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    Impartiality in moral and political philosophy.Susan Mendus - 2002 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    The debate between impartialists and their critics has dominated both moral and political philosophy for over a decade. Characteristically, impartialists argue that any sensible form of impartialism can accommodate the partial concerns we have for others. By contrast, partialists deny that this is so. They see the division as one which runs exceedingly deep and argue that, at the limit, impartialist thinking requires that we marginalise those concerns and commitments that make our lives meaningful. This book attempts to show both (...)
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  2. Impartiality in Moral and Political Philosophy.Susan Mendus - 2004 - Philosophical Quarterly 54 (216):484-487.
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  3. Liberalism and Democracy.Norberto Bobbio, Michael J. Perry, Susan Mendus, Nichola Lacey, Brian Barry & E. F. Paul - 1990 - Philosophical Quarterly 40 (161):515-522.
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    Politics and morality.Susan Mendus - 2009 - Malden, MA: Polity.
    In this book, Susan Mendus seeks to address these important questions to assess whether this apparent tension between morality and politics is real and, if so, ...
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  5. After Macintyre: Critical Perspectives on the Work of Alasdair Macintyre.John Horton & Susan Mendus (eds.) - 1994 - Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press.
    After MacIntyre contains original essays by leading moral and political philosophers who assess both the merits and limitations of Alasdair MacIntyre's work. Among the themes explored here are MacIntyre's historical arguments about the sources of the failure of modernity; the validity and relevance of his attempt to reinstate the ideas of Aristotle and Aquinas as central to any satisfactory moral understanding; the effectiveness of his critique of modern liberalism; and the adequacy of key concepts, such as tradition and practice, in (...)
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  6. Marital Faithfulness.Susan Mendus - 1984 - Philosophy 59 (228):243 - 252.
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    Feminism and emotion: readings in moral and political philosophy.Susan Mendus - 2000 - Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: St. Martin's Press.
    This book combines the insights of enlightenment thinking and feminist theory to explore the significance of love in modern philosophy. The author argues for the importance of emotion in general, and love in particular, to moral and political philosophy, pointing out that some of the central philosophers of the enlightment were committed to a moralized conception of love. However, she believes that feminism's insights arise not from its attribution of special and distinctive qualities to women, but from its recognition of (...)
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    Women in Western Political Philosophy: Kant to Nietzsche.Ellen Kennedy & Susan Mendus (eds.) - 1987 - St. Martin's Press.
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    Introduction.David Archard & Susan Mendus - 2009 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (3):217-218.
  10. Alasdair Macintyre : After virtue and after.John Horton & Susan Mendus - 1994 - In John Horton & Susan Mendus (eds.), After Macintyre: Critical Perspectives on the Work of Alasdair Macintyre. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press.
  11. Introduction.John Horton & Susan Mendus - 1985 - In John Horton & Susan Mendus (eds.), Aspects of toleration: philosophical studies. New York: Methuen.
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    Different Voices, Still Lives: Problems in the Ethics of Care.Susan Mendus - 1993 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 10 (1):17-27.
    ABSTRACT Recent writings in feminist ethics have urged that the activity of caring is more central to women's lives than are considerations of justice and equality. This paper argues that an ethics of care, so understood, is difficult to extend beyond the local and familiar, and is therefore of limited use in addressing the political problems of the modern world. However, the ethics of care does contain an important insight: if references to care are understood not as claims about women's (...)
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    Life's ethical symphony.Susan Mendus - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (2):201-218.
    Most modern moral theories are impartialist in character. They perceive the demands of morality as standing in opposition to partial concerns and acting as constraints upon them. In this paper I argue that our partial concerns in general, and our love and concern for others in particular, are not ultimately at odds with the demands of morality, impartially understood, but are the necessary preconditions of our being motivated by impartial morality. If we are to care about morality, we must first (...)
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    Life’s Ethical Symphony.Susan Mendus - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (2):201-218.
    Most modern moral theories are impartialist in character. They perceive the demands of morality as standing in opposition to partial concerns and acting as constraints upon them. In this paper I argue that our partial concerns in general, and our love and concern for others in particular, are not ultimately at odds with the demands of morality, impartially understood, but are the necessary preconditions of our being motivated by impartial morality. If we are to care about morality, we must first (...)
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    The Serpent and the Dove.Susan Mendus - 1988 - Philosophy 63 (245):331 - 343.
    In his essay ‘The Simple Art of Murder’, Raymond Chandler describes the world of the American detective story as ‘a world in which gangsters can rule nations and almost rule cities, in which hotels and apartment houses and celebrated restaurants are owned by men who made their money out of brothels, in which a screen star can be the fingerman for a mob, and the nice man down the hall is a boss of the numbers racket; a world where a (...)
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  16. On toleration.Susan Mendus & David Edwards (eds.) - 1987 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Is toleration a requirement of morality or a dictate of prudence? What limits are there to toleration? What is required of us if we are to promote a truly tolerant society? These themes--the grounds, limits, and requirements of toleration--are central to this book, which presents the W.B. Morrell Memorial Lectures on Toleration, given in 1986 at the University of York. Covering a wide range of practical and theoretical issues, the contributors--including F.A. Hayek, Maurice Cranston, and Karl Popper--consider the philosophical difficulties (...)
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  17. Care and human rights : a reply to Virginia Held.Susan Mendus - 2015 - In Rowan Cruft, S. Matthew Liao & Massimo Renzo (eds.), Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press UK.
     
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    Toleration and recognition: Education in a multicultural society.Susan Mendus - 1995 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 29 (2):191–201.
    Susan Mendus; Toleration and Recognition: education in a multicultural society, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Volume 29, Issue 2, 30 May 2006, Pages 191–2.
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  19. Aspects of toleration: philosophical studies.John Horton & Susan Mendus (eds.) - 1985 - New York: Methuen.
    Introduction JOHN HORTON AND SUSAN MENDUS The essays in this volume are concerned with the theoretical and conceptual issues involved in the idea of ...
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  20. Aspects of Toleration.John Horton & Susan Mendus - 1986 - Ethics 97 (1):279-281.
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    All the King's horses and all the King's men: Justifying higher education.Susan Mendus - 1992 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 26 (2):173–182.
    ABSTRACT This article addresses the question‘What is the justification of higher education in modern society?’ It takes issue with writers such as Alasdair Macintyre and Allan Bloom, who argue that the fragmentation of value characteristic of modernity has undermined the possibility of providing a coherent justification of higher education. Against MacIntyre and Bloom, I argue that we should understand education as a means of developing reflective consciousness in students, and that that will require fragmentation and the immanent conflict of traditions (...)
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    Toleration and Recognition: education in a multicultural society.Susan Mendus - 1995 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 29 (2):191-201.
    Susan Mendus; Toleration and Recognition: education in a multicultural society, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Volume 29, Issue 2, 30 May 2006, Pages 191–2.
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    All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men: justifying higher education.Susan Mendus - 1992 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 26 (2):173-182.
    This article addresses the question‘What is the justification of higher education in modern society?’ It takes issue with writers such as Alasdair Macintyre and Allan Bloom, who argue that the fragmentation of value characteristic of modernity has undermined the possibility of providing a coherent justification of higher education. Against MacIntyre and Bloom, I argue that we should understand education as a means of developing reflective consciousness in students, and that that will require fragmentation and the immanent conflict of traditions rather (...)
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  24. Private faces in public places.Susan Mendus - 2008 - In Matthew H. Kramer, Claire Grant, Ben Colburn & Antony Hatzistavrou (eds.), The legacy of H.L.A. Hart: legal, political, and moral philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press.
     
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  25. John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor on Women and Marriage.Susan Mendus - 1994 - Utilitas 6 (2):287.
    This paper focuses on two works of nineteenth-century feminism: Harriet Taylor's essay, Enfranchisement of Women, and John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women. My aim is to indicate that these texts are more radical than is usually allowed: far from being merely criticisms of the legal disabilities suffered by women in Victorian Britain, they are important moral texts which anticipate central themes within twentieth-century radical feminism. In particular, The Subjection of Women is not merely a liberal defence of legal equality; (...)
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    Liberty and Autonomy.Susan Mendus - 1987 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 87:107 - 120.
    Susan Mendus; VII*—Liberty and Autonomy, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Volume 87, Issue 1, 1 June 1987, Pages 107–120, https://doi.org/10.1093/aristo.
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    Liberal Man.Susan Mendus - 1989 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 26:45-57.
    I begin with two quotations: one from Anthony Crosland's Socialism Now, the other from Thucydides' account of the Peloponnesian War. Crosland says:experience shows that only a small minority of the population wish to participate [in politics]. I repeat what I have often said—the majority prefer to lead a full family life and cultivate their gardens. And a good thing too … we do not necessarily want a busy, bustling society in which everyone is politically active and fussing around in an (...)
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    Tragedy, Moral Conflict, and Liberalism.Susan Mendus - 1996 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 40:191-201.
    The central question of this paper is how modern liberal political theory can understand and make sense of value pluralism and the conflicts upon which it is premissed. It is a commonplace that liberalism was born out of conflict, and has been partly characterised ever since as a series of attempts to accommodate it within the framework of the nation state . However, it is also true that liberals have proposed many different routes to the resolution, or containment, of conflict, (...)
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    The magic in the pronoun ‘My’.Susan Mendus - 2002 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 5 (2):33-52.
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    The practical and the pathological.Susan Mendus - 1985 - Journal of Value Inquiry 19 (3):235-243.
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    Philosophy and Medical Welfare.John Martin Bell & Susan Mendus - 1989 - Cambridge University Press.
    This volume of papers, arising from the Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference on Philosophy and Medical Welfare, includes contributions from doctors, nurses, and administrators in the field of health care as well as academics in the disciplines of philosophy, economics, and politics.
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  32. Mill's the Subjection of Women: Critical Essays.Wendy Donner, Keith Burgess-Jackson, Julia Annas, Susan Moller Okin, John Howes, Mary Lyndon Shanley, Susan Mendus & Nadia Urbinati (eds.) - 2005 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The articles collected in this critical edition represent a variety of interpretations both of the kind of feminism Mill represents and of the specific arguments he offers in The Subjection of Women including their lexical ordering and relative merit. Each selection is preceded by a brief and useful summary of the author's position intended to assist introductory students.
     
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    John Locke's Letter on Toleration in Focus.John P. Horton & Susan Mendus (eds.) - 1991 - Routledge.
    Though several editions of Locke's Letter of Toleration art available, the unique value of this volume lies in the fact that it conbines both the text of the Letter and interpretative, critical essays. Several essays are reprints of the most important articles on the Letter , but there is also new material , specially commissioned for the volume and published here for the first time. Given the importance of Locke's Letter on Toleration , this volume will be welcomed by both (...)
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    Contingency in Political Philosophy.Susan Mendus - 2017 - Philosophia 45 (2):477-486.
    The paper examines John Horton’s realist political theory, in particular his critique of John Rawls’s “high” or “liberal moralism”, and seeks to determine the extent to which, together with Horton, we would have reasons to leave Rawls’s and other Rawlsian accounts behind. The paper argues that some of the insights of Horton’s realism are mistaken, whereas many of those which are not mistaken are compatible with liberal moralism correctly understood. The argument is also formulated in terms of contingency, in particular (...)
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    Democratic Dirty Hands.Susan Mendus - 2018 - In Karl Marker, Annette Schmitt & Jürgen Sirsch (eds.), Demokratie und Entscheidung. Beiträge zur Analytischen Politischen Theorie. Springer. pp. 169-179.
    There is widespread agreement that politics calls for dirty hands in general, and for secrecy and duplicity in particular. The claim is, of course, most famously made by Machiavelli in The Prince, but it is also to be found in Book 3 of Plato’s Republic. However, in arguing that politics calls for duplicity, neither Plato nor Machiavelli was writing about democratic societies, and we might therefore wonder whether, in democratic societies, the problem of dirty hands should be differently understood.
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    Defending the bad against the worse: Education and democracy.Susan Mendus - 1993 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 12 (1):21-31.
    Recent writings in philosophy of education have expressed pessimism about the possibility of educating students to think for themselves. Similarly, recent writings in political philosophy have expressed pessimism about the possibility of attaining democracy. In this paper, I suggest that such pessimism is premature and may be alleviated, if not removed, by interpreting both educational enlightenment and the democratic ideal as processes, rather than end states. They are, moreover, processes which exist in symbiotic relationship with one another. Thus educational practices (...)
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    Faces of Hunger: An Essay on Poverty, Justice and Development.Susan Mendus - 1987 - Philosophical Books 28 (1):45-46.
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  38. Getting Morality Off the Ground.Susan Mendus - 2002 - In Impartiality in moral and political philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press.
    This chapter asks whether and why impartial morality can be commended to those who do not antecedently feel its force. Can the care and concern we feel for particular others provide a reason for adopting impartial moral philosophy? I argue that, unlike commitment to equality, concern for particular others is sufficiently widespread to provide a foundation for impartial morality that does not presuppose any particular comprehensive conception of the good and which, for that reason, is compatible with the permanence of (...)
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    How androcentric is western philosophy? A reply.Susan Mendus - 1996 - Philosophical Quarterly 46 (182):60-66.
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  40. Harm, offence, and censorship.Susan Mendus - 1985 - In John Horton & Susan Mendus (eds.), Aspects of toleration: philosophical studies. New York: Methuen.
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    Impartiality.Susan Mendus - 2006 - In John S. Dryzek, Bonnie Honig & Anne Phillips (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory. Oxford University Press.
    This article explores the conception of impartiality in contemporary political theory. It explains the though impartiality is widely accepted to reflect a commitment to equality, the scope of that commitment has yet to be worked out. It argues for an interpretation of impartiality as primarily a requirement on the moral and legal rules of society and shows that impartiality is best made manifest through the concept of agreement.
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  42. Introduction.Susan Mendus - 2002 - In Impartiality in moral and political philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press.
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    Impartiality and Congruence.Susan Mendus - 2002 - In Impartiality in moral and political philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press.
    Argues that a form of impartialism that is grounded in the partial concerns we have for others can be shown to be congruent with the good of the agent, and that such congruence does not imply commitment to a specific comprehensive conception of the good. If correct, this argument has important consequences for liberalism at the political level. It suggests that the defence of stability, which Rawls advocates in A Theory of Justice need not depend upon commitment to a comprehensive, (...)
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    Innocent Before God: Politics, Morality and the Case of Billy Budd.Susan Mendus - 2006 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 58:23-38.
    I begin with the story told by Herman Melville in his short novel, Billy Budd.The year is 1797. Britain is engaged in a long and bitter war against France, and the British war effort has been threatened by two naval mutinies: the Nore Mutiny and the mutiny at Spithead. The scene is His Majesty’s Ship, the Indomitable, and the central character is Billy Budd, sailor. Billy Budd is a young man of exceptional beauty, both physical and moral, whose only flaw (...)
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  45. Impartiality in Political Philosophy.Susan Mendus - 2002 - In Impartiality in moral and political philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press.
    Impartialist political philosophy must show how and why the priority of impartial justice can be reconciled with a belief in the permanence of pluralism. Although the argument from epistemological abstinence explains the permanence of pluralism, it cannot explain why justice should have motivational priority. It delivers only, and at most, a modus vivendi defence of toleration. The way to attain a defence that is more than a modus vivendi is to ground political impartialism in moral impartialism.
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    Kant’s Doctrine of the Self.Susan Mendus - 1984 - Kant Studien 75 (1-4):55-64.
    I argue that, Pace bennett, Strawson and others, The paralogisms chapter of the "first critique" does not present a theory of personal identity. In particular, It is not an attempt to answer hume's questions in the 'of personal identity' chapter of the "treatise". Kant shows why hume's search for a continuing self is misguided, But his aim is to warn against inflating the conclusions of the paralogisms, Not to present a theory of personal identity.
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    No Title available.Susan Mendus - 1993 - Philosophy 68 (265):412-413.
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    No Title available.Susan Mendus - 1994 - Philosophy 69 (270):509-511.
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    No Title available.Susan Mendus - 1989 - Utilitas 1 (2):314-315.
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    No Title available.Susan Mendus - 1988 - Philosophy 63 (245):406-407.
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