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Introduction

Robert Merrihew Adams

in A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What is a theory of virtue about? It is about what constitutes a good moral character, or a good quality of character. It is not about what makes an action right or wrong, though virtuous people ... More


 A World Not Well Lost: Melancholy, Foreclosure, and Agency

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Taylor's and Butler's accounts of melancholy and agency. It is argued that the form of melancholy shared by their accounts is a key feature of symbolic loss in the constitution ... More


Valuing Happiness

Mike W. Martin

in Happiness and the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845217
eISBN:
9780199933068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845217.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Morally good lives are not always happy, and happy lives are not always morally good. Nevertheless, happiness and morality are connected in a variety of ways. Happiness is one of the basic goods for ... More


Teleology

Samuel Fleischacker

in Divine Teaching and the Way of the World: A Defense of Revealed Religion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199217366
eISBN:
9780191728495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217366.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The nature of our highest good is, according to Chapter 2 of this Part, an issue on which we differ irremediably, and which we must finesse in order to establish a workable moral system. However, we ... More


Why Do Americans Save So Little and Does It Matter?

Robert H. Frank

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter shows that the aggregate personal savings rate is for the first time since the Great Depression below zero and that the average American family currently carries almost $9,000 in unpaid ... More


Commonplace-Books in Print

Ann Moss

in Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159087
eISBN:
9780191673474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159087.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In the years immediately after De copia was published, printers were quick to service Erasmian copia, as well as good grammar and good morals, at an elementary level of schooling. Its preface ... More


Religion and the Continental Congress

Matthew L. Harris and Thomas S. Kidd

in The Founding Fathers and the Debate over Religion in Revolutionary America: A History in Documents

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195326499
eISBN:
9780199918188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326499.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the following documents: A day of Prayer and fasting, 1776; Reverend Jacob Duché's invocation at a day of prayer and fasting, 1775; Alexander Hamilton on God-given rights, 1775; ... More


Introduction

Ruth H. Bloch

in Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture, 1650-1800

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234055
eISBN:
9780520936478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234055.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book investigates the eighteenth-century genesis of what has by now become the traditional ideal of gender and family relations. It also reviews the development through the religious, literary, ... More


The Good, the Bad, and the South Korean:: Violence, Morality, and the South Korean Extreme Film

Robert L. Cagle

in Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099722
eISBN:
9789882207028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the issue of violence in recent South Korean “extreme” films, and focuses on three films: Oldboy (2003), H (2002), and A Bittersweet Life (2005). It questions the simplistic ... More


Moral Goods

Thomas Hurka

in British Ethical Theorists from Sidgwick to Ewing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199233625
eISBN:
9780191792694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233625.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the moral goods of virtue, personal love, and moral desert. Sidgwick argued that virtue is not intrinsically good. In response Rashdall proposed an account of virtue as a ... More


Behaving

José Filipe Silva

in Robert Kilwardby

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190674755
eISBN:
9780197510889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674755.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on Kilwardby’s ethical theory, especially on the notions of happiness and virtue in the context of the Christian thought and also civil society. The key texts in which he ... More


Of Absolute and Relative Worth

L. Nandi Theunissen

in The Value of Humanity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198832645
eISBN:
9780191871207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832645.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Theunissen explores Kant’s legacy. As she reads him, a crucial dimension of Kant’s view that human beings are absolutely valuable is that human beings are of value independently of the good they do ... More


Morality: From Relativism to Relational Responsibility

Kenneth J. Gergen

in Relational Being: Beyond Self and Community

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199846269
eISBN:
9780190256302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199846269.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the moral and spiritual implications of relational being, with emphasis on relativism and relational responsibility. It considers the challenge of the moral good by focusing on ... More


The Theo-Philosopher of Carlisle

Hastings Rashdall

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/9780190246365.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Hastings Rashdall critiqued Henry Sidgwick’s inability to see that rational benevolence has primacy over rational self-love, so while recognizing the dualism of practical reason, Rashdall underscored ... More


The Malayan Emergency, Islamic Reform, and the Trajectory of Urban Governmentality in Kuala Lumpur

in Houses in Motion: The Experience of Place and the Problem of Belief in Urban Malaysia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758918
eISBN:
9780804775861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758918.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on two different historical procedures that changed the character of governance and urban life in Malaysia. The first historical procedure occurred between 1948 and 1960, ... More


Mythology

George Santayana

in The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progress: Reason in Religion, Volume VII, Book Three

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028325
eISBN:
9780262321884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028325.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reflects on mythology, which it says belongs to “a deeper and more ingenuous level of thought, when men pored on the world with intense indiscriminate interest, accepting and recording ... 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


Introduction

David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls

in God and Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199931194
eISBN:
9780190464165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931194.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The Introduction to the book casts questions of morality as important ones that call for good answers and a solid enough theory to undergird substantive truth claims about good and evil, right and ... More


Demoralization, Trust, and the Virtues

Annette C. Baier

in Reflections On How We Live

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199570362
eISBN:
9780191809842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199570362.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter analyses good moral quality in finding the basis for a person's mental attitude on a particular occasion or succession of similar occasions. It discusses what makes an attitude to mutual ... More


Robert Kilwardby

José Filipe Silva

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190674755
eISBN:
9780197510889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674755.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

Robert Kilwardby is a central figure in late medieval philosophy and theology, but key areas of his thought have until now remained unexamined in a systematic way. Kilwardby taught Arts at the ... More


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