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Political Engagement as Intrinsic Good: Arendt and Company

Ben Berger

in Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144689
eISBN:
9781400840311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144689.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines Hannah Arendt's views on the intrinsic value of political engagement as well as her attitude toward moral engagement. It begins with a discussion of Arendt's visionary political ... More


Personal Good

Connie S. Rosati

in Metaethics after Moore

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199269914
eISBN:
9780191710032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269914.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter challenges one aspect of Moore's view. In his critical remarks about egoism as a theory of motivation, Moore argued that the notion of ‘good-for’, which figures in claims about this or ... More


Justifying Retributivism

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/9780199599493.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter mulls over the justificatory apparatus of the preceding chapter. A secondary literature critical of that apparatus has developed, and the main arguments of that literature are ... More


Conclusion

Monte Ransome Johnson

in Aristotle on Teleology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285303
eISBN:
9780191603143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285306.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle’s teleological explanations are most successful in the domain of living things, and there is good reason to think that organisms are the objects of his most important teleological remarks. ... More


McTaggart on Love

Dennis McKerlie

in Underivative Duty: British Moral Philosophers from Sidgwick to Ewing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199577446
eISBN:
9780191725425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577446.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

McTaggart believes that love is an emotion directed towards another person that is completely independent of that person's qualities. The qualities may cause the love, but they do not provide reasons ... More


Impure Perfect Being Theology

Jeff Speaks

in The Greatest Possible Being

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826811
eISBN:
9780191865725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826811.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some perfect being theologians claim to derive the attributes from the principle that God is the greatest possible being, but in fact tacitly assume some stronger principle. Two versions of this ... More


Indifference Readings: Plato and the Stoa on Socratic Ethics

Mary Margaret McCabe

in Platonic Conversations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198732884
eISBN:
9780191796906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732884.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers two passages in the Euthydemus and Meno on the explanation of value, which appear to be closely related. This close relation can be understood in terms of one ‘reading’ the ... More


Why Value Autonomy?

Thomas Hurka

in Drawing Morals: Essays in Ethical Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199743094
eISBN:
9780190267544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743094.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the value of autonomy as an intrinsic good. Autonomy presupposes the human ideal of a person with knowledge and agency—the freedom to make a choice, as well as the knowledge to ... More


Games and The Good

Thomas Hurka

in Drawing Morals: Essays in Ethical Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199743094
eISBN:
9780190267544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743094.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores why excellence in sports and the broader spectrum of games—both athletic and nonathletic alike—are considered an intrinsic good—one that is distinct from the mere pleasure of ... More


Ultimate Good, Part I: Perfectionism and Desire-Based Theory

Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer

in The Point of View of the Universe: Sidgwick and Contemporary Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199603695
eISBN:
9780191781834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603695.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The axiom of universal benevolence tells us to maximize the good, impartially, but does not tell us what this good is. Theories of the good can be divided into internalist and externalist theories, ... More


Platonic Conversations

Mary Margaret McCabe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198732884
eISBN:
9780191796906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732884.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is a collection of chapters discussing a range of ancient philosophers, but focusing on the ways in which the Platonic method of conversation may inform how we understand both the Platonic ... More


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