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Battling for Truth in the Beloved Community

Rebekah L. Miles

in The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

An examination is made of Sharon Welch's political realist position. Welch, in contrast to Ruether, locates moral norms and the divine in particular human communities, and all moral claims are ... More


Dueling Realisms

Rebekah L. Miles

in The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This final chapter points toward an alternative position that critically retrieves the realisms of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Sharon Welch, and Reinhold Niebuhr, and finds a middle way between the ... More


How Law Claims, What Law Claims

John Gardner

in Institutionalized Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199582068
eISBN:
9780191739354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582068.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Many people think that law, wherever it may be found, makes certain characteristic assertions, claims, self-presentations, or promises. In recent times, such an idea has been endorsed and relied upon ... More


Musical Morality

Peter Kivy

in Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562800
eISBN:
9780191721298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562800.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the moral claims of absolute music. It argues that absolute music shares with many other human activities the propensity to produce, in human beings, a kind of ecstasy that ... More


Rights and Interests

T. M. Scanlon

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239115
eISBN:
9780191716935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239115.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Rights are defined by certain specific duties, and they are justified on the ground that they are necessary to protect important individual interests. This chapter examines the relation between a ... More


The Proudhon Strategy

Jeremy Waldron

in The Right to Private Property

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239376
eISBN:
9780191679902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239376.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the application of Proudhon's strategy to the GR-based arguments being considered. It argues that Proudhon is mistaken if he believes his strategy is successful against ... More


nietzsche ad hominem

Robert C. Solomon

in Living with Nietzsche: What the Great "Immoralist" has to Teach Us

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195160147
eISBN:
9780199835065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195160142.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Nietzsche often employs ad hominem arguments, usually considered fallacies by most philosophers and logic teachers. But I argue that Nietzsche makes good use of these on the grounds that in ... More


Finnis on Legal and Moral Obligation

Maris Köpcke Tinturé

in Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675500
eISBN:
9780191757228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter unpacks and evaluates Finnis' intriguing claim that law and legal obligation are ‘isolated’ from moral reasoning. Properly understood, Finnis' idea of law's ‘isolation’ provides a ... More


Locating Morality: Moral Imperatives as Bodily Imperatives

Kate Manne

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics 12

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198805076
eISBN:
9780191843174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805076.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the possibility of identifying core moral claims with the states of mind which are called bodily imperatives—e.g. the ‘make it stop’ state of mind which is plausibly an aspect ... More


Criteria for Moral Realism

Colin Marshall

in Compassionate Moral Realism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198809685
eISBN:
9780191846953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809685.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the nature of moral realism, identifying desiderata that the view defended here (Compassionate Moral Realism) needs to meet. First, the general idea behind the moral ... More


Non-Cognitivism and Quasi-Realism

Samuel Scheffler

in On What Matters: Volume Two

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199572816
eISBN:
9780191809873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199572816.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers Non-Cognitivism and Quasi-Realism. According to Non-Cognitivists, normative claims are not intended to state facts, except perhaps in some minimal sense. Morality essentially ... More


. The Indian Claims Commission: Its Politics and Operations

David E. Wilkins

in Hollow Justice: A History of Indigenous Claims in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300119268
eISBN:
9780300186000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119268.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter looks at the activities of the Indian Claims Commission (ICC) and examines in details the problems it faced. At the time of the enactment of the Indian Claims Commission Act (ICCA), the ... More


Intestinal Struggles

E.C. Spary

in Eating the Enlightenment: Food and the Sciences in Paris, 1670-1760

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226768861
eISBN:
9780226768885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768885.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses prevailing 18th-century contradictions in beliefs about food. One of these is the matter of culinary skill and courtly luxury, and the other is sobriety and reform. The ... More


The Moral Argument

Arvind Sharma

in Are Human Rights Western?: A Contribution to the Dialogue of Civilizations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679489
eISBN:
9780199081714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679489.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the moral claim that human rights are Western. It contends: to assert that human rights are Western in a moral sense is not to assert that other cultures or civilizations are ... More


Non-Realist Cognitivism

Derek Parfit

in On What Matters: Volume Three

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198778608
eISBN:
9780191853487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778608.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter looks at how we can roughly distinguish several views that are meta-ethical in the sense that they are about the meaning and truth of moral claims, and of other normative claims. It ... More


Female Pygmalions

Maria DiBattista

in Fast-Talking Dames

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088151
eISBN:
9780300133882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088151.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter first looks at the legacy that the fast-talking dame created. Film critic André Bazin assessed such a legacy by first appreciating the idea that American comedy “was the most serious ... More


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