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Desire, Practical Reason, and the Good

Sergio Tenenbaum (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195382440
eISBN:
9780199870158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382440.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Most philosophers working in moral psychology and practical reason think that either the notion of “good” or the notion of “desire” have central roles to play in our understanding of intentional ... More


Philosopher‐Kings and Queens

Dominic J. O’Meara

in Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285532
eISBN:
9780191717819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter explores the reasons why a philosopher should take an interest in political life, as these reasons were discussed by Neoplatonists: the motivation derives from sharing in the absolute ... More


The Vanishing Act of Commercialism: Selfridges, Modernity, and the Purified Marketplace

Elizabeth Outka

in Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the Commodified Authentic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372694
eISBN:
9780199871704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372694.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that modernity in Britain was shaped in part by an explosion of department store efforts to sell authenticity through advertising and interior design. The chapter focuses on the ... More


The Body of Death: The Legacy of the Fall

J. Warren Smith

in Christian Grace and Pagan Virtue: The Theological Foundation of Ambrose’s Ethics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195369939
eISBN:
9780199893362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369939.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Having described in Chapter 2 Ambrose’s view of the proper relation between the intellect, the emotions, and the body prior to the fall, the book turns in this chapter to an examination of questions ... More


Language in the Cave *

Verity Harte

in Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199289974
eISBN:
9780191711008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289974.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The analogy of the Cave is by far the most elaborate of Socrates' three analogies, offered in lieu of an account of the form of the Good. Even so, his exposition of the analogy takes up scarcely more ... More


On the Guise of the Good

Joseph Raz

in From Normativity to Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693818
eISBN:
9780191731907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693818.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter examines the theses that intentional actions are actions performed for (normative) reasons, as those are seen by the agents; that reasons for action are such reasons by being facts that ... More


The Transcendence of the Good

Robert Merrihew Adams

in Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153712
eISBN:
9780199869381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153715.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers how far we should expect beliefs to be confirmed in the same way in ethics as in science, and argues that precisely by setting limits to empirical confirmation in ethics, the ... More


Three Platonic Analogies

Robert J. Fogelin

in Philosophical Interpretations

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195071627
eISBN:
9780199833221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019507162X.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Attempts to provide a coherent understanding of three analogies that appear at the center of Plato's Republic: The Sun and the Good, The Divided Line, and the Allegory of the Cave. The main ... More


Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics

Robert Merrihew Adams

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153712
eISBN:
9780199869381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153715.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The book proposes a framework for ethics that is organized around a transcendent Good and its relation to the many finite goods of our experience. Two main themes are the central role of the Good in ... More


Between Chora and the Good: Metaphor's Metaphysical Neighborhood

Charles P. Bigger

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223503
eISBN:
9780823235117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223503.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Plato's chora as developed in the Timaeus is a creative matrix in which things arise and stand out in response to the lure of the Good. Chora is paired with the Good, its polar ... More


The Quest for the Good Life

Fred Feldman

in Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature Varieties and Plausibility of Hedonism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199265169
eISBN:
9780191601385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926516X.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Attempts to explain more exactly how the author understands the question about ‘the Good Life’. Interprets this to mean something like ‘the life that is good in itself for the one who lives it’ or ... More


Legitimacy and the Good

Neal Curtis

in Sovereignty and Superheroes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Contrary to the usual connection of Superman to Nietzsche’s Übermensch, this chapter offers a reading of Superman in relation to Plato’s conception of the Good. The connection is made via Superman’s ... More


Beauty

Dominic J. O'Meara

in Plotinus: An Introduction to the Enneads

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198751472
eISBN:
9780191598128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198751478.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Concerns Plotinus’ interpretation of Plato's understanding of beauty, as a subjective experience (love) and as a real feature of things. Plotinus identifies beauty with form, which means that ... More


Democracy: Wellspring of the Good Society

James ƠToole

in The Executive's Compass: Business and the Good Society

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096446
eISBN:
9780199854875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096446.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter discusses the trade-offs necessary between the four ideas discussed in the previous chapters: liberty, equality, efficiency, and community. Of particular importance are the liberty ... More


Love and Attention

Janet Martin Soskice

in The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269502
eISBN:
9780191683657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269502.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter starts by providing an account of the connection of love and attention in Iris Murdoch's philosophical classic Sovereignty of the Good. The book says that prayer is simply an attention ... More


The Formal Case in Abelard, Chaucer, Christine de Pizan

Alcuin Blamires

in The Case for Women in Medieval Culture

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186304
eISBN:
9780191674501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186304.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on Abelard, Chaucer, and Christine de Pizan, each of whom produced a version of the formal case. Abelard did so adventitiously, in that a case for the supreme importance of women ... More


Numenius of Apamea

Lloyd P. Gerson

in From Plato to Platonism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452413
eISBN:
9780801469183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452413.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that Numenius of Apamea had had some substantial role to play in the development of Platonism. It investigates a work of his entitled On the Good, portions of which are preserved ... More


Critique of Earlier Philosophers on the Good and the Causes Critique of Earlier Philosophers on the Good and the Causes Metaphysics A 7–A 8 989a18

Stephen Menn

in Aristotle's Metaphysics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199639984
eISBN:
9780191743337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639984.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In Chapter 7 Aristotle draws some conclusions from the survey of earlier philosophers' views in A3-6. He is interested, not so much in what archai they believed in, or in what kinds of causes they ... More


Introduction

Charles P. Bigger

in Between Chora and the Good: Metaphor's Metaphysical Neighborhood

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223503
eISBN:
9780823235117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223503.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the philosopher Plato's concept of chora and its relation with the Good. Chora was developed and ... More


Relationships Unbecoming of a Girl Her Age: Sexual Delinquency and the House of the Good Shepherd

LaKisha Michelle Simmons

in Crescent City Girls

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622804
eISBN:
9781469622828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622804.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the “delinquent” girls that stayed at the House of the Good Shepherd, a Catholic delinquency home for black and white girls. It looks into how the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, ... More


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