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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


Reply to Commentators

Allan Gibbard

in Reconciling Our Aims: In Search of Bases for Ethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195370423
eISBN:
9780199851980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370423.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter shows that the lectures discussed were an attempt to combine two sorts of inquiry. On the one hand is the inquiry into the nature of ethical judgments and of normative judgments more ... 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


 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


Internalism and the Basic Emotions

Craig Delancey

in Passionate Engines: What Emotions Reveal about the Mind and Artificial Intelligence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142716
eISBN:
9780199833153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142713.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Internalism in moral psychology is the view that belief in a moral or practical claim must also motivate one to act on that claim. Important scientific evidence shows that a simple version of ... More


 The Importance of Character

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/9780195308198.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that character is not merely a part of the stage setting for ethical judgment, but in fact often plays a crucial role in the quality of judgment. It begins by discussing what ... More


Quality of Life Measures in Health Care and Medical Ethics

Dan Brock

in The Quality of Life

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287971
eISBN:
9780191596704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287976.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Brock's comprehensive study of measures of quality of life in the area of healthcare shows that doctors and philosophers, in their quest for the best way to assess the quality of patients’ lives, ... 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


 A Modulated Case for the Primacy of Value

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/9780195308198.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter charts the roles of consequentialist considerations within an acceptable ethical theory. It argues that quality-of-life (in the sense of what is valuable) considerations are decisive in ... More


 Construals, Valencing

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/9780195308198.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the notions of construals and valencing of outcomes. It argues that how someone construes morally problematic cases is likely related to how well that person behaves. It then ... More


Dan Brock: Quality of Life Measures in Health Care and Medical Ethics

James Griffin

in The Quality of Life

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287971
eISBN:
9780191596704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287976.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Griffin expresses doubts regarding Brock's thesis that one can extract from medical ethics literature the outline of a general account of a good life. Griffin contends that while we need prudential ... More


Two Traditions in the Social Theory of Knowledge

in Unhastening Science: Autonomy and Reflexivity in the Social theory of Knowledge

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236382
eISBN:
9781846314322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236382.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on some radical strands in social epistemology that have recently advanced new agnostic and relativistic ways of analysing scientific rationality. Over the past decades, a ... More


The human reconceived: Back to Socrates with Arendt

Adriana Cavarero

in Antiquities Beyond Humanism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198805670
eISBN:
9780191843624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805670.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter shows how Socrates becomes the crucial figure that Hannah Arendt turns to, against Plato, for thinking the human as rooted in plurality and attesting to both action and thought. As a ... More


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