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Justifying the Moral Rules: The First Five

Bernard Gert

in Morality: Its Nature and Justification

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195176896
eISBN:
9780199835300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176898.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the moral rules: do not kill, do not cause pain, do not disable, do not deprive of freedom, and do not deprive of pleasure, are justified moral rules. It distinguishes ... More


The Moral Attitudes

Frank Palmer

in Literature and Moral Understanding: A Philosophical Essay on Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242321
eISBN:
9780191680441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242321.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

In responding to literary fiction, it is essential that people have moral responses to fictional characters. It is unintelligible to suppose that access could be gained to understanding ... More


Practical Expressivism, Morality’s Function, and Moral Attitudes

Neil Sinclair

in Practical Expressivism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198866107
eISBN:
9780191898327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866107.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Practical expressivism is the view that moral judgements do not offer moral descriptions or express moral beliefs but do express moral attitudes. The conventionally-enshrined purpose of this ... More


Epilogue: The Century of Divorce Law Reform, 1857–1987

Lawrence Stone

in Road to Divorce: England 1530-1987

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198226512
eISBN:
9780191678646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198226512.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter traces the story of the divorce revolution from the first breach in the barrier in 1857 to the situation in 1987. As changing social mores came into conflict with resisting legislative ... More


Respect for Law

Joseph Raz

in The authority of law: Essays on law and morality

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198253457
eISBN:
9780191681400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253457.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter seeks to address the question of what should be the attitude of a conscientious citizen to the laws of a society whose legal system is by and large good and just. It examines the ... More


Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660–1753

Lawrence Stone

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202530
eISBN:
9780191675386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In Road to Divorce explored the different ways in which marriage took place, and analysed the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the legality of the institution in its various forms ... More


Joyce and the Artist's Fingernails

S. L. Goldberg

in Foundational Essays in James Joyce Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035291
eISBN:
9780813038483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035291.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the criticism around Joyce's pointer to his artistic direction which is unobtrusively ambiguous. What the reader makes of it is usually an index of what he makes of Joyce's art ... More


The Role Played by the ‘Sense of Justice’ in Legal Politics

Alf Ross

in On Law and Justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198716105
eISBN:
9780191784361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716105.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the legitimate role played by the sense of justice in scientific legal politics. It begins by introducing a distinction between ‘interests’ (attitudes based upon needs) and ... More


Moralization and Demoralization in Jewish Ethics

Leon Roth

in Is There a Jewish Philosophy?: Rethinking Fundamentals

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774556
eISBN:
9781800340824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774556.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter takes a look at certain instances of ‘deflation’, or even ‘debasement’, in Jewish ethics. These instances cut very deep. Each pair of readings involves a contrary moral attitude; and it ... More


Liberal and Secular or Protestant and Orange?: Religion and the UUP

Thomas Hennessey, Máire Braniff, James W. McAuley, Jonathan Tonge, and Sophie A. Whiting

in The Ulster Unionist Party: Country Before Party?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198794387
eISBN:
9780191835889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794387.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the importance of the Protestant Faith and Church and of the Orange Order to UUP members. Whilst overwhelmingly Protestant, the UUP has always rejected the overtly ... More


Refusing Beauty; or, The Bruise

Gordon C. F. Bearn

in Life Drawing: A Deleuzean Aesthetics of Existence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823244805
eISBN:
9780823250714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244805.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

According to Roland Barthes, one of the surprising things about speech is that no erasing is involved, only going forward and only Yes. The same goes with becoming; it never erases and never goes ... More


Virtue, Character, Moral Formation, and the Ends of Life

John Barton

in Ethics in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199660438
eISBN:
9780191787270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660438.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

It is argued that much of the Old Testament is concerned with what may be called moral formation, the inculcation of good attitudes and habits of conduct, and that this brings it quite close to ... More


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