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Autonomy of the Will as the Foundation of Morality

Andrews Reath

in Agency and Autonomy in Kant's Moral Theory: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199288830
eISBN:
9780191603648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288836.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter distinguishes the various claims that make up the thesis that autonomy of the will is the foundation of morality, and offers a reconstruction of the arguments on which they depend. To do ... More


Distributive Justice

Allen Buchanan

in Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198295358
eISBN:
9780191600982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295359.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter grapples with the most controversial topic in the discourse of human rights: distributive justice. The chief questions to be addressed are (1) whether a justice‐based international legal ... More


The autonomy of the European Commission reassessed

Jarle Trondal

in An Emergent European Executive Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579426
eISBN:
9780191722714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579426.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Chapter 3 explores and reassesses the autonomy of the Commission. The ambition of this chapter is to reassess the behavioural autonomy of the Commission, as well as organizational conditions ... More


Freedom and Coercion: An Alternative Account

Raymond Plant

in The Neo-liberal State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199281756
eISBN:
9780191713040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281756.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

In this chapter the neo‐liberal account of freedom and coercion expounded in Chapter 3 is subjected to sustained critical analysis and is found wanting in its own terms. This is crucially important ... More


More Work! Less Pay!': Rebellion and Repression in Italy, 1972-77

Phil Edwards

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078736
eISBN:
9781781702192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078736.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

In the mid-1970s, a wave of contentious radicalism swept through Italy. Groups and movements such as ‘Proletarian youth’, ‘metropolitan Indians’ and ‘the area of Autonomy’ practised new forms of ... More


Restoring the Autonomy of Jammu & Kashmir

A.G. Noorani

in Article 370: A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074083
eISBN:
9780199080786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074083.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter deals with the restoration of the autonomy of Jammu & Kashmir. The first section presents the memorandum of the National Conference to the Prime Minister on 4 November 1995. The second ... More


Ethical Loneliness

Jill Stauffer

in Ethical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being Heard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171502
eISBN:
9780231538732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171502.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Establishes what ethical loneliness is and why it is a problem. Supports its argument both with a phenomenology of the concept and support from concrete cases of injustice.


Lessons in Secular Criticism

Stathis Gourgouris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253784
eISBN:
9780823261215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253784.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book reconfigures recent secularism debates, by showing (1) how the secular imagination is closely linked to society’s radical poiesis, its capacity to imagine and create unprecedented forms of ... More


Enlightened Sentiments: Judgment and Autonomy in the Age of Sensibility

Hina Nazar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823240074
eISBN:
9780823240111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240074.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Enlightened Sentiments reassesses the eighteenth century's liberal legacies by revisiting the wide-ranging development of eighteenth-century letters known as “sentimentalism.” It suggests that the ... More


The limits of autonomy: an exploration of the role of autonomy in the debate about assisted suicide

Louise Campbell

in Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter provides an analysis of the main ethical issues which arise in the debate about assisted suicide, with particular attention to the role played by the concept of autonomy in the ... More


Patient autonomy and responsibilities within the patient–doctor partnership: two sides of the same unequal coin?

Asim A. Sheikh

in Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter asks whether the language and idea of the doctor-patient partnership, which embraces the notion of patient autonomy, is one which also places responsibilities on patients as well as on ... More


The Subject of Freedom: Kant, Levinas

Gabriela Basterra

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265145
eISBN:
9780823266883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265145.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The Subject of Freedom explores the idea of freedom theoretically as the limit that enables thinking, and practically as something other that constitutes subjectivity. Kant's introduction in the ... More


Sex Robots and the Rights of the Disabled

Ezio Di Nucci

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the right to sexual satisfaction of severely physically and mentally disabled people, and elderly people who suffer from neurodegenerative diseases, can be fulfilled by ... More


The social exploits and behaviour of nurses during the Anglo-Boer War, 1899–19021

Charlotte Dale

in Colonial Caring: A history of colonial and post-colonial nursing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099700
eISBN:
9781526104397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099700.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At the commencement of the Second Anglo-Boer War the small cohort of nurses available for service in South Africa were insufficient to meet the demands inherent with the exigencies of modern warfare ... More


Beethoven & Freedom

Daniel K L Chua

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199769322
eISBN:
9780190657253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769322.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Beethoven’s music is often associated with freedom. Chua explores the nature of this relationship through an investigation of the philosophical context of Beethoven’s reception and hermeneutic ... More


Dignity, Choice, and Circumstances

Denise Réaume

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0032
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Dignity is at least in part about choice, choices about the character and direction of one’s life. However, many do not enjoy autonomy-fostering circumstances and yet must still make choices. Such ... More


Legal Theory and Language

Christopher Hutton

in Language, Meaning and the Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633500
eISBN:
9780748671489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633500.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter offers a brief introduction to topics and approaches in legal theory and language. It offers a critical summary of the differences between natural law and legal positivism, describes in ... More


Nationalities Conflict and Ethnicity in the People's Republic of China, with Special Reference to the Yi in the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture

Thomas Heberer

in Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219885
eISBN:
9780520935259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219885.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the contradictions between the idea of local autonomy for China's minority peoples and the economic and policy imperatives of a centralizing government and Party. Dealing ... More


Law’s Autonomy and Public Practical Reason

Gerald J. Postema

in The Autonomy of Law: Essays on Legal Positivism

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267904
eISBN:
9780191683404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267904.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Cicero stated that political authority and laws were both invented for the purpose of establishing and securing justice and the equality of rights. Others propose that laws are founded out of ... More


Richard Jebb, intra-imperial immigration, and the practical problems of imperial citizenship

Daniel Gorman

in Imperial Citizenship: Empire and the Question of Belonging

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075292
eISBN:
9781781700730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075292.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the view of English author Richard Jebb on imperial citizenship. Unlike Lionel Curtis and John Buchan, Jebb remained convinced that Britain must continue to be the centre of the ... More


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