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AUTHORITY AND TRANSPARENCY: The Example of Feminist Skepticism

Margaret Urban Walker

in Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315394
eISBN:
9780199872053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315394.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In an age of moral skepticism, moral philosophers are often casual about their own positions to represent moral life in societies segmented by gender, race, class, and other differences. Drawing on ... More


Our Authority over Our Own Happiness

Fred Feldman

in What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Writers on happiness often discuss a question about our authority with respect to our own happiness. Some maintain that we do have authority; others deny it. This is a vexed topic, in part because ... More


Mythology of the Given

Ernest Sosa

in Reflective Knowledge: Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge, Volume II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199217250
eISBN:
9780191696053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217250.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers the subtle and complex epistemology developed by Wilfrid Sellars over the course of a long career. At the heart of the Myth of the Given, Sellars finds this claim: that in ... More


Assertion and Isolated Second‐Hand Knowledge *

Jennifer Lackey

in Assertion: New Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199573004
eISBN:
9780191595127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573004.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A common view in the recent philosophical literature is that knowledge is sufficient for proper assertion. More precisely, it is frequently said that one is properly epistemically positioned to ... More


Reflexive Authorities

Michael Zürn

in A Theory of Global Governance: Authority, Legitimacy, and Contestation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198819974
eISBN:
9780191860133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819974.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In this chapter, authority is developed as key concept for analyzing the global governance system. Max Weber’s foundational treatment is used to capture the paradox involved in the notion of ... More


Inclusive Positivism and the Arguments from Authority

Kenneth Einar Himma

in Morality and the Nature of Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198723479
eISBN:
9780191790089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723479.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the various tensions that might be thought to arise between the Incorporation Thesis and practical authority. The Incorporation Thesis states that there is a conceptually ... More


Assertion: On the Philosophical Significance of Assertoric Speech

Sanford C. Goldberg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732488
eISBN:
9780191796708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732488.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book concerns the speech act of assertion. It defends the view that this type of speech act is answerable to a constitutive norm—the norm of assertion. Its core contention is this: the ... More


The Relation between Truth and Politics, Once Again

Robert E. Goodin and Kai Spiekermann

in An Epistemic Theory of Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198823452
eISBN:
9780191862137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823452.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

This chapter returns to the question whether there are truths that politics ought to track. We argue, first, that while there may occasionally be reasons to practise ‘epistemic abstinence’, there are ... More


Perception: Sensory, Conceptual, and Cognitive Dimensions

Robert Audi

in Moral Perception

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156484
eISBN:
9781400846320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156484.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers how perception is central in epistemology, and the concept of perception is among the most important in philosophy. If the psychological authority of perception—chiefly, its ... More


Philosophical Interlude: Objectivity and Democracy in Consensus Conferences

Miriam Solomon

in Making Medical Knowledge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198732617
eISBN:
9780191796838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732617.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Rational deliberation to consensus is a powerful ideal, promising both objectivity and democracy. This chapter explores reasons for concern about the rationality and democracy of group deliberation ... More


Is Pornography Like The Law?

Rae Langton

in Beyond Speech: Pornography and Analytic Feminist Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190257910
eISBN:
9780190257927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257910.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, American Philosophy

Pornography is like oppressive law, according to a feminist critique. The analogy is partial, but defensible to a significant degree. Pornography can subordinate, set norms, and silence, because it ... More


Reframing Expertise: The Rise of Behavioral Insights and Interventions in Public Policy

Holger Strassheim, Arlena Jung, and Rebecca-Lea Korinek

in Moments of Valuation: Exploring Sites of Dissonance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198702504
eISBN:
9780191772191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702504.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Innovation

The rise of behavioral insights and interventions as a novel mode of public policy is a puzzling case. Although the basic principles were developed in the 1950s, behavioral approaches have only ... More


Central Bank Planning: Unconventional Monetary Policy and the Price of Bending the Yield Curve

Benjamin Braun

in Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198820802
eISBN:
9780191860430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820802.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Central banks have increasingly used communication to guide market actors’ expectations of future rates of interest, inflation, and growth. However, aware of the pitfalls of (financial) central ... More


Risk as a Regulatory Idea

Maria Weimer

in Risk Regulation in the Internal Market: Lessons from Agricultural Biotechnology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198732792
eISBN:
9780191797002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732792.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the ideational foundations of risk and its implications for regulation. It begins with an overview of the risk discourse, focusing in particular on the ‘bright’ and ‘dark’ ... More


Codeswitching in the courtroom

Philipp Sebastian Angermeyer

in Speak English or What?: Codeswitching and Interpreter Use in New York City Courts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199337569
eISBN:
9780190235741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337569.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter investigates codeswitching and insertion in the speech of litigants, relating both phenomena to the interactional and macrosociolinguistic context of interpreter-mediated small claims ... More


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