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Dignity, Rank, and Rights

Jeremy Waldron

Meir Dan-Cohen (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199915439
eISBN:
9780199980222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915439.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Writers on human dignity roughly divide between those who stress the social origins of this concept and its role in marking rank and hierarchy, and those who follow Kant in grounding dignity in an ... More


Planning Agency, Autonomous Agency

Michael E. Bratman

in Structures of Agency: Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187717
eISBN:
9780199893058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187717.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Are there forms of psychological functioning that can be characterized without seeing the agent herself as playing an irreducible role and that are plausible candidates for sufficient conditions for ... More


Three Theories of Self-Governance

Michael E. Bratman

in Structures of Agency: Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187717
eISBN:
9780199893058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187717.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter revisits the important exchange between Harry G. Frankfurt and Gary Watson concerning the psychological structures involved in significant forms of free agency. It also aims to deepen ... More


Introduction

Michael E. Bratman

in Structures of Agency: Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187717
eISBN:
9780199893058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187717.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We are planning agents; our agency extends over time; and, sometimes at least, we govern our own actions. These chapters aim at understanding important interrelations between these basic features of ... More


Valuing and the Will

Michael E. Bratman

in Structures of Agency: Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187717
eISBN:
9780199893058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187717.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In “Free Agency,” Gary Watson argued that an account of free agency needs to distinguish what a person wants or desires—what a person is to some extent moved to do—from what a person values. Even ... More


Hierarchy, Circularity, and Double Reduction

Michael E. Bratman

in Structures of Agency: Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187717
eISBN:
9780199893058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187717.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines a potential circularity in the idea that to identify with a desire is, roughly, to have a self-governing policy in favor of treating that desire as reason-providing. Without ... More


Autonomy and Hierarchy

Michael E. Bratman

in Structures of Agency: Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187717
eISBN:
9780199893058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187717.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores multiple philosophical pressures in the direction of conative hierarchy as an element in autonomous agency. A central idea is that there is, in autonomy, a certain transparency ... More


Unity and Complexity

Thomas Hurka

in Perfectionism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195101164
eISBN:
9780199833276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195101162.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Continues the discussion of theoretical and practical perfection by examining the considerations that give some beliefs and intentions more quality and therefore value than others. It argues that ... More


Politics, Co‐Operation, and Love

Thomas Hurka

in Perfectionism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195101164
eISBN:
9780199833276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195101162.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Concludes the discussion of theoretical and practical perfection by connecting formal measures of extent and hierarchical organization to further specific values in political action, cooperation, and ... More


Inheritance of Wealth: Justice, Equality, and the Right to Bequeath

Daniel Halliday

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198803355
eISBN:
9780191841545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803355.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book presents a philosophical analysis of inherited wealth: it examines both the moral foundations of the right to bequeath wealth and the case for restricting that right with an inheritance ... More


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