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Moral Dilemmas and Impossible Moral Requirements

Lisa Tessman

in Moral Failure: On the Impossible Demands of Morality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199396146
eISBN:
9780199396160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396146.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 1 introduces the concepts of impossible moral requirements and unavoidable moral failure by reviewing and rethinking the philosophical debates about whether or not any moral conflicts are ... More


Conclusions

Jenny Trinitapoli and Alexander Weinreb

in Religion and AIDS in Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195335941
eISBN:
9780199979080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335941.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter summarizes key empirical patterns in the relationship between AIDS and religion in sub-Saharan Africa. It then elaborates on four patterns which are particularly pertinent for ... More


Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk

Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190900151
eISBN:
9780190900182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900151.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

People used to hold out great hope for a public square in which individuals put petty disputes aside and engage in rational discussion about important issues. Unfortunately, public discourse ... More


The Divine in the Law

Calum Carmichael

in Law and Religion: Current Legal Issues 2001 Volume 4

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199246601
eISBN:
9780191697616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246601.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The archbishop of Canterbury recently condemned the views of the bishop of Edinburgh, who in his book Godless Morality had argued that God should be left out of the contemporary moral debate. The ... More


The cat is out of the bag: from early intervention to child protection

David Wastell and Sue White

in Blinded by Science: The Social Implications of Epigenetics and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447322337
eISBN:
9781447322351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322337.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines how ideas about early intervention and damage to the infant brain are making their way into child protection practice. It uses evidence from policy reports and government ... More


Introduction

Gregory E. Kaebnick and Thomas H. Murray

in Synthetic Biology and Morality: Artificial Life and the Bounds of Nature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019392
eISBN:
9780262314961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019392.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The Introduction contextualizes the purpose of the book, which is to discuss the ethical questions and concerns that arise in synthetic biology about the idea of creating a “synthetic cell.” ... More


Debating Slavery

Alan Forrest

in The Death of the French Atlantic: Trade, War, and Slavery in the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780199568956
eISBN:
9780191757617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199568956.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, World Modern History

The chapter examines the moral threat to slaving in the last years of the Ancien Régime with the rise of abolitionism, first in Britain, then more gradually, in France. Moral qualms about slavery had ... More


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