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Hume’s Free-Standing Sentimentalism

Michael L. Frazer

in The Enlightenment of Sympathy: Justice and the Moral Sentiments in the Eighteenth Century and Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390667
eISBN:
9780199866687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390667.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that Hume provides a free-standing ethics built from a psychologically holistic account of moral reflection. The chapter begins with Hume’s description of how sympathy gives rise ... More


Normativity

Charles R. Beitz

in The Idea of Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199572458
eISBN:
9780191728303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572458.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the normativity of human rights. It begins with a view of the value of a practice with the functional features of human rights. The idea is to work from a generalized ... More


Normativity and Power: Analyzing Social Orders of Justification

Rainer Forst

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198798873
eISBN:
9780191839535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798873.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Humans are justificatory beings—they offer, demand, and require justifications. The rules and institutions we follow rest on narratives that have evolved over time and, taken together, constitute a ... More


Prescription and Precaution

Douglas A. Kysar

in Regulating from Nowhere: Environmental Law and the Search for Objectivity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120011
eISBN:
9780300163308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120011.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter argues that precautionary approaches to environmental, health, and safety regulation display greater sensitivity to the inevitable situatedness of collective decision making than do ... More


The Entrepreneur as Moral Hero

Douglas J. Den Uyl and Douglas B. Rasmussen

in The Perfectionist Turn: From Metanorms to Metaethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474413343
eISBN:
9781474422406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413343.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This final chapter argues that there is an analogy between entrepreneurship and ethical conduct. Just as it is fundamental not to confuse entrepreneurial insight with an optimization process in a ... More


Critique of Justifying Reason: Explaining Practical Normativity

Rainer Forst

in Normativity and Power: Analyzing Social Orders of Justification

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198798873
eISBN:
9780191839535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798873.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter studies normativity through a critique of justifying reason. Because of the immanent relation between reason, justification, and normativity, only such a critique can throw light on the ... More


Multiculturalism, Interculturalisms and the Majority

Tariq Modood

Nasar Meer, Tariq Modood, and Ricard Zapata-Barrero (eds)

in Multiculturalism and Interculturalism: Debating the Dividing Lines

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407083
eISBN:
9781474418706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407083.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter deals with Quebecan interculturalism. It acknowledges that Quebecan interculturalists have raised the question of the normative significance of the majority in the way that ... More


Why should we care about the definition of power?

Keith Dowding

in Power, Luck and Freedom: Collected essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526107282
eISBN:
9781526120892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526107282.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Being pluralist about the concept of power does not mean that all definitions are equally valid. Many definitions are non-rival and gain their utility from the specific contexts in which they are ... More


The Political Epistemology of Judgment

Albena Azmanova

in The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153805
eISBN:
9780231527286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153805.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter investigates the following hypothesis: What enables the processes of both normative contestation and consensus building in judgment is a certain structure of the phronetic constitution ... More


Introduction

Michael Goodhart

in Injustice: Political Theory for the Real World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190692421
eISBN:
9780190692469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692421.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This introduction describes how the author came to write the present book, recounting key experiences that shaped his thinking about global normative theory and its limitations. It provides an ... More


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