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The Limits of Morality

Shelly Kagan

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239161
eISBN:
9780191597848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239165.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book is a sustained attack on two of the most fundamental features of ‘ordinary morality’, the common‐sense moral view that most of us accept. According to this view, morality involves two ... More


Shelley’s Goddess: Maternity, Language, Subjectivity

Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073843
eISBN:
9780199855179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073843.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The subject of this book is the importance of the mother–infant relationship in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poetry and life. However, the book also uses Shelley as a touchstone by which to examine the ... More


Guilt that Wants a Name: Mary Shelley's Unreadability

Mary Jacobus

in Psychoanalysis and the Scene of Reading

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184348
eISBN:
9780191674211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184348.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In listening to a literary text, the question of to whom the failure of how the listener cannot hear the text should be attributed arises as the text is said to have spoken with deep elisions. ... More


The Instrument of Good

Thomas McFarland

in Romanticism and the Heritage of Rousseau

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182870
eISBN:
9780191673894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182870.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the extraordinarily rich texture woven by the Romantic preoccupation with imagination. It will trace its way into this texture by following a thread supplied by Shelley, ... More


Objections 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:
10.1093/0195144023.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The first section of Ch. 3 is concerned with objections and alternatives to the arguments and analyses presented in the first two chapters on the moral equivalence of killing and letting die. Two ... More


Prerogatives and Restrictions

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:
10.1093/0195144023.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The first three chapters of Part III of the book (Chs 8–10) examine the question of whether it is morally permissible to treat people in ways ruled out by the Principle of Permissible Harm (PPH; this ... More


Fear of Death

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines one unnecessary fear that Epicurus believes is a main source of unhappiness: fear of death. According to Epicurus, if we focus on death and fear it, then we are led to be ... More


Imperfect Reasons and Rational Options

Douglas W. Portmore

in Commonsense Consequentialism: Wherein Morality Meets Rationality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794539
eISBN:
9780199919260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794539.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter addresses the worry that if we defend agent-centered options by arguing that non-moral reasons can successfully counter moral reasons and thereby prevent them from generating moral ... More


Politics and Law in Elizabethan England: Shelley's Case (1581)

A. W. Brian Simpson

in Leading Cases in the Common Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262992
eISBN:
9780191682438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262992.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the case of Wolfe v. Shelley, also known as Shelley's Case. The case gave rise to one of the weirder dogmas of the law of property, the ‘rule in Shelley's Case’. This concerned ... More


Genetics and Poetics

Dirk Van Hulle

in Manuscript Genetics, Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032009
eISBN:
9780813039657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032009.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses and charts the ways in which authors have looked at their own writing throughout previous centuries. Genetic criticism is a confusing term, and it is often associated with ... More


Shelly Zer-Zion, Habima beBerlin: miysudo shel teatron tziyoni (Habima in Berlin: The Institutionalization of a Zionist Theater). Jerusalem: Magnes, 2015. 282 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0036
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book Habima beBerlin: miysudo shel teatron tziyoni (Habima in Berlin: The Institutionalization of a Zionist Theater) (2015), by Shelly Zer-Zion. Habima in Berlin tells the ... More


Moral Justification, Three Prioritarian Views, and Principled Trade-Offs

Michael B. Gill

in Humean Moral Pluralism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198714033
eISBN:
9780191782480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714033.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A common criticism of monist moral theories is that they have certain unacceptable practical implications. It has often been claimed, for instance, that Kantian monists have to tell the truth to an ... More


Weighing Unjust Lives

Andrew Forcehimes

in Weighing Lives in War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198796176
eISBN:
9780191837272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796176.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Are the lives of those fighting on the unjust side of a war worth less than the lives of those fighting on the just side? It is tempting to answer yes. There is a powerful and popular rationale for ... More


What Are We to Believe?

Torbjörn Tännsjö

in Taking Life: Three Theories on the Ethics of Killing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190225575
eISBN:
9780190225605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225575.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Utilitarianism has fared better than the competing theories. Yet there is one intuition it cannot cater for: it is wrong to kill a person, even if it is in his own best interest, where he knows ... More


Doing Good and Doing the Best

Jeff McMahan

in The Ethics of Giving: Philosophers' Perspectives on Philanthropy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190648879
eISBN:
9780190648909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190648879.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is sometimes argued that, even when it is supererogatory to give to charity at all, once one has decided to give a certain amount, one is then required to give in the way one has reason to believe ... More


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