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Character: Moral Treatment and the Personality Disorders

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that the conditions under the umbrella “personality disorders” actually constitute two very different kinds of theoretical entities. In particular, several core personality ... More


Moral Progress

Jesse J. Prinz

in The Emotional Construction of Morals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199571543
eISBN:
9780191702075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571543.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Friedrich Nietzsche is sometimes called a moral nihilist, and not without warrant. He wanted to undermine Christian morality, but he did not want to eliminate morality altogether. He wanted to ... More


The Dynamics of Files

François Recanati

in Mental Files

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659982
eISBN:
9780191745409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Papineau's critique of the analogy between perceptual concepts and indexicals is discussed. The accumulation of information across encounters with an object does not establish that a single file ... More


Epilogue: Final Ends and Meaningful Lives

Edna Ullmann-Margalit

in Normal Rationality: Decisions and Social Order

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198802433
eISBN:
9780191840753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802433.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The meaningfulness of life is not a mere additive function of locally meaningful moments. In making meaning, people undertake the active and creative task of constructing their past—of interpreting ... More


On the Flesh of the Word: Incarnational Hermeneutics

John Panteleimon Manoussakis

in Carnal Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265886
eISBN:
9780823266951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265886.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter reflects on the claim central to all Christian confessions: the Word became Flesh. The author claims that there has been a long tradition of misreading that has caused us to think in ... More


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