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 The New Quest for Schweitzer

Ara Paul Barsam

in Reverence for Life: Albert Schweitzer's Great Contribution to Ethical Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329551
eISBN:
9780199870110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329551.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

It has been said that there is no ethics without meta‐ethics: too true, Schweitzer would say. The philosophical ground‐plan against which Schweitzer operates — particularly Schopenhauer's and ... More


Marriage and Other Social Issues

Erin A. O'Hara and Larry E. Ribstein

in The Law Market

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195312898
eISBN:
9780199871025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312898.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the market for law relating to marriage and other family relationships. Marriage can be viewed as a kind of “standard form contract,” much like a corporation, where the parties ... More


Darwinism Rejected

Robin Small

in Nietzsche and Rée: A Star Friendship

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199278077
eISBN:
9780191602702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278075.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Detailed discussion of Nietzsche’s later thought continues in a further chapter. His often-expressed hostility towards Darwinism is consistent with a preoccupation with themes that are central to the ... More


Living Wills

Hal S. Scott

in Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on living wills. Delayed insolvency resolution means more time for short-term creditors to run, and loss of franchise value. Following the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009, many ... More


Misunderstanding Schopenhauer *

Bryan Magee

in The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237228
eISBN:
9780191706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237227.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The commonest misunderstanding of Schopenhauer is that he taught, contradicting Kant, that we can have direct knowledge of the noumenon. Then there is the mistake that this noumenon is the will ... More


Euthanasia *

Philippa Foot

in Virtues and Vices: and other essays in moral philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252862
eISBN:
9780191597435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252866.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A problem in medical ethics is examined in this discussion of euthanasia, which starts with a rejection of use of the term by the Nazis to describe their killing of unwanted mental patients. By ... More


The ethical basis for making decisions

R.J. DUNLOP and J.M. HOCKLEY

in Hospital-based Palliative Care Teams: The Hospital/Hospice Interface

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629807
eISBN:
9780191730061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629807.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Decisions about care at the end of life are very difficult. It is often distressing looking after terminally ill patients and their families. This makes decisions about withholding or withdrawing ... More


Psychological and spiritual support

Aru Narayanasamy

in Supportive Care for the Urology Patient

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198529415
eISBN:
9780191730344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529415.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter considers psychological and spiritual support for chronically ill patients. In doing so, it develops an exposition on psychological and spiritual issues which are considered to be ... More


Ethical issues

Derek Doyle, David Jeffrey, and Kenneth Calman

in Palliative Care in the Home

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632272
eISBN:
9780191730245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632272.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Caring for terminally ill patients is often framed by ethical issues that arise at all stages of the palliative care period and are an integral part of medical and nursing decision making. Ethical ... More


The Problem of Euthanasia (Care of the Dying—1): First published in Nursing Times, vol. 72, no. 26 (1 July 1976), pp. 1003–5, updated from her booklet Care of the Dying and originally published in Nursing Times in 1959.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

1976 saw the republication and updating of the series of articles that had originally appeared in Nursing Times in 1959. Rather than concentrate on assertion and counter-assertion, the article ... More


The Limits of Evidence

Lois Shepherd

in If That Ever Happens to Me: Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832950
eISBN:
9781469605746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888643_shepherd.9
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the limits of evidence regarding the wishes of a person in a permanent vegetative state. It argues that we should allow the evidence to be weighed fairly—a preponderance of ... More


A Note on Dementia and Advance Directives

F. M. Kamm

in Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199971985
eISBN:
9780199346141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971985.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the moral permissibility of relying on advance directives when dealing with demented patients. It considers a situation where a person's values and interests change (or seem to ... More


Panel Discussion on Stability, Resolution, and Dodd–Frank

James R. Barth, John Dearie, David Skeel, and Arthur Wilmarth

in Perspectives on Dodd-Frank and Finance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028035
eISBN:
9780262325929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028035.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this panel discussion, John Dearie, Executive Vice President of the Financial Services Forum, lists several shortcomings of Dodd-Frank, but contends that the banking system is far stronger than it ... More


Decision-Making with Planning

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn

in Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190261092
eISBN:
9780190666590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261092.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Marriage and the Family

Chapter 4 explores how family members assumed responsibilities as the primary decision-maker when the parent engaged in formal planning in advance. The primary decision-maker acts as a complement to, ... More


It Is Good to Preserve Life: Albert Schweitzer’s Philosophy of Civilization

Nils Ole Oermann

in Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784227
eISBN:
9780191827020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784227.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes how Schweitzer developed a philosophy of civilization that was both life and world affirming out of the pessimism following the experiences of the war. His desire to make a ... More


Dodd-Frank and the Regulation of Depository Institutions Capital Requirements

Alan N. Rechtschaffen

in Capital Markets, Derivatives, and the Law: Positivity and Preparation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190879631
eISBN:
9780190879662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879631.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter continues the discussion of the previous chapter on the Dodd-Frank Act. In the years since its passage, the legislation has had dramatic effects on the operation and stability of the ... More


Advance directives

Gian Domenico Borasio and Raymond Voltz

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From Diagnosis to Bereavement, 3rd Edn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199686025
eISBN:
9780191765940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686025.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The consideration of advance directives (AD) is increasing in many parts of the world, allowing the wishes of patients to be clear, even if they are not able to express them due to the progression of ... More


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