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Guilt versus Responsibility: A Reading and Partial Critique of Hannah Arendt

Iris Marion Young

in Responsibility for Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195392388
eISBN:
9780199866625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392388.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explicates the distinction between guilt and responsibility as it appears in Hannah Arendt's essays, “Organized Guilt and Universal Responsibility” and “Collective Responsibility.” It ... More


Euthanasia *

Philippa Foot

in Virtues and Vices: and other essays in moral philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252862
eISBN:
9780191597435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252866.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A problem in medical ethics is examined in this discussion of euthanasia, which starts with a rejection of use of the term by the Nazis to describe their killing of unwanted mental patients. By ... More


Collaboration with the Enemy: Harming Some to Save Others from the Nazis

F. M. Kamm

in The Moral Target: Aiming at Right Conduct in War and Other Conflicts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199897520
eISBN:
9780199950249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897520.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter addresses the question of whether it is morally permissible to cooperate with the unjust side during a war, specifically the Nazis. It reveals that there were some Jewish governing ... More


The Evil Within: Why We Need Moral Philosophy

Diane Jeske

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190685379
eISBN:
9780190685409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685379.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Thomas Jefferson and Edward Coles were men of similar background, but the former remained a slaveholder while the latter emancipated his slaves. Examining the ways in which people such as Jefferson, ... More


Just the Bad and the Ugly

Diane Jeske

in The Evil Within: Why We Need Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190685379
eISBN:
9780190685409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685379.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Case studies of bad people who committed highly immoral actions provide a way of examining our own errors in moral deliberation. Albert Speer, Hitler’s Minister of Armaments and War Production, ... More


The Feeling of Morality

Diane Jeske

in The Evil Within: Why We Need Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190685379
eISBN:
9780190685409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685379.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Emotions play a critical role in both moral deliberation and moral action. Understanding the emotions and how they ought to interact with theoretical principles is an important part of fulfilling our ... More


Status

John Kleinig

in On Loyalty and Loyalties: The Contours of a Problematic Virtue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199371259
eISBN:
9780199371280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371259.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter asks whether loyalty should be seen as a virtue. It critiques the views of R. E. Ewin and Simon Keller. Loyalty is claimed to be an executive rather than substantive virtue that, like ... More


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