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Kitcher on Science, Democracy, and Human Flourishing

Lorraine Daston

in The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199381357
eISBN:
9780199381371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381357.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

Lorraine Daston focuses on Kitcher’s attempt to reconcile science and democracy, and specifically on his use of history in defending his views. Kitcher uses history to ground his claim that mutual ... More


Overcoming Dehumanization

Mari Mikkola

in The Wrong of Injustice: Dehumanization and its Role in Feminist Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190601072
eISBN:
9780190601119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601072.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 7 outlined three core forms of injustice: (1) discrimination: unjust differential treatment that results in indefensible inequalities in the distribution of socially relevant goods; (2) ... More


Eros and Attention: Love in Iris Murdoch

Julia T. Meszaros

in Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198765868
eISBN:
9780191820502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765868.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Chapter 7 argues that Iris Murdoch’s understanding of the self leads her to call the human individual to engage in a process of unselfing through selfless love of the o/Other. Mediating between ... More


Human Well-being

Tim Mulgan

in Purpose in the Universe: The moral and metaphysical case for Ananthropocentric Purposivism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199646142
eISBN:
9780191813993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646142.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that Ananthropocentric Purposivism can recognize the value of human well-being in several different ways. It first defends the ambitious claim that cosmic values based on a ... More


Meaningful Work

Andrea Veltman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190618179
eISBN:
9780190618209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618179.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book examines the importance of work in human well-being, addressing several related philosophical questions about work and arguing on the whole that meaningful work is central in human ... More


Xunzi

Wm. Theodore de Bary

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on Xunzi, regarded as one of the classic Masters for almost two millennia. Even though he was not chosen by the great Neo-Confucian philosopher Zhu Xi for inclusion in Zhu's ... More


The Goal of Human Life

Christopher Shields and Robert Pasnau

in The Philosophy of Aquinas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199301232
eISBN:
9780190491529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301232.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Aquinas articulates his account of human flourishing within his teleological framework: every human being seeks happiness, he argues, but the conditions of happiness are objectively given. To be ... More


Epilogue

Shannon Vallor

in Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190498511
eISBN:
9780190498542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498511.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The ‘Great Filter’ hypothesis is the notion that detectable signs of intelligent alien life in the universe, which astrophysical calculations suggest should be plentiful, may be absent due to an ... More


Leaving Others Alone

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Lachs argues that we should leave others alone, especially those with natures and hence goods different from our own. This means leaving them enough “operational space” to exercise their choices and ... More


Coda

Denis Crowdy

in Hearing the Future: The Music and Magic of the Sanguma Band

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851569
eISBN:
9780824868307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851569.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In the final chapter I undertake a comparison between Sanguma’s heard future and the musical present, before concluding with a pointed critique of the way music has been commodified, and who has ... More


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