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Leslie Francis
University of Utah
  1. Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others.Leslie Pickering Francis & Richard Norman - 1978 - Philosophy 53 (206):507 - 527.
    It is a welcome development when academic philosophy starts to concern itself with practical issues, in such a way as to influence people's lives. Recently this has happened with one moral issue in particular—but infortunately it is the wrong issue, and people's actions have been influenced in the wrong way. The issue is that of the moral status and treatment of animals. A number of philosophers have argued for what they call ‘animal liberation’, comparing it directly with egalitarian causes such (...)
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  2. Ethics, Pandemics, and the Duty to Treat.Heidi Malm, Thomas May, Leslie P. Francis, Saad B. Omer, Daniel A. Salmon & Robert Hood - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (8):4 – 19.
    Numerous grounds have been offered for the view that healthcare workers have a duty to treat, including expressed consent, implied consent, special training, reciprocity (also called the social contract view), and professional oaths and codes. Quite often, however, these grounds are simply asserted without being adequately defended or without the defenses being critically evaluated. This essay aims to help remedy that problem by providing a critical examination of the strengths and weaknesses of each of these five grounds for asserting that (...)
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    Binding and Loosing on Earth : Evaluating the Strategy for Church Disciplinary Procedures Proposed in Matthew 18: 15-18 Through the Lenses of Thinking and Feeling. [REVIEW]Leslie J. Francis, Susan H. Jones & Keith Hebden - 2019 - HTS Theological Studies.
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    Thinking About the Good: Reconfiguring Liberal Metaphysics (or Not) for People with Cognitive Disabilities.Anita Silvers & Leslie Pickering Francis - 2009 - Metaphilosophy 40 (3-4):475-498.
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  5. Justice Through Trust: Disability and the “Outlier Problem” in Social Contract Theory.Anita Silvers & Leslie Pickering Francis - 2005 - Ethics 116 (1):40-76.
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    Jesus, Psychological Type and Conflict: A Study in Biblical Hermeneutics Applying the Reader Perspective and SIFT Approach to Mark 11:11–21. [REVIEW]Leslie J. Francis & Tania Ap Siôn - 2016 - Hts Theological Studies 72 (4).
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    How Infectious Diseases Got Left Out–and What This Omission Might Have Meant for Bioethics.Leslie P. Francis, Margaret P. Battin, Jay A. Jacobson, Charles B. Smith & Jeffrey Botkin - 2005 - Bioethics 19 (4):307-322.
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    Learning Relationships: Church of England Curates and Training Incumbents Applying the SIFT Approach to the Road to Emmaus.Leslie J. Francis & Greg Smith - 2017 - Hts Theological Studies 73 (4):1-11.
    This study invited curates and training incumbents attending a 3-day residential programme to function as a hermeneutical community engaging conversation between the Lucan post-resurrection narrative concerning the Road to Emmaus and the learning relationship in which they were engaged. Building on the SIFT approach to biblical hermeneutics the participants were invited to work in type-alike groups, structured first on the basis of the perceiving process and second on the basis of the judging process. This approach facilitated rich and varied insights (...)
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    Liberalism and Individually Scripted Ideas of the Good: Meeting the Challenge of Dependent Agency.Leslie Pickering Francis & Anita Silvers - 2007 - Social Theory and Practice 33 (2):311-334.
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    Understanding Disability Civil Rights Non-Categorically: The Minority Body and the Americans with Disabilities Act.Leslie Francis - 2018 - Philosophical Studies 175 (5):1135-1149.
    A persistent paradox apparently infects disability civil rights claims. On the one hand, these rights claims are often understood to apply only to those who are sufficiently impaired in body or in mind to qualify for them because of the disadvantage they endure. On the other hand, asserting significant impairments threatens to undermine the plausibility of these claims as civil rights rather than as welfare for those who are dependent and in need of extra help. Behind this paradox lies a (...)
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    Reading and Proclaiming the Advent Call of John the Baptist: An Empirical Enquiry Employing the SIFT Method.Leslie J. Francis & Greg Smith - 2014 - Hts Theological Studies 70 (1).
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    Five Loaves and Two Fishes: An Empirical Study in Psychological Type and Biblical Hermeneutics Among Anglican Preachers.Leslie J. Francis - 2010 - Hts Theological Studies 66 (1).
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    The Missionary Journey of Mark 6 and the Experience of Ministry in Today’s World: An Empirical Study in Biblical Hermeneutics Among Anglican Clergy.Leslie J. Francis, Greg Smith & Guli Francis-Dehqani - 2017 - Hts Theological Studies 73 (3).
    This study explores the connection between dominant psychological type preferences and reader interpretations of biblical texts. Working in type-alike groups, a group of 40 Anglican clergy were invited to employ their strongest function to engage conversation between Mark’s account of Jesus sending out the disciples and the experience of ministry in today’s world. The data supported the hermeneutical theory proposed by the SIFT approach to biblical interpretation and liturgical preaching by demonstrating the four clear and distinctive voices of sensing, intuition, (...)
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    How Infectious Diseases Got Left Out – and What This Omission Might Have Meant for Bioethics.Leslie P. Francis, Margaret P. Battin, Jay A. Jacobson, Charles B. Smith & And Jeffrey Botkin - 2005 - Bioethics 19 (4):307–322.
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    Psychologically Informed Engagement with the Matthean Pericopes on Pilate and Judas Through Jungian Lenses: The Sensing, Intuition, Feeling and Thinking Approach.Leslie J. Francis & Christopher F. Ross - 2018 - Hts Theological Studies 74 (1).
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    Interpreting and Responding to the Johannine Feeding Narrative: An Empirical Study in the SIFT Hermeneutical Method Amongst Anglican Ministry Training Candidates.Leslie J. Francis - 2012 - Hts Theological Studies 68 (1).
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  17. Understanding Autonomy in Light of Intellectual Disability.Leslie P. Francis - 2009 - In Kimberley Brownlee & Adam Cureton (eds.), Disability and Disadvantage. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Is God Really Good to the Upright? Theological Educators Exploring Psalm 73 Through the Jungian Lenses of Sensing, Intuition, Feeling and Thinking.Leslie J. Francis, Susan H. Jones & Christopher F. Ross - 2020 - HTS Theological Studies 76 (1).
    Psalm 73 is a challenging Psalm in which the Psalmist draws on rich imagery to juxtapose doctrine and experience and to juxtapose the goodness of God with divine retribution. Drawing on data provided by 15 theological educators within the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, this study tests the thesis that the imagery of Psalm 73 will be perceived differently by sensing types and by intuitive types and that the issue ‘Is God really good to the upright?’ will be (...)
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    When Is Age Choosing Ageist Discrimination?Teneille R. Brown, Leslie P. Francis & James Tabery - 2021 - Hastings Center Report 51 (1):13-15.
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    The Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics.Leslie Francis (ed.) - 2017 - Oxford University Press.
    Intimate and medicalized, natural and technological, reproduction poses some of the most challenging ethical dilemmas of our time. This volume brings together scholars from multiple perspectives to address both traditional and novel questions about the rights and responsibilities of human reproducers, their caregivers, and the societies in which they live.
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    Reading and Proclaiming the Birth Narratives From Luke and Matthew: A Study in Empirical Theology Amongst Curates and Their Training Incumbents Employing the SIFT Method.Leslie J. Francis & Greg Smith - 2013 - Hts Theological Studies 69 (1):01-13.
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    The Significance of Injustice for Bioethics.Leslie Francis - 2017 - Teaching Ethics 17 (1):1-8.
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  23. The Holly Bough Service at Liverpool Cathedral and Psychological Type Theory: Fresh Expressions or Inherited Church?Leslie J. Francis, Susan H. Jones & Ursula McKenna - 2020 - HTS Theological Studies 76 (3).
    One of the key intentions of fresh expressions of church is to reach the kind of people inherited church find it hard to reach. Psychological type profiling of church congregations has demonstrated that Anglican churches have particular difficulty in reaching those whose Jungian judging preference is for thinking rather than for feeling. Studies that have explored the psychological type profile of participants within fresh expressions suggest that they do not significantly differ from inherited congregations in terms of reaching thinking types. (...)
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  24. The Holly Bough Service at Liverpool Cathedral and Psychological Type Theory: Fresh Expressions or Inherited Church?Leslie J. Francis, Susan H. Jones & Ursula McKenna - 2020 - HTS Theological Studies 77 (3).
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    Are There Characteristics of Infectious Diseases That Raise Special Ethical Issues?Charles B. Smith, Margaret P. Battin, Jay A. Jacobson, Leslie P. Francis, Jeffrey R. Botkin, Emily P. Asplund, Gretchen J. Domek & Beverly Hawkins - 2004 - Developing World Bioethics 4 (1):1–16.
    This paper examines the characteristics of infectious diseases that raise special medical and social ethical issues, and explores ways of integrating both current bioethical and classical public health ethics concerns. Many of the ethical issues raised by infectious diseases are related to these diseases' powerful ability to engender fear in individuals and panic in populations. We address the association of some infectious diseases with high morbidity and mortality rates, the sense that infectious diseases are caused by invasion or attack on (...)
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  26. Stateless Crimes, Legitimacy, and International Criminal Law: The Case of Organ Trafficking. [REVIEW]Leslie P. Francis & John G. Francis - 2010 - Criminal Law and Philosophy 4 (3):283-295.
    Organ trafficking and trafficking in persons for the purpose of organ transplantation are recognized as significant international problems. Yet these forms of trafficking are largely left out of international criminal law regimes and to some extent of domestic criminal law regimes as well. Trafficking of organs or persons for their organs does not come within the jurisdiction of the ICC, except in very special cases such as when conducted in a manner that conforms to the definitions of genocide or crimes (...)
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    Supported Decisions as the Patient’s Own?Leslie Pickering Francis - 2021 - American Journal of Bioethics 21 (11):24-26.
    Peterson, Karlawish and Largent offer a defense of supported decision making in health care for people with dynamic and diminishing capacity. They are to be warmly commended for bringing sup...
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    Cloudy Crystal Balls Do Not “Gray” Babies Make.Anita Silvers & Leslie Francis - 2011 - American Journal of Bioethics 11 (2):36 - 38.
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    The Mysterious Case of the Ethiopian Eunuch : An Empirical and Psychological Examination in Biblical Hermeneutics.Leslie J. Francis & S. H. Jones - forthcoming - Mental Health, Religion and Culture.
    During the Easter Season Year B of the Revised Common Lectionary invites participating churches to draw on early chapters of the Acts of the Apostles as the guiding reading for the principal Sunday service. This study employs the SIFT approach to biblical hermeneutics to engage a group of 24 Anglican clergy serving in Eastern Newfoundland to reflect on the Easter message within the mysterious case of the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8: 26-40. By inviting these clergy to work in type-alike (...)
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    Are There Characteristics of Infectious Diseases That Raise Special Ethical Issues?1.Charles B. Smith, Margaret P. Battin, Jay A. Jacobson, Leslie P. Francis, Jeffrey R. Botkin, Emily P. Asplund, Gretchen J. Domek & Beverly Hawkins - 2004 - Developing World Bioethics 4 (1):1-16.
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    The Physician-Patient Relationship and a National Health Information Network.Leslie Pickering Francis - 2010 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 38 (1):36-49.
    The growing use of interoperable electronic health records is likely to have significant effects on the physician-patient relationship. This relationship involves two-way trust: of the physician in patients, and of the patients in their providers. Interoperable records opens up this relationship to further view, with consequences that may both enhance and undermine trust. On the one hand, physicians may learn that information from their patients is — or is not — to be trusted. On the other hand, patients may learn (...)
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    Privacy: What Everyone Needs to Know®.Leslie P. Francis & John G. Francis - 2017 - Oup Usa.
    Privacy is one of our most essential values, but popular understanding of it lags far behind the heat the concept generates. It's easy to understand why. The concept itself has shifted in U.S. law from autonomy, to property, to confidentiality. Further, with a host of cultural differences as to how privacy is understood globally and in different religions, and with nonstop technological advancements, its significance is continually evolving. Leslie P. and John G. Francis draw upon their extensive expertise in law, (...)
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    Competitive Sports, Disability, and Problems of Justice in Sports.Leslie Pickering Francis - 2005 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 32 (2):127-132.
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    Syndromic Surveillance and Patients as Victims and Vectors.Leslie P. Francis, Margaret P. Battin, Jay Jacobson & Charles Smith - 2009 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6 (2):187-195.
    Syndromic surveillance uses new ways of gathering data to identify possible disease outbreaks. Because syndromic surveillance can be implemented to detect patterns before diseases are even identified, it poses novel problems for informed consent, patient privacy and confidentiality, and risks of stigmatization. This paper analyzes these ethical issues from the viewpoint of the patient as victim and vector. It concludes by pointing out that the new International Health Regulations fail to take full account of the ethical challenges raised by syndromic (...)
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    To Speak as a Judge: Difference, Voice, and Power.Leslie Francis - 2003 - Hypatia 18 (3):235-237.
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    Infanticide, Moral Status and Moral Reasons: The Importance of Context.Leslie Francis & Anita Silvers - 2013 - Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (5):289-292.
    Giubilini and Minerva ask why birth should be a critical dividing line between acceptable and unacceptable reasons for terminating existence. Their argument is that birth does not change moral status in the sense that is relevant: the ability to be harmed by interruption of one's aims. Rather than question the plausibility of their position or the argument they give, we ask instead about the importance to scholarship or policy of publishing the article: does it to any extent make a novel (...)
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    The Physician-Patient Relationship and a National Health Information Network.Leslie Pickering Francis - 2010 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 38 (1):36-49.
    The United States, like other countries facing rising health care costs, is pursuing a commitment to interoperable electronic health records. Electronic records, it is thought, have the potential to reduce the risks of error, improve care coordination, monitor care quality, enable patients to participate more fully in care management, and provide the data needed for research and surveillance. Interoperable electronic health records on a national scale — the ideal of a national health information network — seem likely to magnify these (...)
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    Privacy, Confidentiality, and Justice.John G. Francis & Leslie P. Francis - 2014 - Journal of Social Philosophy 45 (3):408-431.
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    Psychological Type and the Pulpit: An Empirical Enquiry Concerning Preachers and the SIFT Method of Biblical Hermeneutics.Leslie J. Francis, Amanda Robbins & Andrew Village - 2009 - Hts Theological Studies 65 (1).
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    Title IX: Equality for Women's Sports?Leslie P. Francis - 1993 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 20 (1):32-47.
  41. The Values Debate: A Voice From the Pupils.Leslie J. Francis - 2001 - Routledge.
    Presents findings from a survey conducted among 30,000 13-15 year olds throughout England and Wales, giving particular attention to social, personal and moral issues.
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    Looking at the Birds, Considering the Lilies, and Perceiving God’s Grace in the Countryside : An Empirical Investigation in Hermeneutical Theory.Leslie J. Francis, Greg Smith & Jeff Astley - forthcoming - Rural Theology: International, Ecumenical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.
    This study is situated within the newly emerging interest in the concept of grace as a legitimate topic for empirical enquiry, and draws on the theoretical framework provided by the SIFT approach to biblical hermeneutics, an approach rooted in reader-perspective hermeneutical theory and in Jungian psychological type theory. Data were draw from two one-day workshops with Anglican Readers. On each occasion the participants were invited to divide into three separate groups according to their preferences for sensing or intuition and within (...)
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    Concerns About Justification for Fetal Genome Sequencing.Jeffrey R. Botkin, Leslie P. Francis & Nancy C. Rose - 2017 - American Journal of Bioethics 17 (1):23-25.
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    Disability and Philosophy: Applying Ethics in Circumstances of Injustice.Leslie Francis - 2016 - Journal of Medical Ethics 42 (1):35-36.
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  45. Advance Directives for Voluntary Euthanasia: A Volatile Combination?Leslie Pickering Francis - 1993 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 18 (3):297-322.
    Defenders of patient autonomy have successfully supported the legal adoption of advance directives. More recently, some defenders of patient autonomy have also supported the legalization of voluntary active euthanasia. This paper explores the wisdom of combining both practices. If euthanasia were to become legal, should it be permitted by advance directives? The paper juxtaposes the most significant doubts about advance directives, with the most significant doubts about euthanasia. It argues that the doubts together raise more concern about the combined practices (...)
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  46. The Fourth R for the Third Millennium: Education in Religion and Values for the Global Future.Leslie J. Francis, Jeff Astley & Mandy Robbins - 2001 - Veritas Publications.
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    The Impact of Church Schools on Village Church Life.Leslie J. Francis & David W. Lankshear - 1990 - Educational Studies 16 (2):117-129.
    This study examines the impact of church schools on a range of indices of village church life in a sample of 1637 communities ranging in size from 250 to 1250 inhabitants. After controlling for the influence of population, electoral roll, the amalgamation of churches within multi‐parish benefices, the age of the clergyman and whether or not there is an occupied vicarage within the area served by the church, the presence of a church school is shown to augment slightly the village (...)
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    Feminist Philosophy of Law.Leslie Francis - forthcoming - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Justice and Research on Controlled Substances With HIV+ Persons.Leslie Francis & John Francis - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics 16 (4):52-54.
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    Privacy and Confidentiality: The Importance of Context.Leslie Pickering Francis - 2008 - The Monist 91 (1):52-67.
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