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Double-Effect Reasoning: Doing Good and Avoiding Evil

T. A. Cavanaugh

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199272198
eISBN:
9780191604157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272190.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Consequentialists oppose while absolutists and deontologists rely upon double-effect reasoning (DER) to address hard cases in which good inextricably binds with evil (such as destroying a legitimate ... More


Law and Bioethics: A Rights-Based Relationship and Its Troubling Implications

Daniel Sperling

in Law and Bioethics: Current Legal Issues Volume 11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545520
eISBN:
9780191721113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter explores the relationship between law and bioethics and calls for a careful evaluation of the law's contributions to bioethics. It argues that while the law contributed extensively to ... More


Health, Global Justice, and Virtue Bioethics

Katerina Sideri

in Law and Bioethics: Current Legal Issues Volume 11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545520
eISBN:
9780191721113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter explores the philosophical tradition of virtue ethics to link the relevant discussion to bioethics, the idea of human flourishing, and the principles of practical reason, justice, and ... More


Agency and Autonomy in Kant's Moral Theory: Selected Essays

Andrews Reath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199288830
eISBN:
9780191603648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288836.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book contains chapters on various features of Kant's moral psychology and moral theory, with particular emphasis on a conception of rational agency autonomy. The opening chapters explore ... More


Just a Job?: Communication, Ethics, and Professional Life

George Cheney, Dan Lair, Dean Ritz, and Brenden Kendall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195182774
eISBN:
9780199871001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182774.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This book offers a fresh perspective on ethics at work, questioning the notions that doing ethics at work has to be work, and that work is somehow a sphere where a different set of rules applies. ... More


Freedom and Reason in Kant, Schelling, and Kierkegaard

Michelle Kosch

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199289110
eISBN:
9780191604003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199289115.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book traces a complex of issues surrounding moral agency from Kant through Schelling to Kierkegaard. There are two complementary projects. The first is to clarify the contours of German idealism ... More


Pascal's Wager: Pragmatic Arguments and Belief in God

Jeff Jordan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199291328
eISBN:
9780191710698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291328.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

What if there is no strong evidence that God exists? Is belief in God when faced with a lack of evidence illegitimate and improper? Evidentialism answers yes. According to Evidentialism, it is ... More


Preservation Versus the People?: Nature, Humanity, and Political Philosophy

Mathew Humphrey

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242672
eISBN:
9780191599514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242674.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Environmental political philosophy has generally been framed around the differing axiologies of ecocentrism (nature‐centred) and anthropocentric (human‐centred) forms of ethics. This book seeks to ... More


Natural Justice

Ken Binmore

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195178111
eISBN:
9780199783670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178111.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This book attempts to create an evolutionary theory of fairness. Sharing food is commonplace in the animal kingdom because it insures animals that share against hunger. Anthropologists report that ... More


The Environment Between Theory and Practice

Avner de-Shalit

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240388
eISBN:
9780191599033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240388.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

When constructing environmental policies in democratic regimes, there is a need for a theory that can be used not only by academics but also by politicians and activists. So why has the major part of ... More


Reasons and the Good

Roger Crisp

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199290338
eISBN:
9780191710476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290338.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book answers some of the oldest questions in moral philosophy. Claiming that a fundamental issue in normative ethics is what ultimate reasons for action we might have, it argues that the best ... More


On Nationality

David Miller

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293569
eISBN:
9780191599910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293569.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Nationalism is often dismissed today as an irrational political creed with disastrous consequences. Yet most people regard their national identity as a significant aspect of themselves, see ... More


The Multiple Perspectives of the Patient as Victim and Vector View

Margaret P. Battin, Leslie P. Francis, Jay A. Jacobson, and Charles B. Smith

in The Patient as Victim and Vector: Ethics and Infectious Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335842
eISBN:
9780199868926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335842.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents the full exposition of the PVV view: that ethical problems in infectious disease should be analyzed, and clinical practices, research agendas, and public policies developed, ... More


Health and the Good Society: Setting Healthcare Ethics in Social Context

Alan Cribb

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199242733
eISBN:
9780191603549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242739.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The goals of healthcare and health policy, and the health-related dilemmas facing policy makers, professionals, and citizens are analysed and debated in a range of disciplines, including public ... More


Global Strategy: Creating and Sustaining Advantage across Borders

Andrew Inkpen and Kannan Ramaswamy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167207
eISBN:
9780199789825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167207.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This book examines the issues central to the study of strategic management in a global context. The key premise of this book is that developing an understanding of global strategic management ... More


The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus”

Denis McManus

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288021
eISBN:
9780191713446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288021.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is a study of Wittgenstein’s early masterpiece, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. It argues that Wittgenstein’s aim in that deeply puzzling work is to show that the ‘intelligibility of ... More


Reverence for Life: Albert Schweitzer's Great Contribution to Ethical Thought

Ara Paul Barsam

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329551
eISBN:
9780199870110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329551.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Albert Schweitzer maintained that the idea of “Reverence for Life” came upon him on the Ogowe River as an “unexpected discovery, like a revelation in the midst of intense thought.” While Schweitzer ... More


Epilogue: Culture Wars

Mike W. Martin

in From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304718
eISBN:
9780199786572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304713.003.Epilogue
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This epilogue presents some concluding thoughts. It argues that America's therapeutic trend in ethics — the tendency to approach moral matters in terms of mental health — was politicized by America's ... More


The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy

D. D. Raphael

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199213337
eISBN:
9780191707544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213337.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is a critical discussion of Adam Smith's moral philosophy set out in The Theory of Moral Sentiments: critical in the sense of combining exposition with a critical evaluation of Smith's ... More


Concluding Remarks

Jacqueline Mariña

in Transformation of the Self in the thought of Schleiermacher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199206377
eISBN:
9780191709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206377.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter stresses the importance of Schleieramacher's achievement for contemporary thought about both ethics and the relation between ethics and religion. Contemporary issues such as ... More


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