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Attitude, Affect, and Authority

Mark Eli Kalderon

in Moral Fictionalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199275977
eISBN:
9780191706066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275977.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that renewed moral inquiry might have a number of outcomes. At one end of the spectrum, a revision of moral practice is both theoretically and practically required. At the other ... More


Intuitions in Moral Inquiry

Michael R. DePaul

David Copp (ed.)

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195147797
eISBN:
9780199785841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147790.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins with a weak understanding of intuitions as beliefs that do not result from more familiar sources, but that the person currently holds simply because the proposition believed seems ... More


Summary and Prospect

Margaret Gilbert

in A Theory of Political Obligation: Membership, Commitment, and the Bonds of Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199274956
eISBN:
9780191603976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274959.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book’s argument is summarized and its conclusions are brought to hear on two classic situations of crisis: Socrates awaiting the death penalty in prison, and Antigone in her conflict with the ... More


Introduction

Roslyn Weiss

in Virtue in the Cave: Moral Inquiry in Plato's Meno

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140767
eISBN:
9780199833849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140761.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Meno assesses the worth of moral inquiry and its limits. Moral inquiry, especially in the form of Socratic elenchus, hopes to achieve the truth about moral questions, recognizing that certainty ... More


Reconciling Our Aims: In Search of Bases for Ethics

Allan Gibbard

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195370423
eISBN:
9780199851980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370423.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book represents the Berkeley Tanner Lectures given by the ethical theorist, Allan Gibbard. It explores the nature of normative thought and the bases of ethics. The first chapter explores the ... More


The Slave‐Boy: Learning by Demonstration

Roslyn Weiss

in Virtue in the Cave: Moral Inquiry in Plato's Meno

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140767
eISBN:
9780199833849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140761.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In the slave‐boy demonstration, Socrates teaches the slave boy which line it is in an original square upon which a new square, double the size of the first, is constructed. The instruction is ... More


Living Together: Economic and Moral Argument

Allan Gibbard

in Reconciling Our Aims: In Search of Bases for Ethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195370423
eISBN:
9780199851980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370423.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses that moral inquiry in philosophy often comes in two broad styles. One is humanistic and pragmatic, wherein one would think what is in morality for him, and what version of ... More


Introduction

Mike W. Martin

in Meaningful Work: Rethinking Professional Ethics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195133257
eISBN:
9780199848706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133257.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The expression “professional ethics” can mean three things: de facto morality, justified morality, and moral inquiry. Professional ethics consists entirely of the moral requirements attached to a ... More


The Puzzle of Pure Moral Motivation

Adam Lerner

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/9780198823841.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

People engage in pure moral inquiry whenever they inquire into the moral features of some act, agent, or state of affairs without inquiring into the non-moral features of that act, agent, or state of ... More


ONE: An Account of Oneself

Judith Butler

in Giving an Account of Oneself

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225033
eISBN:
9780823235230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225033.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins with a discussion of what is important about Adorno's conception of ethical violence. It points out the importance of his formulation for contemporary debates about moral nihilism ... More


Something Rich and Strange: Joyce’s Perspectivism

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Ulysses: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190842260
eISBN:
9780190842291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842260.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Ulysses presents its central figures from many perspectives. Joyce’s proliferation of stylistic devices enables readers to view Leopold Bloom, Stephen Dedalus, and Molly Bloom from different angles. ... More


Joyce's Ulysses: Philosophical Perspectives

Philip Kitcher (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190842260
eISBN:
9780190842291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842260.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Ulysses is a famously difficult book. Philosophy is well-known as an abstruse subject. Yet thinking about Joyce’s great novel in philosophical ways provides not only new approaches for seasoned ... More


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