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Scanlon, Thomas

Works: 90 works in 264 publications in 5 languages and 11,117 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: BJ1411, 170
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas Scanlon
What we owe to each other by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we judge whether an action is morally right or wrong? If an action is wrong, what reason does that give us not to do it? Why should we give such reasons priority over our other concerns and values? In this book, T.M. Scanlon offers new answers to these questions, as they apply to the central part of morality that concerns what we owe to each other. According to his contractualist view, thinking about right and wrong is thinking about what we do in terms that could be justified to others and that they could not reasonably reject. Scanlon bases his contractualism on a broader account of reasons, value, and individual well-being that challenges standard views about these crucial notions
The rights and wrongs of abortion by Marshall Cohen( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this book originally appeared in the quarterly journal Philosophy & public affairs."
War and moral responsibility by Marshall Cohen( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equality and preferential treatment( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays, with one exception originally published in Philosophy & Public Affairs, consider the moral problems associated with improving the social and economic position of disadvantaged groups. If the situation of women and minorities improves so that their opportunities are equal to those of more favored groups, will they then be in a competitive position conducive to equal achievement? If not, can preferential hiring or preferential admission to educational institutions be justified? The contributors explore the complexities of this problem from several points of view. The discussions in Part I are more theoretical and concentrate on the application to this case of general considerations from ethical theory. The discussions in Part II also take up theoretical questions, but they start from specific problems about the constitutionality and the effectiveness of certain methods of achieving equality and counteracting discrimination. The two groups of essays demonstrate admirably the close connection between moral philosophy and questions of law and policy. The issues discussed include compensation, liability, victimization, the significance of group membership, the intrinsic importance of racial, sexual, or meritocratic criteria, and the overall effects of preferential policies. -- Back cover
Marx, justice, and history by Marshall Cohen( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral dimensions : permissibility, meaning, blame by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a clear and elegant style, T.M. Scanlon reframes current philosophical debates as he explores the moral permissibility of an action. Permissibility may seem to depend on the agent's reasons for performing an action. There seems to be an important moral difference, for example, between tactical bombing and a campaign by terrorists - even if the same number of noncombatants are killed - and this difference may seem to lie in the agents' respective aims. Scanlon argues, however, that the apparent dependence of permissibility on the agent's reasons in such cases is merely a failure to distinguish between two kinds of moral assessment: assessment of the permissibility of an action and assessment of the way an agent decided what to do." "The meaning of an action depends on the agent's reasons for performing it, in a way that its permissibility does not. Blame, he argues, is a response to the meaning of an action rather than to its permissibility. This analysis leads to a novel account of the conditions of moral responsibility and to important conclusions about the ethics of blame."--Jacket
The difficulty of tolerance : essays in political philosophy by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays in political philosophy by T.M. Scanlon, written between 1969 and 1999, examine the standards by which social and political institutions should be justified and appraised. Scanlon explains how the powers of just institutions are limited by rights such as freedom of expression, and considers why these limits should be respected even when it seems that better results could be achieved by violating them. Other topics which are explored include voluntariness and consent, freedom of expression, tolerance, punishment, and human rights. The collection includes the classic essays 'Preference and Urgency', 'A Theory of Freedom of Expression', and 'Contractualism and Utilitarianism', as well as a number of other essays that have hitherto not been easily accessible. It will be essential reading for all those studying these topics from the perspective of political philosophy, politics, and law
Medicine and moral philosophy by Marshall Cohen( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being realistic about reasons by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is what we have reason to do a matter of fact? If so, what kind of truth is involved, how can we know it, and how do reasons motivate and explain action? In this concise and lucid book T.M. Scanlon offers answers, with a qualified defence of normative cognitivism - the view that there are normative truths about reasons for action
Sign me a story by Linda Bove( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linda Bove teaches some simple signs in American sign language, then she and three others act out two familiar fairy tales using these signs. Both hearing-impaired and hearing children will enjoy the stories because, in addition to the sign language, there is narration, action, and original music throughout
The diversity of objections to inequality by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political equality = Politische Gleichheit by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trusts in Great Britain by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

4 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is morality? by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deaf way, a celebration, continues( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from opening night of the July 1989 international conference and festival on deaf language, history, and art. Includes performances by deaf actors and dancers and interviews with international scholars
Public and private morality by Stuart Hampshire( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How far can we apply the same moral principles to both public and private behaviour. In the interests of effective political action, are we right to accept acts of deceit, exploitation or force which we would regard as unacceptable in private relations with individuals? What means can be properly adopted in the promotion of great public causes? The problem of 'dirty hands' in politics was posed most strikingly by Machiavelli. It has re-emerged this century in a pressing and, to some extent, a new form, in connection with the two World Wars and more recently the Vietnam War, where the political decisions and the destruction, and risks of destruction, have been of a scale and character not previously experienced. The contributors, including Bernard Williams, Thomas Nagel, T. M. Scanlon, and Ronald Dworkin, examine the background to this problem in moral and political theory
Las dimensiones morales : permisibilidad, significado y culpabilidad by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camphor Laurel kit : everything you need to know about Camphor Laurel and its control by Thomas Scanlon( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The kit includes information on Identification and background to the species Project planning for weed control and restoration, How to approach control for different situations - both chemical and non-chemical control techniques, Value adding information including lists of camphor laurel millers, Replacement information including species lists for different situations, Regional strategies to improve awareness, co-ordination and ownership, Funding opportunities Future research needs and more."
War and moral responsability( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

b-Tagging and the search for neutral supersymmetric Higgs Bosons at D0 by Thomas Scanlon( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A search for neutral supersymmetric Higgs bosons and work relating to the improvement of the b-tagging and trigger capabilities at the D0 detector during Run II of the Fermilab Tevatron collider is presented. The search for evidence of the Higgs sector in the Standard Model (SM) and supersymmetric extensions of the SM are a high priority for the D0 collaboration, and b-tagging and good triggers are a vital component of these searches. The development and commissioning of the first triggers at D0 which use b-tagging is outlined, along with the development of a new secondary vertex b-tagging tool for use in the Level 3 trigger. Upgrades to the Level 3 trigger hit finding code, which have led to significant improvements in the quality and efficiency of the tracking code, and by extension the b-tagging tools, are also presented. An offline Neural Network (NN) b-tagging tool was developed, trained on Monte Carlo and extensively tested and measured on data. The new b-tagging tool significantly improves the b-tagging performance at D0, for a fixed fake rate relative improvements in signal efficiency range from {approx} 40% to {approx} 15%. Fake rates, for a fixed signal efficiency, are typically reduced to between a quarter and a third of their value. Finally, three versions of the search for neutral supersymmetric Higgs bosons are presented. The latest version of the analysis makes use of almost 1 fb{sup -1} of data, the new NN b-tagger and the new b-tagging triggers, and has set one of the world's best limits on the supersymmetric parameter tan{beta} in the mass range 90 to 150 GeV
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What we owe to each other
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Scanlon T. M.

Scanlon, T.M. 1940-

Scanlon, T. M. (Thomas M.)

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Scanlon, Thomas Michael.

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스캔런, T. M. 1940-

스캔론, T. M. 1940-

스캔론, 토마스 마이클 1940-

스캔론, 팀 1940-

War and moral responsibilityEquality and preferential treatmentMoral dimensions : permissibility, meaning, blameThe difficulty of tolerance : essays in political philosophyPublic and private moralityWar and moral responsabilitySpecial issue on Scanlon and contractualism