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Ethical Theory and the Moral Fragmentation of Modern Life

Robert Audi

in Moral Value and Human Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195312942
eISBN:
9780199851188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312942.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Normative ethics has traditionally considered chiefly three related questions. First, the character question: what is a morally good person? More specifically, what character traits are moral ... More


Effacements: Emmanuel Levinas and Irigaray

Morny Joy

in Divine Love: Luce Irigaray, Women, Gender, and Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055232
eISBN:
9781781700792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055232.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the writings of Levinas on women and the ‘feminine’. Luce Irigaray and Emmanuel Levinas shared a commitment to reconfiguring contemporary ethics. They both envisage a revised ... More


Kinds of Ethics

Albert Borgmann

in Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226066349
eISBN:
9780226066356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066356.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses theoretical ethics, practice ethics, and real ethics. It argues that theoretical ethics gives us the landmarks or the framework of contemporary ethics but, left to itself, ... More


A Nonhumanist Ethics of Technology

Peter-Paul Verbeek

in Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226852911
eISBN:
9780226852904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226852904.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter can be interpreted as a reply to Sloterdijk's “response to the Letter on Humanism.” It first investigates the humanist character of contemporary ethics and its supporting modernist ... More


Desiring the Good: Ancient Proposals and Contemporary Theory

Katja Maria Vogt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190692476
eISBN:
9780190692506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692476.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book defends a novel and distinctive approach in ethics that is inspired by ancient philosophy. Ethics, according to this approach, starts from one question and its most immediate answer: “what ... More


Lawyerly Fidelity: An Ethical and Empirical Critique

Lynn Mather

in Loyalty: NOMOS LIV

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785935
eISBN:
9780814760918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785935.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter comments on Daniel Markovits's essay in the previous chapter, wherein he addresses the question of how lawyers' loyalty to clients and advocacy on their behalf contribute to political ... More


Concluding Remarks

Katja Maria Vogt

in Desiring the Good: Ancient Proposals and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190692476
eISBN:
9780190692506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692476.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The Concluding Remarks ask what follows if the main lines of argument throughout the book are compelling. First, it is argued that the motivation of pursuits deserves more philosophical attention ... More


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