 1995 - Mind 104 (413):175-178.
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    Book ReviewsR. M. Hare, Objective Prescriptions and Other Essays.Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999. Pp. vii+229. $65.00.B. C. Postow - 2002 - Ethics 112 (4):831-834.
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    Coercion and the Moral Bindingness of Contracts.B. C. Postow - 1976 - Social Theory and Practice 4 (1):75-92.
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    Care ethics and impartial reasons.B. C. Postow - 2008 - Hypatia 23 (1):1-8.
    The paper "Care Ethics and Impartial Reasons" was given at the United Kingdom SWIP (Society for Women in Philosophy) meeting in Stirling, Scotland, on April 21, 2007, and while in her lifetime she would surely have reworked this piece thoroughly before allowing it to appear in print, we publish it here as an expression of sorrow and affection.
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    Husserl’s Failure to Establish a Presuppositionless Science.B. C. Postow - 1976 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):179-187.
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    Husserl's Failure to Establish a Presuppositionless Science.B. C. Postow - 1976 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):179-187.
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    Independent Discussion Groups for Introductory Philosophy.B. C. Postow - 1975 - Teaching Philosophy 1 (1):51-54.
  32. Intrinsic Values and Universal Reasons for Action.B. C. Postow - 2014 - In G. John M. Abbarno (ed.), Inherent and Instrumental Values: Excursions in Value Inquiry. University Press of America.
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    Justice and Mode of Production.B. C. Postow - 1979 - Journal of Critical Analysis 7 (4):125-133.
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    Prima Facie Rights And Absolute Rights.B. C. Postow - 1978 - International Studies in Philosophy 10:23-32.
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    Prima Facie Rights and Absolute Rights.B. C. Postow - 1978 - International Studies in Philosophy 10:23-32.
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    Rights and obligations.B. C. Postow - 1977 - Philosophical Studies 32 (3):217 - 232.
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    Reasons for action: toward a normative theory and meta-level criteria.B. C. Postow - 1999 - Boston, Mass.: Kluwer Academic.
    What, ultimately, is there good reason to do? This book proposes a unified theory of agent-dependent reasons and agent-independent reasons. It holds that principles which assign reasons to agents are valid if and only if they make maximally good sense in the light of relevant data and background theories. The theory avoids problems encountered by views associated with Nagel, Parfit, Brandt, Hubin, Gert, Baier, and Tiberius, amongst others. By what criteria should a normative theory of ultimate reasons be judged? Plausible (...)
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    Rule Utilitarianism in Partial Compliance Theory.B. C. Postow - 1978 - Analysis 38 (4):187 - 193.
    Rule utilitarianism as commonly formulated has the undesired implication that in case wrong has been done, Any act whatsoever is right. This is due to the fact that in setting the criterion for a set of rules which confers rightness, Rule utilitarians fail to require that obedience to the rules in situations of less than universal obedience must result in the most good attainable in those situations. I suggest a rule-Utilitarian criterion which remedies this defect and which, Borrowing from brandt, (...)
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    Rule utilitarianism in partial compliance theory.B. C. Postow - 1978 - Analysis 38 (4):187-193.
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    Sterba on morality as a compromise between self-interested and altruistic reasons.B. C. Postow - 2005 - Journal of Social Philosophy 36 (3):388–395.
  41. Thomson and the trolley problem.B. C. Postow - 1989 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 27 (4):529-537.
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    Thomson and the Trolley Problem.B. C. Postow - 1989 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 27 (4):529-537.
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    Thomas on sexism.B. C. Postow - 1980 - Ethics 90 (2):251-256.
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    They Review Games, Don't They?B. C. Postow - 1976 - Teaching Philosophy 1 (4):229-232.
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    The Unity and Authority of Reason.B. C. Postow - 2002 - Social Theory and Practice 28 (3):481-501.
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    Reasons and Persons. [REVIEW]B. C. Postow - 1988 - International Studies in Philosophy 20 (3):136-137.
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    Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy. [REVIEW]B. C. Postow - 1990 - International Studies in Philosophy 22 (1):147-148.
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    Moral Reasoning. [REVIEW]B. C. Postow - 1980 - International Studies in Philosophy 12 (1):108-109.
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    Moral Reasoning. [REVIEW]B. C. Postow - 1980 - International Studies in Philosophy 12 (1):108-109.
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    Moral Thinking. [REVIEW]B. C. Postow - 1986 - International Studies in Philosophy 18 (1):78-79.
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