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    The Radiance of Drift and Doubt: Zhuangzi and the Starting Point of Philosophical Discourse.John R. Williams - 2017 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 16 (1):1-14.
    If one cannot establish givens, such as Platonic ideas, or determiners, such as Kantian categories, as a point of departure for philosophical inquiry, then how is philosophical inquiry to proceed in a non-question-begging manner? This, of course, is the familiar problem of grounding philosophical discourse. In this essay, I hope to offer a Zhuangzian solution—that is, a solution derived from analysis of the Zhuangzi 莊子 text—to this perennial philosophical problem. As a result, I hope to give the reader a critical (...)
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  2. Gavagai again.John Robert Gareth Williams - 2008 - Synthese 164 (2):235-259.
    Quine (1960, Word and object. Cambridge, Mass.:MIT Press, ch. 2) claims that there are a variety of equally good schemes for translating or interpreting ordinary talk. ‘Rabbit’ might be taken to divide its reference over rabbits, over temporal slices of rabbits, or undetached parts of rabbits, without significantly affecting which sentences get classified as true and which as false. This is the basis of his famous ‘argument from below’ to the conclusion that there can be no fact of the matter (...)
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    Unesco's proposed declaration on bioethics and human rights – a bland compromise1.John R. Williams - 2005 - Developing World Bioethics 5 (3):210-215.
    ABSTRACTThe latest draft of UNESCO's proposed Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights is a major disappointment. The committee of government ‘experts’ that produced it made sure that it would not introduce any new obligations for States, and so the document simply restates existing agreements and lists desirable goals without specifying how they can be achieved. This article focuses on the shortcomings of the document as it would apply to health care. These shortcomings are evident in the document's scope, aims (...)
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    The Vanishing Wild Card: Challenges and Implications of Ziporyn's Zhuangzi.John R. Williams - 2017 - Philosophy East and West 67 (1):177-191.
    In this essay, Brook Ziporyn’s reading of Zhuangzi 莊子 is explicated and broken down into what I take to be its two primary parts: first, Zhuangzi’s epistemological agnosticism and perspectivism, and second, Zhuangzi’s Wild Card. The former presents a unique set of philosophical problems through the specialized terminology of the classical Chinese lexicon, while the latter tries to remedy these problems. I take the first part of Zhuangzi’s position to be compelling and pertinent, while the second part is problematic. Carrying (...)
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    Zhuang Zi and the “Greatest Joyousness”: Wang Fuzhi’s Approach.John R. Williams - 2023 - Comparative Philosophy 14 (2).
    The present article presents Wang Fuzhi 王夫之 (1619-1692 C.E.)’s reading of the eighteenth chapter of the Zhuang-Zi 莊子 (ZZ) by looking at his entry from Zhuang-Zi-Tong 莊子通 and other key glosses from Zhuang-Zi-Jie 莊子解. The philosophical upshot, I aim to show, is that Wang takes ZZ as presenting the consummation of “the greatest joyousness” (zhi-le 至樂) as requiring getting rid of joyousness as one’s desideratum. Using Derek Parfit’s work as a point of reference, I aim to show that this is (...)
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    Commissions and biomedical ethics: The canadian experience.John R. Williams - 1989 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 14 (4):425-444.
    Canadians frequently have recourse to public commissions as a means of dealing with contentious public policy issues. This essay examines the role of philosophers and philosophy in nine such commissions, all of which have dealt with issues in biomedical ethics. The principal findings of this essay are that philosophers have not been used extensively by these commissions, and that the philosophical aspects of the issues under investigation have been dealt with quite inadequately. The essay concludes with suggestions for an expanded (...)
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  7. When suffering is unbearable: Physicians, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.John R. Williams - forthcoming - Journal of Palliative Care.
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    Christian Realism and the New Realities. By Robin W. Lovin.John R. Williams - 2010 - Heythrop Journal 51 (4):708-709.
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    Christian Tradition and the Practice of Justice. By Nicholas Sagovsky.John R. Williams - 2010 - Heythrop Journal 51 (4):712-713.
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    Canada: Conflict as well as Consensus.David J. Roy & John R. Williams - 1987 - Hastings Center Report 17 (3):32-34.
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    Athens and jerusalem: George grant's theology, philosophy, and politics. Edited by Ian Angus, Ron dart, and Randy Peg Peters.John R. Williams - 2007 - Heythrop Journal 48 (6):1010–1011.
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    Biomedical ethics in Canada.John Reynold Williams - 1986 - Lewiston, N.Y.: E. Mellen Press.
    This text attempts to set forth as accurate a picture as possible of the present state of biomedical ethics in Canada, along with recommendations as to how it can be improved. It also shows how far the goal of expanding the field of biomedical ethics is to provide major improvements in the quality of health care in Canada.
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    Bonds of imperfection: Christian politics, past and present by Oliver O'Donovan and Joan Lockwood O'Donovan.John R. Williams - 2006 - Heythrop Journal 47 (4):657–658.
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    Bonds of Imperfection: Christian Politics, Past and Present By Oliver O'Donovan and Joan Lockwood O'Donovan.John R. Williams - 2006 - Heythrop Journal 47 (4):657-658.
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    Canadian medical association's ethics activities.John R. Williams - 2004 - HEC Forum 16 (2):138-151.
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    Globalization and catholic social thought: Present crisis, future hope. Edited by John A. Coleman and William F. Ryan.John R. Williams - 2007 - Heythrop Journal 48 (2):338–340.
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    Heidegger and Philosophical Atheology: A Neo-Scholastic Critique (Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy). By Peter S. Dillard.John R. Williams - 2011 - Heythrop Journal 52 (1):163-163.
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    Heidegger and the theologians.John R. Williams - 1971 - Heythrop Journal 12 (3):258–280.
  19. Heidegger and the Theologians.John R. Williams - 1971 - Heythrop Journal 12 (3):258-280.
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    Heidegger's Children: Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse. By Richard Wolin.John R. Williams - 2009 - Heythrop Journal 50 (2):355-356.
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    Heidegger's Jewish Followers: Essays on Hannah Arendt, Leo Strauss, Hans Jonas, and Emmanuel Levinas. Edited by Samuel Fleischacker.John R. Williams - 2009 - Heythrop Journal 50 (6):1062-1063.
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    In Defense of Human Dignity: Essays for Our Times (Loyola Topics in Political Philosophy). Edited by Robert P. Kraynak and Glenn Tinder.John R. Williams - 2010 - Heythrop Journal 51 (2):340-341.
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    Priročnik zdravniške etike.John R. Williams - 2016 - Maribor: Medicinska fakulteta Univerze v Mariboru.
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    Qian Mu reads Zhuangzi: Regarding ‘there has not yet begun to be a “there has not yet begun to be nothing”’.John R. Williams - 2022 - Asian Philosophy 32 (2):164-171.
    To advance our understanding of both the Book of Zhuāngzǐ 莊子 and Qián Mù 錢穆 ’s Zhuāngzǐ studies 莊學, I aim to squarely face one of the more obscure passag...
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    Religious Upbringing and the Costs of Freedom: Personal and Philosophical Essays. Edited by Peter Caws and Stefani Jones.John R. Williams - 2011 - Heythrop Journal 52 (4):709-710.
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    The ethics activities of the world medical association.John R. Williams - 2005 - Science and Engineering Ethics 11 (1):7-12.
    Since its formation in 1947, the World Medical Association (WMA) has been a leading voice in international medical ethics. The WMA’s principal ethics activity over the years has been policy development on a wide variety of issues in medical research, medical practice and health care delivery. With the establishment of a dedicated Ethics Unit in 2003, the WMA’s ethics activities have intensified in the areas of liaison, outreach and product development. Initial priorities for the Ethics Unit have been the review (...)
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    The Identity of Christian Morality (Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies). By Ann Marie Mealey.John R. Williams - 2010 - Heythrop Journal 51 (2):347-347.
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    The Identity of Christian Morality (Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies Series). By Ann Marie Mealey. Pp. viii, 187, Farnham, Surrey, Ashgate, 2009, £55.00.John R. Williams - 2012 - Heythrop Journal 53 (4):704-705.
  29. The Microcosmographia of Trier MS. 1041.John R. Williams - 1934 - Isis 22 (1):106-135.
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    The physician’s role in the protection of human research subjects.John R. Williams - 2006 - Science and Engineering Ethics 12 (1):5-12.
    Responsibility for the protection of human research subjects is shared by investigators, research ethics committees, sponsors/funders, research institutions, governments and, the focus of this article, physicians who enrol patients in clinical trials. The article describes the general principles of the patient-physician relationship that should regulate the participation of physicians in clinical trials and proposes guidelines for determining when and how such participation should proceed. The guidelines deal with the following stages of the trial: when first considering participation, when deciding whether (...)
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    Two Paradigmatic Strategies for Reading Zhuang Zi's "Happy Fish" Vignette as Philosophy: Guo Xiang's and Wang Fuzhi's Approaches.John R. Williams - 2018 - Comparative Philosophy 9 (2).
    One of the most beloved passages in the Zhuang-Zi text is a dialogue between Hui Zi and Zhuang Zi at the end of the “Qiu-shui” chapter. While this is one of many vignettes involving Hui Zi and Zhuang Zi in the text, this particular vignette has recently drawn attention in Chinese and comparative philosophy circles. The most basic question concerning these studies is whether or not the passage represents a substantial philosophical dispute, or instead idle chitchat between two friends. This (...)
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    Tradition, Rationality, and Virtue: The Thought of Alasdair MacIntyre. By Thomas D. D'Andrea.John R. Williams - 2008 - Heythrop Journal 49 (3):513-515.
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    Tradition, rationality, and virtue: The thought of Alasdair Macintyre. By Thomas D. D'Andrea.John R. Williams - 2008 - Heythrop Journal 49 (3):513–515.
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    The twenty-first century confronts its gods: Globalization, technology, and war. Edited by David J. Hawkin.John R. Williams - 2007 - Heythrop Journal 48 (1):162–163.
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    The Three Cultures: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and the Humanities in the 21st Century. By Jerome Kagan.John R. Williams - 2011 - Heythrop Journal 52 (3):537-538.
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    The Twelfth Century Theological "Questiones" of Carpentras Ms 110.John R. Williams - 1966 - Mediaeval Studies 28 (1):300-327.
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    Incorporating Ethics in Priority Setting: A Case Study of a Regional Health Board in Canada.Michael Yeo, John R. Williams & Wayne Hooper - 1999 - Health Care Analysis 7 (2):177-194.
    The authors were involved in developing an ethical framework to assist the Queens Region Board (Prince Edward Island, Canada) set priorities in health and health care. Two and one half years after the adoption of this framework, the authors undertook an evaluation of the framework. This paper will discuss: a) the historical background of regionalization in Canada, and in particular the circumstances leading up to the institution of regional boards in Prince Edward Island; b) the sorts of ethical issues facing (...)
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    A History of Political Ideas: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages. By Philippe Nemo, translated by Kenneth Casler. Pp. ix, 665, Pittsburgh, PA, Duquesne University Press, 2013, $36.00. [REVIEW]John R. Williams - 2015 - Heythrop Journal 56 (3):467-469.
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    A Liberal Catholic Bioethics (Ethik in der Praxis/Practical Ethics Studien/Studies). By James F. Drane. Pp. 296, Berlin, Germany, LIT Verlag, 2010, € 24.90. [REVIEW]John R. Williams - 2012 - Heythrop Journal 53 (5):875-875.
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    A Pedagogy of Faith: The Theological Vision of Paulo Freire. By IrwinLeopando. Pp. viii, 237, London and New York, Bloomsbury Academic, 2017, $122.00. [REVIEW]John R. Williams - 2019 - Heythrop Journal 60 (6):941-941.
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    AIDS, 30 Years Down the Line… Faith‐based Reflections about the Epidemic in Africa. Edited by Paterne A. Mombé, SJ, Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ and Danielle Vella. Pp. 448, Nairobi, Paulines Publications Africa, 2012, no price given. [REVIEW]John R. Williams - 2015 - Heythrop Journal 56 (5):898-899.
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    Believing & Acting: The Pragmatic Turn in Comparative Religion and Ethics. By G. Scott Davis. Pp. 234, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012, £30.00. [REVIEW]John R. Williams - 2015 - Heythrop Journal 56 (5):857-858.
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    Bioethics and the Human Goods: An Introduction to Natural Law Bioethics . By AlfonsoGómez‐Lobo with JohnKeown. Pp. xxiv, 124, Washington, DC, Georgetown University Press, 2015, $19.00. [REVIEW]John R. Williams - 2019 - Heythrop Journal 60 (4):659-660.
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    Between Death and Resurrection: A Critical Response to Recent Catholic Debate Concerning the Intermediate State. By Stephen Yates. Pp. viii, 271, London/NY, Bloomsbury, 2017, £96.00/$120.00. [REVIEW]John R. Williams - 2017 - Heythrop Journal 58 (6):1012-1012.
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    Biotechnology, Human Nature, and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian Ethics). By GeraldMcKenny. Pp. xix, 214, NY, Cambridge University Press, 2018, $75.00/£75.00. [REVIEW]John R. Williams - 2019 - Heythrop Journal 60 (4):656-657.
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    Cosmopolitanism: A Philosophy for Global Ethics. By Stan van Hooft. Pp. v, 200, Stocksfield, Acumen, 2009, £50.00/£16.99. [REVIEW]John R. Williams - 2012 - Heythrop Journal 53 (5):901-902.
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    Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit, and Authoritarian Populism. By PippaNorris and RonaldInglehart. Pp. xiv, 540, Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 2019, £21.99/$29.95.One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy. By MorganMarietta and David C.Barker. Pp. xvi, 340, NY, Oxford University Press, 2019, $39.95.Vices of the Mind: From the Intellectual to the Political. By QuassimCassam. Pp. xi, 202, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2019, £25.00. [REVIEW]John R. Williams - 2019 - Heythrop Journal 60 (6):970-972.
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    Chimera's Children: Ethical, Philosophical and Religious Perspectives on Human‐Nonhuman Experimentation. Edited by Calum MacKellar and David Albert Jones. Pp. xiii, 240, London/NY, Continuum, 2012, £60.00/18.99. [REVIEW]John R. Williams - 2015 - Heythrop Journal 56 (5):891-892.
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    Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine (Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought Series). Edited by George E.Demacopoulos and AristotlePapanikolaou. Pp. viii, 290, NY, Fordham University Press, 2017, $125.00/$36.00/£28.99. [REVIEW]John R. Williams - 2020 - Heythrop Journal 61 (1):180-181.
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    Chimeras, Hybrids and Interspecies Research: Politics and Policymaking. By Andrea L. Bonnicksen. Pp. xiii, 166, Washington, DC, Georgetown University Press, 2009, $26.95. [REVIEW]John R. Williams - 2012 - Heythrop Journal 53 (5):873-874.
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