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“Why it is Better Never to Come into Existence”, in American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 3, July 1997, pp. 345-355.

“Same-Sex Marriage and Sex Discrimination”, in American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Law, Vol. 97, Number 1, Fall 1997, pp. 71-74. 

“Brer Hare: Ruminations on a Religious Argument” in European Judaism, Vol. 30 No. 2, Autumn 1997, pp. 108-111.

“The Closing of the South African Jewish Mind”, in The Jewish Spectator, Volume 62, No. 2, Fall 1997, pp. 30 – 32. (Co-authored with Milton Shain.)

“Cloning and Ethics”, in QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians, Vol. 91, 1998, pp. 165-166. 

“Informed Consent and Research” in British Medical Journal, Vol. 316, 28 March 1998, p. 1008.(Co-authored with Solomon Benatar.)

“Corporal Punishment”, in Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 24, No 2, Summer 1998, pp. 237-260. 

“The Unbearable Lightness of Bringing into Being” in Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1999, pp. 173-180. 

“Prejudice in Jest: When Racial and Gender Humor Harms” in Public Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 2, April 1999, pp. 191-203.

“Beyond the Haze of the Tobacco Bill Debate”, in the South African Medical Journal, Vol. 89, No. 7, July 1999, pp. 752-754.

“The Wrong of Wrongful Life”, in American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 2, April 2000, pp. 175-183.

“Duty and the Beast: Animal Experimentation and Neglected Interests”, in QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians, Vol. 93, 2000, pp. 831-835. 

“A Pain in the Fetus: Toward Ending Confusion about Fetal Pain”, in Bioethics, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2001, pp. 57-76. (Co-authored with Michael Benatar)

“Against Commanding to Believe”, in Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Vol. 19, No. 2, Winter 2001, pp. 87-104.

“Why the Naïve Argument Against Moral Vegetarianism Really is Naïve”, in Environmental Values, Vol. 10, No.1, 2001, pp. 103-12. 

“To Be or Not to Have Been?: Defective Counterfactual Reasoning About One’s Own Existence”,International Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2001, pp. 255-266. 

“A Tale of Two Novel Transplants Not Done: The Ethics of Limb Allografts”, British Medical Journal, Vol. 324, 20 April 2002, pp. 971-973. (Co-authored with Don Hudson.)

“Obligation, Motivation and Reward: An Analysis of a Talmudic Principle”, in the Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 17, Nos. 1&2, 2002, pp. 1-17.

“Two Views of Sexual Ethics: Promiscuity, Paedophilia and Rape”, in Public Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 3, July 2002, pp. 191-201. 

“The Second Sexism’, in Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 29. No. 2, April 2003, pp. 177-210.

“The Second Sexism, A Second Time”, in Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 29. No. 2, April 2003, pp. 275-296.

“Between Prophylaxis and Child Abuse: The Ethics of Neonatal Circumcision”, American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring 2003, pp. 35-48. (Co-authored with Michael Benatar)

“How not to argue about circumcision", American Journal of Bioethics. Vol. 3 No. 2, Spring 2003, pp. W1-9. (Co-authored with Michael Benatar) 

“What is so special about an age of genetics?” in American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Medicine and Philosophy, Vol. 03, No. 2, Spring 2004, pp. 31-33. 

“Questioning the Shaitel” in Jewish Affairs, Rosh Hashana 2004, pp. 38-9.

“Sexist Language: Alternatives to the Alternatives”, in Public Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 1, January 2005, pp. 1-9. 

“The Trouble with Universal Declarations” in Developing World Bioethics, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2005, pp. 220-224. 

“Bioethics and Health and Human Rights: a critical view”, in The Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 32, No. 1, January 2006, pp. 17-20.  

“Teaching Ethics for Everyday” American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy, Vol. 5, No. 2, Spring 2006, pp. 8-12. 

“Reproductive Freedom and Risk”, Human Reproduction, Vol. 21, No. 10, October 2006, pp. 2491-3.

“What’s God Got To Do With It?: Atheism and Religious Practice”, in Ratio, Vol. XIX, No. 4, December 2006, pp. 383-400.

“Unscientific Ethics”, Hastings Center Report, Vol. 37(1), 2007, pp. 30-32.

“The Chickens Come Home to Roost”, American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 97, No. 9, September 2007, pp. 1545-6. 

“Justice, Diversity and Racial Preference: A Critique of Affirmative Action”, South African Law Journal, Vol. 125, Part 2, 2008, pp. 274-306. 

“Diversity Limited”, in Laurence M. Thomas (Ed.), Contemporary Debates in Social Philosophy, Oxford: Blackwell, 2008, pp. 212-225. 

“Non-therapeutic paediatric interventions” in Peter A. Singer and Adrian Viens (Eds.),Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008, pp. 127-131. 

“Why do Jewish egalitarians not circumcise their daughters?”, Jewish Affairs, Chanukah 2008, pp. 21-23.

“The Optimism Delusion”, Think, Winter 2008, pp. 19-22.

“Just Admissions: South African universities and the question of racial preference”, South African Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2010, pp. 258-267.

“Indiscretion and other threats to confidentiality”, South African Journal of Bioethics and Law, Vol. 3, No. 2, December 2010, pp. 59-62. 

“Assisted Suicide, Voluntary Euthanasia, and the Right to Life”, in Jon Yorke (Ed.), The Right to Life and the Value of Life: Orientations in Law, Politics and Ethics, Farnham: Ashgate, 2010, pp. 291-310. 

“The Limits of Reproductive Freedom”, in David Archard and David Benatar (Eds.) Procreation and Parenthood, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 78-102.

“Philosophers Interested in Area Man, but not in Gay Way”, in Sharon Kaye (Ed.), The Onion and Philosophy, Open Court, 2010, pp. 79-86. 

“Animals, the Environment, and Global Health”, in Solomon Benatar & Gillian Brock (Eds.),Global Health and Global Health Ethics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2011, pp. 210-220. 

“A first name basis?”, Think, Autumn 2011, pp. 51-57.

“How do any of us live in this strange place? A reply to Samantha Vice”, South African Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 31, No. 4, December 2012, pp. 619-31. 

“Suicide: A Qualified Defence”, in James Stacey Taylor (Ed.), The Metaphysics and Ethics of Death: New Essays, New York: Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 222-44. 

“Taking Humour (Ethics) Seriously, but not too Seriously”, Journal of Practical Ethics, Vol. 2, No. 1, June 2014, pp. 24-43. 

 

"The Gendered Conference Campaign: A Critique", Philosophia, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2015, pp. 13-23. 

 

"The Misanthropic Argument for Anti-natalism" in Sarah Hannan, Samantha Brennan and Richard Vernon (Eds.), Permissible Progeny?: The Morality of Procreation and Parenting, New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 34-64.