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Ethics and Qualities of Life

Joel J. Kupperman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195308198
eISBN:
9780199867325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308198.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book looks at what enters into ethical judgment and choice. Interpretation of a case and of what the options are is always a factor, as is a sense of the possible values at stake. Intuitions ... More


Bringing Moral Culture into the Fray

Justin Farrell

in The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164342
eISBN:
9781400866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164342.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter briefly presents the conflict in Yellowstone, elaborates on the book's theoretical argument, and specifies its substantive and theoretical contributions to the social ... More


The Hastening that Waits: Karl Barth's Ethics

Nigel Biggar

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264576
eISBN:
9780191682728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264576.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book offers a fresh and up-to-date account of the ethical thought of one of the 20th century's greatest theologians: Karl Barth. The book seeks to recover Barth's ethics from some widespread ... More


 A Modulated Case for the Primacy of Value

Joel J. Kupperman

in Ethics and Qualities of Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195308198
eISBN:
9780199867325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308198.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter charts the roles of consequentialist considerations within an acceptable ethical theory. It argues that quality-of-life (in the sense of what is valuable) considerations are decisive in ... More


Between Good and Evil: The Science, Culture, and Polarization of Wolf Conflict

Justin Farrell

in The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164342
eISBN:
9781400866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164342.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines perhaps the most well-known, and most controversial, conflict in the history of Yellowstone: the reintroduction of wolves in 1995, after they had been exterminated from the ... More


Reformation Churches and a Modern Protestant Moral Order

Nicholas Hope

in German and Scandinavian Protestantism 1700-1918

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269946
eISBN:
9780191600647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269943.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Addresses the major issue laid bare by the new Protestant religious statistics: whether historic Reformation churches, even the widespread lay revivals, had any place at all, even a moral role, in a ... More


The Divine Order, the Human Order, and the Order of Nature: Historical Perspectives

Eric Watkins (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199934409
eISBN:
9780199367740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934409.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This volume focuses on the exploration and articulation of a narrative that considers the notion of order within modern philosophy—its various kinds (natural, moral,divine, and human), the different ... More


The National Cause

Catriona Pennell

in A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590582
eISBN:
9780191738777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590582.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Chapter Two is the first in a series of three thematic chapters. It outlines how the British people came to understand the war and why Britain was fighting. Moreover, it considers how the British ... More


The Personal and Material Spheres of Validity

Hans Kelsen

in General Theory of Norms

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198252177
eISBN:
9780191681363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252177.003.0037
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

When the norm commands, empowers, or positively permits a certain behaviour, it is not the human being in his entirety which is subject to a norm, but always only a certain behaviour of his. Human ... More


The Question

John Kekes

in The Human Condition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588886
eISBN:
9780191595448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588886.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter introduces and refines the questions to which the book provides an answer. The question is whether human well‐being depends on living in conformity to a moral order that permeates ... More


The Moral Order: The Battle over Civil Funerals 1871–1877

Avner Ben-Amos

in Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The eight state funerals decreed between the fall of the Second Empire and the demise of the Moral Order fall into three categories: those decreed by the National Defence government for generals who ... More


Moral Order (1870–1884)

Kevin Passmore

in The Right in France from the Third Republic to Vichy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658206
eISBN:
9780191745034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658206.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

In the National Assembly of 1871–1875, conservatives hesitated between restoration of the monarchy and support for an authoritarian non-monarchical regime. The ‘Moral Order’ government of 1873 failed ... More


Laws and Order: Malebranche, Berkeley, Hume

Tad M. Schmaltz

in The Divine Order, the Human Order, and the Order of Nature: Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199934409
eISBN:
9780199367740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934409.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, Tad M. Schmaltz compares and contrasts the views of Malebranche with those of Berkeley and Hume concerning the natural, moral, and divine orders, arguing that these different figures ... More


Kant on the Natural, Moral, Human, and Divine Orders

Eric Watkins

in The Divine Order, the Human Order, and the Order of Nature: Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199934409
eISBN:
9780199367740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934409.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter,Eric Watkins argues that Kant develops a sophisticated multi-step argument throughout all three Critiquesdesigned to show that the natural and moral orders presuppose a divine order. ... More


Introduction

Hugh White

in Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187301
eISBN:
9780191674693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187301.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter begins by providing remarks that articulate a view of Nature as God' s agent which presides over a benign cosmic and moral order, an order to which human action ought to be conformed; ... More


Reconstituting a Moral Order

Nina Gren

in Occupied Lives: Maintaining Integrity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in the West Bank

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166952
eISBN:
9781617976568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166952.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Chapter 4 concerns the reestablishment of a moral order in a refugee camp continuously shaken since the Nakba. No longer Intifada activists, the camp residents focused on being morally upright in ... More


Pornography, Literature, and the Redemption of Virility

Carolyn J. Dean

in The Frail Social Body: Pornography, Homosexuality, and Other Fantasies in Interwar France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219953
eISBN:
9780520923485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219953.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Voluminous evidence from the interwar period suggests that the solidity of the pornography concept was compromised by the increasingly widespread perception that its omnipresence and power threatened ... More


Red terror

FEARGHAL McGARRY

in Eoin O’Duffy: A Self-Made Hero

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226672
eISBN:
9780191696268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226672.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the change in Eoin O'Duffy's optimistic belief in the Garda Síochána's ability to shape a new moral order in Ireland during the early 1930s. It suggests that O'Duffy's pessimism ... More


On Prosecution, Legal Decision-Making, and Law

Keith Hawkins

in Law as Last Resort: Prosecution Decision-Making in a Regulatory Agency

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243891
eISBN:
9780191714184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243891.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter reflects upon the character of legal control. Prosecution is a symbolic act, expressing conceptions of moral order, which carries meanings beyond any instrumental purpose to be served in ... More


A Normative Approach to Welfare Attitudes

Christian Staerklé, Tiina Likki, and Régis Scheidegger (eds)

in Contested Welfare States: Welfare Attitudes in Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782524
eISBN:
9780804783170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782524.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter focuses on how normative beliefs—understood as socially shared values, perceptions, and expectations about social order—shape welfare attitudes. It distinguishes among four basic ... More


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