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    Ethics in the Public Domain: Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics.Christopher W. Morris - 1994 - Ethics 106 (4):817-833.
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    An Essay on the Modern State.Christopher W. Morris - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    This important book is the first serious philosophical examination of the modern state. It inquires into the justification of this particular form of political society. It asks whether all states are 'nation-states', what are the alternative ways of organizing society, and which conditions make a state legitimate. The author concludes that, while states can be legitimate, they typically fail to have the powers that they claim. Many books analyze government and its functions but none focuses on the state as a (...)
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    Amartya Sen.Christopher W. Morris (ed.) - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1998 'for his contributions in welfare economics'. Although his primary academic appointments have been mostly in economics, Sen is also an important and influential social theorist and philosopher. His work on social choice theory is seminal, and his writings on poverty, famine, and development, as well his contributions to moral and political philosophy, are important and influential. Sen's views about the nature and primacy of liberty also make him a (...)
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  4. Punishment and Loss of Moral Standing.Christopher W. Morris - 1991 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 21 (1):53 - 79.
    When any man, even in political society, renders himself by his crimes obnoxious to the public, he is punished by the laws in his goods and person; that is, the ordinary rules of justice are, with regard to him, suspended for a moment, and it becomes equitable to inflict on him, for the benefit of society, what otherwise he could not suffer without wrong or injury?
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    On the Edge of Anarchy: Locke, Consent, and the Limits of Society.Christopher W. Morris - 1993 - Ethics 106 (1):197-199.
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    State Coercion and Force.Christopher W. Morris - 2012 - Social Philosophy and Policy 29 (1):28-49.
    Research Articles Christopher W. Morris, Social Philosophy and Policy, FirstView Article.
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    The Relation Between Self-Interest and Justice in Contractarian Ethics*: CHRISTOPHER W. MORRIS.Christopher W. Morris - 1988 - Social Philosophy and Policy 5 (2):119-153.
    One of the most noteworthy features of David Gauthier's rational choice, contractarian theory of morality is its appeal to self-interested rationality. This appeal, however, will undoubtedly be the source of much controversy and criticism. For while self-interestedness is characteristic of much human behavior, it is not characteristic of all such behavior, much less of that which is most admirable. Yet contractarian ethics appears to assume that humans are entirely self-interested. It is not usually thought a virtue of a theory that (...)
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  8. An Essay on the Modern State.Christopher W. Morris - 2000 - Noûs 34 (1):153-164.
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    Existential Limits to the Rectification of Past Wrongs.Christopher W. Morris - 1984 - American Philosophical Quarterly 21 (2):175 - 182.
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    Morality’s Many Parts.Christopher W. Morris - 2020 - Analytic Philosophy 61 (1):57-69.
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    Rational Commitment and Social Justice: Essays for Gregory Kavka.Jules L. Coleman & Christopher W. Morris (eds.) - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    Gregory S. Kavka was a prominent and influential figure in contemporary moral and political philosophy. The essays in this volume are concerned with fundamental issues of rational commitment and social justice to which Kavka devoted his work as a philosopher. The essays take Kavka's work as a point of departure and seek to advance the respective debates. The topics include: the relationship between intention and moral action as part of which Kavka's famous 'toxin puzzle' is a focus of discussion, the (...)
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    What is This Thing Called "Reputation"?Christopher W. Morris - 1999 - Business Ethics Quarterly 9 (1):87-102.
    Concern for one's "reputation" has been introduced in recent game theory enabling theorists to demonstrate the rationality ofcooperative behavior in certain contexts. And these impressive results have been generalized to a variety of situations studied bystudents of business and business ethicists. But it is not clear that the notion of reputation employed has much explanatory power onceone sees what is meant. I also suggest that there may be some larger lessons about the notion of rationality used by decision theorists.
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  13. The Very Idea of Popular Sovereignty: “We the People” Reconsidered*: CHRISTOPHER W. MORRIS.Christopher W. Morris - 2000 - Social Philosophy and Policy 17 (1):1-26.
    The sovereignty of the people, it is widely said, is the foundation of modern democracy. The truth of this claim depends on the plausibility of attributing sovereignty to “the people” in the first place, and I shall express skepticism about this possibility. I shall suggest as well that the notion of popular sovereignty is complex, and that appeals to the notion may be best understood as expressing several different ideas and ideals. This essay distinguishes many of these and suggests that (...)
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    On the Edge of Anarchy Locke, Consent, and the Limits of Society.Christopher W. Morris - 1993
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    What is This Thing Called.Christopher W. Morris - 1999 - Business Ethics Quarterly 9 (1):87-102.
    Concern for one's "reputation" has been introduced in recent game theory enabling theorists to demonstrate the rationality ofcooperative behavior in certain contexts. And these impressive results have been generalized to a variety of situations studied bystudents of business and business ethicists. But it is not clear that the notion of reputation employed has much explanatory power onceone sees what is meant. I also suggest that there may be some larger lessons about the notion of rationality used by decision theorists.
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    Introduction.Christopher W. Morris - 2013 - Ethics 123 (4):595-600.
  17. Natural Rights and Political Legitimacy.Christopher W. Morris - 2005 - Social Philosophy and Policy 22 (1):314-329.
    If we have a natural right to liberty, it is hard to see how a state could be legitimate without first obtaining the (genuine) consent of the governed. I consider the threat natural rights pose to state legitimacy. I distinguish minimal from full legitimacy and explore different understandings of the nature of our natural rights. Even though I conclude that natural rights do threaten the full legitimacy of states, I suggest that understanding our natural right to liberty to be grounded (...)
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  18. Justice, Reasons, and Moral Standing.”.Christopher Morris - 1998 - In Jules L. Coleman, Christopher W. Morris & Gregory S. Kavka (eds.), Rational Commitment and Social Justice: Essays for Gregory Kavka. Cambridge University Press. pp. 186--207.
     
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    Violence, Terrorism, and Justice.Raymond Gillespie Frey & Christopher W. Morris (eds.) - 1991 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this volume a group of distinguished moral and social thinkers address the urgent problem of terrorism. The essays define terrorism, discuss whether the assessment of terrorist violence should be based on its consequences, and explore what means may be used to combat those who use violence without justification. Among other questions raised by the volume are: what does it mean for a people to be innocent of the acts of their government? Might there not be some justification in terrorists (...)
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    Value, Welfare, and Morality.R. G. Frey & Christopher W. Morris (eds.) - 1993 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book addresses critical issues in normative ethical theory. Every such theory must contain not only a theory of motivation but also a theory of value, and the link that is often forged between what is valuable and what would be right is human welfare or well-being. This topic is a subject of considerable controversy in contemporary ethics, not least because of the current reconsideration of utilitarianism. Indeed, there is as much disagreement about the nature of value and its relationship (...)
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    Practical Rationality and Preference: Essays for David Gauthier.Christopher W. Morris & Arthur Ripstein (eds.) - 2001 - Cambridge University Press.
    What are preferences and are they reasons for action? Is it rational to cooperate with others even if that entails acting against one's preferences? The dominant position in philosophy on the topic of practical rationality is that one acts so as to maximize the satisfaction of one's preferences. This view is most closely associated with the work of David Gauthier, and in this collection of essays some of the most innovative philosophers working in this field explore the controversies surrounding Gauthier's (...)
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    Value, Welfare, and Morality.Connie S. Rosati, R. G. Frey & Christopher W. Morris - 1995 - Philosophical Review 104 (4):603.
    This volume contains thirteen new essays covering various issues in value theory. Eight of the essays were presented at a conference by the same name at Bowling Green State University, five others were commissioned. The essays vary in quality, and some of them cover themes developed in previously published work. But overall, each essay provides a carefully argued point of view on an important issue.
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  23. Introduction.Christopher W. Morris - 2009 - In Amartya Sen. Cambridge University Press.
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    Philosophical Abstracts.Christopher W. Morris - 1984 - American Philosophical Quarterly 21 (2).
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    Derrida on Pornography: Putting (It) Up for Sale.Christopher Morris - 2013 - Derrida Today 6 (1):97-114.
    Over the past thirty years, academic debate over pornography in the discourses of feminism and cultural studies has foundered on questions of the performative and of the word's definition. In the polylogue of Droit de regards, pornography is defined as la mise en vente that is taking place in the act of exegesis in progress. (Wills's idiomatic English translation includes an ‘it’ that is absent in the French original). The definition in Droit de regards alludes to the word's etymology (writing (...)
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  26. Human Autonomy and the Natural Right to Be Free.Christopher W. Morris - 1980 - Journal of Libertarian Studies 4 (4):379-392.
  27. The Modern State.Christopher W. Morris - 2004 - In Gerald F. Gaus & Chandran Kukathas (eds.), Handbook of Political Theory. Sage Publications. pp. 195--209.
  28. Game Theory and Ethics.Verbeek Bruno & Christopher Morris - 2004 - In Edward N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The Metaphysics Research Lab.
     
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    The Social Contract Theorists: Critical Essays on Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau.Christopher W. Morris (ed.) - 1998 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This rich collection will introduce students of philosophy and politics to the contemporary critical literature on the classical social contract political thinkers Thomas Hobbes , John Locke , and Jean-Jacques Rousseau . A dozen essays and book excerpts have been selected to guide students through the texts and to introduce them to current scholarly controversies surrounding the contractarian political theories of these three thinkers.
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    The Social Contract Theorists: Critical Essays on Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau.Christopher W. Morris (ed.) - 1998 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This rich collection will introduce students of philosophy and politics to the contemporary critical literature on the classical social contract political thinkers Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. A dozen essays and book excerpts have been selected to guide students through the texts and to introduce them to current scholarly controversies surrounding the contractarian political theories of these three thinkers.
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    The Trouble with Justice.Christopher Morris - 2007 - In Paul Bloomfield (ed.), Morality and Self-Interest. Oxford University Press.
    This chapter asks the reader to contrast justice with some of the other central virtues—for instance, prudence, courage, temperance, or wisdom. Justice is different. Unlike these others, it is principally a social virtue; its interpersonal element is central. Other virtues, such as generosity, as well as benevolence or charity, are also interpersonal. But unlike justice, acts of generosity or benevolence are not owed to specific people. One ought to help others, but the choice of when and where to act benevolently (...)
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  32. The State.Christopher W. Morris - 2011 - In George Klosko (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy. Oxford University Press. pp. 544--560.
     
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    A Hobbesian Welfare State?Christopher W. Morris - 1988 - Dialogue 27 (4):653-.
    Suppose that we have negative, natural rights to our lives, liberty, and possessions and that these rights are absolute or indefeasible. Then at best onlyminimal stateswill be legitimate, where such are states that restrict their activities to the enforcement of the basic rights of individuals and the like. Such appears to be the consequence of absolute natural rights. When made aware of these implications of absolute natural rights, many philosophers deny their existence. In the absence of a convincing defense of (...)
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    Ring of Gyges.Christopher W. Morris & Rachel Singpurwalla - 2013 - In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell.
    Plato’s Socrates holds that we always have reason to be just, since being just is essential for living a happy and successful life. In Book II of Plato’s Republic, Socrates’ main interlocutor, Glaucon, raises a vivid and powerful challenge to this claim. He presents the case of Gyges, a Lydian shepherd who possesses a ring that gives him the power of invisibility. Glaucon’s contention is that Gyges does not have reason to be just in this circumstance, since being just will (...)
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  35. Ethics and Economics.Christopher W. Morris - 2009 - In Amartya Sen. Cambridge University Press.
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    Deconstruction and Music.Christopher Morris - 2018 - Derrida Today 11 (1):93-113.
    Despite frequent valorizations of music in the west, the art has also been perceived as a threat to philosophy and theology, ostensibly on the grounds of its potential for danger to the polis, temptation to impiety, coercion, or lack of objective content. Accompanying these doubts is a longstanding anxiety concerning music's relation with inarticulation or silence. Debates over the definition and ontology of music persist today in both analytic and continental traditions, with neither approach succeeding in forging consensus. Musical Platonism (...)
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    Jean E. Hampton (1954-1996). Obituary.Christopher W. Morris, John Broome & Philippe Mongin - 1996 - Economics and Philosophy 12 (2):251-252.
    An obituary of Jean E. Hampton (1954-1996) by the editors of Economics and Philosophy. At the time of her premature death, Jean was serving as a member of the Editorial Board of the journal.
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    Derrida's Thanatologies.Christopher Morris - 2020 - Derrida Today 13 (1):95-113.
    New debate over the definition and significance of death has arisen in both analytic and continental philosophy. Derrida's work is permeated with the topic, which he claimed was the one most resistant to inquiry. Discussions of it by Naas, Miller and Hägglund have been limited by anthropomorphic approaches. This paper analyzes six of Derrida's contributions to thanatology, which for convenience are called ‘figures’: death as inherent in survivre; as specter; as given or put, as the Marrano's secret; as conjured by (...)
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    Liability and Responsibility: Essays in Law and Morals.R. G. Frey & Christopher W. Morris (eds.) - 1991 - Cambridge University Press.
    This collection of contemporary essays by a group of well-known philosophers and legal theorists covers various topics in the philosophy of law, focusing on issues concerning liability in contract, tort and criminal law. The book is divided into four sections. The first provides a conceptual overview of the issues at stake in a philosophical discussion of liability and responsibility. The second, third and fourth sections present, in turn, more detailed explorations of the roles of notions of liability and responsibility in (...)
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  40. Liability and Responsibility: Essays in Law and Morals.R. G. Frey & Christopher W. Morris - 1993 - Law and Philosophy 12 (4):407-416.
     
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  41. D.D. Raphael, Justice And Liberty. [REVIEW]Christopher Morris - 1981 - Philosophy in Review 1:217-218.
     
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  42. David Reisman, Theories of Collective Action: Downs, Olson and Hirsh Reviewed By.Christopher W. Morris - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11 (4):289-290.
     
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  43. David Reisman, Theories of Collective Action: Downs, Olson and Hirsh. [REVIEW]Christopher Morris - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11:289-290.
     
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  44. From 'Gaps In Our Knowledge' In 'Gaps In Reality': On The Logic Of Anti-Realism.Christopher Morris - 2001 - Metaphysica 2 (2).
     
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  45. Loren Lomasky's Derivation of Basic Rights.Christopher Morris - 1989 - Reason Papers 14:86-97.
  46. Preface.Christopher W. Morris - 2009 - In Amartya Sen. Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Reading Opera Between the Lines: Orchestral Interludes and Cultural Meaning From Wagner to Berg.Christopher Morris - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    A characteristic feature of Wagnerian and post-Wagnerian opera is the tendency to link scenes with numerous and often surprisingly lengthy orchestral interludes, frequently performed with the curtain closed. Often taken for granted or treated as a filler by audiences and critics, these interludes can take on very prominent roles, representing dream sequences, journeys and sexual encounters, and in some cases becoming a highlight of the opera. Christopher Morris investigates the implications of these important but strangely overlooked passages. Combining close readings (...)
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  48. Untitled. [REVIEW]Christopher Morris - 1993 - Ethics 103:593-594.
     
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  49. What Are Natural Rights?: A New Account.Christopher Morris - 1983 - Reason Papers 9:61-64.
     
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    Rights. Alan R. White.Christopher W. Morris - 1986 - Ethics 96 (2):417-418.
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