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Contemporary Meta‐Ethical Alternatives: Relativism and Nihilism

C. Stephen Evans

in Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199272174
eISBN:
9780191602061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272174.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Gilbert Harman develops a theory of moral relativism in which rightness or wrongness depends on a framework. Differences in moral frameworks reflect differences in situation, power, and status. ... More


Rhetoric as Self-Cultivation: A Question of Language

Holloway Kenneth W.

in Guodian: The Newly Discovered Seeds of Chinese Religious and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371451
eISBN:
9780199870653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371451.003.004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter provides a nuanced study of the relationship between “The Five Aspects of Conduct” and Mencius. In “The Five Aspects of Conduct,” This chapter is an important part of self-cultivation, ... More


Ethical Decision Making at the End of Life

Cynda Hylton Rushton

in Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the issue of ethical decision making in end-of-life care for children. It explains that decisions at the end of life are fraught with confusion, uncertainty, ambiguity, and deep ... More


Senecan Revenge

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy: The Influence of Seneca

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112648
eISBN:
9780191670831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112648.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Because of the well sounding Phrases and speeches incorporated throughout Gorboduc — the first English revenge tragedy — Sir Philip Sidney believes that this tragedy effectively exemplifies the ... More


The Causal Theory of Ethics

Mark Fedyk

in The Social Turn in Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035569
eISBN:
9780262337151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035569.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces a novel ethical theory that is designed to help bridge research in the social sciences with research in moral psychology. According to the causal theory of ethics, what makes ... More


The Moral Responsibility System

Bruce N. Waller

in Against Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016599
eISBN:
9780262298940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016599.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the moral responsibility system and the reasons why it has been an influential concept in intuition, common sense, the legal system, and philosophical reflections. It is hardly ... More


Disorienting Frameworks

Justin R. Ritzinger

in Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter offers a close reading of Taixu’s anarchist essays. Published in the journals of the Chinese Socialist Party and the Socialist Party, these pieces were not included in the posthumously ... More


Deep Disagreements and Political Polarization

Jeroen de Ridder

in Political Epistemology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893338
eISBN:
9780191914607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893338.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In deep disagreements, parties disagree about relatively fundamental underlying moral or epistemic principles and therefore see each other as less than fully rational or morally subpar. The chapter ... More


Articulating Ecological Ethics and Politics

Mick Smith

in Against Ecological Sovereignty: Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670284
eISBN:
9781452947136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670284.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter explains the tendency in environmental ethics to translate ethical concerns into fixed moral frameworks, and reviews the basis of naturalistic claims about objective moral values that ... More


Conclusion: Remembrances of Futures Past

Justin R. Ritzinger

in Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The conclusion summarizes the monograph’s findings, retracing the reimagining of the cult of Maitreya, its origins in Taixu’s encounter with anarchism, and its decline and subsequent revival. It then ... More


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