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On the Guise of the Good

Joseph Raz

in From Normativity to Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693818
eISBN:
9780191731907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693818.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter examines the theses that intentional actions are actions performed for (normative) reasons, as those are seen by the agents; that reasons for action are such reasons by being facts that ... More


Symbolic Value

Robert Merrihew Adams

in Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153712
eISBN:
9780199869381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153715.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that it is good to care about what one's actions and one's life symbolize, express, and stand for, and good in some cases to act for the sake of such symbolic values in preference ... More


Expressing Emotions: From Action to Art

Sabine A. Doring

in Art, Mind, and Narrative: Themes from the Work of Peter Goldie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198769736
eISBN:
9780191822575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769736.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that expression of emotion in art is a special case of expressive action. Insofar as it expresses emotions, art, like any expressive action, embodies and signals not just a mental ... More


Musical Style and the Philosophy of Mind

Christopher Peacocke

in The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199836963
eISBN:
9780199362547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199836963.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter raises interesting new questions for aesthetics. While philosophers have long debated the question as to what makes something a work of art, Christopher Peacocke asks: What makes a work ... More


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