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The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention

Sir Adam Roberts

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Demonstrates that the United Nations has been at the centre of key field operations and policy debates relating to humanitarian intervention since the end of the Cold War. However, the issue of ... More


Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations

C. Stephen Evans

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199272174
eISBN:
9780191602061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272174.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Kierkegaard presents a form of divine command theory of moral obligation similar to accounts developed by Robert Adams and Philip Quinn. The account understands the relation humans have with a loving ... More


Adams on the Nature of Obligation

Jeffrey Stout

in Metaphysics and the Good: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199542680
eISBN:
9780191715396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542680.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the theory of moral obligation presented by Robert Adams in Finite and Infinite Goods. The theory holds, quite plausibly, that obligations are requirements which arise within ... More


Comments on Adams ‘The Priority of the Perfect’

MARIA ROSA ANTOGNAZZA

in Rationalism, Platonism and God: A Symposium on Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264201
eISBN:
9780191734670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264201.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter comments on Robert Adams’ chapter on the concept of the priority of the perfect in continental rationalists’ philosophical theology. It identifies the point of the top-down strategy ... More


Conversation and the Scope of Moral Responsibility

Michael McKenna

in Conversation and Responsibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740031
eISBN:
9780199918706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740031.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This chapter attends to questions of scope. The conversational theory explains blaming on analogy with a conversational response. Central to the explanation is the relation between blamer and blamed. ... More


The Contingency of Existence *

Michael Nelson

in Metaphysics and the Good: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199542680
eISBN:
9780191715396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542680.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Many of my features are intuitively contingent: I am contingently sitting, contingently typing at the computer, contingently thinking of necessity and contingency. It is only slightly less intuitive ... More


From Here to Timbuktu

Talissa J. Ford

in Radical Romantics: Prophets, Pirates, and the Space Beyond Nation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409421
eISBN:
9781474426794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409421.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Timbuktu was a site for both mystical and imperial projections, both the city of gold and the (always impossible) destination of European explorers. This chapter begins with the narrative of Robert ... More


Herder and Kant on History: Their Enlightenment Faith

Allen Wood

in Metaphysics and the Good: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199542680
eISBN:
9780191715396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542680.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Johann Gottfried Herder was an important philosopher of history. He was also a student of Immanuel Kant, whose views on history are less well-known, but were developed — as were Herder's — in the ... More


Kant on Apriority and the Spontaneity of Cognition

Houston Smit

in Metaphysics and the Good: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199542680
eISBN:
9780191715396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542680.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter takes up a suggestion Robert M. Adams makes in his book on Leibniz, that the original notion apriority continues to enjoy currency in the 17th and 18th centuries. On this notion of ... More


The Personal Worth Conception and its Rivals

Jason Baehr

in The Inquiring Mind: On Intellectual Virtues and Virtue Epistemology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604074
eISBN:
9780191729300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604074.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The personal worth conception of intellectual virtue introduced and defended in Chapter 6 is contrasted with five other accounts of intellectual or moral virtue in the literature. The accounts of ... More


Agency and Luck

Joseph Raz

in Luck, Value, and Commitment: Themes From the Ethics of Bernard Williams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199599325
eISBN:
9780191741500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599325.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

An examination of Williams account of agent-regret leads to its supplementation, and to an explanation of why we are attached to, and responsible for, some of our actions even when we do not control ... More


A Philosophical Autobiography

Robert Merrihew Adams

in Metaphysics and the Good: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199542680
eISBN:
9780191715396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542680.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter narrates how Robert Merrihew Adams ‘fell in love’ with philosophy. It begins with his earliest memory of engaging in philosophical reasoning at age fourteen or fifteen. It then describes ... More


Simon Frederick Peter Halliday 1946–2010

ADAM ROBERTS

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 172, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, X

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264904
eISBN:
9780191754081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264904.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

Fred Halliday was a writer, teacher and public intellectual whose work spanned two closely related fields: the post-colonial societies of the Middle East; and international relations. His first major ... More


Divine Perfection and Freedom

William Rowe

in Evidence and Religious Belief

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603718
eISBN:
9780191729287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603718.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that the requirements for absolute moral perfection and freedom that theists traditionally ascribe to God cannot be met, and hence that traditional theism should be rejected. ... More


What Is a Divine Command Theory of Moral Obligation?

C. Stephen Evans

in God and Moral Obligation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199696680
eISBN:
9780191744266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696680.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter begins by defending Robert Adams' social theory of obligations in general. Obligations of all types are constituted by social relationships of various kinds. It then argues that moral ... More


Cudworth’s Revenge: Answering Theistic Challenges

Erik J. Wielenberg

in Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198714323
eISBN:
9780191782725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714323.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter responds to challenges from theistic philosophers, most notably William Craig. Craig claims that if God does not exist, then nothing is truly good or bad, all human lives are ... More


Parrying Parity: A Reply to a Reidian Critique of Idealism

Todd Buras and Trent Dougherty

in Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198746973
eISBN:
9780191863622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746973.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

One Berkeleyan case for idealism, recently developed by Robert M. Adams, relies on a seeming disparity between our concepts of matter and mind. Thomas Reid’s critique of idealism directly challenges ... More


Moral Faith and Moral Reason

Sergio Tenenbaum

in Intuition, Theory, and Anti-Theory in Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198713227
eISBN:
9780191781650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713227.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Robert Adams argues that often our moral commitment outstrips what we are epistemically entitled to believe; in these cases, the virtuous agent doxastic states are instances of ‘moral faith’. This ... More


Eating: Glimpsing God’s Infinite Goodness

Nelson Reveley

in That All May Flourish: Comparative Religious Environmental Ethics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190456023
eISBN:
9780190456054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190456023.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter asks how, in a good world created by a good God, humans should understand the inherent tragedy that all flourishing comes at a price: others’ demise. Food and eating seem to pose the ... More


Epilogue

Stephen Mulhall

in The Great Riddle: Wittgenstein and Nonsense, Theology and Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198755326
eISBN:
9780191816628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755326.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This brief epilogue identifies two potentially fruitful connections between this book and two other recent publications: Rowan Williams’ Gifford Lectures and Adam Roberts’ book on the role of riddles ... More


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