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    Utilitarianisms: Simple and General.J. Howard Sobel - 1970 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 13 (1-4):394 – 449.
    If we overlook no consequences when we assess the act, and no relevant features when we generalize, can it matter whether we ask 'What would happen if everyone did the same?' instead of 'What would happen if this act were performed?'? David Lyons has argued that it cannot. Two examples are here articulated to show that it can. The first turns on the way consequences are identified and assessed and in particular on the treatment accorded 'threshold consequences'. The second example (...)
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  2. The Need for Coercion.J. Howard Sobel - 1972 - In J. R. Pennock & J. W. Chapman (eds.), Nomos XIV: Coercion. Chicago: pp. 148-177.
     
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    Interaction Problems for Utility Maximizers.J. Howard Sobel - 1975 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 4 (4):677 - 688.
    This essay is arranged in three sections. In the first I consider interaction problems that can frustrate maximizers. My object here is to add to the kind of case discussed by Gauthier, another in which maximizers would not do well. In the next section I set out conditions under which ‘straight’ or ordinary maximizers could avoid their problems as surely and as easily as could Gauthier's ‘constrained’ maximizers. And in the last section I comment on the relative merits of straight (...)
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    The Resurrection of the Dead.J. Howard Sobel - 1977 - Teaching Philosophy 2 (3/4):115-116.
    The material in this note was developed for a first course in logie to illustrate a standard use of logie in analysis. The object was to present a not entirely trivial or artificial confusion that was amenable to resolution using only the tools of quite elementary logic-no modalities, no restrietions to extensional contexts. Copies o f The Problem were distributed. Then, on another day, A Solution.
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    ‘Everyone’, Consequences, and Generalization Arguments.J. Howard Sobel - 1967 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 10 (1-4):373-404.
    This paper addresses issues raised by recent discussion in normative ethics which concern relations between properties of individual actions and of certain groups of actions. First, an ambiguity common to ?everyone can? and ?everyone ought? is examined. Next, a similar ambiguity in talk about consequences is studied; here several procedures for identifying and evaluating consequences are compared. Then a notation that untangles the ambiguities is presented. Next, this notation is employed in an analysis of Marcus Singer's deduction of his generalization (...)
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  6. Kaplan, M.-Decision Theory as Philosophy.J. H. Sobel - 1999 - Philosophical Books 40:62-64.
     
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    Rationality and the Ideology of Disconnection - by Michael Taylor.J. H. Sobel - 2008 - Philosophical Books 49 (2):185-186.
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    Generalization Arguments.J. Howard Sobel - 1965 - Theoria 31 (1):32-60.
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    Rationality and the Ideology of Disconnection ‐ by Michael Taylor.J. H. Sobel - 2008 - Philosophical Books 49 (2):185-186.
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    The Resurrection of the Dead: An Exercise in Critical Analysis.J. Howard Sobel - 1977 - Teaching Philosophy 2 (3/4):319-320.