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Vol 11, No 1 (2017)

Table of Contents

Ethics in Focus

The Ethics of Cooperation and the Contraceptive Mandate: Legal, Political, and Moral Dimensions PDF
Bernard G. Prusak 1-14
Co-operation in the Age of Hobby Lobby: When Sincerity is Not Enough PDF
David S. Oderberg 15-30
Religious Doctrine and the HHS Mandate PDF
Charles F. Capps 31-43
Coerced Proximate Contingent Material Cooperation: An Analysis of the HHS Contraceptive Mandate PDF
T.A. Cavanaugh 44-59
Presence, Privilege, and Moral Appropriation: Reading Zubik as an Act of Protest PDF
Kate Ward 60-71

Plato and the Poets

Poetry and Philosophy PDF
Lee Trepanier 72-78
Socrates’ Homer in the Republic: Retaining the Poetic Past and Preparing for the Philosophic Future PDF
Lee Trepanier 79-100
Diagnosing the Dissonance of Achilles PDF
Alan I. Baily 101-117
An Apology of Euripides: Defending the Poets PDF
Marlene K. Sokolon 118-137
Socrates’ Apology and Plato’s Poetry: A Speculative Exegesis PDF
Nalin Ranasinghe 138-156
“We Are the Champions”: Mousikē and Cultural Chauvinism in Plato’s Republic PDF
Rebecca LeMoine 157-175
The Imitative Arts Will Tear Us Apart in the Republic PDF
Kirk Fitzpatrick 176-190

Review Essay

Umphrey, Stewart. Natural Kinds and Genesis: The Classification of Material Entities. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016. 186 pages. $80.00 (cloth). ISBN 978–1–498–53141–2. PDF
Alan Pichanick 191-203