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War and Self-Defense

David Rodin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199257744
eISBN:
9780191601811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257744.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores the moral response to war and aggression within the context of self-defence. Two main projects are undertaken: to explain defensive rights in their most general form, and determine ... More


Philosophy of International Law

Anthony Carty

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622559
eISBN:
9780748652525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622559.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book offers an internal critique of the discipline of international law while showing the necessary place for philosophy within it. By reintroducing philosophy into the heart of the study of ... More


Basic Liberties and Global Justice

Gillian Brock

in Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230938
eISBN:
9780191710957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230938.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

About 56% of the world's population does not currently enjoy adequate protection for their basic liberties. The chapter argues that various institutions play a central role in fortifying basic ... More


The Heart of Human Rights

Allen Buchanan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199325382
eISBN:
9780199369300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325382.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book provides a moral assessment of the heart of the modern human rights enterprise: the system of international legal human rights. Any attempt to achieve a moral assessment of that enterprise ... More


Clarifications and Conclusions

Kok-Chor Tan

in Justice, Institutions, and Luck: The Site, Ground, and Scope of Equality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199588855
eISBN:
9780191738586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588855.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The concluding chapter recalls and highlights the main points of the book, recapitulates the plausibility of the account of equality I have sketched, offers some clarifications, and responds to some ... More


Kant and Humanitarian Intervention

Thomas E. Hill Jr.

in Virtue, Rules, and Justice: Kantian Aspirations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199692002
eISBN:
9780191741241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692002.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter sketches a Kantian deliberative perspective, the moral presumption in favor of humanitarian interventions, relevant practical considerations, and Kant’s apparently inflexible opposition ... More


Exploitation in Clinical Research

Alan Wertheimer

in Rethinking the Ethics of Clinical Research: Widening the Lens

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743513
eISBN:
9780199827145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743513.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The “off-shoring” of clinical research is a growing phenomenon. It is often argued that international research exploits people in developing nations for the benefit of people in developed nations. ... More


Humanitarian Intervention

Gillian Brock

in Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230938
eISBN:
9780191710957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230938.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that military intervention to support the goals of global justice can be defensible in the extreme cases in which people's abilities to meet their most basic needs and protect ... More


Economic Skepticism

Aaron James

in Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199846153
eISBN:
9780199933389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846153.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter challenges economic skepticism about whether the idea of fairness applies in international trade. It argues that the standard economic case for free trade is consistent with, and even ... More


The Moral Problem of Assurance

Aaron James

in Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199846153
eISBN:
9780199933389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846153.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that assurance problems may arise among morally motivated agents, and that these are of fundamental relevance for the political philosophy of “ideal theory.” It is argued that the ... More


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