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A Political Theory of Rights

Attracta Ingram

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279631
eISBN:
9780191599545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279639.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book presents a conception of rights as a type of political claim, justified by a Kantian ideal of autonomy. This justification provides a moral basis for rights independent of law and custom, ... More


Paradox and Platitude in Wittgenstein's Philosophy

David Pears

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199247707
eISBN:
9780191714481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is a concise and readable study of five intertwined themes at the heart of Wittgenstein's thought, written by one of his most eminent interpreters. It offers penetrating investigations and ... More


From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

Mike W. Martin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304718
eISBN:
9780199786572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304713.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Morality and mental health are now inseparably linked in our view of character. Alcoholics are sick, yet they are punished for drunk driving. Drug addicts are criminals, but their punishment can be ... More


Excursus: Cavell's Mezuzah

Stephen Mulhall

in Wittgenstein's Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense and Imagination in “Philosophical Investigations”, §§ 243–315

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199208548
eISBN:
9780191709067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208548.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that Cavell's mezuzah is in the body of this discussion of privacy because the fantasies and fears of the diarist with which Cavell identifies impress on him (and drive him to ... More


On Nationality

David Miller

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293569
eISBN:
9780191599910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293569.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Nationalism is often dismissed today as an irrational political creed with disastrous consequences. Yet most people regard their national identity as a significant aspect of themselves, see ... More


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


Self-Interest and Public Interest in Western Politics

Leif Lewin

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198277255
eISBN:
9780191599774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198277253.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Is it self‐interest or public interest that dominates in public life? Rational‐choice theory, political philosophy, and electoral research were all used to answer this question. Analysing existing ... More


Justice and Punishment: The Rationale of Coercion

Matt Matravers

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295730
eISBN:
9780191599828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295731.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book attempts to answer the challenge of showing that morality is not a confidence trick or a fetish. It does so by arguing that moral norms are those that rational, self‐interested people could ... More


Plurinational Democracy: Stateless Nations in a Post-Sovereignty Era

Michael Keating

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240760
eISBN:
9780191599644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240760.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Nationality claims are often seen as zero‐sum politics involving incompatible conceptions of the polity. Nationalism and self‐determination are seen as equivalent to separatism. Rethinking the ... More


National Responsibility and Global Justice

David Miller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235056
eISBN:
9780191715792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235056.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This book presents a non-cosmopolitan theory of global justice. In contrast to theories that seek to extend principles of social justice, such as equality of opportunity or resources, to the world as ... More


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