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Responsibility, Reactive Attitudes, and Liberalism in Philosophy and Politics *

Samuel Scheffler

in Boundaries and Allegiances: Problems of Justice and Responsibility in Liberal Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257676
eISBN:
9780191600197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257671.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

During the 1980s, political liberalism in America came under heavy attack from conservatives, who claimed that liberal policies and programmes rested on a reduced conception of individual ... More


Reflexivity: One Step Up

in Unhastening Science: Autonomy and Reflexivity in the Social theory of Knowledge

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236382
eISBN:
9781846314322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236382.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter defends a view of reflexivity called ‘one step up’. This exercise aims at freeing some initial conceptual space between two unattractive epistemological alternatives: the ‘flat’ or ... More


Naturalistic Ethics Without Fallacies

Philip Kitcher

in Evolution and Morality: NOMOS LII

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771228
eISBN:
9780814737828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771228.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter discusses pragmatic naturalism, approaching ethics from an evolutionary point of view. Pragmatic naturalism conceives of ethics as a project, something in which human beings ... More


Buddhism, Naturalistic Ethics, and Politics

Matthew J. Moore

in Buddhism and Political Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190465513
eISBN:
9780190465537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465513.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that the moral/ethical system of early Buddhism is best understood as being both naturalistic and irrealist/antirealist. It is naturalistic because it excludes all supernatural ... More


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