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Clinton Tolley

solely in realizing this merely temporal structure, being-conscious of ‘the living now’ in the midst of a flow of ‘retentions’ and ‘protentions’ of past and future. 15 This flow is more primitive both in the sense that it provides that within which, and out of which, all the more ordinary concrete

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Peer-Disagreement about Restaurant Bills and Abortion

A Conciliationist Response to Peer Disagreement Does Not Lead to Scepticism in Ethics

Martin Sticker

irreversible decision concerning the treatment of one of her patients. Say, the patient’s life is in acute danger due to a high-risk pregnancy. An immediate abortion is the medically responsible choice, but the doctor and her patient live in a country in which abortion is generally considered immoral and

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Capitalism, Colonialism, and the War on Human Life

A Review of Ethics of Liberation in the Age of Globalization and Exclusion by Enrique Dussel

Jeff Noonan

living beings that live ethically. The ethical character of human life is one’s self-responsibility for persevering in life. This constitutes being human as a subject … without for that reason negating all the moments of vital self-organization or social regulation. (p. 101.) If each one of us is

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Preston Greene

sources of value? Several philosophers have raised concerns about lives that are very long, and some have concluded that living for a very long time would be bad, and that this is so simply due to the nature of very long life. We can distinguish between two types of concerns about very long lives. On the

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Lorraine Besser-Jones

preparing the way for a still more adequate and hence more revealing engagement in it (p. 37). Brewer’s favored examples of dialectical activities are philosophy, friendship, and living the good life. While we might think that these sorts of activities are relatively rare, serving as the highlights

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Matthew D. Adler

characterized in terms of well-being, 5 but Crisp places this cut-off well above the dividing line between impoverished and minimally adequate lives (at “eighty years of high-quality life on this planet” 6 ). tbm proposes a basic minimum defined in terms of “valued projects.” This proposal is motivated by

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Helena de Bres

no way dependent on any agent’s (actual or hypothetical) attitudes. If a life features lasting successes deriving from challenging efforts, that life is meaningful whether or not the agent living it deems (or would deem) it unfulfilling or futile. 12 Second, although Kauppinen’s proposal is

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Martin Shuster

introduction). In this way, Adorno is wed to the “No Right Living Thesis” (p. 52ff), which suggests that (1) we do not “really and actively shape our lives” and that (2) we do not live “a morally acceptable life” (p. 52). Both are justified through an analysis of Adorno’s estimation of the modern world

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Teach the Children Well

On Virtue and its Benefits

Michelle Mason

Introduction What connection – if any – is there between living well, in the sense of living a life of ethical virtue, and faring well, in the sense of living a life that benefits the individual whose life it is? The philosophical motivations for taking up the question already are evident, of

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Kyle Swan

This is a collection of essays selected from J.B. Schneewind’s 60 years of published work in philosophy. The volume closes with an afterward, a compelling intellectual autobiography, ‘Sixty Years of Philosophy in a Life’, which he originally gave as the Dewey Lecture at the 2008 APA Eastern