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Against Absolute Goodness

Against Absolute Goodness

Richard Kraut

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199844463
eISBN:
9780199919550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844463.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Are there things we should value because they are, quite simply, good? If so, such things might be said to have “absolute goodness.” They would be good simpliciter or full stop—not good for someone, ... More

Against CoherenceTruth, Probability, and Justification

Against Coherence: Truth, Probability, and Justification

Erik J. Olsson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199279999
eISBN:
9780191602665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279993.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to the popular coherence theory of knowledge and justification, if a person's beliefs are coherent, they are also likely to be true. This book is the most extensive and detailed study of ... More

Against Facts

Against Facts

Arianna Betti

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029216
eISBN:
9780262329644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029216.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Against facts argues that we have no good reason to accept facts in our catalog of the world, at least as they are described by the two major metaphysical theories of facts. Neither of these theories ... More

Against MarriageAn Egalitarian Defense of the Marriage-Free State

Against Marriage: An Egalitarian Defense of the Marriage-Free State

Clare Chambers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198744009
eISBN:
9780191842337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744009.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Against Marriage: An Egalitarian Defence of the Marriage-Free State is a critique of the state recognition of marriage and a proposal for an alternative form of regulation. Part One, ‘Against ... More

Against Moral Responsibility

Against Moral Responsibility

Bruce N. Waller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016599
eISBN:
9780262298940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016599.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book launches a spirited attack on a system that is profoundly entrenched in our society and its institutions, deeply rooted in our emotions, and vigorously defended by philosophers from ancient ... More

Agency and AnswerabilitySelected Essays

Agency and Answerability: Selected Essays

Gary Watson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199272273
eISBN:
9780191709968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272273.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This volume collects most of the author's publications on human action since the 1970s. The essays collected here are concerned to answer the questions ‘What makes us agents?’ and ‘What makes us ... More

Agency and Autonomy in Kant's Moral TheorySelected Essays

Agency and Autonomy in Kant's Moral Theory: Selected Essays

Andrews Reath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199288830
eISBN:
9780191603648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288836.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book contains chapters on various features of Kant's moral psychology and moral theory, with particular emphasis on a conception of rational agency autonomy. The opening chapters explore ... More

Agency and Deontic Logic

Agency and Deontic Logic

John F. Horty

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134612
eISBN:
9780199833269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134613.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Develops deontic logic against the background of a rigorous theory of agency in branching, or indeterministic, time. It is often assumed that the notion of what an agent ought to do can be identified ... More

Agency and ResponsibilityA Common-Sense Moral Psychology

Agency and Responsibility: A Common-Sense Moral Psychology

Jeanette Kennett

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199266302
eISBN:
9780191699146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266302.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Is it ever possible for people to act freely and intentionally against their better judgement? Is it ever possible to act in opposition to one's strongest desire? If either of these questions are ... More

Agency and the Foundations of EthicsNietzschean Constitutivism

Agency and the Foundations of Ethics: Nietzschean Constitutivism

Paul Katsafanas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199645077
eISBN:
9780191751912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645077.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Constitutivism is the view that we can derive substantive normative conclusions from an account of the nature of action. Agency and the Foundations of Ethics explains the constitutivist strategy and ... More

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