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Demonstration and Dialectic

C. D. C. REEVE

in Practices of Reason: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198235651
eISBN:
9780191679094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235651.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Aristotle's ethical epistemology — his account of ethical knowledge — has two major components. The first explains the nature of our knowledge of ethical universals such as justice, moderation, and ... More


Unbecoming Subjects: Judith Butler, Moral Philosophy, and Critical Responsibility

Annika Thiem

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228980
eISBN:
9780823235865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228980.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral philosophy and poststructuralism have long been considered two antithetical enterprises. Moral philosophy is invested in securing norms, whereas poststructuralism attempts to ... More


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


Against Mimetic Poetry

Christopher Janaway

in Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237921
eISBN:
9780191597800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237928.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

A discussion of the arguments against mimetic poetry in Republic Book 10. Plato criticizes poetry and drama, especially tragedy and Homer, on the grounds that, in engaging the emotions, they appeal ... More


Getting It Together

John J. Piderit

in Sexual Morality: A Natural Law Approach to Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199793273
eISBN:
9780190258313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793273.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter presents an exchange between David and Maria that highlights two important aspects of living an authentically moral life. The most important point is that ethical knowledge alone does ... More


The Secret of the Mark

J. Reid Miller

in Stain Removal: Ethics and Race

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190280970
eISBN:
9780190280994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280970.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 3 pursues the notion that the structural function of race requires a study of its philosophical predecessors, those logics of inheritable genealogy from which it has itself descended. How ... More


Intuition, Theory, and Anti-Theory in Ethics

Sophie Grace Chappell (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198713227
eISBN:
9780191781650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713227.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What form, or forms, might ethical knowledge take? In particular, can ethical knowledge take the form either of moral theory or of moral intuition? If it can, should it? These are the central ... More


The Analogy of Heaven

in On Ethics and History: Essays and Letters of Zhang Xuecheng

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761284
eISBN:
9780804772884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761284.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents the English translation of an essay, which argues for the similarity between examples of what we today would distinguish as ethical and scientific knowledge. Zhang believes that ... More


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