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Deborah Achtenberg
University of Nevada, Reno
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    Cognition of Value in Aristotle’s Ethics: Promise of Enrichment, Threat of Destruction.Deborah Achtenberg - 2002 - State University of New York Press.
    Argues that the central cognitive component of ethical virtue for Aristotle is awareness of the value of particulars.
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  2. The Role of the Ergon Argument in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.Deborah Achtenberg - 1989 - Ancient Philosophy 9 (1):37-47.
  3. Aristotelian Resources for Feminist Thinking.Deborah Achtenberg - 1996 - In Julie K. Ward (ed.), Feminism and Ancient Philosophy. Routledge. pp. 95--117.
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    Plato and Levinas on Violence and the Other.Deborah Achtenberg - 2011 - Symposium 15 (1):170-190.
    In this essay, I shall describe both Plato and Levinas as philosophers of the other, and delineate their similarities and differences on violence. In doing so, I will open up for broader reflection two importantly contrasting ways in which the self is essentially responsive to—as well as vulnerable to violence from—the other. I will also suggest a new way of situating Levinas in the history of philosophy, not, as he himself suggests, as one of the few in the history of (...)
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    Perception in Aristotle’s Ethics, Written by Eve Rabinoff.Deborah Achtenberg - 2020 - Polis 37 (2):382-385.
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    On the Metaphysical Presuppositions of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.Deborah Achtenberg - 1992 - Journal of Value Inquiry 26 (3):317-340.
    In what precedes, I have argued that Aristotle does not, in his ethics, commit three metaphysical errors sometimes imputed to him: he does not define the good as a fact; he does not claim that human beings move by nature towards their telos; he does not claim, in the ergon argument, that human beings are fixed rather than versatile. Instead, I have shown, he does the opposite in each case: he argues that the good cannot be defined as a fact; (...)
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    Review of Panayot Butchvarov's Skepticism in Ethics. [REVIEW]Deborah Achtenberg - 1991 - Review of Metaphysics 44 (4):835-836.
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    Review of Sarah Allen, The Philosophical Sense of Transcendence: Levinas and Plato on Loving Beyond Being[REVIEW]Deborah Achtenberg - 2010 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (9).
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    Force Inside Identity: Self and Other in Améry’s “On the Necessity and Impossibility of Being a Jew”.Deborah Achtenberg - 2016 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 24 (3):173-191.
    In a statement too strong even to summarize his own views, Jean-Paul Sartre famously declares in “Existentialism is a Humanism” that “man is nothing other than what he makes of himself.” It is bad faith, according to him, to attribute what I am to my family, culture, condition, etc., because through awareness of what I am and have been, I can determine whether what I am will continue into the future. Human being, as a result, is nothing but what he (...)
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  10. “Comments on Levinas and the Crisis of Humanism by Claire Elise Katz". [REVIEW]Deborah Achtenberg - 2016 - Syndicate Philosophy 2016.
     
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  11. Essential Vulnerabilities: Plato and Levinas on Relations to the Other.Deborah Achtenberg - 2014 - Northwestern University Press.
    In _Essential Vulnerabilities, _Deborah Achtenberg contests Emmanuel Levinas’s idea that Plato is a philosopher of freedom for whom thought is a return to the self. Instead, Plato, like Levinas, is a philosopher of the other. Nonetheless, Achtenberg argues, Plato and Levinas are different. Though they share the view that human beings are essentially vulnerable and essentially in relation to others, they conceive human vulnerability and responsiveness differently. For Plato, when we see beautiful others, we are overwhelmed by the beauty of (...)
     
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  12. Review of Jeremy Bell and Michael Naas's "Plato’s Animals: Gadflies, Horses, Swans, and Other Philosophical Beasts (Indiana University Press, 2015). [REVIEW]Deborah Achtenberg - 2016 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 1.
     
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  13. Review of "Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other" by John Drabinski. [REVIEW]Deborah Achtenberg - 2012 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 1.
     
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  14. Review of Leora Batnitzky's "Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas: Philosophy and the Politics of Revelation". [REVIEW]Deborah Achtenberg - 2008 - Association of Jewish Studies Review 1.
     
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  15. What is Goodness? An Introduction.Deborah Achtenberg - 1982 - Dissertation, New School for Social Research
    The inquiry is an introduction to the question, what is goodness? In it, realist and anti-realist accounts are considered. In Part I, two kinds of anti-realism are considered, subjectivist and strict. Subjectivism is the belief that goodness is belief-, affect-, or convention-dependent. It is suggested that subjectivism is based on an equivocation, is circular or is difficult consistently to maintain. Strict anti-realism is the belief that there is and can be no such thing as goodness. Three strict anti-realists are considered: (...)
     
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  16. What Ought I to Do? Morality in Kant and Levinas. [REVIEW]Deborah Achtenberg - 2004 - Review of Metaphysics 57 (3):612-612.
    Once these similarities are delineated—that both philosophers are for the subject and against knowledge—Chalier’s central preoccupation is to analyze and assess differences. Central among them is Kant’s rejection of heteronomy and Levinas’s wholehearted acceptance of it. In this, Levinas proceeds similarly to Heidegger and many ancient Greek philosophers, but with a difference that Chalier highlights: Levinas, like Kant, does not seek to ground morality in a knowable order external to the subject such as the cosmos, being, nature, or society. Kant (...)
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  17. Review of Deborah Achtenberg's Cognition of Value in Aristotle's Ethics: Promise of Enrichment, Threat of Destruction. [REVIEW]Deborah Achtenberg - 2004 - Philosophical Quarterly 54 (216):465-468.
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    Review of Catherine Chalier's What Ought I to Do? [REVIEW]Deborah Achtenberg - 2004 - Review of Metaphysics 57 (3):612-613.
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    Review of Evan Simpson's Reason Over Passion. [REVIEW]Deborah Achtenberg - 1981 - Review of Metaphysics 34 (3).
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  20. "Human Being, Beast and God: The Place of Human Happiness for Aristotle and Some Twentieth Century Thinkers".Deborah Achtenberg - 1988 - St. John's Review 38 (2):21-47.
     
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    Review of P.T. Geach's The Virtues. [REVIEW]Deborah Achtenberg - 1979 - Review of Metaphysics 33 (2):423-425.
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    Skepticism in Ethics. [REVIEW]Deborah Achtenberg - 1991 - Review of Metaphysics 44 (4):835-835.
    With Skepticism in Ethics, Panayot Butchvarov joins a small group of practical philosophers who are attempting to define a third alternative to the two dominant approaches to practical philosophy in the twentieth century--the approach which puts practical philosophy on one or another model of empirical science and the approach which holds that practical philosophy is interpretive through and through.
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    Review of E.J. Bond's Reason and Value. [REVIEW]Deborah Achtenberg - 1986 - Review of Metaphysics 39 (3):556-559.
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    Bearing the Other and Bearing Sexuality: Women and Gender in Levinas’s “And God Created Woman”.Deborah Achtenberg - 2015 - Levinas Studies 10 (1):137-154.
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  25. The Eternal and the New: Socrates and Levinas on Desire and Need.Deborah Achtenberg - 2008 - In Brian Schroeder & Silvia Benso (eds.), Levinas and the Ancients. Indiana University Press.
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    Reason and Value. [REVIEW]Deborah Achtenberg - 1986 - Review of Metaphysics 39 (3):556-558.
    The title alludes to the central topic of the book, the relation between practical reason and value. We face a dilemma. Either practical reason is purely cognitive and so cannot motivate action, or practical reason is merely a function of an agent's actual desire in which case there can be no objective reasons for action. The stated purpose of the book is to provide a solution to the dilemma, a solution which retains the necessary connection between reason and motivation on (...)
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    Review of James D. Wallace's Virtues and Vices. [REVIEW]Deborah Achtenberg - 1979 - Review of Metaphysics 32 (4):777-779.
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