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. Reason, Imagination, and Moral Experience

A. E. Denham

in Metaphor and Moral Experience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240105
eISBN:
9780191680076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240105.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

The epistemic status of moral discourse turns in part on the explanation of divergent moral beliefs. Whether differences of moral opinion there are best explained by a failure accurately to represent ... More


Aspects of Value

A. E. Denham

in Metaphor and Moral Experience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240105
eISBN:
9780191680076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240105.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

The analogy between experience of value and experience of secondary qualities raises as many questions as it answers. This chapter suggests that moral experience, like much perceptual experience, is ... More


Subjective Conceptions

A. E. Denham

in Metaphor and Moral Experience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240105
eISBN:
9780191680076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240105.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

Genuine moral judgements might be only available to someone possessed of moral competence, and moral competence requires, at a minimum, that one be susceptible to a specific kind of moral experience ... More


The Socratic Durkheim: Teaching Durkheim on Moral Obligation

Stephen P. Turner and Carlos Bertha

in Teaching Durkheim

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195165272
eISBN:
9780199784554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165276.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses pedagogical uses of Durkheim that serve to make sense of obligation by enabling students to see how these and related moral concepts are based on, and express, actual moral ... More


Art and Morality (2)

A. E. Denham

in Metaphor and Moral Experience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240105
eISBN:
9780191680076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240105.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

It is now clear that works of literary art can inform moral judgements, contributing to their justifiability and their truth. This chapter suggests how certain features of metaphor can be extended to ... More


‘For every Foot its own Shoe’: Method and Moral Theory in the Philosophy of Iris Murdoch

Julia Driver

in Iris Murdoch, Philosopher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199289905
eISBN:
9780191728471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289905.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores Murdoch’s views attacking principle based ethics and argues that, while her concerns point to genuine problems for some principle based approaches, particularism is the wrong ... More


Arguments from Religious Experience

Caroline Franks Davis

in The Evidential Force of Religious Experience

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250012
eISBN:
9780191681233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250012.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses several ‘arguments from religious experience’ which have had wide appeal. Some of them were not originally intended as ‘arguments from religious experience’ in the full sense, ... More


Art and Morality (I)

A. E. Denham

in Metaphor and Moral Experience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240105
eISBN:
9780191680076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240105.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

Ethics and aesthetics may not be one, but the historical association of their ascendants, morality and art, is an intimate and long-standing one. Like most long associations, theirs has featured a ... More


Natural Law

Garrett Barden and Tim Murphy

in Law and Justice in Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592685
eISBN:
9780191595653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592685.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues that the natural law is not a superior set of axioms, principles, or statutes that, for whatever reason, are not, or may not be, actually part of the law of the particular ... More


Conclusions: The Inescapability of Moral Obligations

C. Stephen Evans

in God and Moral Obligation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199696680
eISBN:
9780191744266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696680.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This book has argued that moral obligations are best explained as God's commands. However, if God does not exist, someone might regard this argument as a reductio of moral realism, giving reasons to ... More


Moral Dialogues, Caring Dilemmas (a Theater Workshop)

Krista E. Van Vleet

in Hierarchies of Care: Girls, Motherhood, and Inequality in Peru

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042782
eISBN:
9780252051647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042782.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the implicit and explicit ways that individuals navigate moral dilemmas and produce gendered and racialized identities. Analysis centers on the performance of a play, ... More


Conclusion

Krista E. Van Vleet

in Hierarchies of Care: Girls, Motherhood, and Inequality in Peru

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042782
eISBN:
9780252051647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042782.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reflects on the broad implications of an ethnography of young mothers who are placed by the state into a residence run by an international humanitarian organization. It concludes by ... More


Moral Failure: On the Impossible Demands of Morality

Lisa Tessman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199396146
eISBN:
9780199396160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396146.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Moral Failure: On the Impossible Demands of Morality asks what happens when the sense that “I must” collides with the realization that “I can’t.” Bringing together philosophical and empirical work in ... More


Moral Perception and Its Rivals

Sarah McGrath

in Evaluative Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198786054
eISBN:
9780191827747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786054.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Proponents of moral perception hold that some of our moral knowledge is perceptual knowledge. Discussions of whether moral perception is possible often seem to assume that there is some attractive ... More


How Hermeneutics Might Save the Life of (Environmental) Ethics

Paul van Tongeren and Paulien Snellen

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Can a hermeneutical approach be helpful to environmental moral philosophy? And if so, what— if any— would be the limits of this environmental hermeneutics? In order to answer these questions, the ... More


Arthur Rich’s Moral Theological Method in His Wirtschaftsethik

Sean Doherty

in Theology and Economic Ethics: Martin Luther and Arthur Rich in Dialogue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198703334
eISBN:
9780191772542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703334.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter sketches Arthur Rich’s life and work, and situates his thought contextually. It indicates some of the lines of the development of Rich’s thought, up to the publication of the two volumes ... More


Dimensions of Moral Experience

Larry R. Churchill

in Ethics for Everyone: A Skills-Based Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190080891
eISBN:
9780190080907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080891.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral perplexities are not of a single type; they take a variety of forms. They need to be appreciated before trying to resolve them through ethical systems or theories. Ethics begins in curiosity ... More


Some Common Pitfalls

Larry R. Churchill

in Ethics for Everyone: A Skills-Based Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190080891
eISBN:
9780190080907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080891.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Ethics can go wrong in a variety of ways, some of the experiences and the interpretive related to inept use of the skills described in chapters 2 and 3. Five errors are singled out for special ... More


Dean of St. Paul’s

W. R. Matthews

in The Moral Argument: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190246365
eISBN:
9780190246396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246365.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

W. R. Matthews found the moral argument (along with the teleological argument) the most persuasive of all the theistic arguments. He reflects upon the “moral evolution of mankind” and asks what it ... More


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