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Conclusion

Webb Keane

in Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167732
eISBN:
9781400873593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167732.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter discusses the universal aspirations of contemporary human rights and humanitarian movements and the problems that they face. The human rights movement aims to realize the ... More


Plato and the Philosophy of Art

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:
10.1093/0198237928.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Raises the question how to give a ‘defence of art’ against Plato's criticisms, drawing on elements of modern philosophy of art. It is argued that modern thinking is unclear over the nature of art: in ... More


The Value of Biodiversity

Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich

in The Economics of Transnational Commons

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292203
eISBN:
9780191684883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292203.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter states that one of the most vexing problems facing ecologists and economists today is how to measure the value of environmental goods whose destruction generates vast externalities. ... More


Know Yourself and Your Responsibilities

James C. Raines and Nic T. Dibble

in Ethical Decision-Making in School Mental Health

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197506820
eISBN:
9780197506851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197506820.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Knowing yourself and your responsibilities requires that you understand your ethical assumptions and frameworks. This chapter identifies four major ethical theories that inform professional codes of ... More


Proverbial Wisdom

Adam Fox

in Oral and Literate Culture in England 1500–1700

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251032
eISBN:
9780191698019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251032.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the usage and importance of proverbs to the modes of thought and expression which personified England in the 16th and 17th centuries. There were about 12,000 proverbs and ... More


Analyze the Predicament

James C. Raines and Nic T. Dibble

in Ethical Decision-Making in School Mental Health

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197506820
eISBN:
9780197506851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197506820.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Analyzing the ethical predicament begins with identifying the primary client. This chapter differentiates the primary client from other participants, such as supplicants, targets, beneficiaries, and ... More


What’s Going On?

Countess of Frederiksborg Alexandra Christina and Timothy L. Fort

in The Sincerity Edge: How Ethical Leaders Build Dynamic Businesses

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780804797450
eISBN:
9781503603356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797450.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter provides a foundation for 4 forces that are here to stay for business: (1) coercive power pressures (legal regulation and public opinion); (2) the need for profitability and the reality ... More


Introduction

Chris Heffer

in All Bullshit and Lies?: Insincerity, Irresponsibility, and the Judgment of Untruthfulness

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190923280
eISBN:
9780190923327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923280.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Introduction identifies what is required for a detailed theoretical framework for analyzing the language and ethics of untruthfulness in situated text. First, the scope of untruthfulness needs to ... More


Environmental Principles: From Political Slogans to Legal Rules

Nicolas de Sadeleer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254743
eISBN:
9780191719851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254743.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This book traces the evolution of environmental principles from their origins as vague political slogans reflecting fears about environmental hazards to their embodiment in enforceable laws. Since ... More


Intersections of Value: Art, Nature, and the Everyday

Robert Stecker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198789956
eISBN:
9780191876271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789956.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This book is about the universal human need to aesthetically experience the world around us. To this end, it examines three appreciative contexts where aesthetic value plays a central role: art, ... More


Why Artistic Value is not Aesthetic Value

Robert Stecker

in Intersections of Value: Art, Nature, and the Everyday

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198789956
eISBN:
9780191876271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789956.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that artistic value is a distinct kind of value from aesthetic value. Artistic value is a function of, and derived from, a plurality of more basic values, including, but not ... More


Philip Roth: Fiction and Power

Patrick Hayes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689125
eISBN:
9780191795305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689125.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Philip Roth is widely acknowledged as one of the defining authors in the literature of post-war America. Yet he has long been a polarising figure, and throughout his career he has won the disapproval ... More


Introduction

Ashwani Peetush and Jay Drydyk

in Human Rights: India and the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199453528
eISBN:
9780199085361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453528.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The UDHR was drafted on the basis of little consultation with non-European peoples. From its very inception, the Declaration has been criticized as parochial. Some interpret this criticism as a ... More


An Introduction to Values in Science

Kevin C. Elliott

in A Tapestry of Values: An Introduction to Values in Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190260804
eISBN:
9780190260842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260804.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter introduces the major issues addressed by the book A Tapestry of Values: An Introduction to Values in Science. It shows how the research of Nikolai Vavilov, Trofim Lysenko, and Theo ... More


I Change Therefore I Am: Growing up in the Sixties

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter looks at the 1960s as a period of unparalleled social upheaval in the United States, and examines two novels that use a dispassionate third-person perspective in order to present a ... More


Lmitatio Dei and the Idea of Holiness

Leon Roth

in Is There a Jewish Philosophy?: Rethinking Fundamentals

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774556
eISBN:
9781800340824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774556.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers the notion of imitation Dei as the basis of all ethical theory and how it relates to Judaism in particular. In the philosophy of religion, the question of the relationship of ... More


‘In Spite of the Misery of the World’: Ethics, Contemplation, and the Source of Value

Sabina Lovibond

in Essays on Ethics and Feminism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198719625
eISBN:
9780191788710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719625.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This essay reflects on the question of the source of value in human life (or in the idiom of a certain ancient Greek discussion: ‘that for the sake of which one would choose to be born rather than ... More


Literary Values in a Cognitive Perspective

Terence Cave

in Thinking with Literature: Towards a Cognitive Criticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198749417
eISBN:
9780191817328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749417.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 9 asks the questions: what is literature for? why do humans tell stories, sing songs, enact characters and scenes? and what kinds of value are intrinsic to literature? The number of different ... More


Elizabeth Gaskell

Patsy Stoneman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074479
eISBN:
9781781701188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074479.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This study portrays Elizabeth Gaskell as an important social analyst who deliberately challenged the Victorian disjunction between public and private ethical values, maintaining a steady resistance ... More


Environmental Principles: From Political Slogans to Legal Rules

Nicolas de Sadeleer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198844358
eISBN:
9780191879890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844358.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This book traces the evolution of environmental principles from their origins as vague political slogans reflecting fears about environmental hazards to their embodiment in enforceable laws. Since ... More


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