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The contemporary conversation

T. A. Cavanaugh

in Double-Effect Reasoning: Doing Good and Avoiding Evil

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199272198
eISBN:
9780191604157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272190.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter addresses Knauer’s proportionalism as a consequentialist misinterpretation of double effect. It considers anti-consequentialist alternatives to DER, specifically Alan Donagan’s casuistry ... More


Too Few Reasons

Mark Schroeder

in Slaves of the Passions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199299508
eISBN:
9780191714917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299508.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers the complementary objection that the Humean Theory fails to allow for some reasons that there intuitively are. The main problem is shown to be that of allowing for reasons that ... More


Weighting for Reasons

Mark Schroeder

in Slaves of the Passions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199299508
eISBN:
9780191714917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299508.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter advances a positive theory of the weight of reasons to replace Proportionalism, the thesis rejected in Chapters 5 and 6. First preliminary matters are set aside, in order to avoid an ... More


Introduction: The Scope of this Book

Andrew von Hirsch and Andrew Ashworth

in Proportionate Sentencing: Exploring the Principles

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272600
eISBN:
9780191709692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272600.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This introductory chapter begins with description of the chapters in this volume. It then discusses the reasons behind the influence of the ‘desert’ model, sentencing aims, and prospects for ... More


On Creation and Ethics

John Finnis

in Religion and Public Reasons: Collected Essays Volume V

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580095
eISBN:
9780191729416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580095.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores a number of ways in which the ethics implicit in practical reason bear on, illuminate, and are illuminated by the truth that everything of which we have experience (including ... More


The ‘Consistent Ethic of Life’

John Finnis

in Religion and Public Reasons: Collected Essays Volume V

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580095
eISBN:
9780191729416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580095.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter gives a very detailed assessment of the many pronouncements in which Cardinal Joseph Bernardin articulated or envisaged (in 1983–1986) a ‘consistent ethic of life’ and proposed that ... More


Democratizing Humeanism

Kate Manne

in Weighing Reasons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199315192
eISBN:
9780190245580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315192.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses Humean or desire-based theories of reasons, and sketches a novel “Democratic” alternative to a standard, agent-centered Humean view. According to Democratic Humeanism, any ... More


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