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Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

John Kekes

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The book examines the indispensable role enjoyment plays in a good life. The key to it is the development of a style of life that combines an attitude and a manner of living and acting that jointly ... More


Antiochus of Ascalon

George E. Karamanolis

in Plato and Aristotle in Agreement?: Platonists on Aristotle from Antiochus to Porphyry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199264568
eISBN:
9780191603990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264562.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter begins with a discussion of Antiochus’ debate with Philo of Larissa. It then analyses Antiochus’ thesis on the philosophies of Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics. According to Antiochus, ... More


Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Frisbee Sheffield

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book is concerned with Plato's examination of the nature and aims of human desire, and the role that it plays in our ethical lives. For Plato, analysing our desires is a way of reflecting on the ... More


Market Neutrality

David Miller

in Market, State, and Community: Theoretical Foundations of Market Socialism

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198278641
eISBN:
9780191599903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198278640.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Liberals often claim that the state should be neutral between individual conceptions of the good life, and use this claim to defend economic markets. Neutrality can refer to the reasons offered for ... More


What Kind of Liberalism?

Jonathan Quong

in Liberalism without Perfection

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594870
eISBN:
9780191723513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter provides a detailed map of the dispute regarding what role, if any, conceptions of the good should play in liberal political theory. In particular, the chapter outlines the essential ... More


Disagreement and Asymmetry

Jonathan Quong

in Liberalism without Perfection

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594870
eISBN:
9780191723513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Reasonable people, critics of political liberalism point out, disagree about justice every bit as much as they do about the good life, so why does political liberalism permit the state to enforce ... More


Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature Varieties and Plausibility of Hedonism

Fred Feldman

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199265169
eISBN:
9780191601385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926516X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Hedonism is the view that the Good Life is the pleasant life. The central aim of this book is to show that, when carefully and charitably interpreted, certain forms of hedonism yield plausible ... More


Permission

Garrett Cullity

in The Moral Demands of Affluence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199258116
eISBN:
9780191602221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258112.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

How far can the argument against the Extreme Demand be extended? If living one kind of life, or pursuing one kind of good, is better than the alternatives in a significant enough way to ground ... More


The Case Against Objective Value

Alan H. Goldman

in Reasons from Within: Desires and Values

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199576906
eISBN:
9780191722288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576906.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Objective values need not be ‘queer’ or intrinsically motivating, but they would require motivation from us. This chapter argues first that we are not typically motivated in that way and that it ... More


. Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the Elusiveness of the Good

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Shakespeare's Hamlet and seeks to understand the Good life. It notes that Prince Hamlet naturally preferred a private life, subordinating himself to the rule of others, and even ... More


Captive to Consumerism

Christian Smith

in Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199828029
eISBN:
9780199919475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828029.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the place of mass consumerism and materialistic visions of the good life among emerging adults. After a brief view of some survey statistics, it explores in some depth today’s ... More


Pleasure as a Conditional Good in the Phaedo

Daniel Russell

in Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199282845
eISBN:
9780191602931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282846.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter begins with a discussion of the view that Plato defends asceticism in the Phaedo. It argues that this view rests on the mistaken assumption that, for Plato, pleasure is bad in its own ... More


The Quest for the Good Life

Fred Feldman

in Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature Varieties and Plausibility of Hedonism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199265169
eISBN:
9780191601385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926516X.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Attempts to explain more exactly how the author understands the question about ‘the Good Life’. Interprets this to mean something like ‘the life that is good in itself for the one who lives it’ or ... More


Requirement

Garrett Cullity

in The Moral Demands of Affluence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199258116
eISBN:
9780191602221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258112.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We have an argument for rejecting an iterative but not an aggregative approach to the life-saving analogy. This means that, while Chs 7–9 show that certain forms of personal spending are morally ... More


Moral‐Aesthetic Judgments of Artifacts

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Our aesthetic judgments in everyday life are often intertwined with moral judgments, such as personal appearance, condition of one's possessions, and environmental eyesores. We also make ... More


Miletus Preserved II: Spinoza

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Spinoza, more concerned than Hobbes with the ancient conception of the role of philosophy in delineating the Good Life, made Substance, God, and Nature into synonyms. God is eternal, free, and ... More


Mill, Education, and the Good Life

Philip Kitcher

in John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381245
eISBN:
9780199869213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381245.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Mill used his inaugural address as rector of St. Andrew's University to reflect on the university curriculum. This chapter uses this address as a basis for considering Mill's conception of the good ... More


An Ordinary Chance of a Desirable Existence

Michael Parker

in Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590704
eISBN:
9780191595547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590704.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The decision to have a child is one of the most morally significant choices we make. Recent advances in reproductive medicine have increased the moral complexity of reproductive decision‐making ... More


Is China an Inviting Place for Life Insurance?: Societal Conditions, the Market, and Remaining Puzzles

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

in Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter provides a context for the ethnographic stories that unfold in subsequent chapters. It begins with a brief historical background of commercial life insurance in China, dating back to the ... More


INTRODUCTION: PLEASURE AND THE GOOD LIFE

Daniel Russell

in Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199282845
eISBN:
9780191602931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282846.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins by exploring the nature of pleasure at a common-sense level. It then shows what sorts of questions we need a more theoretically complete and rigorous account of ... More


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