Alec D. Walen

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy

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Scholarly Papers (48)

1.

Human Dignity and Proportionality: Deontic Pluralism in Balancing

Proportionality and the Rule of Law: Rights, Justification, Reasoning, Huscroft, Miller and Webber, eds., Forthcoming, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-03
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2013
Mattias Kumm, Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
New York University School of Law and Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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dignity, proportionality, human rights, constitutional rights

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Innocent Threats vs Innocent Bystanders A Case Study in Rights Theory

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 Dec 2016
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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rights, self-defense, mechanics of claims, anti-consequentialism

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Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: A Balanced Retributive Account

Louisiana Law Review 76 (2015): 355-446
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 11 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2021
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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standard of proof, proof beyond a reasonable doubt, retributivism, consequentialism, deontology

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Detention in the 'War on Terror': Constitutional Interpretation Informed by the Law of War

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 13 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2009
Alec D. Walen, Alec D. Walen and Ingo Venzke
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy and University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law
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Due Process, Constitutional Rights, nonresident aliens, law of war, detention, war on terror

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Judicial Review in Review: A Four-Part Defense of Legal Constitutionalism - A Review Essay on Political Constitutionalism, by Richard Bellamy

I*CON, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 329-354
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Apr 2009
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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judicial review, constitutionalism, democracy, republicanism

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Transcending the Means Principle

Law and Philosophy, (2014) 33: 427–464: DOI: 10.1007/s10982-013-9187-0.
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 03 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2014
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Deontology, trolley problem, using as a means, causal role, rights

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A Unified Theory of Detention, with Application to Preventive Detention for Suspected Terrorists

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 4, pp. 871-938, 2011
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 20 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2011
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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preventive detention, terrorism, rights, autonomy

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Crime, Culpability and Moral Luck: Comment on Alexander, Ferzan and Morse

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 29, pp. 373-384, 2010
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2010
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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criminal law, culpability, moral luck, negligence, recklessness

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Criminal Law and Penal Law

Criminal Law and Philosophy 14: 431-446., Rutgers Law School Research Paper
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2021
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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criminal law, punishment, penalty, wrongness constraint, forfeiture, Duff

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Agents, Impartiality, and the Priority of Claims Over Duties; Diagnosing Why Thomson Still Gets the Trolley Problem Wrong by Appeal to the ‘Mechanics of Claims’

Journal of Moral Philosophy 9 (2012): 545-571 (DOI: 10.1163/174552412X628959)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2012
Alec D. Walen, Alec D. Walen and David Wasserman
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy and Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University
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Agents and Patients, Duties, Impartiality, Mechanics of Claims, Rights, Trolley Problem

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Choosing Your Reasons for an Action: Moral Permissibility, Willful Action, and the Doctrine of Double Effect

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2011
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Choice, Doctrine of Double Effect, Permissibility, Reasons, Willful Action, Judith Jarvis Thomson, Tim Scanlon

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A Punitive Precondition for Preventive Detention: Lost Status as a Foundation for a Lost Immunity

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 48, pp. 1229-1272, 2011
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2012
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Preventive detention, punishment, autonomous person, retributivism

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Consensual Sex Without Assuming the Risk of Carrying an Unwanted Fetus; Another Foundation for the Right to an Abortion

Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 65, pp. 1051-1140, Winter 1997
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 09 Feb 2010
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Abortion, Thomson, Constitutional Law, Assumption of Risk

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The Use and Abuse of Definitions in Constitutional Law; A Critique of Justice Roberts's Dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges

Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law 9 (2015)
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 21 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2021
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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same sex marriage, constitutional law, definitions of concepts

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In Defense of Patient-Centered Theories of Deontology: A Response to Liao and Barry

Law and Philosophy, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10982-021-09412-y
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 05 May 2022
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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the means principle, patient-centered ethics, deontology, non-consequentialism, the restricting claims principle

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Crossing a Moral Line: Long-Term Preventive Detention in the War on Terror

Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly, Vol. 3/4, pp. 15-21, Summer/Fall 2008
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Oct 2009
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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preventive detention, terrorism, prisoners of war, autonomy

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More Contra Moore on Absences as Causes

Criminal Law Bulletin
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 30 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2022
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Causation, Omissions, Responsibility, Moore

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Comments on Doug Husak: The Low Cost of Recognizing (and of Ignoring) the Limited Relevance of Intentions to Permissibility

Criminal Law and Philosophy, Vol. 3, pp. 71-78, 2009
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 15 Oct 2009
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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intention, permissibility, doctrine of double effect (DDE), criminal law, moral philosophy, mens rea, culpability

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Criminalizing Statements of Terrorist Intent: How to Understand the Law Governing Terrorist Threats, and Why it Should Be Used Instead of Long-Term Preventive Detention

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 101, pp. 803-854, 2011
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 16 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2011
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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threat, inchoate crime, terrorism, intent

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On Blame and Punishment: Self-Blame, Other-Blame, and Normative Negligence

Law and Philosophy: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10982-021-09436-4
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2022
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Blame, punishment, character, guilt, Husak, akrasia, negligence, retributivism

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Transcending, but Not Abandoning, the Combatant-Civilian Distinction: A Case Study

Rutgers Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 4, pp. 1149-1168, 2011
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2013
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Combatant, civilian, detention, al Qaeda

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Wrongdoing Without Motives: Why Victor Tadros is Wrong About Wrongdoing and Motivation

Law and Philosophy, 32 (2013): 217-240, DOI: 10.1007/s10982-012-9154-1
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 24 May 2013
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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wrongdoing, motives, means principle, restricting claims principle, doctrine of illicit intentions, Tadros

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Constitutional Rights for Nonresident Aliens

Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 3/4, Summer/Fall 2009
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 08 Jan 2010
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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constitutional rights, nonresident aliens, mutuality of obligation

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Probabilistic Partial Causation and a Gap in the Criminal Law

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 30 Aug 2018
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Causation, Probability, Criminal Law

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Reflections on Theorizing About the Moral Foundations of the Law: Using the Laws Governing Detention as a Case Study

Ethics and the Law--The Ethicalization of Law (Springer Press, 2013)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2013
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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ethical foundations of law, military detention, judicial review

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Constitutional Rights for Nonresident Aliens: A Doctrinal and Normative Argument

Drexel Law Review 8 (2015): 53-111
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 05 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2016
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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constitutional rights, nonresident aliens, democratic legitimacy

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The Constitutionality of States Extending Personhood to the Unborn

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 22, pp. 161-179, Spring 2005
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Feb 2010
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Abortion, Roe v. Wade, Dworkin, Personhood

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The Doctrine of Illicit Intentions

Philosophy and Public Affairs, 2006
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Jan 2010
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Intentions, Permissibility

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Risks and Weak Aggregation

Ethics 131 (2020): 62-86.
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2021
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Risk, Ex Ante Model, Ex Post Model, Limited Aggregation, Claims, Rights, Social Choice

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The ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ and Authoritarian Morality

The William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 5, pp. 619-642, Summer 1997
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Aug 2010
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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marriage, same-sex marriage, the defense of marriage act, equality, fundamental rights, intolerance

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The Atrocious Conclusion: An Argument Against Totalism

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 17 Nov 2022 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2022
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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totalism, utilitarianism, longtermism, nuclear war, MacAskill

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The Restricting Claims Principle Revisited: Grounding the Means Principle on the Agent-Patient Divide

Law and Philosophy 35 (2016): 211-247
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2016
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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rights, means principle, deontology, restricting claims principle

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The Mechanics of Claims and Permissible Killing in War, Chapter 3

The Mechanics of Claims and Permissible Killing in War, Oxford University Press, 2019, Rutgers Law School Research Paper
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 11 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2021
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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rights, mechanics of claims, autonomy, equality, welfare, luck, agent–patient inference, threat, eliminative killing, just war theory

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Determinism, Compatibilism, and Basic Desert: A Reply to Gregg Caruso

Journal of Legal Philosophy (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 29 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2021
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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free will, compatibilism, blame, retributivism, responsibility

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Justice

Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought (Sage Publications, 2013): 463-466.
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 26 Oct 2013
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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justice, rectification, exchange, distributive justice, political justice, theories of justice

Fourth Amendment Rights for Nonresident Aliens

German Law Journal 16 (2015): 1131-1162
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2017
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Fourth Amendment, privacy, constitutional rights, nonresident aliens

Fourth Amendment Rights for Nonresident Aliens

Chapter 10 in: Privacy and Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 May 2017 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2021
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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The Significance of Rawls’s Law of Peoples

International Legal Theory, Vol. 6, pp. 51-57, 2000
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 11 Aug 2010
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Rawls, Law of Peoples, Statism, Liberalism, International Law

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The Right to Cause Harm as an Alternative to Being Sacrificed for Others; An Exploration of Agent-Rights with a Special Focus on Intervening Agency

San Diego Law Review, 55 (2018): 381-417.
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2021
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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rights, agent-rights, patient-rights, means principle, intervening agency

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Deontology in Graphs: An Elucidation

Journal of Contemporary Legal issues, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 05 Dec 2022 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2023
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Deontology, duty to aid, permissible harm, right to do wrong, threshold deontology

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Criticizing the Obligatory Acts of Lawyers: A Response to Markovits’s Legal Ethics from the Lawyer’s Point of View

Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2004
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 26 Jan 2010
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Permissibly Encouraging the Impermissible

Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol. 38, pp. 341-354, 2004
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 26 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2010
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Intention, Permissibility, Doctrine of Double Effect

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Book Review: Draper, Kai. War and Individual Rights: The Foundations of Just War Theory

Ethics, Vol. 127, No. 1, 2016
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 23 Sep 2016
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Just War, Doctrine of Double Effect, Restricting Claims Principle, Self-Defense

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Using, Risking, and Consent: Why Risking Harm to Bystanders Is Morally Different from Risking Harm to Research Subjects

Bioethics.2020; 34: 899-905
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2021
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Means Principle, Research Ethics, Risks, Bystanders

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Eliminative Killing and the Targeting of Noncombatants Comments on Seth Lazar's Sparing Civilians

Law and Philosophy, vol 37 (2018): 313-325.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2021
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Just War Theory, Deontology, Reasons for Action

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The Separate Peaks of Consequentialism and Deontology; A Case Study Offering Reasons to Reject Parfit’s Optimism

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Jul 2022 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2022
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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Consequentialism, Deontology, Means Principle, Agent-Centered Prerogatives, Parfit

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State Standing to Blame and Punish

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 Mar 2024
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy
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standing to blame, blame, punishment, Duff

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Targeted Killing and the Criminal Law

Palgrave Handbook on Applied Ethics and the Criminal Law, Forthcoming
Posted: 27 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2021
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy

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targeted killing, criminal law, law of armed conflict, ethics, morality

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Reasonable Illegal Force: Justice and Legitimacy in a Pluralistic Liberal Society

Ethics, Vol. 111, 2001
Posted: 23 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2017
Alec D. Walen and Alec D. Walen
Rutgers School of LawRutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy

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justice, legitimacy, illegal force, civility, civil disobedience, Rawls, political liberalism, reasonableness, abortion