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Authenticity and the Examined Life

Jerome Neu

in On Emotions: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199740192
eISBN:
9780199332489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740192.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

We are urged to be authentic, to be true to ourselves. But what is the relevant self, what makes an emotion, desire, or other characteristic “true,” what are the applicable standards of value, and ... More


Paternalism

Garrett Cullity

in Concern, Respect, and Cooperation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198807841
eISBN:
9780191845642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807841.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Someone who treats you paternalistically restricts your self-expression in order to promote your welfare. The simplest kind of pluralist theory treats this as a case in which competing reasons of ... More


Foundations for Morality

Garrett Cullity

in Concern, Respect, and Cooperation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198807841
eISBN:
9780191845642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807841.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Equipped with an account of the form of morality’s foundational elements, we next need a description of their content. This chapter identifies three main clusters of norms as foundational to ... More


The Virtue of Authenticity

Ernesto V. Garcia

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 5

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744665
eISBN:
9780191808838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744665.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the nature of authenticity, both what it is and why it is valuable. The argument proceeds in three stages. First, it critically discusses three traditional notions of ... More


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