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A Theory of Criminal Law Theories

Michael Moore

in Placing Blame: A Theory of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199599493
eISBN:
9780191594649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599493.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter develops a theory of what a theory of and area of law, criminal law included, should look like. It describes what kind of thing an area of law might be, and previews the book's ... More


Word-Meaning and Opacity

Michael Morris

in The Good and the True

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239444
eISBN:
9780191679919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter makes a programmatic showing how an evaluative theory of content can meet two constraints: the right substitution conditions for belief contexts, and what it is for words to be ... More


Understanding Sympathy and Sympathetic Understanding

Sophie Ratcliffe

in On Sympathy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239870
eISBN:
9780191716799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239870.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents an overview of ideas of sympathy and empathy, and their relations with theology, from the late 19th century to the present day. Using The Tempest as a central example, it ... More


In What Sense Are Emotions Evaluations?

Julien A. Deonna and Fabrice Teroni

in Emotion and Value

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199686094
eISBN:
9780191766039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686094.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In this chapter, the idea that emotions are evaluations is introduced. It explores two approaches attempting to account for this idea in terms of attitudes that are alleged to become emotional when ... More


In Pursuit of Emotional Modes: The Philosophy of Emotion after James

Fabrice Teroni

in Thinking about the Emotions: A Philosophical History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198766858
eISBN:
9780191840494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766858.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on fundamental trends in the philosophy of emotion since the publication of William James’ seminal and contentious view. James is famous for his claim that undergoing an emotion ... More


Normative Conceptions of Health and Its Measurement

Daniel M. Hausman

in Valuing Health: Well-Being, Freedom, and Suffering

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190233181
eISBN:
9780190233204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233181.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is concerned with views of health. They maintain that that physical or mental states constitute diseases only if they make people worse off, diminish their opportunities, call for ... More


The Nature of Desire

Julien A. Deonna and Federico Lauria (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199370962
eISBN:
9780199370986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370962.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

Desire plays a pivotal role in our lives. Yet in recent times, it has not been a central topic in the philosophy of mind. The aim of this book is to redress this imbalance. What are desires? ... More


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