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Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

David Kyuman Kim

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Why does agency — the capacity to make choices and to act in the world — matter to us? Why is it meaningful that our intentions have effects in the world, that they reflect our sense of identity, ... More


Motivation and Agency

Alfred R. Mele

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156171
eISBN:
9780199833467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515617X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What is motivation, and what is its place in the lives of intelligent agents? This is Mele's guiding question. His search for an answer is sensitive to the theoretical concerns of philosophers of ... More


Natural Law and Knowledge of Ethical Necessity

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388428
eISBN:
9780199866755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388428.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter investigates Islamic theological resources to argue for an Islamic theory of natural law. Natural law is part of the rationalist‐naturalist Muslim theology upheld by some Sunni and ... More


Constructing human agency

Annabel S. Brett

in Changes of State: Nature and the Limits of the City in Early Modern Natural Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141930
eISBN:
9781400838622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141930.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter argues that human agency is free agency. It is freedom, or dominium over one's own actions, which makes a human being different from all other animals; and it is the foundation of the ... More


The Role of Labour Standards in Development: From theory to sustainable practice?

Tonia Novitz and David Mangan (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264911
eISBN:
9780191754098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264911.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines the multi-faceted ways in which labour standards can play a role in the achievement of development. A variety of critical perspectives are presented here, with contributions from a ... More


Human Agency Par Excellence

Alfred R. Mele

in Motivation and Agency

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156171
eISBN:
9780199833467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515617X.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Rebuts an objection David Velleman has raised against what he calls “the standard story of human action.” It is argued that the objection is misguided. The chapter reinforces the significance of ... More


Social Capital and Collective Action in Environmental Governance Revisited

Hiroe Ishihara and Unai Pascual

in Global Environmental Commons: Analytical and Political Challenges in Building Governance Mechanisms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656202
eISBN:
9780191742149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656202.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Since the 1990s, a growing number of authors have argued that social capital has positive effects in facilitating coordination among different stakeholders by lowering the transaction cost and thus ... More


Structures of Agency: Essays

Michael E. Bratman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187717
eISBN:
9780199893058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187717.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This is a collection of published and unpublished chapters by distinguished philosopher Michael E. Bratman of Stanford University. They revolve around his influential theory, known as the “planning ... More


Re-Placing the state

Annabel S. Brett

in Changes of State: Nature and the Limits of the City in Early Modern Natural Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141930
eISBN:
9781400838622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141930.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This concluding chapter addresses the issue of the place of the city directly, and discusses the broader implications of place in relation to the metaphysics of human agency. As the space of physical ... More


The Circumstances of Habilitation for Basic Justice

Lawrence C. Becker

in Habilitation, Health, and Agency: A Framework for Basic Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917549
eISBN:
9780199950454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917549.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Since habilitation is being proposed here as a framework for theories of basic justice, the proposal should pay some explicit attention to the circumstances under which habilitation is both possible ... More


Evaluating Program Effectiveness

Felice Davidson Perlmutter, Darlyne Bailey, and F. Ellen Netting

in Managing Human Resources in the Human Services: Supervisory Challenges

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195137071
eISBN:
9780199865611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137071.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter explores the professional challenges managers face as they encounter several paradoxes related to program effectiveness. It begins by setting the context within which the supervisory ... More


The Threat of Shrinking Agency and Free Will Disillusionism

Thomas Nadelhoffer

in Conscious Will and Responsibility: A Tribute to Benjamin Libet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381641
eISBN:
9780199864911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381641.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Whereas the traditional free will debate focused on the free part of “free will”—with an emphasis on alternative possibilities and the ability to do otherwise—many of the new threats from psychology ... More


Family Planning, Contraception, and Abortion in Islam: Undertaking Khilafah

SA'DIYYA SHAIKH

in Sacred Rights: The Case for Contraception and Abortion in World Religions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160017
eISBN:
9780199849611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160017.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter considers the Islamic approach to the questions of family planning, contraception, and abortion. In order to explore an Islamic perspective on these issues, it is necessary to have a ... More


Where Do We Go From Here?

Felice Davidson Perlmutter, Darlyne Bailey, and F. Ellen Netting

in Managing Human Resources in the Human Services: Supervisory Challenges

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195137071
eISBN:
9780199865611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137071.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This Epilogue summarizes all the challenges faced by managerial supervisors, and assesses the forces that can contribute to both professional and personal satisfaction in a career well spent in the ... More


Two Problems about Human Agency

Michael E. Bratman

in Structures of Agency: Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187717
eISBN:
9780199893058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187717.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter distinguishes agential authority from subjective normative authority, argues that a theory of strong forms of human agency needs to provide a coordinated treatment of both, and explains ... More


Global history: approaches and new directions

Maxine Berg

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter investigates timing and reasons for the ‘turn’ to global issues in historical writing. These have included dissatisfaction with the older frameworks of national histories and area ... More


Two Prongs of the Debate: Bodily Agencies vs. Claims for Institutional Controls

Erica Fox Brindley

in Individualism in Early China: Human Agency and the Self in Thought and Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833862
eISBN:
9780824870768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833862.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines debates about xing dating from the third and second centuries BCE. These debates generally presented two basic orientations on human agency: “internal,” individualistic ... More


A Desire of One's Own

Michael E. Bratman

in Structures of Agency: Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187717
eISBN:
9780199893058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187717.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In his 1971 article, “Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person,” Harry G. Frankfurt pointed to a deep problem in the philosophy of action and sketched an attractive proposal for a solution. ... More


Toward an Empirical Morality

Peter A. Alces

in A Theory of Contract Law: Empirical Insights and Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195371604
eISBN:
9780199893447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371604.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter posits an empirical morality that informs contract. It contends that neither deontology nor consequentialism can adequately explain contract doctrine, any more than such a simplistic ... More


God, Nature, Agency, and Causation in Perception

Georges Dicker

in Berkeley's Idealism: A Critical Examination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195381467
eISBN:
9780199897124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381467.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

God holds central stage in Berkeley's metaphysics. The expository parts of this chapter expound his passivity argument for God's existence, the views of nature and of the laws of nature that flow ... More


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