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The i/f distinction: distinguishing intent from foresight

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:
10.1093/0199272190.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes the intended/foreseen (i/f) distinction: how to name it, how to make it, and how to apply it to the classic cases of euthanasia/terminal sedation, craniotomy/hysterectomy, and ... More


Moral Dilemmas: and Other Topics in Moral Philosophy

Philippa Foot

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252848
eISBN:
9780191597411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925284X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral Dilemmas is the second volume of collected essays by the eminent moral philosopher Philippa Foot. It fills the gap between her 1978 collection Virtues and Vices and her acclaimed monograph ... More


The Problem of Intelligibility Revisited

Richard Kraut

in Against Absolute Goodness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199844463
eISBN:
9780199919550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844463.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

According to Geach, Foot, and Thomson, it is unintelligible to say that pleasure is, quite simply, good. They hold that there is no useful role for absolute goodness to play in our thinking, but ... More


Recent Skepticism about Absolute Goodness

Richard Kraut

in Against Absolute Goodness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199844463
eISBN:
9780199919550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844463.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on how others have also arrived at a skeptical conclusion about absolute goodness, although the route by which this book comes to that conclusion is different from those that ... More


The Phonological Level

Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie

in Functional Discourse Grammar: A Typologically-Based Theory of Language Structure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278107
eISBN:
9780191707797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278107.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter is concerned with the contribution of phonological distinctions to encoding the Interpersonal and Representational Levels. Utterances are composed of layers of structure, right down to ... More


A New Orleans Trumpeter in a New York Band

Jeffrey Magee

in The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195090222
eISBN:
9780199871469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090222.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

Louis Armstrong's brief tenure in Henderson's band forms a crucial moment in the history of jazz. Many jazz historians have argued that Armstrong's hot solos caused Henderson's band to sound passé, ... More


Further Attempts to end Statutory Theatre Censorship

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

in Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter provides a brief overview of the cultural and political context of the 1950s to help explain why any challenges to the Lord Chamberlain's authority were sporadic and largely ... More


Freedom as Constraint: The Morality of Autonomy

Katerina Deligiorgi

in The Scope of Autonomy: Kant and the Morality of Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646159
eISBN:
9780191741142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646159.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 4 draws some of the broader consequences of the anti-naturalist assumptions of the theory of autonomy defended here, by looking both at alternative readings of Kant and at broader questions ... More


The Metaphysics of Partition, 1 July–4 December 1958

Robert Holland

in Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205388
eISBN:
9780191676604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205388.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the intensification of the inter-communal struggle between the Greek and Turks in Cyprus during the period from July to December 1958. In June 1958, the Turkish-Cypriot ... More


A Promised Land?, 5 December 1958–19 March 1959

Robert Holland

in Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205388
eISBN:
9780191676604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205388.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the developments in the revolt in Cyprus during the period from December 1958 to March 1959. Archbishop Makarios was released from exile and Governor Hugh Foot granted clemency ... More


Virtue Egoism

Alison Hills

in The Beloved Self: Morality and the Challenge from Egoism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199213306
eISBN:
9780191594212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213306.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

One response to the challenge of Egoism is to deny that there is a distinction between reasons of self-interest and moral reasons. Aristotle, for instance, claimed that the good life, the life of ... More


Biology and Ethics

Philip Kitcher

David Copp (ed.)

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195147797
eISBN:
9780199785841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147790.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter outlines three programs that aim to use biological insights in support of philosophical positions in ethics: Aristotelian approaches found, for example, in Thomas Hurka and Philippa ... More


Labour and the Left in the 1980s

Jonathan Davis and Rohan McWilliam (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526106438
eISBN:
9781526120939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106438.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Introduction establishes the themes of the volume but also makes an argument about how the history of Labour and the left in the 1980s might develop. It surveys the challenges for the left in the ... More


The Carus Lectures on the Conception of Value

Paul Grice

in The Conception of Value

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243877
eISBN:
9780191697302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243877.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses Grice's three Carus lectures on value and objectivity, relative and absolute value, and metaphysics and value. The lecture on value and objectivity investigates the conception ... More


A Time of Gestures, 5 October 1957–13 February 1958

Robert Holland

in Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205388
eISBN:
9780191676604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205388.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the appointment of ‘career’ colonial administrator Sir Hugh Foot to replace John Harding as British governor of Cyprus. Foot was an experienced colonial administrator having ... More


A Choice of Evils, 14 February–30 June 1958

Robert Holland

in Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205388
eISBN:
9780191676604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205388.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines British governor to Cyprus Hugh Foot's plan for dealing with the Greek Cypriot revolt. Foot proposed a modified tridominium suggesting that the existing colonial administration ... More


Ecological Footprint

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter describes the concepts of ecological footprint, bio-capacity and ecological deficit for the measurement of pressures of the human economy on the biosphere. The ecological footprint gives ... More


Three Theories of Value: a Kierkegaardian Critique

Anthony Rudd

in Self, Value, and Narrative: A Kierkegaardian Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660049
eISBN:
9780191744976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660049.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy

Detailed critical consideration of Frankfurt’s evaluative anti-realism, Korsgaard’s constructivism and Philippa Foot’s neo-Aristotelian naturalism, gives further (negative) support to Kierkegaard’s ... More


The Virtues Benefit Their Possessor

Rosalind Hursthouse

in On Virtue Ethics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247998
eISBN:
9780191597756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247994.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Some familiar objections to the very idea that the virtues benefit their possessor can be quickly cleared away. When we consider the claim in the context of bringing up our own children or reflexion ... More


Moral Rationalism

Russ Shafer-Landau

in Moral Realism: A Defence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199259755
eISBN:
9780191601835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259755.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Defends the idea that moral facts constitute excellent reasons for action, regardless of one's antecedent commitments. Provides some presumptive support for this claim, and then proceeds to criticize ... More


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