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The relationship between narrative ethics and Christian moral realism

Rufus Black

in Christian Moral Realism: Natural Law, Narrative, Virtue, and the Gospel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270201
eISBN:
9780191683947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270201.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the relationship between narrative ethics and Christian moral realism. It professes that narrative ethics cannot stand alone and to realize its own objectives it needs to ... More


Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 1

Mark Timmons (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693269
eISBN:
9780191732058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693269.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics aims to provide, on an annual basis, some of the best contemporary work in the field of normative ethical theory. Each volume features new essays that ... More


Is the new natural law theory a substantive form of moral realism?

Rufus Black

in Christian Moral Realism: Natural Law, Narrative, Virtue, and the Gospel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270201
eISBN:
9780191683947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270201.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter probes whether the Grisez School is able to find a new means to secure the moorings of ethics to the givenness of reality. It explores the relationship between practical reason and the ... More


The Justification for Punishment's Existence: Censure and Prevention

Andrew von Hirsch and Andrew Ashworth

in Proportionate Sentencing: Exploring the Principles

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272600
eISBN:
9780191709692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272600.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter addresses why the institution of punishment should exist at all. It argues that a workable theory of why the criminal sanction should exist needs to rest primarily on normative, ... More


Dealing with dilemmas around patients’ wishes to die: moral case deliberation in a Dutch hospice

Guy Widdershoven, Margreet Stolper, and Bert Molewijk

in The Patient's Wish to Die: Research, Ethics, and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198713982
eISBN:
9780191782268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713982.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

In the Netherlands, the law allows physicians to assist patients in dying by ending their lives if specific criteria are met. Dutch law on euthanasia presupposes a physician’s conflict of duties when ... More


Moral Theory

John W. Lango

in The Ethics of Armed Conflict: A Cosmopolitan Just War Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748645756
eISBN:
9780748697182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645756.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter, the question of why just war principles should be accepted is explored. Central to the chapter is a discussion of how just war principles can be elucidated by means of general moral ... More


Decisions of Principle

R. M. Hare

in The Language of Morals

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198810773
eISBN:
9780191597619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198810776.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Analyses the interaction between principles and decisions in moral deliberation as well as in education. Hare gives three reasons for our inevitable employment of principles, and argues that ... More


Moral Dilemmas Revisited

Philippa Foot

in Moral Dilemmas: and Other Topics in Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252848
eISBN:
9780191597411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925284X.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This essay is a continuation of one Foot had written ten years earlier under the title ‘Moral Realism and Moral Dilemma’. Foot attacks Ruth Marcus’ notion that some moral dilemmas involve ... More


The Rationalist Delusion?: A Post Hoc Investigation

Jeanette Kennett and Philip Gerrans

in Moral Brains: The Neuroscience of Morality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199357666
eISBN:
9780199357697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357666.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What is a moral judgment? Jonathan Haidt and others who adopt a dual-process model of cognition see moral judgment as largely automatic and regard explicit reasoning as directed to the task of ex ... More


Epilogue

Tony Fitzpatrick

in Applied ethics and social problems: Moral questions of birth, society and death

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348609
eISBN:
9781447301479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348609.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

While attention to the foundations of moral deliberation, insight and analysis is important, we do not yet possess a firm, comprehensive theory. The book's aim is not to propose a full theory of ... More


The Evil Within: Why We Need Moral Philosophy

Diane Jeske

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190685379
eISBN:
9780190685409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685379.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Thomas Jefferson and Edward Coles were men of similar background, but the former remained a slaveholder while the latter emancipated his slaves. Examining the ways in which people such as Jefferson, ... More


The Feeling of Morality

Diane Jeske

in The Evil Within: Why We Need Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190685379
eISBN:
9780190685409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685379.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Emotions play a critical role in both moral deliberation and moral action. Understanding the emotions and how they ought to interact with theoretical principles is an important part of fulfilling our ... More


Learning from Evil

Diane Jeske

in The Evil Within: Why We Need Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190685379
eISBN:
9780190685409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685379.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The actions of Thomas Jefferson, slaveholder, and Edward Coles, emancipator of slaves, pose critical questions about how people justify their complicity in evil practices. In this introductory ... More


The Invulnerability of Integrity: Early Texts and Commentators

Michael D. K. Ing

in The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679118
eISBN:
9780190679149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190679118.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter looks at arguments for the invulnerability of integrity as articulated by early Confucians and later Confucian interpreters. It begins by sketching out a tension found throughout the ... More


Moral Uncertainty and Value Comparison

Amelia Hicks

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics 13

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198823841
eISBN:
9780191862625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823841.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Several philosophers have recently argued that decision-theoretic frameworks for rational choice under risk fail to provide prescriptions for choice in cases of moral uncertainty. They conclude that ... More


Just the Bad and the Ugly

Diane Jeske

in The Evil Within: Why We Need Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190685379
eISBN:
9780190685409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685379.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Case studies of bad people who committed highly immoral actions provide a way of examining our own errors in moral deliberation. Albert Speer, Hitler’s Minister of Armaments and War Production, ... More


Subjectivism and Objectivism: Towards Synthesis

RICHARD H. S. TUR

in Action and Value in Criminal Law

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258063
eISBN:
9780191681783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258063.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter retraces some steps in the recent history of the criminal law with a view to illustrating how patterns of academic thought may influence judicial conduct, and how academic theory may ... More


Virtue, Desire, and Silencing Reasons

Neil Sinhababu

in Questions of Character

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199357703
eISBN:
9780199357734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357703.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter takes an approach to construing virtue on which virtue is closely aligned with desire. He begins by asking how virtuous people recognize moral reasons for action. In an influential essay ... More


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