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Thick Concepts and Internal Reasons

Ulrike Heuer

in Luck, Value, and Commitment: Themes From the Ethics of Bernard Williams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199599325
eISBN:
9780191741500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599325.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In his influential discussion of thick concepts Williams argues that the facts that make judgements, which apply thick concepts correctly, true, provide reasons for action — albeit only for the ... More


Legality as a Value

N.E. Simmonds

in Law as a Moral Idea

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199552191
eISBN:
9780191701597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552191.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Legal positivists suggested that by separating different legal questions, we can dissipate the sense of mystery that surrounds the nature of law, which springs largely from our inability to find a ... More


Why Thick Concepts Matter

Pekka Väyrynen

in The Lewd, the Rude and the Nasty: A Study of Thick Concepts in Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199314751
eISBN:
9780199369225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314751.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter introduces the intuitive contrast between thick and thin terms and concepts. It explains why thick concepts matter by introducing a wide range of general issues in moral philosophy for ... More


Shapelessness, Disentanglement and Irreducible Thickness

Pekka Väyrynen

in The Lewd, the Rude and the Nasty: A Study of Thick Concepts in Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199314751
eISBN:
9780199369225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314751.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter argues that several phenomena about thick terms and concepts can be explained without assumptions under which they would have distinctive significance in ethics. The nonevaluative ... More


Politics to Performance: Sprouting Sircari Theatre

Manujendra Kundu

in So Near, Yet So Far: Badal Sircar's Third Theatre

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199464777
eISBN:
9780199086566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464777.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter focuses on the evolution of Sircar from a Communist Party member to a proscenium playwright. This is a step-by-step discussion of the different phases of Sircar’s life to help one get an ... More


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