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Kant’s Grounding Project in The Doctrine of Virtue

Houston Smit and Mark Timmons

in Kant on Practical Justification: Interpretive Essays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195395686
eISBN:
9780199979295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395686.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the general introduction to the Metaphysics of Morals where Kant discusses the concept of obligation and its law, he remarks that “the simplicity of this law in comparison with the great and ... More


Defending Duties to the Self, Part 1: Duties Across Time

Paul Schofield

in Duty to Self: Moral, Political, and Legal Self-Relation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190941758
eISBN:
9780190941789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941758.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that a person can owe second-personal duties to herself by virtue of the fact that she occupies multiple temporal perspectives. An individual’s wellbeing at one time can conflict ... More


Defending Duties to the Self, Part 2: Duties at a Moment

Paul Schofield

in Duty to Self: Moral, Political, and Legal Self-Relation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190941758
eISBN:
9780190941789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941758.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that a person can owe second-personal duties to herself at a moment, rather than merely across time. At a single moment, a person occupies multiple perspectives, associated with ... More


On the Significance of Duties to the Self

Paul Schofield

in Duty to Self: Moral, Political, and Legal Self-Relation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190941758
eISBN:
9780190941789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941758.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter distinguishes between mere self-regarding reasons to treat oneself in particular ways, and more robust moral duties owed to oneself. While the former are a philosophical commonplace, the ... More


Introduction

Paul Schofield

in Duty to Self: Moral, Political, and Legal Self-Relation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190941758
eISBN:
9780190941789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941758.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter introduces the concept of duties to the self, situating it within our everyday thought and talk, as well as within the history of moral philosophy. Contemporary dismissals of self-duty ... More


Troubles for Duties to the Self

Paul Schofield

in Duty to Self: Moral, Political, and Legal Self-Relation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190941758
eISBN:
9780190941789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941758.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter lays out and then develops the “waivability objection,” which has throughout philosophy’s history been the most serious objection to duties to the self. The objection holds that a person ... More


Organizing Integrity

Shmuel Nili

in Integrity, Personal, and Political

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198859635
eISBN:
9780191891984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859635.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This opening chapter spells out the key concepts deployed throughout the book. It also contends, against integrity skeptics of various types, that personal integrity, understood as fidelity to one’s ... More


Duty to Self: Moral, Political, and Legal Self-Relation

Paul Schofield

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190941758
eISBN:
9780190941789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941758.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Duty to self has not been taken seriously by contemporary moral and political philosophers, with many even denying the coherence of the notion. Morality and politics concern treatment of others, ... More


Practical Philosophy After Duties to Self

Paul Schofield

in Duty to Self: Moral, Political, and Legal Self-Relation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190941758
eISBN:
9780190941789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941758.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers lines of inquiry that emerge from the argument pursued throughout the book. It considers the possibility, raised by Kant, that self-duty is a necessary ground for all duty. It ... More


We Are Not Alone: A Place for Animals in Kant’s Ethics

Barbara Herman

in Kantian Commitments: Essays on Moral Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192844965
eISBN:
9780191937316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844965.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter defends Kant’s claim that we cannot have duties to animals and asks why he seems to think that if we did not recognize some moral constraint in the treatment of animals (an indirect duty ... More


Defending Political Duties to the Self: The Possibility of Liberal Paternalism

Paul Schofield

in Duty to Self: Moral, Political, and Legal Self-Relation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190941758
eISBN:
9780190941789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941758.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues for the existence of political duties owed to the self, which justify state coercion for the sake of the individual coerced. A person can pose a threat to her own freedom, and to ... More


Dignity and Assisted Dying: What Kant Got Right (and Wrong)

Michael Cholbi

in Human Dignity and Assisted Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190675967
eISBN:
9780190675998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675967.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Although Kant was generally opposed to suicide, many contemporary ethicists invoke recognizably Kantian notions, including dignity and autonomy, in their defense of assisted dying or “death with ... More


Might There Be Self-Directed Political Duties?: Troubles for State Paternalism

Paul Schofield

in Duty to Self: Moral, Political, and Legal Self-Relation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190941758
eISBN:
9780190941789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941758.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses difficulties with the idea that there exist duties to the self that the state may paternalistically force a person to discharge. The liberal tradition typically prizes freedom, ... More


Don’t Even Think of It

George Sher

in A Wild West of the Mind

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197564677
eISBN:
9780197564707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197564677.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the claim that there are certain beliefs, attitudes, and fantasies that are impermissible simply in virtue of their content. Although this claim has a recognizably deontological ... More


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