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Would Kant Say we should Respect Autonomy?

Richard Dean

in The Value of Humanity in Kant's Moral Theory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199285723
eISBN:
9780191603938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285721.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The principle of respect for autonomy that is employed in medical ethics and other branches of applied ethics is widely taken to be a roughly Kantian principle, but there actually is no close ... More


Abortion and Social Responsibility: Depolarizing the Debate

Laurie Shrage

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153095
eISBN:
9780199870615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515309X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book argues that Roe v. Wade's six‐month time span for abortion “on demand” polarized the American public, and obscured alternatives that could have gained broad public support. As ... More


Compassion in Action

Steve Bein

in Compassion and Moral Guidance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836412
eISBN:
9780824871406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836412.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter shows how compassion can be applied to the problems of what contemporary ethicists call “applied ethics.” Specifically, it describes how an ethic of compassion approaches the issues of ... More


Information ethics and the foundationalist debate

Luciano Floridi

in The Ethics of Information

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199641321
eISBN:
9780191760938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641321.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter has two meta-theoretical goals: proposing a solution to the so-called ‘uniqueness debate’ and clarifying further the nature of IE. I start by discussing Moor’s classic interpretation of ... More


The Animal Question: Why Non-Human Animals Deserve Human Rights

Paola Cavalieri

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143805
eISBN:
9780199833122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143809.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What we call moral progress can for the most part be seen as the history of the replacement of hierarchical visions in favor of equality. Yet, we currently use nonhuman animals as means to our ends – ... More


Holistic Approach to Knowledge: Contribution of the Bhagavadgita and its Relevance to Social Science Research and Ethics *

M.V. Nadkarni

in Ethics For Our Times: Essays in Gandhian Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198073864
eISBN:
9780199082162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073864.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the relevance and contribution of the Bhagavadgita to ethics and social science research in India. It explains that most of the training in social science research methodology ... More


Introduction

Tony Fitzpatrick

in Applied ethics and social problems: Moral questions of birth, society and death

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348609
eISBN:
9781447301479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348609.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Given the author's interest in social policy and having researched an array of social and political theories, the author presents in this chapter a branch of moral philosophy known as applied ethics. ... More


Foundations

Tony Fitzpatrick

in Applied ethics and social problems: Moral questions of birth, society and death

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348609
eISBN:
9781447301479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348609.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter focuses on discussing the foundations of moral philosophy by exploring three possible foundations that seem to exhaust the field of inquiry: the religious, the natural and the social. ... More


Moral Reflections on the Responsibilities of Soldiers: The Clue to Devising a Legal Definition of Terrorism 1

Robert Morris

in Law and Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237159
eISBN:
9780191705427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237159.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter develops a morally acceptable means of legally distinguishing between terrorists and non-terrorists. The paper is divided into four parts. Building on the work of Schmid, the first part ... More


Principles or Pathways? Improving the Contribution of Philosophical Ethics to Climate Policy

Martin Kowarsch and Ottmar Edenhofer

in Climate Justice in a Non-Ideal World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198744047
eISBN:
9780191804038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744047.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

How can philosophical ethics inform conflict-riddled climate policy debates? From the perspective of Deweyan pragmatism, climate ethics should go beyond discussing abstract ethical principles ... More


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