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    AI and Phronesis.Dan Feldman & Nir Eisikovits - 2022 - Moral Philosophy and Politics 9 (2):181-199.
    We argue that the growing prevalence of statistical machine learning in everyday decision making – from creditworthiness to police force allocation – effectively replaces many of our humdrum practical judgments and that this will eventually undermine our capacity for making such judgments. We lean on Aristotle’s famous account of how phronesis and moral virtues develop to make our case. If Aristotle is right that the habitual exercise of practical judgment allows us to incrementally hone virtues, and if AI saves us (...)
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  2. The Democratic Metaverse: Building an Extended Reality Safe for Citizens, Workers and Consumers.Alec Stubbs, James J. Hughes & Nir Eisikovits - 2023 - Ieet White Papers.
    We are likely to have immersive virtual reality and ubiquitous augmented reality in the coming decades. At least some people will use extended reality or “the metaverse” to work, play and shop. In order to achieve the best possible versions of this virtual future, however, we will need to learn from three decades of regulating the Internet. The new virtual world cannot consist of walled corporate fiefdoms ruled only by profitmaximization. The interests of workers, consumers and citizens in virtuality require (...)
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    Forget Forgiveness.Nir Eisikovits - 2004 - Theoria 51 (105):31-63.
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    Theorizing Transitional Justice.Claudio Corradetti, Nir Eisikovits & Jack Rotondi (eds.) - 2015 - Ashgate Publishing, Ltd..
    With the common goal of clarifying some of the theoretical profiles of transitional justice strategies, the study is organized along crucial intersections evaluating aspects connected to the genealogy, the nature, the scope and the most appropriate methodology for the study of transitional justice. The specific transitional instruments of war crime tribunals, truth commissions, administrative purges, reparations, and historical commissions are considered. The book brings together some of the most original writings from established experts as well as from promising young scholars (...)
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    The non-ideal theory of conflict management: a response to critics of A Theory of Truces.Nir Eisikovits - 2017 - Journal of Global Ethics 13 (1):52-57.
    This essay responds to criticisms of and reflections on A Theory of Truces offered by Keith Breen, David Lyons, Colleen Murphy and Thaddeus Metz. I focus on the place of truces within just war theory, the permissibility of making truces with particularly unsavory actors, the tension between present and future considerations in truce making, and Truce Thinking as an instance of non-ideal theory.
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    Forget Forgiveness.Nir Eisikovits - 2004 - Theoria 51:31-63.
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    Not set in stone: five bad arguments for letting monuments stand.Nir Eisikovits - 2020 - Journal of Global Ethics 16 (3):404-413.
    ABSTRACT I examine five arguments against removing controversial monuments. I argue that none of these arguments provides good reasons for leaving controversial monuments in place. A close examination of these arguments also points to some of our misconceptions about the nature of monuments. The arguments include the claim that removing monuments rewrites history, that removal amounts to ex-post facto moralizing, that controversial monuments are needed to stir people to healthy debate, that the focus on monuments is a distraction preventing us (...)
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    Transitional justice.Nir Eisikovits - 2009 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Rethinking the legitimacy of truth commissions: "I am the enemy you killed, my friend".Nir Eisikovits - 2006 - Metaphilosophy 37 (3-4):489–514.
    The most contentious aspect of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) concerned its amnesty‐granting powers. In return for perpetrators providing full disclosure about their crimes, the TRC was authorized to release them from both criminal responsibility and civil liability. This essay takes up the thorny question of how such a commission might be morally justified. Part 1 discusses the political circumstances that led to the creation of the TRC. Part 2 provides a critical survey of some previous attempts to (...)
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    Truces: What They Mean, How They Work.Nir Eisikovits - 2015 - Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 62 (145).
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    The Post-Dystopian Technorealism of Ted Chiang.James Hughes & Nir Eisikovits - 2022 - Journal of Ethics and Emerging Technologies 32 (1):1-14.
    In this article, we argue that Ted Chiang’s short stories offer a realist philosophy of technology, one that charts a third course between the techno-pessimism and techno-optimism that characterize the history of philosophizing about technology and much of the speculative fiction about it. We begin by surveying the history of utopian and skeptical approaches to technology in philosophy and speculative fiction. We then move to discuss two of Chiang’s recent stories and use them to articulate the author’s techno-realism. Chiang’s view, (...)
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    Workplace Automation and Political Replacement: A Valid Analogy?Jake Burley & Nir Eisikovits - 2022 - Ai and Ethics.
    A great deal of theorizing has emerged about the economic ramifications of increased automation. However, significantly less attention has been paid to the potential effects of AI-driven occupational replacement on less measurable metrics—in particular, what it feels like to be replaced. In politics, we see examples of nation-states and extremist groups invoking the concept of replacement as a motivator for political action, unrest, and, at times, violence. In the realm of workplace automation, and in particular, in the case of AI-driven (...)
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    Rethinking the Legitimacy of Truth Commissions: “I Am the Enemy You Killed, My Friend”.Nir Eisikovits - 2006 - Metaphilosophy 37 (3-4):489-514.
    The most contentious aspect of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) concerned its amnesty‐granting powers. In return for perpetrators providing full disclosure about their crimes, the TRC was authorized to release them from both criminal responsibility and civil liability. This essay takes up the thorny question of how such a commission might be morally justified. Part 1 discusses the political circumstances that led to the creation of the TRC. Part 2 provides a critical survey of some previous attempts to (...)
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  14. Moral Luck and the Criminal Law.Nir Eisikovits - 2005 - In Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke & David Shier (eds.), Law and Social Justice. MIT Press. pp. 105--124.
     
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    Proportionality and Self-Interest.Nir Eisikovits - 2010 - Human Rights Review 11 (2):157-170.
    This paper offers a justification of the principle of military proportionality that is based in considerations of self-interest. By offering such a justification, I hope to vindicate the principle on the basis of the least controversial argument available. The war between Israel and Hezbollah in the summer of 2006 is used as a case study. Part 1 surveys recent work on military proportionality and suggests that the importance of this principle has increased in the age of asymmetrical warfare. Part 2 (...)
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  16. Stephen Nathanson, Terrorism and the Ethics of War.Nir Eisikovits - 2012 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 9 (4):603-606.
    What is a disability? What sorts of limitations do persons with disabilities or impairments experience? What is there about having a disability or impairment that makes it disadvantageous for the individuals with it? Are persons with severe cognitive impairments capable of making autonomous decisions? What role should disability play in the construction of theories of justice? Is it ever ethical for parents to seek to create a child with an impairment? This anthology addresses these and other questions and is a (...)
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    Noncombatant Immunity in Asymmetrical Warfare.Evan Feinauer & Nir Eisikovits - 2012 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (2):165-180.
    The principle of noncombatant immunity (NCI) lies at the heart of jus in bello or the moral rules governing the conduct of war. This paper takes up the status of NCI in asymmetrical wars (AW). The argument proceeds in six parts. In the first we present a skeptical or realist position about the feasibility of NCI in AW. Part two surveys the development of the idea of NCI. Part three provides an account of the logic and dynamics of AW. Part (...)
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    Murphy, Colleen. The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pp. 231. $74.95 ; $29.99. [REVIEW]Nir Eisikovits - 2018 - Ethics 129 (1):132-135.
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  19. Willing, Wanting, Waiting by Richard Holton. [REVIEW]Nir Eisikovits - 2012 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 9 (4):603-606.
    What is a disability? What sorts of limitations do persons with disabilities or impairments experience? What is there about having a disability or impairment that makes it disadvantageous for the individuals with it? Are persons with severe cognitive impairments capable of making autonomous decisions? What role should disability play in the construction of theories of justice? Is it ever ethical for parents to seek to create a child with an impairment? This anthology addresses these and other questions and is a (...)
     
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