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Jane Austen vs. Climate Economics

Stephen M. Gardiner

in A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195379440
eISBN:
9780199897100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379440.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores the idea of moral corruption. In the perfect storm, we are likely to be attracted to weak or deceptive arguments that appear on the surface to license such behavior, and so to ... More


A Perfect Moral Storm

Stephen M. Gardiner

in A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195379440
eISBN:
9780199897100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379440.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter provides a detailed introduction to the metaphor of the perfect moral storm and its application to climate change. It sketches each of the main elements of the storm ‐ its global, ... More


The Death of a Judge: Scandal and the Affair of the High Courts

James Heinzen

in The Art of the Bribe: Corruption Under Stalin, 1943-1953

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300175257
eISBN:
9780300224764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175257.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Prosecutors charged top judges serving in the supreme courts of the USSR and, the Russian, Ukrainian, and Georgian republics, as well as the Moscow City Court, and judges serving in several other ... More


The Central Tradition: Its Value and Limits

Robert P. George

in Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260240
eISBN:
9780191682063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260240.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter defends the perfectionist view of the central tradition and argues that it is just for a political society to enact laws that offer protection from vice and moral corruption. To further ... More


A Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics, and the Problem of Corruption

Stephen Gardiner

in Political Theory and Global Climate Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262220842
eISBN:
9780262285445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262220842.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter identifies three distinct moral “storms” that provide converge in the phenomenon of global climate change. These three “storms” arise in the global, intergenerational, and theoretical ... More


Losing Moral Knowledge

Sarah McGrath

in Moral Knowledge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198805410
eISBN:
9780191843488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805410.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Some philosophers—including Gilbert Ryle, Ronald Dworkin, and Thomas Nagel—have held that there are important respects in which our cognitive relationship to morality is more secure than our ... More


Urban Navel-Gazing

Florian Schui

in Rebellious Prussians: Urban Political Culture under Frederick the Great and his Successors

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199593965
eISBN:
9780191750724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593965.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the ways in which urban dwellers perceived their greater freedom. The chapter argues that contemporaries did not only enjoy greater autonomy objectively but were also aware of ... More


Public Weather and the Culture of Enlightenment

in British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226302058
eISBN:
9780226302065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226302065.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the public weather and the culture of enlightenment. The 1703 storm established a pattern of widespread reporting and diverse interpretation that reappeared in connection with ... More


Conclusion

Ning Wang

in Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness: Political Exile and Re-education in Mao's China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713187
eISBN:
9781501714016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713187.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter explains that the suffering endured by political exiles did not come only from the state and its agents: it was also self-imposed. Indoctrinated with Party ideology, many ... More


Songs, the City, and the Everyday

Anindita Ghosh

in Claiming the City: Protest, Crime, and Scandals in Colonial Calcutta, c. 1860-1920

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199464791
eISBN:
9780199086931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464791.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

Contemporary songs on Calcutta, some of which were later captured in print, provide some entry-points into the mental world of the city’s lower social orders. This chapter is an investigation of ... More


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