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In Defense of Moral Rights

Joel Feinberg

in Problems at the Roots of Law: Essays in Legal and Political Theory

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155266
eISBN:
9780199833177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155262.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay examines the relation between law and morality with respect to a particular concept – a right. In opposition to the view defended by Jeremy Bentham and, more recently, Raymond Frey and L. ... More


Suffering In Happy Lives

Mike W. Martin

in Happiness and the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845217
eISBN:
9780199933068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845217.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Is happiness compatible with suffering? The answer is complicated. Nothing can protect us from tragedies that destroy what we cherish most, and thereby undermine happiness. Yet much suffering can be ... More


Epistemology of the Closet: BART SCHULTZ (2004), Henry Sidgwick: Eye of the Universe: An Intellectual Biography

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the book Henry Sidgwick: Eye of the Universe: An Intellectual Biography (2004), by Bart Schultz. If social good for all or most people is to be achieved, it will be because ... More


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