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Vindictiveness and the Law

Jeffrie G. Murphy

in Getting Even: Forgiveness and Its Limits

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178555
eISBN:
9780199850129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178555.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Feeling vindictive is one thing, but seeking vengeance personally or through the law is completely different. This is the subject of this chapter. It explores the idea of victim vindictiveness and ... More


Sample Application to Petition a Human Rights Treaty Body

Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, and Mahmoud F. Fathalla

in Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics, and Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241323
eISBN:
9780191696909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241323.003.0031
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Various treaty-based bodies of the United Nations Human Rights System offer avenues of communication through which individuals or groups of individuals, who claim to be victims of human rights ... More


Concluding Remarks

Jeffrie G. Murphy

in Getting Even: Forgiveness and Its Limits

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178555
eISBN:
9780199850129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178555.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The previous chapters have offered a comprehensive analysis of forgiveness that provides a religious framework on its related issues. This chapter summarizes the message that the book advocates. ... More


Blaming Victims

Mike W. Martin

in From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304718
eISBN:
9780199786572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304713.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter addresses the question of whether victims of mental disorders or physical diseases should be blamed for their problems. It explores how an integrated, moral-therapeutic perspective ... More


Constraints and You

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144024
eISBN:
9780199870998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144023.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Examines the question of whether it is morally permissible to treat people in ways ruled out by the Principle of Permissible Harm (PPH; this was introduced in Ch. 7 and provides an account of certain ... More


Treatment and Prevention: What Do We Owe Each Other?

Norman Daniels

in Prevention vs. Treatment: What's the Right Balance?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199837373
eISBN:
9780199919499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837373.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Without focusing on the details of specific health systems, this chapter considers what we owe each other with regard to promoting and restoring health and what this means for the balance between ... More


Victims or Persecutors? The Moral Logic at the Heart of Eating Disorders

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter offers a critical analysis of family studies of eating disorders. These studies leave important questions unanswered: why do people suffer when significant others have inappropriate ... More


Sexual Assault and Emergency Contraception

Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, and Mahmoud F. Fathalla

in Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics, and Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241323
eISBN:
9780191696909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241323.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the case of Ms S, who complains that she has been sexually assaulted. She says that her boyfriend raped her and that she wants to avoid pregnancy because she is not ready to ... More


Hymen Reconstruction

Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, and Mahmoud F. Fathalla

in Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics, and Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241323
eISBN:
9780191696909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241323.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the case of Ms D, an unmarried young woman who, at age sixteen, was raped by an invading soldier when military conflict engulfed her village. Ms D is now engaged to be married, ... More


Harming as Wronging

Joel Feinberg

in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law Volume 1: Harm to Others

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195046649
eISBN:
9780199868728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195046641.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Considers features of harmful acts arising from their character as violations of others’ rights. A person violates another's rights when she acts in a manner that is defective and morally ... More


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