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Human Rights as a Fallback Apparatus

Joseph Chan

in Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158617
eISBN:
9781400848690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158617.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter contends that the idea of human rights is compatible with the Confucian understanding of ethics and society, but that in the ideal society people will be guided by precepts of ... More


The Value Account of God’s Love

Jordan Wessling

in Love Divine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198852483
eISBN:
9780191886935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852483.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A model of God’s love, called the ‘value account’, is defended in Chapter 2. According to this value account, God’s love is an appreciative response to intrinsic worth (dignity in the case of a ... More


The Humanist Tradition

in A Humanist Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758628
eISBN:
9780804779692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758628.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter highlights the principles that lead to “humanist science.” These principles are related to major themes in Western intellectual history: the ideas of Plato and Aristotle; Judeo-Christian ... More


Introduction

Remy Debes

in Dignity: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199385997
eISBN:
9780199386024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385997.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Until the mid-nineteenth century, the concept of dignity almost invariably connoted elevated social rank, of the sort that marked nobility or ecclesiastic preferment. However, today dignity usually ... More


Personhood in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Anglophone Philosophy

Aaron Preston

in Persons: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190634384
eISBN:
9780190634421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634384.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter surveys the respective influences of personalism and of analytic philosophy on twentieth-century thought about persons. It shows that personalism promoted a concept of personhood that is ... More


Salvation in Contemporary Christian Understanding

Clive Marsh

in A Cultural Theology of Salvation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198811015
eISBN:
9780191848056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811015.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Bringing the interim explorations of Chapter 7 into closer dialogue with the inherited content of Christian tradition, this chapter expounds a series of insights which are vital for the doctrine of ... More


Dignity: A History

Remy Debes (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199385997
eISBN:
9780199386024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385997.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The concept of dignity typically brings to mind an idea of moral status that supposedly belongs to all humans equally, and which serves as the basis of human rights. But this moralized meaning of ... More


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