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Conclusion

Robert Audi

in Moral Value and Human Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195312942
eISBN:
9780199851188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312942.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Four kinds of ethical view have appeared and reappeared in this book. The first is virtue ethics, which counsels people to concentrate on realizing the good throughout our lives. The second and third ... More


GREEN'S IMPACT

David O. Brink

in Perfectionism and the Common Good: Themes in the Philosophy of T. H. Green

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266401
eISBN:
9780191600906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266409.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the impact of Green's views on his contemporaries and subsequent generations of philosophers. Green's metaphysical and ethical views were sympathetically received and developed ... More


Ethical Theory and the Moral Fragmentation of Modern Life

Robert Audi

in Moral Value and Human Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195312942
eISBN:
9780199851188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312942.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Normative ethics has traditionally considered chiefly three related questions. First, the character question: what is a morally good person? More specifically, what character traits are moral ... More


The Institutional Role of the SWF Framework

Matthew D. Adler

in Measuring Social Welfare: An Introduction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190643027
eISBN:
9780190643065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190643027.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses the appropriate role of the SWF framework within governmental institutions. The topic is divided into three parts. First, under what conditions is it legally permissible for ... More


Thomas Aquinas on The Natural Law Written on Our Hearts

Eileen C. Sweeney

in Reason, Religion, and Natural Law: From Plato to Spinoza

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199767175
eISBN:
9780199979592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767175.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter shows the origins of diverse views of natural law in Aquinas as modern or anti-modern, secular or Christian in tensions present within Aquinas. Four areas of tension are traced: nature ... More


The Happiness of the Dead: Morton Smith on Christian Morality

Peter Jeffery

in The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117608
eISBN:
9780300135084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117608.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter is concerned with Smith's short career as an Anglican priest, which reveals his illogical theology of the Church and extremely strict ethical views. It shows that his counselling of ... More


Quasi-Realist Expressivism

Derek Parfit

in On What Matters: Volume Three

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198778608
eISBN:
9780191853487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778608.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explains how, for quasi-realism to be a distinctive meta-ethical view, quasi-realists must use the word ‘true’ in some stronger, more-than-minimal sense. It demonstrates this sense ... More


Conclusion: The Future of Human Morality

Allen Buchanan

in The Evolution of Moral Progress: A Biocultural Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190868413
eISBN:
9780190868444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868413.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The conclusion summarizes the main lines of thought in each of the three parts of the book: Part I: What Is Moral Progress?, Part II: Evolution and the Possibility of Moral Progress, and Part III: ... More


Moonpaths: Ethics and Emptiness

The Cowherds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190260507
eISBN:
9780190260538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260507.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines ethics, which in Buddhism is intimately connected with the metaphysics of non-self and impermanence. According to Buddhism, the misconception of the self as substantial, ... More


Why it is important to know about patients’ wishes to die

Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Heike Gudat, and Kathrin Ohnsorge

in The Patient's Wish to Die: Research, Ethics, and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198713982
eISBN:
9780191782268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713982.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The term ‘wish to die’ has two meanings: a wish about how to die (without pain, with dignity etc.) and the wish for death to come. In situations of terminal illness, when death in the near future ... More


Intermezzo: Effects of Increasing Reynolds Number

Troy Shinbrot

in Biomedical Fluid Dynamics: Flow and Form

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198812586
eISBN:
9780191850721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812586.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Effects of increasing fluid speed are analyzed. The Bernouilli and vorticity equations are derived, and the method of matching solutions is described for the Rankine vortex. Cases in which rotational ... More


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