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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


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


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


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


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


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


A New Father for the Law and Ethics of Medicine

John Keown

in Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675500
eISBN:
9780191757228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter outlines John Finnis' singular contribution to the discipline of the law and ethics of medicine in the UK and beyond across almost half a century. It argues that, not least because of ... More


Bioethics after Finnis

Anthony Fisher

in Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675500
eISBN:
9780191757228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Twentieth-century bioethics was a big disappointment. Despite articulation in declarations, oaths, textbooks, and courses, it proved no barrier to many unethical practices and experiments. The buffet ... 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


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 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


Was It Good for You Too? The New Natural Law Theory and the Paradoxical Good of Sexbots

Joshua D. Goldstein

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/9780262036689.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We normally think of the so-called new natural law theory (NNLT) for its as a relentlessly conservative sexual ethic, one which argues both for the rightness only of “reproductive-type” sex (and that ... 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


Law and Its Theory: A Question of Priorities

Julie Dickson

in Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675500
eISBN:
9780191757228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores certain aspects of Finnis' views on law and its theory. It is organized as follows. Section II outlines an important and challenging duality in law's nature, and discusses those ... More


Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis

John Keown and Robert P. George (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675500
eISBN:
9780191757228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book gathers twenty seven eminent moral, legal, and political philosophers, lawyers, and theologians to engage critically with the work of John Finnis, a pioneer in the development of a new yet ... More


Finnis on Justice

John Gardner

in Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675500
eISBN:
9780191757228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Following Aquinas, John Finnis treats the domain of justice as the domain of duties owed to others, or (equivalently) actions to the performance of which others have a right. This chapter challenges ... 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


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


Intention and Side Effects: John Finnis and Elizabeth Anscombe *

Gormally Luke

in Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675500
eISBN:
9780191757228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues that John Finnis is mistaken in thinking that his understanding of the scope of intention has been faithful to the conception of intentional action developed in Elizabeth ... More


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