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Contracts, Promises, and the Demands of Moral Agency

Emmanuel Voyiakis

in Law and Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237159
eISBN:
9780191705427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237159.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses some aspects of how general moral theory, and our intuitions about the demands of moral agency and responsibility in particular, could help moral agents respond to this ... More


Alzheimer’s Disease

Dennis McKerlie

in Justice Between the Young and the Old

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199769131
eISBN:
9780199979615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769131.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers an important issue for the elderly—the condition and treatment of people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. It assesses the philosophical debate over the ... More


Introduction: Hannah Ginsborg

Hannah Ginsborg

in Democratic Law

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190084486
eISBN:
9780190084516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084486.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introduction offers a concise overview of the book. It outlines the three chapters of Seana Shiffrin’s core text; offers brief summaries of the three commentaries by Niko Kolodny, Richard R. W. ... More


Against Anti-Natalism

David Wasserman

in Debating Procreation: Is It Wrong to Reproduce?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199333547
eISBN:
9780190249571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333547.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter identifies three principal antinatalist arguments, from David Benatar, Seana Shiffrin, and Matti Hayry, Although they are quite different, all accord a moral priority to avoiding harm ... More


The Ethics of Horror Inducement

Vince R. Vitale

in Non-Identity Theodicy: A Grace-Based Response to the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198864226
eISBN:
9780191896392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864226.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter analyzes the concepts of harm and benefit. There is a tendency in the literature on the metaphysics of harm to assume symmetric accounts of harm and benefit. But there are deep ... More


Genes, Justice, and Obligations in Creating People: Reflections on From Chance to Choice and on Views of Nagel, Shiffrin, and Singer

F. M. Kamm

in Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199971985
eISBN:
9780199346141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971985.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses issues raised in From Chance to Choice and “Justice and Nature” by Thomas Nagel; in “Wrongful Life, Procreative Responsibility, and the Significance of Harm” by Seana Shiffrin; ... More


Death, Value, and the Afterlife: Responses

Samuel Scheffler

in Death and the Afterlife

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199982509
eISBN:
9780199369973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982509.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter responds to the essays by Harry Frankfurt, Niko Kolodny, Seana Shiffrin, and Susan Wolf that are included in the book. It addresses a range of issues raised in those essays. Among the ... More


Insult and Equality

Jason Hanna

in In Our Best Interest: A Defense of Paternalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190877132
eISBN:
9780190877163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877132.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter critically assesses three related objections to paternalism: that paternalism is prompted by insulting motives (the motive-based objection), that paternalism expresses an insulting ... More


Introduction

David Benatar and David Wasserman

in Debating Procreation: Is It Wrong to Reproduce?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199333547
eISBN:
9780190249571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333547.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This first chapter introduces readers to the competing views on procreation that are defended in the book. The ethics of procreation, quality-of-life issues, and the so-called misanthropic position ... More


Neuroscience and Contract Law Theory

Peter A. Alces

in The Moral Conflict of Law and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226513362
eISBN:
9780226513676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226513676.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter Seven applies neuroscientific insights to theories of contract law which rest on perhaps an even shakier basis for liability than other areas of law considered previously: consent and ... More


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