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  1. Moral and Rational Commitment.Sam Shpall - 2012 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 88 (1):146-172.
    Argues that the normative relation of commitment is routinely overlooked by philosophers, and that investigating it reveals some interesting similarities between the moral and rational domains.
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    Action.George Wilson & Samuel Shpall - 2014 - In Edward N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford, CA: The Metaphysics Research Lab.
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  3. Wide and narrow scope.Sam Shpall - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 163 (3):717-736.
    Offers a conciliatory solution to one of the central contemporary debates in the theory of rationality, the debate about the proper formulation of rational requirements. Introduces a novel conception of the “symmetry problem” for wide scope rational requirements, and sketches a theory of rational commitment as a response.
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  4. Exploring Arbitrariness Objections to Time-Biases.Andrew J. Latham, Kristie Miller, Jordan Oh, Sam Shpall & Wen Yu - forthcoming - Journal of the American Philosophical Association.
    There are two kinds of time-bias: near-bias and future-bias. While philosophers typically hold that near-bias is rationally impermissible, many hold that future-bias is rationally permissible. Call this normative hybridism. According to arbitrariness objections, certain patterns of preference are rationally impermissible because they are arbitrary. While arbitrariness objections have been levelled against both near-bias and future-bias, the kind of arbitrariness in question has been different. In this paper we investigate whether there are forms of arbitrariness that are common to both kinds (...)
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  5. A Tripartite Theory of Love.Sam Shpall - 2018 - Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 13 (2).
    Offers a conception of love and why it is meaningful.
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  6. The Calendar Paradox.Sam Shpall - 2016 - Philosophical Studies 173 (3):801-825.
    Presents an analogue of the Preface Paradox for intention, and discusses possible implications for the philosophy of action.
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    Against Romanticism.Sam Shpall - 2020 - Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 7.
    An analysis and critique of irrationalist and romanticising threads in thinking about love.
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    Parental Love and Procreation.Sam Shpall - 2022 - Philosophical Quarterly 73 (1):206-226.
    The main goal of this paper is to explore the forcefulness of the adoption challenge to procreative parenting. After framing the challenge, I consider two of the most developed attempts to respond to it, due to Luara Ferracioli and Elizabeth Brake. I argue that neither strategy is a promising way to vindicate the permissibility of procreative parenting. I then present several reasons to value procreative parenting that are underappreciated in the recent literature. Though these considerations deserve more philosophical attention, I’m (...)
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    Female Freedom and The Neapolitan Novels.Sam Shpall - 2022 - Hypatia 37 (1):111-135.
    Part 1 of this essay began to develop a philosophical interpretation of The Neapolitan Novels by grounding a vision of the work's moral psychology in the tradition of Italian difference feminism, particularly as it is expressed in the texts of the influential Milan Women's Bookstore Collective. Part 2 advances the interpretive argument by presenting a more detailed literary analysis of the character of Lila Cerullo. After motivating the interest of various aspects of her symbolization by connecting them to important motifs (...)
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    Female Freedom and The Neapolitan Novels.Sam Shpall - 2021 - Hypatia 36 (4):676-701.
    This essay begins to develop a philosophical interpretation of Elena Ferrante's L'amica geniale, a work of fiction that is known in English as The Neapolitan Novels. My ultimate aim is to explore the work's ambitious moral psychology, and particularly its subtle conceptualization of women's path to freedom. I begin by reconstructing some of the main ideas of Italian difference feminism as they are expressed in the texts of the Milan Women's Bookstore Collective—texts that are controversial milestones of Italian social theory, (...)
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    Immoral Artistry?Sam Shpall - 2024 - Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 27 (1).
    This paper uses detailed art criticism to ground a distinctive take on debates about the interaction of moral and aesthetic value. Immoralists claim that moral flaws can make artworks aesthetically better than they would otherwise be. I argue that whether or not immoralism is true, immoralists have not provided compelling characterizations of strategies that might constitute this kind of “immoral artistry.” The main exception is found in the work of A. W. Eaton. I critique Eaton’s perspective by way of sustained (...)
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    Group Ownership, Group Interests, and the Ethics of Cultural Exchange.Luara Ferracioli & Sam Shpall - 2024 - The Journal of Ethics 28 (2):309-329.
    In this essay, we address an important problem in the ethics of cultural engagement: the problem of giving a systematic account of when and why outsider use of insider cultural material is permissible or impermissible. We argue that many scholars rely on a problematic notion of collective ownership even when they claim to be disavowing it. After making this case, we motivate an alternative framework for thinking about cultural exchange, which we call the core interests framework. We conclude with some (...)
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    Akrasia and moral motivation.Sam Shpall - 2022 - European Journal of Philosophy 30 (1):411-426.
    Offers a distinctive take on the motivation problem by way of an analysis of akrasia and the nature of rationality.
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    The Men of Talk to Her.Sam Shpall - 2013 - Film and Philosophy 17:96-112.
    Offers an interpretation of Pedro Almodovar's masterpiece, arguing that viewers often mistakenly ignore the obsessiveness of Marco - its seemingly more well-adjusted protagonist - and that an analysis of Marco's development is key to appreciating the film's construction.
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    Just Words? Hate Speech, Harm, and the Justifiability of Legal Regulation.Sam Shpall & Sarah Sorial - 2021 - Australasian Philosophical Review 5 (2):117-128.
    Questions concerning what hate speech is, how it harms, whether it is protected by free speech principles, and how it might be legally regulated have been at the centre of debates about free speech...
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  16. Unraveling the Twists of Fight Club.George Wilson & Sam Shpall - 2011 - In Thomas Wartenburg (ed.), Fight Club: Philosophers on Film. Routledge.
    Analyzes cinematic conventions of transparency, and offers an interpretation of Fight Club.
     
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    Review of Amia Srinivasan: The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century[REVIEW]Sam Shpall - 2023 - Ethics 134 (2):320-326.
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    Russ Shafer-Landau. [REVIEW]Sam Shpall - 2014 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 11 (1):124-127.
    Review of Oxford Studies in Metaethics Vol. 6.
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