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Families, Nations, and Strangers *

Samuel Scheffler

in Boundaries and Allegiances: Problems of Justice and Responsibility in Liberal Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257676
eISBN:
9780191600197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257671.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Scheffler's main aim in this essay is to explore the nature of ‘associative duties’—the special duties that participants in close personal relationships and members of significant social groups are ... More


Building Trust: In Business, Politics, Relationships, and Life

Robert C. Solomon and Fernando Flores

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161113
eISBN:
9780199869220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161114.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Everyone agrees that trust is essential for decent human relationships, but our understanding of trust too often collapses in platitudes and falsehoods. It is typically treated as some sort of ... More


Conclusion

GRAHAM GOULD

in The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263456
eISBN:
9780191682551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263456.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The arguments of this work have clearly shown that the teaching of the Egyptian Desert Fathers on the monastic life was profoundly concerned not only with such subjects as asceticism, prayer, and ... More


The Hiddenness of God and Arguments for Atheism

Robert McKim

in Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128352
eISBN:
9780199834488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128354.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

There have been a number of attempts to argue from the ambiguity that surrounds the existence of God to atheism. John Schellenberg offers one such argument: he proposes that a perfectly loving God ... More


Morality and Reasonable Partiality *

Samuel Scheffler

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579952
eISBN:
9780191595233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579952.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that any coherent morality will make room for partiality, not merely in the sense that it will permit or require partial behaviour in some circumstances, but also in the sense ... More


Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle

A. W. Price

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248996
eISBN:
9780191681172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248996.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book fully explores for the first time an idea common to Plato and Aristotle, which unites their treatments—otherwise very different—of love and friendship. The idea is that although persons are ... More


The Positive Side of Close Relationships

Shelly L. Gable and Courtney L. Gosnell

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Research has unequivocally shown that close relationships are strongly linked to health and well-being. This chapter reviews work that has focused on processes that promote high-quality relationships ... More


Responsibility in Personal Relations

J. R. LUCAS

in Responsibility

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198235781
eISBN:
9780191679117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235781.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The concept of responsibility has less application to the intimate world of personal relationships, in which first-personal rather than omni-personal reasoning is paramount, but irresponsibility can ... More


“A Soul-Searing Process”: Trauma in the Civil Service

Landon R. Y. Storrs

in The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153964
eISBN:
9781400845255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at private letters and other unpublished sources about defendants other than the Keyserlings to recapture the subjective experience of being investigated, not as an exercise in ... More


Wheel Within a Wheel: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Special Relationship

Warren F. Kimball

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

According to Winston Churchill, the Second World War breathed new life into the ‘special relationship’ between the United States and Britain. Over forty-five years after the end of the war, American ... More


Poverty Redefined as Low Consumption and Low Wealth, Not Just Low Income: Psychological Consequences in Australia and Germany

Bruce Headey, Peter Krause, and Gert G. Wagner

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter suggests that measures of financial poverty should be based on individuals having low consumption and low wealth, as well as low income. Having set out a case for doing this, it provides ... More


Welfare and well-being: Social value in public policy

Bill Jordan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420800
eISBN:
9781447304210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Research on well-being reveals the significance of personal relationships, trust and participation to sustain quality of life, yet it is the economic model that remains the dominant basis for ... More


Virtue in Friends and Citizens

Michael Slote

in From Morality to Virtue

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195093926
eISBN:
9780199833689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195093925.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The value of personal relationships and of political involvement can be understood in virtue‐ethical terms, but it is not clear that a good friend who prefers his friends is morally superior to ... More


Working at the boundaries: the personal–professional relationship

Mark Smith

in Rethinking residential child care: Positive perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349088
eISBN:
9781447303268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349088.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The personal–professional relationship is fundamental to working with children, but it is also nuanced, duplicitous, and ambiguous. There is a need to embrace this complexity and ensure proper ... More


Beasts, Saints, and Heroes

Rosemary Rodd

in Biology, Ethics, and Animals

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240525
eISBN:
9780191680199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240525.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Forgoing personal benefits to avoid causing injury to animals is a good act, but not obligatory, and animals may be said to be creatures who possess moral status, but not rights. This chapter argues ... More


God's Hiddenness and the Possibility of Moral Action

Robert McKim

in Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128352
eISBN:
9780199834488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128354.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Immanuel Kant, John Hick, and Richard Swinburne, among others, have presented versions of the claim that God must be hidden from us if we are to make morally significant choices. The proposal that an ... More


Boundaries of intimacy

Lynn Jamieson

in Families in society: Boundaries and relationships

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346438
eISBN:
9781447302292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346438.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter focuses on practices of intimacy, moving the book from an analysis of families to relationships more widely. It notes that there are contradictory claims about the meaning and ... More


Unfolding lives: Youth, gender and change

Rachel Thomson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420510
eISBN:
9781447304104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The process of becoming an adult in contemporary times is fragmented and unequal, shaped by chance, choice and timing. This book presents a unique approach to understanding the changing face of youth ... More


An Intercourse of Ghosts Kafka's Letters to Milena Jesenská

Elizabeth Boa

in Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158196
eISBN:
9780191673283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158196.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In 1920, in Merano, Kafka began correspondence with Milena Jesenská when he was on leave from work due to ill health. As the two had already met in the previous year, and since Milena had requested ... More


Merits and Implications

Thomas Hurka

in Virtue, Vice, and Value

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137163
eISBN:
9780199833283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137167.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter defends the recursive account by identifying in turn, attractive features of its two main elements: the recursive characterization of good and evil and the associated definition of ... More


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