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Introduction

Larry S. Temkin

in Rethinking the Good: Moral Ideals and the Nature of Practical Reasoning

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199759446
eISBN:
9780199932214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759446.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to illuminate some of the key assumptions to which many are firmly committed regarding the nature of the good, moral ideals, ... More


Juggling to Preserve Transitivity

Larry S. Temkin

in Rethinking the Good: Moral Ideals and the Nature of Practical Reasoning

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199759446
eISBN:
9780199932214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759446.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

Numerous arguments have been presented illustrating that a number of beliefs that people hold about ideals and the nature of the good are incompatible. Among these beliefs are various Axioms of ... More


Euthanasia and the Moral Status of Human Beings

Mary Anne Warren

in Moral Status: Obligations to Persons and Other Living Things

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250401
eISBN:
9780191681295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250401.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the moral permissibility of euthanasia, under various controversial circumstances. It begins by distinguishing several forms of euthanasia. It argues that the human right to ... More


Seeing the Light

Brian O'Shaughnessy

in Consciousness and the World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256723
eISBN:
9780191598135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256721.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In visual perception, the Attention reaches its final object‐goal through the mediation of more proximate visibilia. How to discover their existence? The answer is by philosophical argument. The ... More


The HP Definition of Causality

Joseph Y. Halpern

in Actual Causality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035026
eISBN:
9780262336611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035026.003.0002
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

Three variants of a definition of actual causality are introduced. These definition uses structural equations to model counterfactuals. The definition is shown to yield a plausible and elegant ... More


Building and Interpreting HAVE Sentences

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter extends the analysis to HAVE sentences, arguing that HAVE is the form that BE takes when it is combined with a transitive Voice head. This approach correctly predicts the various ... More


Consequences and Comparisons

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter compares the analysis of HAVE from chapter 4 with the standard analysis of HAVE found in the Freeze/Kayne tradition. Whereas the present approach takes HAVE to be BE plus a transitive ... More


Korean verb-verb sequences

Hyun Kyung Hwang and John Whitman

in Verb-Verb Complexes in Asian Languages

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198759508
eISBN:
9780191821424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759508.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines Korean V-V sequences where V1 ends with the infinitive suffix -e/a. These complexes correspond in part to Japanese V-V compounds and in part to Japanese Type 4 complex verbs. ... More


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