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Assessing Moral Rules: Utilitarian and Kantian Perspectives

Thomas E. Hill Jr.

in Virtue, Rules, and Justice: Kantian Aspirations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199692002
eISBN:
9780191741241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692002.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter compares and contrasts rule-utilitarian and Kantian thinking about what moral rules should be accepted and what exceptions they should allow. We do not, and may never, know just what ... More


Requirement

Garrett Cullity

in The Moral Demands of Affluence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199258116
eISBN:
9780191602221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258112.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We have an argument for rejecting an iterative but not an aggregative approach to the life-saving analogy. This means that, while Chs 7–9 show that certain forms of personal spending are morally ... More


Permission

Garrett Cullity

in The Moral Demands of Affluence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199258116
eISBN:
9780191602221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258112.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

How far can the argument against the Extreme Demand be extended? If living one kind of life, or pursuing one kind of good, is better than the alternatives in a significant enough way to ground ... More


The Ethics of Political Action

Burke A. Hendrix

in Strategies of Justice: Aboriginal Peoples, Persistent Injustice, and the Ethics of Political Action

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198833543
eISBN:
9780191871979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833543.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter frames questions about the ethics of political action in relation to Rawlsian ideal theory, which generally does not address those who are directly suffering from injustices. While Rawls ... More


Dilemmas of Sociability

Kimberley Brownlee

in Being Sure of Each Other: An Essay on Social Rights and Freedoms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198714064
eISBN:
9780191782510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714064.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Associational freedom can conflict with positive social rights. This chapter resolves this conflict by investigating a familiar problem: What if everyone did that? The dilemma is that associative and ... More


Introduction: Word Warriors and Political Action

Burke A. Hendrix

in Strategies of Justice: Aboriginal Peoples, Persistent Injustice, and the Ethics of Political Action

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198833543
eISBN:
9780191871979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833543.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is a book about political action within conditions of persistent injustice. The introduction outlines questions about the ethics of political action, and it describes the model of political ... More


Strategies of Justice: Aboriginal Peoples, Persistent Injustice, and the Ethics of Political Action

Burke A. Hendrix

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198833543
eISBN:
9780191871979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833543.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Political theorists often imagine themselves as political architects, asking what an ideal set of laws or social structures might look like. Yet persistent injustices can endure for decades or even ... More


Conclusion: Political Philosophy and Political Change

Burke A. Hendrix

in Strategies of Justice: Aboriginal Peoples, Persistent Injustice, and the Ethics of Political Action

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198833543
eISBN:
9780191871979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833543.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The political environment to which Aboriginal people must respond has been constructed by others, and it does not respond easily or quickly to deliberative calls for change. Rather, it must be ... More


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