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The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Chrisoula Andreou and Mark D. White (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195376685
eISBN:
9780199776306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376685.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When we fail to achieve our goals, procrastination is often the culprit. But how exactly is procrastination to be understood? It has been described as imprudent, irrational, inconsistent, and even ... More


Introduction

Chrisoula Andreou and Mark D. White

in The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195376685
eISBN:
9780199776306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376685.003.0000
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter considers some promising characterizations of procrastination and raises a variety of complications concerning this philosophically interesting but underexplored phenomenon. ... More


Procrastination and Personal Identity

Christine Tappolet

in The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195376685
eISBN:
9780199776306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376685.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What does the apparent lack of concern for one’s future, which is involved in many cases of procrastination, entail with respect to our conception of personal identity? One claim that is prominent in ... More


Obligation, Law, and Covenant II

Mark Philp and Z. A. Pelczynski

in Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645060
eISBN:
9780191741616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645060.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The chapter examines Hobbes’s understanding of law and authority, crucially, the difference between laws of nature and civil law; it criticizes accounts that base obligation on God’s command; and ... More


Personal Identity and Rationality

Derek Parfit

in Reasons and Persons

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198249085
eISBN:
9780191598173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019824908X.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Examines whether, if a reductionist view is true, we have any reason for special concern about our own future and gives extreme and moderate answers. It offers an argument against the Classical ... More


The Fugitive's Properties: Uncle Tom's Incalculable Dividend

in The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226044330
eISBN:
9780226241111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241111.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin stands as more readily pertinent to the coupling of law and literature, imaginative labor and speculative valuation, than many scholars of that text ... More


Spenser's Use of Chaucer's Melibee: Allegory, Narrative, History

Judith H. Anderson

in Reading the Allegorical Intertext: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228478
eISBN:
9780823241125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228478.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Paul Alpers is totally concerned with defending Spenser's Melibee; the old shepherd was destroyed in the sixth book of The Faerie Queene by marauding brigands and the accusations of the readers that ... More


Inequality of Risks

Shlomi Segall

in Equality and Opportunity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199661817
eISBN:
9780191760877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661817.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Is it unjust for two individuals to face unequal risks following an imprudent conduct (e.g. smoking)? A recent strand in luck egalitarianism (All-luck egalitarianism [ALE]) says that it is. This ... More


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