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Ethics and Qualities of Life

Joel J. Kupperman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195308198
eISBN:
9780199867325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308198.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book looks at what enters into ethical judgment and choice. Interpretation of a case and of what the options are is always a factor, as is a sense of the possible values at stake. Intuitions ... More


Ethical Theory and Choice

Joel J. Kupperman

in Character

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096545
eISBN:
9780199852918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096545.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores ways in which an ethical theory can develop through time and, in particular, variations in Kantian ethical theories. The chapter argues that a Kantian could say that we have ... More


 The Relevance of Construal and Valencing to Good Choice

Joel J. Kupperman

in Ethics and Qualities of Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195308198
eISBN:
9780199867325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308198.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The previous chapters explored processes that are important to virtue ethics, but that on the problem-solving-software view of ethics would be seen largely as stage setting. This chapter argues that, ... More


 Existential Choices and Dislocations

Joel J. Kupperman

in Ethics and Qualities of Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195308198
eISBN:
9780199867325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308198.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses existential choices and dislocations. Choices made by human beings can be fully appreciated only in the context of the agent's pattern of choice and the contextual factors that ... More


 Personal Morality and Its Social Implications

Joel J. Kupperman

in Ethics and Qualities of Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195308198
eISBN:
9780199867325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308198.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter connects the two poles of conscious moral choice: the personal felt quality and conceptual implications. This continues the work of the previous chapters and further undermines the ... More


The Place of Character in Ethics

Joel J. Kupperman

in Character

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096545
eISBN:
9780199852918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096545.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter attempts to examine the place of character in ethical philosophy. For the reason that of our ability to put ourselves in one another's places while taking most elements of our own ... More


 The Logic of Consequentialism

Joel J. Kupperman

in Ethics and Qualities of Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195308198
eISBN:
9780199867325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308198.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the importance of consequentialist considerations in ethics. It argues that there is a logic embedded in ordinary normative discourse that makes consequentialist considerations ... More


 Some Difficulties of Consequentialism

Joel J. Kupperman

in Ethics and Qualities of Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195308198
eISBN:
9780199867325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308198.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores our imperfect knowledge of consequences and their likely value. It argues that we often are not in a good position to make the requisite judgments of values. Even when we are, ... More


Getting Health Reform Right: A Guide to Improving Performance and Equity

Marc Roberts, William Hsiao, Peter Berman, and Michael Reich

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195371505
eISBN:
9780199863839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371505.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book provides a framework for developing and analyzing health sector reforms, based on international experience. It offers practical guidance and stresses the need to take account of each ... More


Beauvoir, Irigaray, and the Ambiguities of Desire

Gail Weiss

in Differences: Re-reading Beauvoir and Irigaray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190275594
eISBN:
9780190275624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190275594.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Focusing first on Beauvoir’s discussion in The Ethics of Ambiguity of the will to be and the will to disclose the world, I argue that the irresolvable tension between these equally human desires ... More


Making Ethical Choices in Law and Public Policy

in Language of the Gun: Youth, Crime, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226316086
eISBN:
9780226316079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316079.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The centrality of action/protection to gun carrying, to gang membership, and also to the youths who are incarcerated on gun infractions suggests the need to target the idea that guns afford ... More


Teaching Buddhist Bioethics

Damien Keown

in Teaching Buddhism: New Insights on Understanding and Presenting the Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199373093
eISBN:
9780199373116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373093.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Damien Keown shares his expertise in Buddhist ethics to identify the perspectives and issues that the tradition brings to bioethics. Since the field of bioethics is dominated by Western approaches, ... More


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