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Accountability for Killing: Moral Responsibility for Collateral Damage in America's Post-9/11 Wars

Neta Crawford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199981724
eISBN:
9780199369942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981724.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

United States officials argued during America’s post-9-/11 wars that the US took every precaution to prevent unintended civilian death and injury — known as collateral damage — due to US military ... More


Agency and Responsibility: A Common-Sense Moral Psychology

Jeanette Kennett

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199266302
eISBN:
9780191699146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266302.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Is it ever possible for people to act freely and intentionally against their better judgement? Is it ever possible to act in opposition to one's strongest desire? If either of these questions are ... More


Agency and the Ethics of Massively Cumulative Causality

Jonathan C. Gold

in Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168267
eISBN:
9780231538008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168267.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter draws upon Vasubandhu's views to clarify vexing issues in Buddhist ethics, in particular the nature of moral agency and the conundrum surrounding Buddhism's apparent disinterest in talk ... More


Agents, Artifacts, Moral Responsibility Some Contributions of the First-Person Perspective

Lynne Rudder Baker

in Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199914722
eISBN:
9780199347483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914722.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 9 discusses some of the contributions to reality made by the first-person perspective. The main contribution is the existence of persons with their unique abilities. In addition, there are ... More


All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement

C. Melissa Snarr

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741122
eISBN:
9780814788592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741122.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the early 1990s, a grassroots coalition of churches in Baltimore, Maryland helped launch what would become a national movement. Joining forces with labor and low-wage worker organizations, they ... More


Altruism's Conquest of Modern Generalisation in George Eliot

Frank Christianson

in Philanthropy in British and American Fiction: Dickens, Hawthorne, Eliot and Howells

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625086
eISBN:
9780748652068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625086.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that George Eliot's preoccupation with philanthropy in her most aesthetically self-conscious works helps us to better understand the emergence of altruism as a social ethic which ... More


Appraisability, Attributability, and Moral Agency

Julia Driver

in The Nature of Moral Responsibility: New Essays

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199998074
eISBN:
9780190238933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998074.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Following Hume, this chapter argues that there is a difference between moral appraisability and moral accountability, and that in order to be morally accountable (or responsible) one needs to be a ... More


Are Technological Artifacts Mere Tools?

Martin Peterson

in The Ethics of Technology: A Geometric Analysis of Five Moral Principles

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190652265
eISBN:
9780190652296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652265.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The geometric method rests heavily on the assumption that the aim of a moral analysis of technology is to determine what professional engineers, designers, and ordinary users ought to do when ... More


Behavioral and brain-based research on free moral agency: Threatening or empowering?

Eric Racine and Veljko Dubljević

in Neuroethics: Anticipating the future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198786832
eISBN:
9780191839894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786832.003.0020
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

The belief that people are free human beings is central to much explanation of human behavior as well as to a broad set of social practices such as law, ethics, and politics. Neuroscience has been ... More


Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Thomas Schramme (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Psychopathy has been the subject of investigations in both philosophy and psychiatry and yet the conceptual issues remain largely unresolved. This volume approaches psychopathy by considering the ... More


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