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Organic Unity as the “True Unity” of the Intuitive Intellect

Sally Sedgwick

in Hegel's Critique of Kant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698363
eISBN:
9780191738692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698363.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Hegel describes the ‘true unity’ of the intuitive intellect as ‘organic unity.’ Kant’s idea of organic unity, he says, offers us a model of the ‘identity of the universal and the particular.’ The ... More


Organicism: The Idealist Tradition

David Fairer

in Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This book argues that it is inappropriate and misleading to discuss the 1790s poetry of Coleridge and his circle in terms of the organicist theories that the poet expounded years later under the ... More


Intrinsic Value and Reasons for Action

Robert Audi

in Metaethics after Moore

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199269914
eISBN:
9780191710032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269914.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter sketches a theory of intrinsic value that aims to incorporate certain elements of Moore's theory, but which goes beyond it in important ways while also avoiding commitment to many of ... More


Why Holists Should Love Organic Unities

Sean McKeever and Michael Ridge

in Thinking About Reasons: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Dancy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199604678
eISBN:
9780191759062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604678.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Many agree that, to be sound, judgements of value must take account of context. Yet there are distinct models for how this can be done. According to G. E. Moore, one can properly take account of ... More


Value Theory

Thomas Hurka

David Copp (ed.)

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195147797
eISBN:
9780199785841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147790.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter surveys a variety of views about which states of affairs are intrinsically good, that is, in themselves or apart from their consequences. It considers the claims to intrinsic value of ... More


Are there Organic Unities?

Jonathan Dancy

in Ethics Without Principles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199270026
eISBN:
9780191601729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270023.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Argues against G. E. Moore’s conception of organic unities, attempting to replace it with a conception more amenable to particularism. Considers the possibility of a form of default value acceptable ... More


Evil Achievements and the Principle of Recursion

Gwen Bradford

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics: Volume 3

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685905
eISBN:
9780191765803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685905.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter investigates the value of achievements by examining the implications of a highly plausible axiological principle, the principle of Recursion, as developed by Thomas Hurka. According to ... More


The Value of Achievement

Gwen Bradford

in Achievement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198714026
eISBN:
9780191782473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714026.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What makes achievements valuable? The essential features of achievements—difficulty and competent causation—are sources of value for all achievements. The best account to capture their value is a ... More


Two Kinds of Organic Unity

Thomas Hurka

in Drawing Morals: Essays in Ethical Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199743094
eISBN:
9780190267544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743094.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the principle of organic unities as held in G. E. Moore's Principia Ethica: “The value of a whole must not be assumed to be the same as the sum of the values of its parts.” ... More


Achievement

Gwen Bradford

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198714026
eISBN:
9780191782473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714026.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Achievement is a central element in the best human lives. But just what is achievement? And why is achievement valuable? Achievements have a common structure: a process culminates in a product. But ... More


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