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Rights as Valid Claims

Rex Martin

in A System of Rights

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292937
eISBN:
9780191599811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292937.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

No real consensus has emerged on whether rights, in order to be rights, require social recognition (and beyond that, social maintenance). In considering this issue one school of thought—embracing ... More


A Great and Rare Art

John Kekes

in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The enjoyment of one's life depends on the favorable personal evaluation of its style composed of one's attitude, manner, and dominant activities. Enjoyable lives that meet these conditions may still ... More


The Most Reliable Judgment Standard for Soft Legal Paternalism

William J. Talbott

in Human Rights and Human Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195173482
eISBN:
9780199872176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173482.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This author shows how the main principle would endorse a new ground-level principle of weak legal paternalism, the most reliable judgment standard, and compares this standard with the most ... More


Raising a Child

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is required by the parental obligation to raise our children? The answer must balance claims that the larger society has in the matter, claims that the child has while still a child, claims that ... More


RESPONSIBILITY AND DESERT

Ingmar Persson

in The Retreat of Reason: A dilemma in the philosophy of life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276905
eISBN:
9780191603198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276900.003.0035
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter starts by analysing the concept of desert along lines suggested by Joel Feinberg. It then argues that this concept is applicable to us only if we have ultimate responsibility, i.e., ... More


Hart and Feinberg on Responsibility *

John Gardner

in The Legacy of H.L.A. Hart: Legal, Political, and Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199542895
eISBN:
9780191720130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542895.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter returns to some of the issues in the philosophy of responsibility that were explored by H. L. A. Hart and Joel Feinberg. It contends that the inadequacies of their theories stem from ... More


The Politics of Emotion

Robert C. Solomon

in The Joy of Philosophy: Thinking Thin versus the Passionate Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195165401
eISBN:
9780199870103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165403.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The passions are political. Not only do they play an important role in social movements and interpersonal dynamics but also their status and understanding is itself highly politicized, from the ... More


The Politics of Emotion (1998)

Robert C. Solomon

in Not Passion's Slave: Emotions and Choice

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145496
eISBN:
9780199833726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145496.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

I discuss two paradigms of emotion analysis, one by Aristotle and the other by William James. I argue that the emotions are political in a sense illuminated by Aristotle, and that the analysis of ... More


Killing and Letting Die: Methodology of Comparable Cases and Conceptions of Moral Equivalence

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144024
eISBN:
9780199870998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144023.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Begins by considering the methodology of comparable cases used to test for the Thesis of the Moral Equivalence of Killing and Letting Die (Thesis E). Consideration is given to how to create cases ... More


Killing and Letting Die in Standardly Equalized Cases

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144024
eISBN:
9780199870998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144023.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Presents four different tests to use on standardly equalized kill and let‐die cases to determine the truth of Thesis E (Thesis of the Moral Equivalence of Killing and Letting Die). The first is the ... More


Extraterritorial Jews: Humanitarianism, Philosemitism, and the Advent of Jewish Statehood

Gerard Daniel Cohen

in In War's Wake: Europe's Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195399684
eISBN:
9780199918423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399684.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter analyzes the place of Holocaust survivors and Jewish displaced persons within the postwar refugee regime. Recognized as a stateless and extraterritorial community, Jewish DPs nationalized ... More


The Possibility of Posthumous Harm

T. M. Wilkinson

in Ethics and the Acquisition of Organs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199607860
eISBN:
9780191731747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607860.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Why should the wishes of the dead be given weight? An intellectually satisfying answer requires drawing on and applying the substantial philosophical literature on the possibility of posthumous harm. ... More


Liberalism Undressed

Jethro K. Lieberman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199919840
eISBN:
9780199980376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919840.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

One of mankind’s most enduring questions is the legitimate scope of state power: how far and in what ways may the government meddle with people’s lives? For more than three centuries, the western ... More


Disgust, Respect, and the Criminalization of Offence

Lindsay Farmer

in Crime, Punishment, and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199592814
eISBN:
9780191729034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592814.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

One of the central issues in theories of criminalisation has been the question of whether or not offensive conduct should be criminalised and, if so, how this should be done. How should society ... More


The Meaning of Harm Derived from Interests: Joel Feinberg’s Harm Principle

Jethro K. Lieberman

in Liberalism Undressed

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199919840
eISBN:
9780199980376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919840.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Taking up the question of defining harm, this chapter looks at the conception proposed by Joel Feinberg, that harm is the wrongful setback to a person’s interest. The chapter examines each of these ... More


The Road to Keyishian

Marjorie Heins

in Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814790519
eISBN:
9780814744642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814790519.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines three Supreme Court cases involving teacher loyalty oaths—from Florida, Washington, and Arizona—that set the stage for Keyishian v. Board of Regents. Before discussing how ... More


11 The Road to Keyishian

Marjorie Heins

in Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814790519
eISBN:
9780814744642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814790519.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines three Supreme Court cases involving teacher loyalty oaths—from Florida, Washington, and Arizona—that set the stage for Keyishian v. Board of Regents. Before discussing how ... More


Finding “Our” History: Gender, Sexuality, and the Space of Peoplehood in Stone Butch Blues and Mohawk Trail

Mark Rifkin

in When Did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755455
eISBN:
9780199894888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755455.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 5 traces how Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues (1993) uses native people as a counterpoint to non-natives’ inability to accept the main character’s form of gender expression. While ... More


Moralistic Liberalism and Legal Moralism

ROBERT P. GEORGE

in In Defense of Natural Law

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267713
eISBN:
9780191683343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267713.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter aims to meet the challenge Feinberg presents (especially in Harmless Wrongdoing, the fourth and final volume of The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law) to those of us who reject the ... More


Aristotelian Desires and the Problems of Egoism

John Davenport

in Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that Aristotle's psychology largely follows the core claims of Plato's model, except that the quasi-volitional role played by Plato's thumos or middle ... More


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