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From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

Mike W. Martin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304718
eISBN:
9780199786572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304713.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Morality and mental health are now inseparably linked in our view of character. Alcoholics are sick, yet they are punished for drunk driving. Drug addicts are criminals, but their punishment can be ... More


Understanding Evil: Lessons from Bosnia

Keith Doubt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227006
eISBN:
9780823235872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227006.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book seeks to articulate the evil that happened in Bosnia within the context of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Its analysis centers on the question of whether it is ... More


The Amount of Criminal Law

Douglas Husak

in Overcriminalization: The Limits of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195328714
eISBN:
9780199869947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328714.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The size and scope of the criminal law have undergone a remarkable expansion in the past few decades. This expansion has led to unprecedented levels of punishment, much of it unjust. This chapter is ... More


 Orchestrating Ignorance, Ignoring Consent

Kristin Shrader‐Frechette

in Taking Action, Saving Lives: Our Duties to Protect Environmental and Public Health

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195325461
eISBN:
9780199869275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325461.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses some of the unethical strategies polluters use to mislead citizens about pollution risks. It identifies at least ten special-interest or government behaviors — from advertising ... More


Evil as Action

Keith Doubt

in Understanding Evil: Lessons from Bosnia

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227006
eISBN:
9780823235872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227006.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the concept of evil as applied to Bosnia. It argues that when we try to grasp the recent history of Bosnia, it is impossible not to raise the ... More


Rape as Evil

Keith Doubt

in Understanding Evil: Lessons from Bosnia

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227006
eISBN:
9780823235872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227006.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the motives behind the rapes in Bosnia during the war. The rapes were assaults on individuals' bodies and selves. The purpose was not just to harm a ... More


Attempts: In the Philosophy of Action and the Criminal Law

Gideon Yaffe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590667
eISBN:
9780191595530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590667.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

A large number of people are serving sentences not for completing crimes, but for trying to. The law governing attempted crimes, then, is of practical importance, but the questions that arise in the ... More


To Forgive: The Unforgivable and the Imprescriptible

Jacques Derrida

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/9780231170222.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Derrida’s reflections are centrally concerned with questioning the (im)morality of forgiveness, the fear that forgiving may lead to forgetting, the reciprocity of forgiveness asked for and ... More


The Nature of Trying

Gideon Yaffe

in Attempts: In the Philosophy of Action and the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590667
eISBN:
9780191595530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590667.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter offers “The Guiding Commitment View” of trying: to try to act is to be committed to each of the components of success and to be guided by those commitments. The chapter explains what it ... More


The Need for an Act

Gideon Yaffe

in Attempts: In the Philosophy of Action and the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590667
eISBN:
9780191595530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590667.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Some have resisted criminalizing attempt on the grounds that there ought not to be any thought crimes. This concern is ameliorated by requiring an act in furtherance of one's intention for criminal ... More


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