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Agency and Autonomy in Kant's Moral Theory: Selected Essays

Andrews Reath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199288830
eISBN:
9780191603648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288836.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book contains chapters on various features of Kant's moral psychology and moral theory, with particular emphasis on a conception of rational agency autonomy. The opening chapters explore ... More


A Theory of Moral Choice

Kristen Renwick Monroe

in Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151373
eISBN:
9781400840366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151373.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter contemplates the broader themes and implications of this work and constructs a new theory of moral choice. Most existing theories designed to guide moral behavior and examine the ethical ... More


The Psychology of Difference

Kristen Renwick Monroe

in Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151373
eISBN:
9781400840366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151373.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This concluding chapter presents some thoughts about the implications of this study for the overall understanding of ethics, moral psychology, and other works on prejudice and genocide. It reveals ... More


Moral and Prudential Choice

Robert Kane

in The Significance of Free Will

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126563
eISBN:
9780199868506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195126564.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

An attempt is made in this chapter and the following two to give an incompatibilist or indeterminist account of free will that is consistent with current scientific knowledge without assuming any ... More


Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice

Kristen Renwick Monroe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151373
eISBN:
9781400840366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151373.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

What causes genocide? Why do some stand by, doing nothing, while others risk their lives to help the persecuted? This book analyzes riveting interviews with bystanders, Nazi supporters, and rescuers ... More


Introduction

Kristen Renwick Monroe

in Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151373
eISBN:
9781400840366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151373.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter reflects on the curious puzzle of how identity can influence moral choice, and why. In so doing the chapter discusses the background context within which this volume operates, as it ... More


 Personal Morality and Its Social Implications

Joel J. Kupperman

in Ethics and Qualities of Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195308198
eISBN:
9780199867325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308198.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter connects the two poles of conscious moral choice: the personal felt quality and conceptual implications. This continues the work of the previous chapters and further undermines the ... More


The Desired and the Good

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter continues the discussion on the fragility of moral choices. A heightened moral awareness is the ideal, but the road to it is seen by ordinary people to lie in the consistent effort of ... More


Maximization: Some Evaluative Problems

Michael Stocker

in Plural and Conflicting Values

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240556
eISBN:
9780191598463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240554.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Addresses the central claim of maximization that we must do what is best. It is argued that maximization is neither morally nor rationally required. Maximization cannot adequately deal with the ... More


Unavowed Knowledge

George Pattison

in Kierkegaard and the Quest for Unambiguous Life: Between Romanticism and Modernism: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698677
eISBN:
9780191745553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698677.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter offers what is essentially a kind of thought-experiment in which we might begin to see how what we have been reading in Kierkegaard might help inform actual situations of moral and ... More


Reflection: Moral Motivation and the Limits of Moral Agency in Literary Naturalism Dreiser’s Sister Carrie

Anne Diebel

in Moral Motivation: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199316564
eISBN:
9780190496258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316564.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The rise of scientific determinism in the nineteenth century prompted English and American novelists to examine the possibility of moral motivation in a universe governed by impersonal forces. This ... More


The Forest of Reasons

Kwame Anthony Appiah

in Capitalism Beyond Mutuality?: Perspectives Integrating Philosophy and Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825067
eISBN:
9780191863745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825067.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Political Economy

As business decisions and actions spill over into society in ways that arouse our concern, it is useful to explore how philosophy might offer an alternative perspective to consequentialism. This ... More


What Do Laboratory Experiments Measuring Social Preferences Reveal About the Real World?

Steven D. Levitt and John A. List

in Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195328325
eISBN:
9780190202187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328325.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

The chapter starts by presenting a simple model in which utility maximization is influenced not only by wealth-maximization, but also by an individual's desire to make the right moral choice. It then ... More


Torture at the Limit of Politics

Faisal Devji

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how torture is employed to defend a political order that operates by denying practices condoned or carried out by states and would-be states. To this end, it critiques work by ... More


Alexander and Jesus

Ory Amitay

in From Alexander to Jesus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Alexander the Great and Jesus Christ are diametrically opposed. One lived a life of violence, the other shed his own blood for the sake of humanity. One was an agonistic and egotistic leader of men, ... More


Being Serious: Modiano's Use of History

in A Self-Conscious Art Patrick Modiano's Postmodern Fictions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235262
eISBN:
9781846314025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235262.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Patrick Modiano's use of historical facts in his fiction. It investigates how and why Modiano used the history of the Occupation of France and considers the issues of historical ... More


The Other Shore: Dialogue and Difference in Mahdī cTsā al-Ṣaqr’s al-Shāṭiɔ al-thānī

Fabio Caiani and Catherine Cobham

in The Iraqi Novel: Key Writers, Key Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748641413
eISBN:
9780748695225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641413.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter introduces the work of al-Saqr by focusing on al-Shati‘ al-thani (‘The Other Shore’, 1998), the novel in which the author’s style and narrative techniques reached maturity. The chapter ... More


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