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Conclusion: Whither Religious Freedom?

Thomas F. Farr

in World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179958
eISBN:
9780199869749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book ends with a brief story that revisits major themes of the book: the secularistic culture at the Department of State and its aversion to thinking about religion; the threat to the American ... More


New Technologies and Human Rights

Thérèse Murphy (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562572
eISBN:
9780191705328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562572.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The first IVF baby was born in the 1970s. Less than twenty years later, cloning and GM food were popular talking-points, and information and communication technologies had transformed everyday life. ... More


Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams: Towards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa

Ngugi wa Thiongʼo

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183907
eISBN:
9780191674136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book explores the relationship between art and political power in society, taking as its starting point the experience of writers in contemporary Africa, where they are often seen as the enemy ... More


Dignity Therapy: Final Words for Final Days

Harvey Max Chochinov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195176216
eISBN:
9780199933181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176216.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Maintaining dignity for patients approaching death is a core principle of palliative care. Turning that principle into ways of guiding care at the end-of-life, however, can be a complicated and ... More


Equality

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the myriad shadings of the concept of equality. The author discusses the origins and philosophical underpinnings of the phrase, “all men are created equal,” Immanuel Kant's ... More


The Basis of Equality

Thomas Christiano

in The Constitution of Equality: Democratic Authority and Its Limits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198297475
eISBN:
9780191716867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297475.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter sketches a foundational defense of the principle of equality of advancement of interests. The argument proceeds by showing that justice is grounded in the dignity of persons. The dignity ... More


Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

William Bain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The international administration of troubled states—whether in Bosnia, Kosovo, or East Timor—has seen a return to the principle of trusteeship: i.e. situations in which some form of international ... More


Kantian Consequentialism

David Cummiskey

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195094534
eISBN:
9780199833146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195094530.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Kantians and Consequentialists alike have presumed that Kantian ethics is incompatible with all forms of consequentialism, and that it instead justifies a system of agent‐centered restrictions, or ... More


Dignity, Rank, and Rights

Jeremy Waldron

Meir Dan-Cohen (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199915439
eISBN:
9780199980222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915439.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Writers on human dignity roughly divide between those who stress the social origins of this concept and its role in marking rank and hierarchy, and those who follow Kant in grounding dignity in an ... More


Women's Capabilities and Social Justice

Martha Nussbaum

in Gender Justice, Development, and Rights

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199256457
eISBN:
9780191601989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256454.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter proposes a capabilities approach to international development that can recognize and address the special problems women face. It focuses on human capabilities, i.e., what people are able ... More


Trusteeship, International Society, and the Limit of Obligation

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Offers some thoughts about the idea of trusteeship and its place in the history of international society. The first section, Unity, Progress, and Perfection of Humankind, puts forward the claim that ... More


Robert Spaemann's Philosophy of the Human Person: Nature, Freedom, and the Critique of Modernity

Holger Zaborowski

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576777
eISBN:
9780191722295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576777.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

The German philosopher Robert Spaemann provides an important contribution to a number of contemporary debates in philosophy and theology, opening up possibilities for conversation between these ... More


Schiller as Philosopher: A Re-Examination

Frederick Beiser

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282821
eISBN:
9780191603068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928282X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is an attempt to rehabilitate Schiller as a philosopher. It defends his philosophy against his Marxist, post-modernist and Kantian critics. Some chapters are exegetical, others thematic. ... More


The Politics of Transparency and the Moral Work of Truth

Margaret Urban Walker

in Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315394
eISBN:
9780199872053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315394.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The proliferation of truth commissions and the establishment of a “right to truth” concerning human rights violations embody a politics of transparency that makes moral claims for truth telling about ... More


 Love and the Ethical

Lenn E. Goodman

in Love Thy Neighbour As Thyself

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195328820
eISBN:
9780199870172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328820.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter aims to put some flesh on the bones of the biblical commandment Love thy neighbor as thyself. Goodman situates the Mosaic ethics of love and its commands in behalf of existential desert ... More


Constitutional Goods

Alan Brudner

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225798
eISBN:
9780191706516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225798.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Most constitutional theorists have despaired of a liberal consensus on the fundamental goals of constitutional order. Instead they have contented themselves with agreement on lower-level principles ... More


The Philosophy of Palliative Care: Critique and Reconstruction

Fiona Randall and R S Downie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198567363
eISBN:
9780191730535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567363.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

The idea of a philosophy of palliative care emerged with Cicely Saunders' vision for ‘a good death’, and was developed further with the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of palliative care. ... More


Who Gets to Be Wanton?

Colin Dayan

in The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691070919
eISBN:
9781400838592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691070919.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explains that in the trade-off between dignity and degradation, the rights of humans are pitted against the treatment of animals. Recall earlier discussions of retribution for unnatural ... More


Postmaterialist forces and political triggers

David Erdos

in Delegating Rights Protection: The Rise of Bills of Rights in the Westminster World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557769
eISBN:
9780191594380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557769.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This conclusionary chapter explores the implications of the Postmaterialist Trigger Thesis (PTT) of bill of rights institutionalization beyond the four Westminster democracies from whose experience ... More


Beyond “Compassion and Humanity”: Justice for Nonhuman Animals

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305104
eISBN:
9780199850556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses the application of the capabilities approach to the question of animal rights. It explains that this approach provides better theoretical guidance on the issue of animal ... More


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