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The contemporary conversation

T. A. Cavanaugh

in Double-Effect Reasoning: Doing Good and Avoiding Evil

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199272198
eISBN:
9780191604157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272190.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter addresses Knauer’s proportionalism as a consequentialist misinterpretation of double effect. It considers anti-consequentialist alternatives to DER, specifically Alan Donagan’s casuistry ... More


In Defense of Legal Positivism: Law Without Trimmings

Matthew H. Kramer

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264834
eISBN:
9780191705229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264834.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

As an uncompromising defense of legal positivism, this book insists on the separability of law and morality. After distinguishing among three main dimensions of morality, the book explores a variety ... More


Citizenship, Religion, and Political Liberalism

Raymond Plant

in Religious Voices in Public Places

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566624
eISBN:
9780191722042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the thought of the late John Rawls about the nature of the relationship between citizenship and religious belief and identity in liberal societies. In particular, it takes issue ... More


Introduction: Capability and Valuation

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Starts with an overview of the problem of capability and valuation in the context of Amartya Sen's capability approach. It describes the book as an attempt to operationalize the capability approach, ... More


Poverty and Human Development

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Each of the four chapters of Part I of the book synthesizes one aspect that must be specified in the operationalization of the capability approach, then proposes a framework for doing so. The issue ... More


Range, Information, and Process

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Each of the four chapters of Part I of the book synthesizes one aspect that must be specified in the operationalization of the capability approach, then proposes a framework for doing so. This third ... More


Rule and Measure

Joseph P. Tomain

in Creon's Ghost: Law, Justice, and the Humanities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333411
eISBN:
9780199868841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333411.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter offers Thomas Aquinas's natural law as a useful way to define the higher law. Aquinas argues that there is and ought to be a necessary connection between law and Justice — the connection ... More


The Finnis Reconstruction

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269670
eISBN:
9780191683732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269670.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines philosopher John Finnis' attempted reconstruction of natural law moral theory. It suggests that Finnis has undercut the functional view of Aristotelian ethics by suggesting that ... More


The Veatch Rejoinder: Ontological Foundationalism

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269670
eISBN:
9780191683732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269670.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the concepts central to the moral theory of philosopher Henry Veatch. It reveals that Veatch has adopted a metaphysical realism structurally similar to that of Aristotle and ... More


Descriptions and Constructions

Pavlos Eleftheriadis

in Legal Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545285
eISBN:
9780191719899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545285.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter reviews three theories that defend descriptivism about law. Jules Coleman offers an argument inspired by social science. It is rejected for introducing the methods of practical ... More


The Central Problem of Liberal Constitutional Theory

Robert Song

in Christianity and Liberal Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269335
eISBN:
9780191683619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269335.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the key problem in liberal constitutional theory. It attempts to develop some theological understanding of the issues of constitutional and political theory connected with the ... More


Defect and Deviance in Natural Law Jurisprudence

Mark C. Murphy

in Institutionalized Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199582068
eISBN:
9780191739354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582068.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Both John Finnis and Robert Alexy hold that law that lacks an adequate rational basis for compliance is defective as law. But only Alexy offers the right sort of argument to sustain this thesis. To ... More


Natural law theory

Mark C. Murphy

in God and Moral Law: On the Theistic Explanation of Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693665
eISBN:
9780191732010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693665.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is a treatment of standard natural law theory (Aquinas, Finnis, Lisska, MacIntyre), assessed in terms of its adequacy as a theistic explanation of moral law. This chapter argues that ... More


Elements of a Conceptual Framework

MATTHEW H. KRAMER

in In Defense of Legal Positivism: Law Without Trimmings

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264834
eISBN:
9780191705229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264834.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter begins by offering positivist reconceptions of major juristic concepts such as formal justice, legal authority, normativity, and obligation. It then rebuts some natural-law arguments ... More


Beyond the Hart/Dworkin Debate: the Methodology Problem in Jurisprudence *

BRIAN LEITER

in Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199206490
eISBN:
9780191715020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206490.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter begins with a review of the Hart/Dworkin and Hart/Raz debates. It then turns to questions of methodology in jurisprudence. It argues for five propositions: first, that Dworkin's ... More


Dismissing the Question

Samuel Fleischacker

in Divine Teaching and the Way of the World: A Defense of Revealed Religion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199217366
eISBN:
9780191728495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217366.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The possibility that common sense might tell us what is worthwhile about life is explored further. A series of influential contemporary attempts to answer the question about life’s worth by appeal to ... More


St. Thomas, Our Natural Lights, and the Moral Order

Lawrence Dewan

in Wisdom, Law, and Virtue: Essays in Thomistic Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227969
eISBN:
9780823237210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227969.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The study of the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas draws one into considerations of the distinction and coexistence of reason and revelation, as well as of the divisions, ... More


St. Thomas, John Finnis, and the Political Good

Lawrence Dewan

in Wisdom, Law, and Virtue: Essays in Thomistic Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227969
eISBN:
9780823237210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227969.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter questions John Finnis's interpretation of Thomas Aquinas, concerning the specifically political common good. It is evident that Thomas limits the zone of human ... More


Why Distinguish Intention from Foresight?

A. P. Simester

in Harm and Culpability

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260578
eISBN:
9780191682124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260578.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Philosophers conventionally distinguish between intentional actions and actions which are merely foreseen. The criminal law endorses that distinction, and applies a condition of unreasonableness ... More


Introduction

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/9780198267713.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The book’s main concern is with the defense of natural law theory against criticism from various quarters and its application to problems at different levels of philosophical abstractness. The method ... More


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