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    Harmful Thoughts: Essays on Law, Self, and Morality.Meir Dan-Cohen - 2002 - Princeton University Press.
    In these writings by one of our most creative legal philosophers, Meir Dan-Cohen explores the nature of the self and its response to legal commands and mounts a challenge to some prevailing tenets of legal theory and the neighboring moral, political, and economic thought. The result is an insider's critique of liberalism that extends contemporary liberalism's Kantian strand, combining it with postmodernist ideas about the contingent and socially constructed self to build a thoroughly original perspective on some of the most (...)
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    Conceptions of choice and conceptions of autonomy.Meir Dan-Cohen - 1992 - Ethics 102 (2):221-243.
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    Rights, Persons, and Organizations: A Legal Theory for Bureaucratic Society.Meir Dan-Cohen - 1986 - Quid Pro Books.
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    Luck and Identity.Meir Dan-Cohen - 2008 - Theoretical Inquiries in Law 9 (1):1-22.
    I take a close look at Bernard Williams’s paper "Moral Luck," which put this notion on the philosophical agenda. Williams’s focal example is the painter Paul Gauguin. According to Williams, Gauguin’s morally dubious decision to desert his family so as to pursue an artistic career can be redeemed only by his partially fortuitous success as a painter. This is shown by the consideration that a successful Gauguin would not be able to regret his decision, whereas failure would have prompted regret. (...)
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    In Defense of Defiance.Meir Dan-Cohen - 1994 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 23 (1):24-51.
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    Harmful Thoughts.Meir Dan-Cohen - 1999 - Law and Philosophy 18 (4):379-405.
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    Normative Subjects: Self and Collectivity in Morality and Law.Meir Dan-Cohen - 2016 - New York, US: Oxford University Press USA.
    Normative Subjects alludes to the fields of morality and law, as well as to the entities, self and collectivity, addressed by these clusters of norms. The book explores connections between the two. The conception of self that informs this book is the joint product of two multifaceted philosophical strands, the constructivist and the hermeneutical. Various schools of thought view human beings as self creating: by pursuing our goals and promoting our projects, and so while abiding by the various norms that (...)
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    Harmful thoughts.Meir Dan-Cohen - 1999 - Law and Philosophy 18 (4):379-405.
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  9. Comments. Morality and the logic of caring / Christine M. Korsgaard ; a thoughtful and reasonable stability / Michael E. Bratman ; socializing Harry. [REVIEW]Meir Dan-Cohen - 2006 - In Harry G. Frankfurt (ed.), Taking Ourselves Seriously & Getting It Right. Stanford University Press.
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    The value of ownership.Meir Dan-Cohen - 2001 - Journal of Political Philosophy 9 (4):404–434.
    To understand private property, it is generally assumed, we must recognize the contribution objects make to human life. On the prevailing view, ownership is valuable only insofar as its subject matter is of value. In the order of valuation, objects come first, owning them comes second. But despite its air of obviousness, the assumption does not suit our ordinary concept of ownership. Ownership can be valuable quite apart from the value of the owned object, and it can be the source (...)
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    Dignity, Rank, and Rights.Meir Dan-Cohen (ed.) - 2012 - New York, US: Oxford University Press USA.
    Writers on human dignity roughly divide between those who stress the social origins of this concept and its role in marking rank and hierarchy, and those who follow Kant in grounding dignity in an abstract and idealized philosophical conception of human beings. In these lectures, Jeremy Waldron contrives to combine attractive features of both strands. In the first lecture, Waldron presents a conception of dignity that preserves its ancient association with rank and station, thus allowing him to tap rich historical (...)