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Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 1

Mark Timmons (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693269
eISBN:
9780191732058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693269.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics aims to provide, on an annual basis, some of the best contemporary work in the field of normative ethical theory. Each volume features new essays that ... More


Moral Enhancement as a Possible Way Out

Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu

in Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653645
eISBN:
9780191742033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653645.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

To enable liberal democracies to stop human induced climatic and environmental deterioriation it is then necessary to morally enhance their citizens, to make them appropriately concerned about the ... More


Reasons to Deviate

Jeffrey Brand-Ballard

in Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195342291
eISBN:
9780199867011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342291.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter asks whether judges have pro tanto reasons to deviate in suboptimal-result cases or whether these reasons are undermined (as the undermining thesis holds). Some believe that judges are ... More


Agent-Relative Principles

Jeffrey Brand-Ballard

in Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195342291
eISBN:
9780199867011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342291.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines four agent-relative principles that, if true, entail that systemic effects do not give Group O (the group of judges with correct moral judgment) any reason to adhere to the law ... More


How to Treat Persons

Samuel J. Kerstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199692033
eISBN:
9780191748813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692033.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book takes its inspiration from Immanuel Kant’s “Formula of Humanity,” which commands that we treat persons never merely as means but always as ends in themselves. The book aims, first, to ... More


The Social Dimension of Meaning

Bhargava Rajeev

in Individualism in Social Science: Forms and Limits of a Methodology

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242796
eISBN:
9780191680564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242796.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the nature of word-meaning. During the course of the discussion, four very important questions arise. The first question is about the true definition of word-meanings, the ... More


Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- and What It Means for Our Future

Dale Jamieson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199337668
eISBN:
9780199357468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337668.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

We are stuck with climate change. This book is about what it is, why we are stuck with it, what we can learn from our failures, and how we can go on from here. Climate change is not a problem that ... More


International Legal Personality

Anthony Carty

in Philosophy of International Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622559
eISBN:
9780748652525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622559.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores international legal discourse on legal personality, particularly the dialectic between territorial sovereignty and the right of peoples to self-determination. These clashes ... More


Treating consenting adults merely as means

Samuel Kerstein

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 1

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693269
eISBN:
9780191732058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693269.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

According to the Mere Means Principle, suggested by Immanuel Kant, it is wrong to treat others merely as means. This paper explores sufficient conditions for an agent’s using another, but not merely ... More


Normative Subjects: Self and Collectivity in Morality and Law

Meir Dan-Cohen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199985203
eISBN:
9780190219703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985203.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

“Normative Subjects” alludes to the fields of morality and law, as well as to the entities, self and collectivity, addressed by these clusters of norms. The book explores connections between the two. ... More


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