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The Argument from Autonomy

Jonathan Quong

in Liberalism without Perfection

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594870
eISBN:
9780191723513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter argues that Joseph Raz's autonomy-based version of the harm principle suffers from two serious problems. First, Raz's argument fails to yield a principled commitment to liberal ... More


The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law Volume 1: Harm to Others

Joel Feinberg

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195046649
eISBN:
9780199868728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195046641.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Harm to Others is the first volume in a four‐volume work entitled The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law that addresses the question, What acts may the state rightly make criminal? ... More


Harming Some to Save Others

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144024
eISBN:
9780199870998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144023.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Continues the consideration of when it is and is not permissible to kill some to save others, by presenting a new proposal (related to an earlier one made by the author) for a Principle of ... More


Assessing and Comparing Harms

Joel Feinberg

in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law Volume 1: Harm to Others

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195046649
eISBN:
9780199868728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195046641.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Formulates some “mediating maxims” to guide a legislature in applying the harm principle to difficult cases. Supplemental criteria that restrict the application of the harm principle include the ... More


Agent-Relative Principles

Jeffrey Brand-Ballard

in Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195342291
eISBN:
9780199867011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342291.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines four agent-relative principles that, if true, entail that systemic effects do not give Group O (the group of judges with correct moral judgment) any reason to adhere to the law ... More


Customary Rights and Responsibilities

Scott Barrett

in Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199286096
eISBN:
9780191602832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286094.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter casts the challenge of international cooperation in the framework of customary international law. It explains how custom is developed and sustained, and why it cannot address all ... More


Failures to Prevent Harm

Joel Feinberg

in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law Volume 1: Harm to Others

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195046649
eISBN:
9780199868728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195046641.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Feinberg addresses two questions. First, are bad Samaritan laws morally legitimate? He believes they are since it is important to avoid serious harm to personal interests, and persons in danger have ... More


Freedom and Autonomy

Joseph Raz

in The Morality of Freedom

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248071
eISBN:
9780191598289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248075.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The ideal of autonomy, together with pluralism, underlies the doctrine of political freedom. Autonomy underlies both positive and negative freedom. Toleration is underpinned by the competitive ... More


Paternalism in Practice

Julian Le Grand and Bill New

in Government Paternalism: Nanny State or Helpful Friend?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164373
eISBN:
9781400866298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164373.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the prevalence of paternalistic elements in existing government policies. It first considers the range of interventions that may be viewed as involving elements of government ... More


The Meaning of Harm Derived from Interests: Joel Feinberg’s Harm Principle

Jethro K. Lieberman

in Liberalism Undressed

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199919840
eISBN:
9780199980376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919840.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Taking up the question of defining harm, this chapter looks at the conception proposed by Joel Feinberg, that harm is the wrongful setback to a person’s interest. The chapter examines each of these ... More


Climate Change and the Moral Agent: Individual Duties in an Interdependent World

Elizabeth Cripps

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665655
eISBN:
9780191753039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665655.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Global climate change challenges standard theories of moral accountability. Many of us take it for granted that we ought to cooperate to tackle it, but where does this requirement come from? Climate ... More


General Introduction

Joel Feinberg

in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law Volume 1: Harm to Others

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195046649
eISBN:
9780199868728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195046641.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Specifies the parameters of Feinberg's inquiry: he is concerned with the limits of the legitimate power of the state to impose criminal prohibitions on “primary” crimes. Put differently, his concern ... More


The Challenge of Regulatory Legitimacy III

Roger Brownsword

in Rights, Regulation, and the Technological Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199276806
eISBN:
9780191707605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276806.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter begins by examining the harm principle and the precautionary principle as candidate unproblematic regulative standards for pluralistic communities. It then considers how the ideas of ... More


The Liberal Premise

Jethro K. Lieberman

in Liberalism Undressed

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199919840
eISBN:
9780199980376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919840.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter proposes that the commonplace liberal institutions and practices that are the mainstay of western liberal democracies can be best deduced, justified, and explained by John Stuart Mill’s ... More


Master Principles of Criminalization?

R A Duff

in The Realm of Criminal Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199570195
eISBN:
9780191859595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199570195.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter turns to criminalization, and the question whether we should seek a ‘master principle’ by which to guide criminalization deliberations. Different kinds of master principle are ... More


Liberalism Undressed

Jethro K. Lieberman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199919840
eISBN:
9780199980376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919840.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

One of mankind’s most enduring questions is the legitimate scope of state power: how far and in what ways may the government meddle with people’s lives? For more than three centuries, the western ... More


Embedded Autonomy and the “Way-Station Self”

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/9780195335842.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Traditional liberal paradigms in bioethics have rested on a misleading picture of the self as a separate individual. This chapter develops a biologicized picture of the self as a “way station”: so to ... More


A Non-Exclusionary Theory of Legislative Aim: Taking Aim at Moral Wrongdoing

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/9780199599493.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

A theory of criminal legislation should tell us what the criminal law should prohibit. Part of that theory should give an answer to the question of legislative motivation: what should the legislative ... More


Liberal principles refined

David O. Brink

in Mill's Progressive Principles

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672141
eISBN:
9780191751257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672141.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter reassesses Mill's initial statement of his one very simple principle, arguing that it is in various ways over-simple. Mill's conception of harm is complex. It can and should be ... More


The Moral Target: Aiming at Right Conduct in War and Other Conflicts

F.M. Kamm

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199897520
eISBN:
9780199950249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897520.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book comprises chapters that discuss aspects of war and other conflicts in the light of both nonconsequentialist ethical theory and the views of such theorists as Barbara Herman, Jeff McMahan, ... More


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