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Legal Reasoning as Practical Reason

John Finnis

in Reason in Action: Collected Essays Volume I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580057
eISBN:
9780191729379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580057.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Understanding morality and understanding legal, especially judicial, reasoning each require attention to the distinctions between reason and feelings, and between making and doing. In clarifying ... More


Torture and Method in Moral Philosophy

Jeff Mcmahan

in Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers whether moral philosophers should accept as part of their moral methodology the study hypothetical cases, such as ticking bomb scenarios, in thinking about torture. In response ... More


Absolute versus Relative Morality

Kenneth W. Holloway

in The Quest for Ecstatic Morality in Early China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199744824
eISBN:
9780199979400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744824.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Xunzi, Mencius, and Confucius are most frequently cited as a necessary context for understanding the “Xing zi mingchu.” This chapter begins the analysis of this broader framework by proposing that ... More


Kant on Sexual Violence and Oppression

Helga Varden

in Sex, Love, and Gender: A Kantian Theory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198812838
eISBN:
9780191850622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812838.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter links Kant’s account of human nature to unruly sexual activity and to the consequences of sexual or gendered violence and oppression. I use the account to explore the temptation of ... More


Justifying Terrorism: Three More Attempts

C. A. J. Coady

in The Meaning of Terrorism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780199603961
eISBN:
9780191919121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199603961.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In Chapter 6, three more categories are scrutinized, each of which again reflects a less sophisticated but appealing form of argument that is often enough deployed in the public sphere to justify ... More


What Must Be Embraced, Not Derived

Andrew Steane

in Science and Humanity: A Humane Philosophy of Science and Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198824589
eISBN:
9780191863370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824589.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The chapter discusses the subject of values and moral judgement. This begins with what is meant by values, and whether or not they can be objective and absolute. The main business of the chapter is ... More


Justifying Terrorism: Four Attempts

C. A. J. Coady

in The Meaning of Terrorism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780199603961
eISBN:
9780191919121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199603961.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 5 examines four categories of attempted philosophical justification for terrorist acts in certain circumstances. Each one, in different ways, reflects less formal and less carefully ... More


The Natural Law Foundations of Medical Law

Robert P George and Christopher O Tollefsen

in Philosophical Foundations of Medical Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198796558
eISBN:
9780191837814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796558.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

This chapter seeks to identify the basic human goods that are the foundational principles of the natural law; a derived set of moral norms that emerge from consideration of the integral directiveness ... More


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