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Liberalism and Prostitution

Peter de Marneffe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383249
eISBN:
9780199870554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383249.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Civil libertarians characterize prostitution as a “victimless crime,” and argue that it ought to be legalized. Feminist critics counter that prostitution is not victimless, since it harms the people ... More


Self-Governance and Cooperation

Robert H. Myers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256594
eISBN:
9780191698316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256594.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book presents an original moral theory which charts a course between the extremes of consequentialism and contractualism. It puts forward a radically new case for the existence of both ... More


Religious Commitment and Secular Reason: Pufendorf on the Separation between Religion and Politics

Simone Zurbuchen

in Natural Law and Toleration in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265406
eISBN:
9780191760457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265406.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter suggests that a nuanced account of early Enlightenment natural law theory may have something to offer modern debates that swing between a liberal emphasis on individual rights and a ... More


Individualism in Social Science: Forms and Limits of a Methodology

Rajeev Bhargava

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242796
eISBN:
9780191680564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242796.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The literature on methodological individualism is characterized by a widely held view that if the doctrine were stated with sufficient care it would be seen to be trivially true. This book questions ... More


Why Liberalism Failed

Patrick J. Deneen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300223446
eISBN:
9780300231878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223446.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Has liberalism failed because it has succeeded? Of the three dominant ideologies of the twentieth century—fascism, communism, and liberalism—only the last remains. This has created a peculiar ... More


Noxious Markets

Debra Satz

in Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale: The Moral Limits of Markets

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195311594
eISBN:
9780199870714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311594.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

What is wrong with markets in everything? What is it about the nature of particular exchanges that concerns us, to the point that markets in some goods appear to be clearly undesirable? These are the ... More


Individual Rights

Peter de Marneffe

in Liberalism and Prostitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383249
eISBN:
9780199870554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383249.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Not all paternalistic prostitution laws violate individual rights. Some abolitionist and regulationist policies violate no one's rights. Although sexual freedom is a basic liberty, this does not ... More


Person and Community: In Defense of Moderate Communitarianism

Kwame Gyekye

in Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112252
eISBN:
9780199853069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112252.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter discusses the unresolved predicament of the most considerable level of connection between the society and its members that would be beneficial to both agents. Before generating ... More


Introduction

Bhargava Rajeev

in Individualism in Social Science: Forms and Limits of a Methodology

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242796
eISBN:
9780191680564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242796.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses an introduction to the concept of methodological individualism. This is defined as the view in social science according to which all social phenomena must be accounted for in ... More


Methodological Individualism and the D-N Model

Bhargava Rajeev

in Individualism in Social Science: Forms and Limits of a Methodology

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242796
eISBN:
9780191680564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242796.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the other two central assumptions of the issue of derivational reduction that were not included in Chapter 2. The discussions seek to answer two questions: ‘Do we have social ... More


Methodological Individualism: Intentionalism

Bhargava Rajeev

in Individualism in Social Science: Forms and Limits of a Methodology

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242796
eISBN:
9780191680564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242796.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the concept of EI-4, which states that all social phenomena must be explained in terms of individuals and their properties. EI-4 is considered as a simple doctrine because it ... More


Logical Preliminaries to a Formal Theory of Rules

David Braybrooke, Bryson Brown, Peter K. Schotch, and Laura Byrne

in Logic on the Track of Social Change

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198235309
eISBN:
9780191679056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235309.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Political Philosophy

This chapter lays out the ingredients of the logic in which the account of rules is to be formalized, and says something about its genesis. We assume no great proficiency with matters of formal ... More


Liberalism and the Family

Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift

in Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691126913
eISBN:
9781400852543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691126913.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter sets out the ways in which the family might be thought to pose problems for the liberal framework, and defends the adoption of that framework from the objection that it simply cannot do ... More


What Is Society for Durkheim?

Gianfranco Piggo

in Durkheim

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780878
eISBN:
9780191695391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780878.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter begins by noting that Durkheim never defined the term ‘society’. Then it reflects on a broader question: ‘What is society for Durkheim’? It works on the question by exploring different ... More


Law

Gianfranco Piggo

in Durkheim

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780878
eISBN:
9780191695391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780878.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents Durkheim's contribution to the sociology of law using two texts: Division, and a book whose English version is entitled Professional Ethics and Civic Morals. It explains ... More


Luck Egalitarianism and Group Responsibility 1

Kasper Lippert‐Rasmussen

in Responsibility and Distributive Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199565801
eISBN:
9780191725463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565801.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Luck egalitarianism is often formulated as the view that it is in itself bad for some to be worse off than others through no fault or choice of their own. This formulation is ambiguous in various ... More


Individual and Social Responsibility for Health

Norman Daniels

in Responsibility and Distributive Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199565801
eISBN:
9780191725463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565801.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A range of policies in the US and abroad attempt to assign individual responsibility for health, sometimes sanctioning failure to take individual responsibility, sometimes assigning accountability ... More


War and Individual Rights: The Foundations of Just War Theory

Kai Draper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199388899
eISBN:
9780199388912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388899.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book begins with the assumption that individual rights exist and stand as moral obstacles to the pursuit of national, no less than personal, interests. That assumption might seem to demand a ... More


Derrida and Hospitality Theory and Practice

Judith Still

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640270
eISBN:
9780748671786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640270.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book is a full-length study of hospitality in the writings of Jacques Derrida. Hospitality is critically important in Derrida's writings, and his insights in this have been influential across a ... More


Politics and Promise

Vanessa Lemm

in Nietzsche's Animal Philosophy: Culture, Politics, and the Animality of the Human Being

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230273
eISBN:
9780823235469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230273.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the possibility of overcoming domination as it is articulated by the promise of the sovereign individual. It argues that through the figure of the ... More


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