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Introduction

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Begins by giving an outline of the idea of trusteeship as presented by P. H. Kerr, and then as viewed against a background of the opposite idea—that of liberty, as considered by J. S. Mill. It states ... More


ACTS OF WILL AND RESPONSIBILITY

H. L. A. Hart

in Punishment and Responsibility: Essays in the Philosophy of Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534777
eISBN:
9780191720703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534777.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores a doctrine concerning criminal responsibility which has descended from the philosophy of conduct of the 18th century, through Austin, to modern English writers on the criminal ... More


Distinguo

Steven Rendall

in Distinguo: Reading Montaigne Differently

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151807
eISBN:
9780191672842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151807.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The question posed at the beginning of this opening chapter of the Essais is what one should do when at the mercy of an adversary who seeks vengeance. Should one proudly stand one's ground or fall on ... More


The Economic Consequences of Pragmatism: A Re-interpretation of Keynesian Doctrine

Nancy E. Gutman

in Decolonizing Knowledge: From Development to Dialogue

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288848
eISBN:
9780191684654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288848.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter attempts to illustrate how John Maynard Keynes came up with an effort to reclaim the authority attributed to the lived experiences of economic agents to establish a basis for formulating ... More


Criminal Law: Causing Harm

H. L. A. Hart

in Causation in the Law

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254744
eISBN:
9780191681523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254744.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter deals with causing physical and economic harm. The first section considers harm caused by voluntary conduct. The second section on abnormality considers this topic under the three ... More


Lon L. Fuller: The Morality of Law

H. L. A. Hart

in Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198253884
eISBN:
9780191681431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253884.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses Lon L. Fuller's book The Morality of Law. This imaginative, original, and thought-provoking book is richly stocked with a variety of themes, many of which deserve a much fuller ... More


: Natural, Customary, and Positive Law

James Bernard Murphy

in The Philosophy of Positive Law: Foundations of Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300107883
eISBN:
9780300138016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300107883.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This introductory chapter begins by considering the meaning of positive law. It then discusses debates over the relative importance of nature and convention in explaining many kinds of human conduct; ... More


The Geneva Conventions and Public International Law

Theodor Meron

in The Making of International Criminal Justice: The View from the Bench: Selected Speeches

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608935
eISBN:
9780191729706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608935.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Today, the rights and values embodied in the 1949 Geneva Conventions implicitly underlie rights and duties of states in both war and peace, as well as shaping the ethos of our shared sense of ... More


Law as Punishment / Law as Regulation

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771702
eISBN:
9780804782111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771702.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Law depends on various modes of classification. How an act or a person is classified may be crucial in determining the rights obtained, the procedures employed, and what understandings get attached ... More


The Social Dimensions of Faith: Expanding John Dewey’s Sense of Community and Custom

Christopher D. Tirres

in The Aesthetics and Ethics of Faith: A Dialogue Between Liberationist and Pragmatic Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199352531
eISBN:
9780199358359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352531.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores a puzzling paradox: whereas in most of his works, John Dewey acknowledges that social practices -- even customary and unreflective ones -- may give rise to more reflective and ... More


Punishment, Child Development, and Crime: A Theory of the Social Bond

Thomas J. Scheff

in Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085471
eISBN:
9780300133806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085471.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter frames corporal punishment within a general theory of human conduct. The theory of social bonds proposes that personality, basic behaviors, and attitudes arise from the nature of ... More


Morality: From Relativism to Relational Responsibility

Kenneth J. Gergen

in Relational Being: Beyond Self and Community

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199846269
eISBN:
9780190256302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199846269.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the moral and spiritual implications of relational being, with emphasis on relativism and relational responsibility. It considers the challenge of the moral good by focusing on ... More


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