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Process Thinking, the Creation of Value, and Approaches to Ethics

Clare Palmer

in Environmental Ethics and Process Thinking

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269526
eISBN:
9780191683664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269526.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In his later philosophical endeavours, the fundamental concern of Whitehead veered away from moral philosophy and instead aimed at the construction of a new metaphysics. As such, a corresponding ... More


Principled Governance

Oran R. Young

in Governing Complex Systems: Social Capital for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035934
eISBN:
9780262338899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035934.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Another governance strategy features the development of principles and the coalescence of sets of principles into ethical systems (e.g. medical ethics, legal ethics). Principles provide normative ... More


Catholicism and Confucianism: An Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges

Peter C. Phan

in Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827879
eISBN:
9780199919451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827879.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the encounter between two systems of thought and ways of life whose fortunes in East Asia have been intertwined for more than four centuries and whose future prospects seem to ... More


Rhetoric as Self-Cultivation: A Question of Language

Holloway Kenneth W.

in Guodian: The Newly Discovered Seeds of Chinese Religious and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371451
eISBN:
9780199870653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371451.003.004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter provides a nuanced study of the relationship between “The Five Aspects of Conduct” and Mencius. In “The Five Aspects of Conduct,” This chapter is an important part of self-cultivation, ... More


Epilogue

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139914
eISBN:
9780199848935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139914.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This final chapter amplifies the Koranic statement appearing as an opening verse “You are the best community ever brought forth to human beings” as constituting God's purpose of creating an ethical ... More


Welfare and Interpersonal Comparisons

Kaushik Basu

in Prelude to Political Economy: A Study of the Social and Political Foundations of Economics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296713
eISBN:
9780191595943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296711.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter discusses some preliminaries of welfare economics, i.e., the meaning of welfare and interpersonal comparisons. It focuses on the informational feasibility of some ethical systems. It ... More


Biology, Ethics, and Animals

Rosemary Rodd

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240525
eISBN:
9780191680199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240525.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In the debate about animal rights, biologists may feel threatened by criticism of their use of animals. They may also feel that philosophical discussion of animals is so abstract as to be ... More


Maimonides’ Ethical Systems

Herbert A. Davidson

in Maimonides the Rationalist

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113584
eISBN:
9781800340077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113584.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Maimonides' treatment of ethics. Shemonah perakim and Mishneh torah base their treatments of ethics on the postulate that characteristics in the human soul are the locus of ... More


Provisional Politics: Kantian Arguments in Policy Context

Elisabeth Ellis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125221
eISBN:
9780300152050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125221.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues that if we are to vindicate moral reasoning in politics, we must focus on the conditions of political discourse rather than the contents of any particular ethical system. This book ... More


Forms of Life: Aesthetics and Biopolitics in German Culture

Andreas Gailus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501749803
eISBN:
9781501749971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749803.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book argues that the neglect of aesthetics in most contemporary theories of biopolitics has resulted in an overly restricted conception of life. The book insists we need a more flexible notion ... More


The Argument from Ethical Relativism

Arvind Sharma

in Are Human Rights Western?: A Contribution to the Dialogue of Civilizations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679489
eISBN:
9780199081714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679489.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the argument that human rights may be Western in the sense that any moral or ethical system is relative to the culture in which it is found. This larger doctrine of ethical ... More


Relative Virtue

Nicholas Greenwood Onuf

in The Mightie Frame: Epochal Change and the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190879808
eISBN:
9780190879839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879808.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Whether we live in a time of transition, or in a time when bourgeois prosperity is coming to an end, many of us wonder how we might best conduct ourselves. In the circumstance, Aristotle’s virtue ... More


Economic Morality and Jewish Law

Aaron Levine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199826865
eISBN:
9780190261368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826865.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This book compares the way in which welfare economics and Jewish law determine the propriety of an economic action, whether by a private citizen or the government. Espousing what philosophers would ... More


A Tale of Two Sermons (Derashot): Jewish Law’s Deontological Ethics at Work

Aaron Levine

in Economic Morality and Jewish Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199826865
eISBN:
9780190261368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826865.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter illustrates a case study of how the social context can lead to misguided economic decisions. It also includes rules of morality set by Jewish law to guide modes of conduct and ... More


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