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‘Irreversibility’ and Social Justice

Andrew Dobson

in Justice and the Environment: Conceptions of Environmental Sustainability and Theories of Distributive Justice

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294955
eISBN:
9780191599071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294956.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Considers the second conception of environmental sustainability, in which ‘irreversible nature’ (such as species) is the thing to be sustained into the future. In Ch. 5, it was pointed out that ... More


The International Human Rights Legal System

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton

in Making Human Rights a Reality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155357
eISBN:
9781400846283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155357.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter provides an overview of the most important nuts and bolts of the international human rights legal system, which generally resides within the structures of the United Nations. It first ... More


Fiction and the Weave of Life

John Gibson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199299522
eISBN:
9780191714900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299522.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Literature is a source of understanding and insight into the human condition. Yet ever since Aristotle, philosophers have struggled to provide a plausible account of how this can be the case. For ... More


Lessing's Basic Thought in The Education of the Human Race

Toshimasa Yasukata

in Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144949
eISBN:
9780199834891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144945.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Explicates Lessing's basic thought as set forth in his theological and religious‐philosophical manifesto, The Education of the Human Race. A meticulous and thoroughgoing analysis of the text unravels ... More


The Right to Have Rights: Citizenship, Humanity, and International Law

Alison Kesby

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600823
eISBN:
9780191738272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600823.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Writing in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, the political theorist Hannah Arendt argued that the plight of stateless people in the inter-war period pointed to the existence of a ... More


Imagery

Melchisedec TÖrÖnen

in Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296118
eISBN:
9780191712258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Introduces the various images and metaphors of Maximian theology. These are metaphors that describe the reality of simultaneous union and distinction, and of oneness and multiplicity. The following ... More


Taking the Long View of History

Richard Crouter

in Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 examines the sense of history (awareness of the heights and depth of our existence) set forth in Niebuhr’s masterful book, The Nature and Destiny of Man, as an ever-present motif of his ... More


The Fight against Trafficking in Persons and Victims' Protection in the Council of Europe

Silvia Scarpa

in Trafficking in Human Beings: Modern Slavery

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199541904
eISBN:
9780191715464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541904.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter reviews the action of the Council of Europe in the field of trafficking in persons. The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR) adopted by ... More


Socrates' Speech: Concern for Others?

Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

in Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter addresses a controversial issue that arises from Socrates' speech. If the human good — the highest virtue — is contemplative activity, then is there room in this account for other ... More


Natural Law

Garrett Barden and Tim Murphy

in Law and Justice in Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592685
eISBN:
9780191595653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592685.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues that the natural law is not a superior set of axioms, principles, or statutes that, for whatever reason, are not, or may not be, actually part of the law of the particular ... More


Conclusion

John Kekes

in The Human Condition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588886
eISBN:
9780191595448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588886.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This is a summary of the secular view of the human condition that has been defended throughout the book. Our well‐being depends on the values we have created and by which we can try to live in the ... More


The Question

John Kekes

in The Human Condition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588886
eISBN:
9780191595448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588886.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter introduces and refines the questions to which the book provides an answer. The question is whether human well‐being depends on living in conformity to a moral order that permeates ... More


Race/Erasure: Douglass to Roth

Michael T. Gilmore

in Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157765
eISBN:
9780199787784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157765.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the American dilemma of race, exploring the rise of a literary countertradition that privileges silence and dissimulation over candor and accessibility. Examples are Frederick ... More


The Vanity of Human Wishes in Context

Howard Erskine-Hill

in Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121770
eISBN:
9780191671296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121770.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The Vanity of Human Wishes is a highly political poem showing a deep concern with the processes of history. It explores two ways in which a state might suddenly change or be ... More


Pascal's Monsters: Angels, Beasts, and Human Being

Wes Williams

in Monsters and their Meanings in Early Modern Culture: Mighty Magic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199577026
eISBN:
9780191728662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577026.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter traces in detail the migration of monsters into the territory of metaphor, and more specifically into figures for moral philosophical enquiry into the nature of human being. Its focus is ... More


The Salvific Spirit

Anthony Briggman

in Irenaeus of Lyons and the Theology of the Holy Spirit

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641536
eISBN:
9780191738302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641536.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 6 analyzes, for the most part, the salvific role ascribed to the Holy Spirit in Against Heresies 5. This chapter contains a narrative that ties together many aspects of Irenaeus’ pneumatology ... More


In Law

Tilo Schabert

in The Second Birth: On the Political Beginnings of Human Existence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226038056
eISBN:
9780226185156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185156.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The rule of law is necessary in every human society. Human beings come together driven by the natural predicament of their bodily existence, which makes them dependent on mutual help. But the ... More


Tearing Off the Veil: Women and Girls Respond to the Kinsey Reports

Amanda H. Littauer

in Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter analyzes the responses of young women towards Alfred Kinsey's reports published in his Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953). This publication is packed with statistics about issues ... More


The Role of the European Court of Human Rights

Hilal Elver

in The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769292
eISBN:
9780199933136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769292.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In national and international courts, cases concerning freedom of religion and religious symbols raise critical questions about the limits of religious freedom in the increasingly diverse societies ... More


Introduction

Alison Kesby

in The Right to Have Rights: Citizenship, Humanity, and International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600823
eISBN:
9780191738272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600823.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Introduces Hannah Arendt’s concept of the right to have rights and the purpose, approach, and structure of the book. Chapters 1 to 5 examine five different, and at times competing, interpretations of ... More


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