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126 Battin, Margaret P.On the relationship between suicide-prevention and suicide-advocacy groupsLargely in response to contemporary medicine's advancing technological capacities to extend the process of dying to extraordinary lengths, recent years have seen the emergence of numerous advocacy groups concerned with what is often called "death with dignity." For instance, the New York-based group...Suicide prevention; Suicide advocacy; Death with dignity; Suicidology1982
127 Battin, Margaret P.On the relationship between suicide-prevention and suicide-advocacy groupsLargely in response to contemporary medicine's advancing technological capacities to extend the process of dying to extraordinary lengths, recent years have seen the emergence of numerous advocacy groups concerned with what is often called "death with dignity.1982
128 Battin, Margaret P.On the structure of the euthanasia debate: observations provoked by a near-perfect for-and-against book. Review symposium on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicideSomething is amiss with the euthanasia debate, and I want to use a smart new book to try to show what it is. The book is Euthanasia and Physician- Assisted Suicide: For and Against, an eagerly awaited volume by three well-known philosophers, Gerald Dworkin, R. G. Frey, and Sissela Bok. Dworkin a...Physician assisted suicide; Killing and letting die; medical profession2000
129 Crowe, Benjamin D.On the track of the fugitive Gods: Heidegger, Luther, HolderlinAt each of the decisive turning points in his philosophical career, Heidegger found inspiration in Holderlin. More recently, commentators have raised questions about the role that his reading of Holderlin played in Heidegger's political actions of the 1930s. It has been suggested that Heidegger's...Philosophy;; Theology; Religion; Nationalism2007
130 Downes, Stephen M.Ontogeny of information: developmental systems and evolution (Book Review)A review of the book "Ontogeny of information: developmental systems and evolution" by Susan Oyama.Information theory, biology; Books; Developmental systems; Evolution2001-06-23
131 Millgram, ElijahOntological meta-argument (and the ontological argument for the actuality of the world)Would the Ontological Argument Greater Than Which None Can Be Conceived prove the existence of God? Might an ontological argument prove the actuality of the world (as Robert Nozick once suggested)? Should you believe that you're actual, even if you're not? And what happens if we attempt to answer t...Meta-argument; Proof of God; Philosophical proofs2004
132 Tuttle, Howard N.Ortega's vitalism in relation to aspects of Lebensphilosophie and phenomenologyJose Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955) claimed that since 1914, with the publication of his Meditations on Quixote, the basis of all his thinking had been the phenomenon of human life.' Both Ortega and his commentators have noted the similarity of his idea of human life to certain aspects of recent German...1981
133 Battin, Margaret P.; Jacobson, Jay A.; Francis, Leslie P.Patients' understanding and use of advance directivesThe Patient Self-Determination Act was implemented in December 1991. Before and after its implementation, we used a structured interview of 302 randomly selected patients to determine their awareness, understanding, and use of advance directives. Implementation of the Act did not have a major effec...1994
134 Battin, Margaret P.; Francis, Leslie; Jacobson, Jay A.Patients' understanding and use of advance directivesThe Patient Self-Determination Act was implemented in December 1991. Before and after its implementation, we used a structured interview of 302 randomly selected patients to determine their awareness, understanding, and use of advance directives. Implementation of the Act did not have a major eff...Living will; Medical care; Durable power of attorney1994
135 Francis, LesliePenn Central Transportation Company v. New York City: easy taking-clause cases make uncertain Law.In Penn Central Transportation Company v. New York City, the Supreme Court held that New York City's Landmarks Preservation Law as applied to Grand Central Terminal was not a "taking" of property for which compensation is constitutionally required. The decision has been hailed as a major victory for...Law; Compensation; Property Rights; Landmarks Preservation Law; Supreme Court Rulings2006-06-16
136 Francis, LesliePermissiveness and control (Book Review)A review of the book "Permissiveness and Control".Books; Philosophy1981-10
137 Tuttle, Howard N.Philosophical genesis of ideal typesThe conception of ideal types as a method of the synthesis of sociohistorical phenomena was introduced by the German philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey (1883-1911). However, this fact has been largely ignored in the literature. That he was the originator of this notion is, I suppose, of only historical in...Philosophy;; Social Sciences1980
138 Landesman, Bruce M.Physician attitudes toward patientsAn 8-year-old child with a minor head injury is brought in to the emergency department and is judged by the physician to be completely normal. The parents say that a sibling had a skull fracture under similar circumstances and that they would sleep much better if a skull x-ray were taken. The physic...Society-inclusive ethic; Rationing; Worry1986
139 White, Nicholas P.Plato's Ethics (Book Review)Reviews the book `Plato's Ethics,' by Terence Irwin.Books; Plato; Ethics2001-09-16
140 Millgram, ElijahPleasure in practical reasoningPractical reasoning often strikes philosophers as ungrounded. It seems to them that desires are to be justified by reasoning that proceeds from, inter alia, further desires, and these further desires are to be justified by reference to still further desires. Avoiding circularity and infinite regres...1993
141 Mallon, RonaldPolitical liberalism, cultural membership and the familyIn a recent article on developments in John Rawls's theory of justice, S.A. Lloyd notes a problem in Rawls's treatment of the family. In Political Liberalism (hereafter PL), Rawls concedes that his theory assumes that "in some form the family is just." And Lloyd takes this to mean that the principle...Theory of justice; Equality; Upbringing1999
142 Haber, MatthewPoverty of the Linnaean Hierarchy: a philosophical study of biological taxonomy (book review)The article reviews the book "The Poverty of the Linnaean Hierarchy: A Philosophical Study of Biological Taxonomy," by Marc Ereshefsky.Biology, classification; Books, reviews; Nonficiton2005-12-15
143 Millgram, ElijahPractical reason and the structure of actionsA wave of recent philosophical work on practical rationality is organized by the following implicit argument: Practical reasoning is figuring out what to do; to do is to act; so the forms of practical inference can be derived from the structure or features of action. Now it is not as though earlier ...Practical reasoning; Inference; Philosophy2005-08-24
144 Battin, Margaret P.Praying for a cure: when medical and religious practices conflictThis material is still protected by copyright. All rights reserved. Please contact the publisher for permission to copy, distribute or reprint1999
145 Downes, Stephen M.PrefaceThis volume contains the collection of symposium papers presented at the Philosophy of Science Association Meeting in Montreal, November 4-6, 2010, selected for publication. The volume also contains Nancy Cartwright's presidential address at the 2010 PSA. The huge amount of work required to referee ...2012-01-01
146 Millgram, ElijahPrivate persons and minimal personsIt's a commonplace that privacy can now be abridged and abdicated in ways that weren't routinely possible until very recently. I want here to draw attention to an alternative configuration of the mind that these techniques make available, which I will call the minimal person. My explication of minim...2014-01-01
147 Tuttle, Howard N.Problem of natural law in AristotleIn reading Aristotle's ethical, political, and jurisprudential writings we often come upon the term physis, which we may translate as "by the order of nature." In ancient political theory this term physis was often contrasted with nomos or "that which is by convention." I will argue in this paper t...1978
148 Battin, Margaret P.; Francis, Leslie P.; Jacobson, Jay A.Quick easy questions for analyzing medical ethics casesSometimes, traditional philosophical ways of analyzing medical-ethics cases seem just too cumbersome, particularly to people without training in ethical theory. The issues are important, interesting, often compellingly engaging. but it isn't the time for heavy jargon, or terms like "deontology" or "...1997
149 White, Nicholas P.Rational self-sufficiency and Greek ethics.This is a book review of Martha C. Nussbaum's The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy; (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986).Ethics; Moral Philosophy;; Book reviews1988
150 Andreou, ChrisoulaRationality and Freedom by Amartya Sen [review]A review of Rationality and Freedom, the first of two volumes of essays by Amartya Sen on rationality, freedom, and justice.Book review; Rationality; Freedom; Justice2003
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