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The Criteria for Statehood: Statehood as Effectiveness

JAMES CRAWFORD

in The Creation of States in International Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199228423
eISBN:
9780191714375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228423.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The criteria for statehood are of a special character, in that their application conditions the application of most other international laws. As a result, existing States have tended to retain for ... More


The Unavoidability of Metaphysics: Moral Responsibility and Ability to Do Otherwise

Kadri Vihvelin

in Causes, Laws, and Free Will: Why Determinism Doesn't Matter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199795185
eISBN:
9780199345250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795185.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Frankfurt famously defended moral compatibilism by arguing that, no matter what your view of free will, you should agree that a person may be morally responsible for what she did even if she wasn’t ... More


A Neurological Foundation for Freedom

Nita A. Farahany

in Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198743095
eISBN:
9780191802980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743095.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

This chapter seeks to reframe the neurolaw discussions involving the concepts of free will, mind, and action from the previous two chapters. Specifically, the chapter shifts from traditional ... More


Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War

Andrew J. Polsky

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199860937
eISBN:
9780190252649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199860937.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

On April 4, 1864, Abraham Lincoln made a shocking admission about his presidency during the Civil War. “I claim not to have controlled events,” he wrote in a letter, “but confess plainly that events ... More


Are humans special? A history of psychological perspectives

Michael C. Corballis and Stephen E. G. Lea

in The Descent of Mind: Psychological Perspectives on Hominid Evolution

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192632593
eISBN:
9780191670497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632593.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews the history of psychological attitudes toward the question of continuity versus discontinuity between humans and other species. The freedom of action enjoyed by humans implied ... More


Professional Ethics and Autonomy: A Theological Critique

Steven H. Resnicoff

in Law and Religion: Current Legal Issues 2001 Volume 4

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199246601
eISBN:
9780191697616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246601.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Professional ethics discussions often focus on the autonomy of the nonprofessional, such as a client or a patient. Too little attention has been paid to the scope of autonomy afforded to the ... More


Epistemic Agency

Ernest Sosa

in Judgment and Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198719694
eISBN:
9780191788765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719694.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Varieties of epistemic agency are distinguished, and we explore how such agency is related to normativity, freedom, reasons, competence, and skepticism. Three regions of our lives are distinguished: ... More


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