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Humility

Robert C. Roberts and W. Jay Wood

in Intellectual Virtues: An Essay in Regulative Epistemology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199283675
eISBN:
9780191712661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283675.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Humility as an intellectual virtue is the absence of intellectual vanity, arrogance, and domination (among other vices of the same family). As such, intellectual humility is a low level of concern to ... More


Modern Empire

Richard W. Miller

in Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581986
eISBN:
9780191723247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581986.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

As a basis for investigations of imperial responsibilities, this chapter presents a construal of the metaphor ‘the American empire,’ and argues that this usage fits current facts of power. In this ... More


Sources of the Desire/Belief Thesis

Rüdiger Bittner

in Doing Things for Reasons

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143645
eISBN:
9780199833085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143647.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Explores the ancestry of the desire‐belief‐theory. It is generally assumed to derive from David Hume's conception, epitomized in his statement that the impulse for action does not arise from reason, ... More


The Ethics of Captivity

Lori Gruen (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199977994
eISBN:
9780199375172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977994.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

In the United States roughly 2 million people are incarcerated; billions of animals are held captive (and then killed) in the food industry every year; hundreds of thousands of animals are kept in ... More


Me, You, Us: Essays

George Sher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190660413
eISBN:
9780190660444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190660413.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Me, You, Us is a collection of essays that explore the tension between the privacy of our experience and the social nature of our public lives. The book’s chapters address a diverse array of topics ... More


Beyond the Paradigm of Self-Defense? on revolutionary violence

Mattias Iser

in The Ethics of War: Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199376148
eISBN:
9780199376162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376148.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Mattias Iser analyzes the circumstances under which citizens are justified in taking up arms against their government. He argues that the paradigm of self- and other-defense adopted by many ... More


Green Thinking

Michael Slote

in From Enlightenment to Receptivity: Rethinking Our Values

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199970704
eISBN:
9780199333301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970704.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Green philosophy and deep ecology oppose the dominating Faustian attitude toward nature and the environment that has been so influential in Western thought and Western history. But bringing in ... More


Introduction

David Lyons

in Confronting Injustice: Moral History and Political Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199662555
eISBN:
9780191754272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662555.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Americans think of the North American colonies’ War for Independence from Great Britain as a struggle for freedom by a people subjected to colonial domination. Without denying the colonies’ ... More


The Balance of Injustice and the War for Independence 1

David Lyons

in Confronting Injustice: Moral History and Political Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199662555
eISBN:
9780191754272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662555.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Many of us learned that slavery began in the English North American colonies in1619 when twenty Africans were purchased from the crew of a Dutch ship that had stopped at Jamestown for provisions. ... More


Paradoxes of Development: Rethinking the Right to Development

Amy Allen

in Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199975877
eISBN:
9780199396917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975877.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Both the theory and practice of international development have been charged with further entrenching the subordination of the very individuals and countries that development aims to enrich and ... More


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