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Dirty Hands and Ordinary Life

Michael Stocker

in Plural and Conflicting Values

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240556
eISBN:
9780191598463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240554.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A dirty hands case is (1) justified, (2) obligatory or permissible, and (3) morally wrong. It is argued that dirty hands are conceptually unproblematic and that they are instances of ordinary ... More


The Corporate Condition

Muel Kaptein and Joha Wempe

in The Balanced Company: A Theory of Corporate Integrity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199255504
eISBN:
9780191698248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255504.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Organization Studies

The difficulty in assessing corporations in moral terms is that the dominant ethical theories have been developed to evaluate human action. Since it is awkward to identify corporate actions in ... More


Drones and Dirty Hands

Ben Jones and John M. Parrish

in Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857531
eISBN:
9781479880997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857531.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The period known as the “War on Terror” has prompted a revival of interest in the idea of moral dilemmas and the problem of “dirty hands” in public life. Some contend that a policy of targeted ... More


Plural and Conflicting Values

Michael Stocker

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240556
eISBN:
9780191598463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240554.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The central concern of this book is whether plural and incommensurable values necessarily result in unsolvable conflict and whether this conflict poses special problems for ethical theories. The view ... More


Moral Immorality

Michael Stocker

in Plural and Conflicting Values

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240556
eISBN:
9780191598463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240554.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Considers a cognate issue, which is whether what is immoral can nevertheless be admirable. It is argued that admirable immorality, like dirty hands, does not pose special problems for ethical ... More


Is there a ‘Public Morality’ that is Distinct from ‘Private Morality’?

Yuval Ginbar

in Why Not Torture Terrorists?: Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the "Ticking Bomb" Justification for Torture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199540914
eISBN:
9780191716256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540914.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers whether there is, in extreme situations, a ‘public morality’ that is distinct from ‘private morality’ and its implications on the ‘ticking bomb’ debate, including a discussion ... More


The Economist’s Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics

George F. DeMartino

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199730568
eISBN:
9780199896776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730568.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Economists alter the course of economic affairs and thereby affect the life chances of current and future generations. They do this through their scholarship and teaching, and through their ... More


The Problem of Spattered Hands

Jennifer C. Rubenstein

in Between Samaritans and States: The Political Ethics of Humanitarian INGOs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199684106
eISBN:
9780191764660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684106.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Drawing on the example of the Rwandan refugee camps in Zaire after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Chapter 4 examines “the problem of spattered hands”: how should INGOs respond when their well-intended ... More


Learning from Others: Ethical Thought Across the Professions

George F. DeMartino

in The Economist’s Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199730568
eISBN:
9780199896776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730568.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

What can economists learn from those professions with rich and well-established traditions of professional ethical inquiry? This chapter examines some of the primary principles and questions that ... More


On Clean, Soiled, and Spattered Hands

Irit Samet

in Equity: Conscience Goes to Market

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198766773
eISBN:
9780191821042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766773.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the clean hands doctrine, according to which a claimant who knocks on the court’s door with a hand tainted by illegality or immorality will not be given her day in court. ... More


Good International Citizenship and Cosmopolitan Responsibilities to Protect: Balancing Responsibilities and Dirty Hands

Derek Edyvane and James Souter

in The State and Cosmopolitan Responsibilities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198800613
eISBN:
9780191840098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800613.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter examines a key question facing advocates of the cosmopolitan state: how can states best realize their cosmopolitan responsibilities to protect alongside their other responsibilities in ... More


Political Morality, Conventional Morality, and Decorum in Cicero

Gary A. Remer

in Ethics and the Orator: The Ciceronian Tradition of Political Morality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226439167
eISBN:
9780226439334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439334.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Politicians commit actions that sometimes violate ordinary moral standards, which they deem as necessary for the public interest. Michael Walzer refers to this situation of political actors doing the ... More


Cyberattacks and “Dirty Hands”: Cyberwar, Cybercrime, or Covert Political Action?

Seumas Miller

in Binary Bullets: The Ethics of Cyberwarfare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190221072
eISBN:
9780190221102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190221072.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Cyberwar is a new form of conflict. Contemporary nation-states and, for that matter, nonstate actors such as corporations, now suffer and inflict ongoing cyberattacks on a large scale. Whether these ... More


The Invulnerability of Integrity: Contemporary Scholarship

Michael D. K. Ing

in The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679118
eISBN:
9780190679149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190679118.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines arguments for invulnerability made by contemporary interpreters working with Confucian material. It begins by situating discourses of invulnerability within the broader field of ... More


Embracing the Mixed Nature of Politics

Gerry Stoker

in Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198748977
eISBN:
9780191811616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748977.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Judging what is and what should be are everyday human activities, and, by understanding how they are done, analysts can explore the issue central to this chapter: that citizens are losing sight of ... More


Compromise as a Template 1

Chiara Lepora and Robert E. Goodin

in On Complicity and Compromise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199677900
eISBN:
9780191757273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677900.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyses the concept of compromise, in a way that will serve as a template for the analysis of complicity in later chapters. Three types of compromise – substitution, intersection and ... More


Justus Lipsius, Morally Acceptable Deceit, and Prudence in the Ciceronian Tradition

Gary A. Remer

in Ethics and the Orator: The Ciceronian Tradition of Political Morality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226439167
eISBN:
9780226439334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439334.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that Cicero, not Tacitus, is the primary and consistent source of Lipsius's political morality, specifically his belief that the ruler is morally justified, when political ... More


Introduction: A Messy Moral Landscape

Chiara Lepora and Robert E. Goodin

in On Complicity and Compromise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199677900
eISBN:
9780191757273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677900.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the problem of complicity through a conversation between an academic philosopher and practitioner of emergency medicine in conflict zones. It foreshadows our conclusions that ... More


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