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‘Irreversibility’ and Social Justice

Andrew Dobson

in Justice and the Environment: Conceptions of Environmental Sustainability and Theories of Distributive Justice

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294955
eISBN:
9780191599071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294956.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Considers the second conception of environmental sustainability, in which ‘irreversible nature’ (such as species) is the thing to be sustained into the future. In Ch. 5, it was pointed out that ... More


Personal Value

Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603787
eISBN:
9780191729294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603787.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Certain things, like justice, have impersonal value, other things carry personal values: they have value for some person rather than have value, period. The philosophical literature as well as ... More


Personal Good

Connie S. Rosati

in Metaethics after Moore

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199269914
eISBN:
9780191710032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269914.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter challenges one aspect of Moore's view. In his critical remarks about egoism as a theory of motivation, Moore argued that the notion of ‘good-for’, which figures in claims about this or ... More


Membership Motivations

James Mitchell, Lynn Bennie, and Rob Johns

in The Scottish National Party: Transition to Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199580002
eISBN:
9780191731099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580002.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The results of an open-ended question on why members joined the party are analysed. Independence is the main reason for joining for over half the membership though a significant part of the ... More


Good and Good For

Sergio Tenenbaum

in Desire, Practical Reason, and the Good

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195382440
eISBN:
9780199870158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382440.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter tries to understand the notions of good and good for (and related evaluative notions) that seem to be in operation when, for instance, one says that by bringing about the greatest good, ... More


Two Kinds of Intrinsic Goodness

Michael Slote

in From Morality to Virtue

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195093926
eISBN:
9780199833689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195093925.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Two different kinds of intrinsic goodness are often conflated. A state of affairs can be intrinsically good (e.g. the virtuous being happy), but certain things can be intrinsically good for a person, ... More


Mistaken Value Analyses

Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen

in Personal Value

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603787
eISBN:
9780191729294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603787.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A preliminary analysis of personal value is presented. Chapter 4 also considers some influential views on the notion of personal goodness. The first, and most important, is G. E. Moore's famous ... More


Mo(o)re Objections

Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen

in Personal Value

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603787
eISBN:
9780191729294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603787.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In recent years various philosophers have expressed views on how to analyse ‘good‐for”. Chapter 7 is devoted to a discussion of some these views, and how they affect the analysis offered in this ... More


Relativism and the New Universalism: Feminists Claim the Right to Judge

Linda M. G. Zerilli

in A Democratic Theory of Judgment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226397849
eISBN:
9780226398037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398037.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Beginning with Susan Okin's well-know essay, "Is Multiculturalism Good for Women?," this chapter examines the debate over relativism and universalism in contemporary feminist theory and its ... More


Value taxonomy

Wlodek Rabinowicz and Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen

in Handbook of Value: Perspectives from Economics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198716600
eISBN:
9780191807572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716600.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The chapter presents main conceptual distinctions underlying much of modern philosophical thinking about value. The introductory section is followed by an outline of the contrast between ... More


Good-for-Nothings

Susan Wolf

in The Variety of Values: Essays on Morality, Meaning, and Love

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780195332803
eISBN:
9780190219123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332803.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Many people think that inanimate objects can only be good if they are good for someone whose existence is itself good. This might explain why the epithet “good-for-nothing” is a term of abuse. But ... More


The Narrative Calculus

Antti Kauppinen

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 5

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744665
eISBN:
9780191808838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744665.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines systematically which features of a life story (or history) make it good for the subject herself—not aesthetically or morally good, but prudentially good. The key elements of a ... More


A Blueprint for Ethics

Katja Maria Vogt

in Desiring the Good: Ancient Proposals and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190692476
eISBN:
9780190692506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692476.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 provides a blueprint for ethics, with Plato’s Philebus as its ancestor. Ethics, it is argued, starts out by asking “what is the good?” [Q]‌. The chapter offers a distinction between ... More


The Long Goodbye from Relativism

Katja Maria Vogt

in Desiring the Good: Ancient Proposals and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190692476
eISBN:
9780190692506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692476.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 4 rethinks Protagoras’s Measure Doctrine from a non-relativist, realist perspective. It coins the term Measure Realism, according to which human beings are the measure of what is good for ... More


Introduction

L. Nandi Theunissen

in The Value of Humanity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198832645
eISBN:
9780191871207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832645.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The aim of this book is to develop a positive account of the value of human beings. This involves thinking about the nature of value itself. Following Judith Jarvis Thomson, when we say of something ... More


Must We Be Absolutely Valuable?

L. Nandi Theunissen

in The Value of Humanity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198832645
eISBN:
9780191871207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832645.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

There is an argument according to which something must be absolutely valuable for anything to be of value. The chains of dependence between values must come to an end, and humanity meets the ... More


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