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Psychologies of Ethics

Webb Keane

in Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167732
eISBN:
9781400873593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167732.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores some of the major findings in developmental, cognitive, and moral psychology that have been taken as evidence for the foundations of ethics. It looks at research on human ... More


Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories

Webb Keane

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167732
eISBN:
9781400873593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167732.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The human propensity to take an ethical stance toward oneself and others is found in every known society, yet we also know that values taken for granted in one society can contradict those in ... More


Repentance

JOHN E. HARE

in The Moral Gap: Kantian Ethics, Human Limits, and God's Assistance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269571
eISBN:
9780191683701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269571.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter examines philosopher Soren Kirkegaard’s thoughts on the Christian doctrine of repentance in relation to the question on moral gap. It analyses the characters of Judge William, the ... More


The Nature of Finite Spirit

H. S. Harris

in Hegel's Development: Night Thoughts (Jena 1801–1806)

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246541
eISBN:
9780191680991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246541.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Hegel's first attempt to write a systematic treatise for use in connection with lectures on ‘natural law’ survived. This is the so-called ‘System of Ethical Life’. It presents a progressive ... More


Hegel’s Conception of Tragedy

Robert R. Williams

in Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656059
eISBN:
9780191744846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Hegel’s concept of tragedy from his Early Theological Writings, through the Phenomenology of Spirit to his Lectures on Aesthetics. Through the action of the tragic hero the main ... More


The Moral Gap: Kantian Ethics, Human Limits, and God's Assistance

John E. Hare

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269571
eISBN:
9780191683701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269571.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This book is about the gap between the moral demand on us and our natural capacities to meet it. The author starts with Kant’s statement of the moral demand and his acknowledgement of this gap. He ... More


Language

KEN HIRSCHKOP

in Mikhail Bakhtin: An Aesthetic for Democracy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159612
eISBN:
9780191673641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159612.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Bakhtin believed that the structure of language reflected the precepts of Christian ethics. He saw in language the substance of ethical life. The history of language was the history of social life. ... More


Aesthetics II. The Uses of Art

Karol Berger

in A Theory of Art

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195128604
eISBN:
9780199785803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128605.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The repertory of mediated experiences allows us to begin deliberating on the question of how we should live, to choose the extent that it is possible through our actions and passions, and to justify ... More


Social Justice as Sufficiency for All

Joseph Chan

in Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158617
eISBN:
9781400848690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158617.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter asserts that the principles of resource distribution in Menciuscan be conceived as principles of sufficiency. The aim of social justice, according to this perfectionist view, is to ... More


Deliberation and Justification

Dean Moyar

in Hegel's Conscience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195391992
eISBN:
9780199894659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391992.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 4 gives an account of what agents do when they engage in ethical deliberation and an account of Hegel's model of justification in ethics. This chapter presents the work of Barbara Herman on ... More


Practical Reason in Ethical Life

Dean Moyar

in Hegel's Conscience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195391992
eISBN:
9780199894659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391992.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 6 brings the preceding analysis of practical reason to bear on the three main institutions in Hegel's account of Ethical Life, namely the family, Civil Society, and the State. One of the main ... More


Public Reasons, Private Reasons

Terry Pinkard

in Hegel's Naturalism: Mind, Nature, and the Final Ends of Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199860791
eISBN:
9780199932986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860791.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Whereas the Greek enlightenment brought Greek freedom to ruin, the modern European Enlightenment promises to bring Europe into a new state of freedom. That enlightened, rational freedom is, in ... More


Aristotle, Hegel, and Nietzsche on Friendship

Robert R. Williams

in Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656059
eISBN:
9780191744846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter compares Aristotle, Hegel, and Nietzsche on the topic of friendship, love (philia), and community. Walter Kaufmann maintains that Nietzsche retrieves Aristotle’s view of noble friendship ... More


Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Andrew Kahn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) is Russia's greatest poet, a ‘ founding father’ of modern Russian literature, and a major figure in world literature. His poetry and prose changed the course of Russian ... More


Introduction

Shannon Sullivan and Dennis J. Schmidt

in Difficulties of Ethical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229734
eISBN:
9780823235186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229734.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter talks about philosophy and its relation to thinking and living an ethical life. It presents an overview of the parts of the book, the essays included in this collection, and ... More


The Ontology of Fracture

John E. Drabinski

in Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641031
eISBN:
9780748652617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641031.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers how Homi Bhabha's reflections on interstitial space and the problem of nation, narration, and counter-narration provide important occasions for thinking about the problem of ... More


Conclusion

Moshe Halbertal

in On Sacrifice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152851
eISBN:
9781400842353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152851.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This concluding chapter explains that sacrifice is an essential phenomenon of religious, ethical, and political life. In its two senses, as “sacrificing to” and “sacrificing for,” the linguistic use ... More


Ricoeur on Moral Religion

James Carter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198717157
eISBN:
9780191785887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717157.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book presents systematic study of Paul Ricoeur’s hermeneutics of ethical life, as found in his later philosophical writings. It argues that a reconstruction of Ricoeur’s hermeneutics presents ... More


Maternity as Negotiating Mutual Transcendence in the Philosophy of Simone De Beauvoir

Sarah Lachance Adams

in Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a "Good" Mother Would Do: The Ethics of Ambivalence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166751
eISBN:
9780231537223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166751.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the feminist philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir. She states that the failure to correlate with oneself is more than an inability to achieve one's self-serving goals. It also ... More


Hegel, Autonomy, and Community

Liz Disley

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: On the Normative Significance of Method and System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778165
eISBN:
9780191823619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778165.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

By means of an analysis of Hegelian and Hegelian-inspired notions of aspects of communal ethical life, this chapter aims to demonstrate that, far from requiring a non-metaphysical (version of) Hegel, ... More


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