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Reconsidering Actual Contract Theory

Margaret Gilbert

in A Theory of Political Obligation: Membership, Commitment, and the Bonds of Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199274956
eISBN:
9780191603976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274959.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The actual contract theory of political obligation is reconsidered in light of a plural subject account of agreements. Given the proposed account of agreements, both immoral and coerced agreements ... More


The Good Will Reading Meshes With Major Ideas of Kant's Ethics

Richard Dean

in The Value of Humanity in Kant's Moral Theory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199285723
eISBN:
9780191603938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285721.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that reading ‘humanity’ in the humanity formulation as good will provides the best fit between the humanity formulation and other major themes of Kant’s ethics. An analysis of ... More


 Jewish Biblical Fundamentalism

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter asks why modern and haredi (ultra) Orthodox Jews affirm the outmoded traditional belief that the Torah (Pentateuch) was revealed by God to Moses at Sinai (TMS) and refuse to accept the ... More


Love's Vision

Troy Jollimore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148724
eISBN:
9781400838677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148724.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Love often seems uncontrollable and irrational, but we just as frequently appear to have reasons for loving the people we do. This book offers a new way of understanding love that accommodates both ... More


The Judicial Oath

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/9780195342291.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter evaluates and rejects the claim that judges must adhere to the law in suboptimal-result cases because they swore a solemn oath of office to uphold the law. The relationship between oaths ... More


Self‐Interest versus Morality

Anita M. Superson

in The Moral Skeptic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195376623
eISBN:
9780199871551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376623.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The traditional model of the skeptic dichotomizes morality with self‐interest, both in the theory of practical reason the skeptic is assumed to endorse and in the motives he believes it rational to ... More


Byron Turning to Stone

Ralph Pite

in The Circle of Our Vision: Dante's Presence in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112945
eISBN:
9780191670886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112945.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

As Byron asserts how Don Juan should be perceived as ‘the sublime of that there sort of writing’ among other things, he emphasizes ‘that there’ despite the grammatical error since it focuses on ... More


Moral Reform

G. R. Searle

in Morality and the Market in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206989
eISBN:
9780191677410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206989.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses attempts to achieve moral reform in Victorian Britain under free market conditions. The moral reformers set out to control or discourage a number of immoral practices including ... More


The Morality and Rationality of Suicide

Feldman Fred

in Confrontations with the Reaper: A Philosophical Study of the Nature and Value of Death

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195089288
eISBN:
9780199852963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089288.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses a special form of murder: suicide. Some people, who may have been influenced by St. Thomas Aquinas, have claimed that this form of murder is inevitably immoral. However, the ... More


Because It's Right

Paul Bloomfield

in Morality and Self-Interest

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305845
eISBN:
9780199851539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305845.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Morality can be painfully demanding so much so that we sometimes question the wisdom of complying with it. Indeed, according to H. A. Prichard, making this argument work is the central preoccupation ... More


Morality and Unhappiness

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the connection between morality and unhappiness. It considers circumstances in which immoral behavior provides a greater chance to avoid disaster than does acting morally, ... More


Empowered Criminals

Chaitanya Lakkimsetti

in Legalizing Sex: Sexual Minorities, AIDS, and Citizenship in India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479810024
eISBN:
9781479845996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810024.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

“Empowered Criminals” compares the mobilization of sex workers and MSM and gay groups around two separate legal campaigns: the campaign to decriminalize adult consensual same-sex sex (Section 377 ... More


Bad by Nature?

Dennis L. Krebs

in The Origins of Morality: An Evolutionary Account

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199778232
eISBN:
9780199897261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778232.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter exposes two popular misconceptions about the evolution of morality, namely that the laws of natural selection dictate that all animals are selfish by nature, and because unselfishness is ... More


Liabilities

C. Daniel Batson

in Altruism in Humans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341065
eISBN:
9780199894222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341065.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter considers the liabilities of empathy-induced altruism following roughly the same sequence as in Chapter 7—first, liabilities for individuals in need, then for groups in need, and ... More


Immoral, Conflicting, and Redundant Promises

Seana Valentine Shiffrin

in Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T.M. Scanlon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753673
eISBN:
9780199918829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753673.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Immoral, conflicting, and redundant promises raise important but neglected issues for any theory of promising. The paper investigates what resources expectation theories of promising, such as ... More


Harm to Norms

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/9780199919840.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter demonstrates the incompatibility of the harm principle with various claims that forms of harmless immorality and other conduct that some people view as reprehensible or disgusting ought ... More


The Lawyer's Amoral Role and Lawyer Immorality

Donald Nicolson and Julian Webb

in Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198764717
eISBN:
9780191695261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764717.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter discusses the important role played lawyers in protecting their client's interest even if it means doing acts which others view as immoral and illegal. Lawyers as professionals have ... More


Reforming the Lawyer's Amoral Role

Donald Nicolson and Julian Webb

in Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198764717
eISBN:
9780191695261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764717.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter discusses the possible options and alternatives for morally activist lawyers on how to approach the dilemmas of immoral ends and means in the legal profession. One of the possible ... More


“We Don’t Sleep Around Like White Girls Do”: Family, Culture, and Gender in Filipina American Lives

Yen Le Espiritu

in Gender and U.S. Immigration: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225619
eISBN:
9780520929869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225619.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter talks about the relationship between Filipino immigrant parents and their daughters. It argues that gender is a key to immigrant identity, and a way for racialized immigrants to claim ... More


Chronotopes of a Dystopic Nation: Cultures of Dependency and Border Crossings in Late Porfirian Mexico

Claudio Lomnitz

in Globalizing American Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185064
eISBN:
9780226185088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185088.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the early formation of the culture of dependent nationalism, a form of historical consciousness that fosters a pragmatic and immoral realism and which justifies private benefits ... More


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