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The Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe

Roger Teichmann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199299331
eISBN:
9780191715068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299331.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

One of the most important philosophers of recent times, Elizabeth Anscombe wrote books and articles on a wide range of topics, including the ground-breaking monograph Intention. This book studies ... More


Pagan Virtue: An Essay in Ethics

John Casey

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240037
eISBN:
9780191680069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240037.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the classical virtues of courage, temperance, practical wisdom, and justice, which are largely ignored in modern moral philosophy, centrally define the good for Man. The ... More


The Motive Skeptic

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/9780195376623.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter examines whether we need, for a complete defeat of skepticism, to defeat the motive skeptic, who is not an action skeptic, yet believes there no rational requirements on the relevant ... More


The Reformation and Scholastic Moral Philosophy

Terence Irwin

in The Development of Ethics: Volume 1: From Socrates to the Reformation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242673
eISBN:
9780191680519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242673.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Modern moral philosophy developed especially in England, Scotland, and Germany, in areas where the Reformation was widely accepted, in its Lutheran, or ... More


Preaching as Performance

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the key activity of the girl evangelists – preaching. Various newspaper reports mention the skill of the girl as a speaker, the length of the sermon (often long), and the ... More


Hobbes and Modern Contract Theory

Judith N. Shklar

Samantha Ashenden and Andreas Hess (eds)

in On Political Obligation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300214994
eISBN:
9780300245417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214994.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In these chapters Shklar takes the reader through the various aspects of early modern and modern contract theories of government. She looks into Hobbes’s fear of protracted civil war and what could ... More


Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals

Pamela Hieronymi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691194035
eISBN:
9780691200972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194035.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

P. F. Strawson was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, and his 1962 paper “Freedom and Resentment” is one of the most influential in modern moral philosophy, prompting ... More


The Moral Perils of Intimacy

Annette C. Baier

in Reflections On How We Live

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199570362
eISBN:
9780191809842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199570362.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explains the notion of love in moral reasoning or sentiments. It discusses Thomas Hobbes' theory on morality, which implies that a striking feature of modern moral philosophy is the ... More


Sin/Evil and the Law: The Novel

Ronald Paulson

in Sin and Evil: Moral Values in Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120141
eISBN:
9780300135206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120141.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes how Hogarth extended the stage, which was considered the place in which to learn morals, to his “modern moral subjects” with engravings that were frozen scenes from plays such ... More


The Sacrament of Language and the Curse of Speech

Stefania Tutino

in Shadows of Doubt: Language and Truth in Post-Reformation Catholic Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199324989
eISBN:
9780199369294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324989.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Building on the arguments of Paolo Prodi and Giorgio Agamben, this chapter examines the hermeneutical and epistemological aspects of the reflections on oaths provided by three early modern Catholic ... More


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