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The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology

Jonardon Ganeri

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202416
eISBN:
9780191708558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The mistakes we make about ourselves result in our deepest sufferings. Philosophy, meant to be a medicine for our souls' affliction, claims to offer both a diagnosis and a cure. This book looks to ... More


International Relations

Robert B. Louden

in The World We Want: How and Why the Ideals of the Enlightenment Still Elude Us

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195321371
eISBN:
9780199869787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321371.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Scores of Enlightenment authors responded to the challenge of establishing a peaceful international order. Their proposed solutions took one of two basic forms: first, a political strategy, which ... More


The Intrigue of Ethics: A Reading of the Idea of Discourse in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas

Jeffrey Dudiak

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823220922
eISBN:
9780823235759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823220922.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book explains how human beings can live more peacefully with one another by understanding the conditions of possibility for dialogue. Philosophically, this challenge is ... More


: The Gulf between Nature and Freedom and Nature's Guarantee of Perpetual Peace

Henry E. Allison

in Essays on Kant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199647033
eISBN:
9780191741166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647033.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay examines the relation between Kant's Toward Perpetual Peace and the nature–freedom problem posed in the third Critique. The problem concerns the “immense gulf,” which separates the ... More


: Teleology and History in Kant: The Critical Foundations of Kant's Philosophy of History

Henry E. Allison

in Essays on Kant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199647033
eISBN:
9780191741166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647033.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The essay examines Kant's thesis that “All natural predispositions of a creature are determined sometime to develop themselves completely and purposively” which is the initial proposition of “The ... More


Moral Dimensions of Human Rights Documents

Carl Wellman

in The Moral Dimensions of Human Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199744787
eISBN:
9780199827138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744787.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explains how the most important global human rights documents presuppose the existence of moral human rights. This is especially true of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the ... More


Moral Dimensions

Carl Wellman

in The Moral Dimensions of Human Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199744787
eISBN:
9780199827138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744787.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter describes the most important moral dimensions of human rights. Moral human rights presuppose basic human needs because they are grounded primarily on the harms normally inflicted on ... More


Religious Communities as a Resource for Conflict Resolution

George Rupp

in Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174282
eISBN:
9780231539869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Despite their often quite central role in contributing to tensions, religious beliefs and practices are potentially a resource for work toward conflict resolution.


Spinoza's Project

Susan James

in Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698127
eISBN:
9780191740558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698127.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explains Spinoza's reasons for writing and publishing the Treatise. His central goal is, as he says, to establish that the freedom to philosophize is compatible with the peace and piety ... More


Thoughts on Love

Sari Nusseibeh

in Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170222
eISBN:
9780231540124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170222.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Nusseibeh argues that our contemporary view of the political is predicated on a notion of self-love that is but another word for fear. In contrast, he suggests that because we always love what we ... More


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