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The Risk of a Lifetime: How, When, and Why Procreation May Be Permissible

Rivka Weinberg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190243708
eISBN:
9780190243722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243708.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This book is an argument for giving procreating moral consideration, and a theory of how, when, and why procreation may be permissible. It begins with an analysis of the kind of act procreativity is ... More


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


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


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