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Marriage, Sex, and Morals

Elizabeth Brake

in Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774142
eISBN:
9780199933228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774142.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter examines three of the most influential defenses of marriage; each holds that marriage is the sole permissible context for sex and the unique context for achieving certain goods. Kant ... More


Conclusion and Extrication

Lawrence C. Becker

in Habilitation, Health, and Agency: A Framework for Basic Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917549
eISBN:
9780199950454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917549.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 10 takes leave of the project by reconsidering some especially troublesome thoughts about it—especially the way in which ordinary approximations to basic good health are apparently compatible ... More


Introduction

Lawrence C. Becker

in Habilitation, Health, and Agency: A Framework for Basic Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917549
eISBN:
9780199950454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917549.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The introduction summarizes the aims of the book and gives preliminary definitions of its central terms: habilitation, basic justice, basic good health, and robustly healthy agency. It explains the ... More


Relevance, Influence, and Prejudice

Lawrence C. Becker

in Habilitation, Health, and Agency: A Framework for Basic Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917549
eISBN:
9780199950454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917549.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins with reminders about what has been done in the preceding ones, and what has deliberately been left undone. It then makes some additional arguments about the comprehensiveness of ... More


On Basic Human Goods, Interests, and Motivations

Christian Smith

in To Flourish or Destruct: A Personalist Theory of Human Goods, Motivations, Failure, and Evil

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226231952
eISBN:
9780226232003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226232003.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter attempts to answer the following questions: Among the innumerable real motivations that cause humans to engage in actions, are there any that can rightly be said to be basic? Are some ... More


Basic Goods

Kenneth A. Reinert

in No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190499440
eISBN:
9780190499471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499440.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes the basic goods approach to global policy priorities. It reviews the treatment of human need in political philosophy, economics, and social policy and defines basic goods as ... More


Marriage: A Basic and Exigent Good

John Finnis

in Human Rights and Common Good: Collected Essays Volume III

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580071
eISBN:
9780191729393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580071.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is the author's fullest single treatment of marriage, as an act, a state and way of life, and as an institution. Its starting point is the way in which marriage is a basic human good, ... More


Access to Basic Goods

Sophia Moreau

in Faces of Inequality: A Theory of Wrongful Discrimination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190927301
eISBN:
9780190927332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927301.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Chapter Four, “Access to Basic Goods,” turns to a third way in which discriminatory practices can wrong people: they can leave them without access to resources or social institutions that are “basic” ... More


Scepticism's Self-Refutation

John Finnis

in Reason in Action: Collected Essays Volume I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580057
eISBN:
9780191729379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580057.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

First principles, whether theoretical or practical, cannot be demonstrated, but can be defended successfully against objections by arguments of the broad kind known to Plato and Aristotle as ... More


No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods

Kenneth A. Reinert

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190499440
eISBN:
9780190499471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499440.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book argues in favor of an approach to global policy priorities that emphasizes the attempt to put a minimal set of basic goods and services into the hands of everyone. This universal provision ... 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


Disability, Basic Justice, and Habilitation into Basic Good Health

Lawrence C. Becker

in Disability in Practice: Attitudes, Policies, and Relationships

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198812876
eISBN:
9780191850660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812876.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Focusing on the human necessity of habilitation leads to a more inclusive and adequate account of the circumstances of justice. Such an account involves paying persistent attention to similarities ... More


On Retranslating Humanae Vitae

John Finnis

in Religion and Public Reasons: Collected Essays Volume V

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580095
eISBN:
9780191729416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580095.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

On the occasion of translating into English the Latin of the 1968 encyclical on contraception and responsible parenthood, this chapter locates the encyclical in the context of the Second Vatican ... More


No Small Hope

Kenneth A. Reinert

in No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190499440
eISBN:
9780190499471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499440.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This concluding chapter reviews the basic goods approach, its intellectual sources, and its practical importance. It emphasizes the role of basic goods as basic rights and connects these basic ... More


What Matters

Kenneth A. Reinert

in No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190499440
eISBN:
9780190499471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499440.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This introductory chapter introduces the basic goods approach and its relationship to the standard growth perspective and the capabilities/human development perspective. It defines basic goods and ... More


The Natural Law Foundations of Medical Law

Robert P George and Christopher O Tollefsen

in Philosophical Foundations of Medical Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198796558
eISBN:
9780191837814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796558.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

This chapter seeks to identify the basic human goods that are the foundational principles of the natural law; a derived set of moral norms that emerge from consideration of the integral directiveness ... More


Growth and Capabilities

Kenneth A. Reinert

in No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190499440
eISBN:
9780190499471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499440.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter critically reviews the standard growth perspective to development policy and contrasts it with the capabilities approach and human development paradigms. It reviews the research on the ... More


Finnis on Well-being

Roger Crisp

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/9780199675500.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines John Finnis' neo-Aristotelian and objective conception of what makes a life good for a person, or well-being. It is argued that, pace Finnis himself, Finnis is in fact a ... More


A Good Life

Tarunabh Khaitan

in A Theory of Discrimination Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199656967
eISBN:
9780191748080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656967.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Liberty is a comparative ideal (although not in the same way that equality is comparative). In order to live a good life, we need secured access to at least four basic goods: (i) which will ... More


Human Security

Kenneth A. Reinert

in No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190499440
eISBN:
9780190499471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499440.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter introduces the concept of human security and relates the concept to the basic goods approach. It considers the widespread nature of human security deprivation and the consequent negative ... More


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