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Morality and the Practical

Michael Slote

in Morals from Motives

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138375
eISBN:
9780199833696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138376.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Is an agent‐based sentimentalist virtue ethics of caring or benevolence sufficiently action‐guiding, given the focus on the inner life rather than external factors? The answer is that such forms of ... More


Moral Conflicts: What They Are and What They Show

Michael Stocker

in Plural and Conflicting Values

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240556
eISBN:
9780191598463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240554.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Philosophers commonly argue that conflicts of values are deeply problematic for ethical theories in so far as they force the theories into impracticality, incompleteness, or irrealism. To be ... More


Climate Justice in a Non-Ideal World

Clare Heyward and Dominic Roser (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198744047
eISBN:
9780191804038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744047.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

Climate change confronts humanity with a challenge it has never faced before. It combines issues of global justice and intergenerational justice on an unprecedented scale. In particular, it stands to ... More


Practical Concepts

Jonathan Dancy

in Thick Concepts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672349
eISBN:
9780191751325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672349.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This paper builds on an earlier paper, ‘In Defence of Thick Concepts’, in which it was denied that instantiations of a thick concept invoke a single attitudinal response, and always the same one. The ... More


Thick Concepts and Thick Descriptions

Simon Kirchin

in Thick Concepts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672349
eISBN:
9780191751325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672349.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This paper has two overall aims. First, to compare Bernard Williams's account of thick concepts with Gilbert Ryle's account of thick descriptions. Secondly, to indicate one important way of arguing ... More


Guidance

John Gibbons

in The Norm of Belief

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199673391
eISBN:
9780191751684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673391.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Part III is about the natural reaction. This is the idea that the alleged objective requirements are not genuine requirements because they can’t get a grip on us in a serious way. This is a bundle of ... More


Principlism: The Borg of Bioethics

John D. Arras, James Childress, and Matthew Adams

in Methods in Bioethics: The Way We Reason Now

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190665982
eISBN:
9780190666019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190665982.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides a survey and critical evaluation of the theory of principlism, as expounded by Tom Beauchamp and James Childress in their increasingly authoritative work The Principles of ... More


Acting for the Right Reasons, Abilities, and Obligation

Errol Lord

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Volume 10

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198738695
eISBN:
9780191802515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738695.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Objectivists about obligation hold that obligations are determined by all of the normatively relevant facts. Perspectivalists, on the other hand, hold that only facts within one’s perspective can ... More


Can Nonideal Theories of Justice Guide Action?

Robert B. Talisse

in Political Utopias: Contemporary Debates

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190280598
eISBN:
9780190280628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280598.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This paper attempts to clarify the debate between ideal and nonideal theorists of justice. After laying out a general picture of the dispute, the chapter raises a criticism of one prevalent form of ... More


Why Go Hybrid?: A Cognitivist Alternative to Hybrid Theories of Normative Judgment

Laura Schroeter and François Schroeter

in Having It Both Ways: Hybrid Theories and Modern Metaethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199347582
eISBN:
9780199347605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347582.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

A standard objection to pure cognitivism is that it cannot adequately explain the distinctive action-guiding role of moral judgments and of normative judgments in general. On a cognitivist approach, ... More


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