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Foundations of Liberalism

Margaret Moore

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198273851
eISBN:
9780191599934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198273851.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Foundations of Liberalism is a critical examination of contemporary liberal theories of justice (Gewirth, Rawls, Gauthier, Raz, among others) focussing on the familiar problem of how to ... More


Impartiality, Solidarity, and Distributive Justice

John E. Roemer

in The Egalitarian Conscience: Essays in Honour of G. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281688
eISBN:
9780191603747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281688.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This essay considers the role of impartiality in theories of distributive justice. Impartiality is modelled by Rawls in his famous thought experiment of a veil of ignorance, where individuals reason ... More


Beyond Consequentialism

Paul Hurley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559305
eISBN:
9780191721212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559305.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The focus of this book is consequentialism, the moral theory upon which an action is morally right just in case its performance leads to the best state of affairs. The theory can with some ... More


Conclusion

Jana Matthews and Jeff Dennis

in Lessons From the Edge: Survival Skills for Starting and Growing a Company

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195168259
eISBN:
9780199849734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168259.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

For aspiring business owners, this book hopefully has inspired avoidance of “the edge”. For those who are already experiencing the edge, the book contains help for those people to evaluate the ... More


Partiality and Impartiality: Morality, Special Relationships, and the Wider World

Brian Feltham and John Cottingham (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579952
eISBN:
9780191595233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579952.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

What is owed to others that I may not keep for myself? What may I keep for myself, even when others are in need? These transparently moral questions may immediately invite knee-jerk moralistic ... More


Democratic Legitimacy: Impartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity

Pierre Rosanvallon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149486
eISBN:
9781400838745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149486.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It's a commonplace occurrence that citizens in Western democracies are disaffected with their political leaders and traditional democratic institutions. But this book argues that this crisis of ... More


Bleached Foundations

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199271252
eISBN:
9780191601101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271259.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Focuses on the development of justice‐based theory, predominantly after the publication of John Rawls Theory of Justice in 1971. After an overview of the concept of justice, it provides a critical ... More


Equality and Partiality

Thomas Nagel

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195098396
eISBN:
9780199870059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195098390.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Thomas Nagel addresses the conflict between the claims of the group and those of the individual. Nagel attempts to clarify the nature of the conflict – one of the most fundamental problems in moral ... More


 Ranking Ethnic Peoples: “First the Jew, Then the Greek”

Caroline Johnson Hodge

in If Sons, Then Heirs: A Study of Kinship and Ethnicity in the Letters of Paul

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182163
eISBN:
9780199785612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182163.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines several passages in which Paul links Jews and gentiles (or Greeks) together, establishing a common ground but also maintaining a separation between them. Their connection is ... More


Ideal Code, Real World: A Rule-Consequentialist Theory of Morality

Brad Hooker

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256570
eISBN:
9780191597701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256578.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Begins by explaining and arguing for certain criteria for assessing normative moral theories. Then argues that these criteria lead to a rule‐consequentialist moral theory. According to ... More


Equality

Roger Crisp

in Reasons and the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199290338
eISBN:
9780191710476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290338.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that there is a distributive, as opposed to aggregative, element in the perspective of impartiality, just as there is in the case of self-interested partiality. The impartial ... More


 Morality

Bernard Gert, Charles M. Culver, and K. Danner Clouser

in Bioethics: A systematic approach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195159066
eISBN:
9780199786466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159063.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter distinguishes between morality, the informal public system that people use when making moral decisions, and a moral theory, which provides an explanation and justification of morality. ... More


‘Natural Value’ and Social Justice

Andrew Dobson

in Justice and the Environment: Conceptions of Environmental Sustainability and Theories of Distributive Justice

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294955
eISBN:
9780191599071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294956.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Examines the third conception of sustainability, involving the maintenance of ‘natural value’ into the future, for its compatibility with social justice. Substitutability is wholly rejected, as the ... More


Introduction

Thomas Nagel

in Equality and Partiality

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195098396
eISBN:
9780199870059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195098390.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The central problem of political theory is to reconcile the standpoint of the collectivity with the standpoint of the individual. The problem is not approached as a question about the relation ... More


IMPARTIALITY AND THE COMMON GOOD

David O. Brink

in Perfectionism and the Common Good: Themes in the Philosophy of T. H. Green

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266401
eISBN:
9780191600906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266409.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines whether Green's conception of the common good is impartial in the sense that it demands an equal weighting of everyone's good. Green's views on the philosophical and political ... More


The Uneasy Alliance of Group Representation and Deliberative Democracy

Melissa S. Williams

in Citizenship in Diverse Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780198297703
eISBN:
9780191602948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829770X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

One of the central aims of deliberative theory is to redeem the ideal of impartiality by defining political processes in a manner that avoids bias against valid social interests. The first section of ... More


Is Impartiality Politics?

Pierre Rosanvallon

in Democratic Legitimacy: Impartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149486
eISBN:
9781400838745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149486.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines conceptions of impartiality and looks at how impartiality itself is approached in a political context. In doing so the chapter asks if the shift from positive to negative ... More


The Ultimate Rule of Law

David M. Beatty

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269808
eISBN:
9780191710063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269808.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book addresses the age-old tension between law and politics by examining whether the personal beliefs of judges come into play in adjudicating on issues of religious freedom, sex discrimination, ... More


Romantic Historiography in the Service of Nation‐Building

Monika Baár

in Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581184
eISBN:
9780191722806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 2, ‘Romantic Historiography in the Service of Nation‐Building’, discusses the historians' expectations of historical writing and explores how their ambitions related to those of the ... More


Restorative Justice and Gendered Violence in New Zealand: A Glimmer of Hope

Shirley Jülich

in Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195335484
eISBN:
9780199864331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335484.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Chapter Abstract: This chapter investigates whether restorative justice has the potential to not only provide victims of gendered violence with a sense of justice but also ... More


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