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Moral Issues and Social Problems

MARCUS GEORGE SINGER

in The Ideal of a Rational Morality: Philosophical Compositions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250210
eISBN:
9780191681264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250210.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

At the beginning of one of his inimitable discourses William James once said: ‘I am only a philosopher, and there is only one thing that a philosopher ... More


Underivative Duty: British Moral Philosophers from Sidgwick to Ewing

Thomas Hurka (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199577446
eISBN:
9780191725425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577446.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The chapters in this volume discuss a group of British moral philosophers active between the 1870s and 1950s and including Henry Sidgwick, Hastings Rashdall, J. M. E. McTaggart, G. E. Moore, H. A. ... More


Virtue Ethics: Radical or Routine?

David Solomon

in Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives from Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199252732
eISBN:
9780191719288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252732.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explains why virtue ethics in the latter twentieth century has taken the following two forms: (i) the first form orders evaluative concepts and then argues that the concept of a virtue ... More


Moral Philosophy and Mental Representation

Stephen Stich

in Collected Papers, Volume 2: Knowledge, Rationality, and Morality, 1978-2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199733477
eISBN:
9780199949823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733477.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is organized as follows. Sections I and II sketch two of the projects frequently pursued by moral philosophers, and the methods typically invoked in those projects. It is argued that ... More


Descriptive Moral Philosophy

Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen

in Moral Philosophy and Moral Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198866695
eISBN:
9780191898860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866695.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The final chapter develops the conception of a descriptive, pluralistic, and elucidatory moral philosophy established throughout the book and investigates the relationship between moral philosophy ... More


The Autonomy of Ethics: (2) Clarke to Reid

Arthur N. Prior

in Logic and the Basis of Ethics

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198241577
eISBN:
9780191680380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241577.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses a number of concepts in moral philosophy in view of Samuel Clarke and Thomas Reid. A number of other moral philosophers are included in the discussion, such as Moore, Cudworth, ... More


Medicine and Materialism: Descartes in the Republic

Harold J. Cook

in Matters of Exchange: Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117967
eISBN:
9780300134926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117967.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes how Dutch moral philosophers were forced to contemplate a world governed not by reason but by passions from wealth brought about by violence and trade. Rene Descartes found his ... More


What Can Philosophy Contribute To Ethics?

James Griffin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198748090
eISBN:
9780191813481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748090.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Ethics appears early in the life of a culture. It is not the creation of philosophers. Many philosophers today think that their job is to take the ethics of their society in hand, analyse it into ... More


The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

Carol Watts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625642
eISBN:
9780748671717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625642.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book argues that the Seven Years' War (1756–63) produced an intense historical consciousness within British cultural life regarding the boundaries of belonging to community, family and nation. ... More


The Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law

David G. Owen (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198265795
eISBN:
9780191682971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265795.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This collection of 22 chapters on the philosophical fundamentals of tort law assembles many of the world’s leading commentators on this conjunction of law and philosophy. The contributions range ... More


The Old Story: Metaphysics, Newtonian Physics, and Classical Economics

Robert L. Nadeau

in Rebirth of the Sacred: Science, Religion, and the New Environmental Ethos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199942367
eISBN:
9780197563298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199942367.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The causes of the environmental crisis may be staggeringly complex, but the most effective way to deal with it in economic terms seems rather obvious. We must begin very soon to implement ... More


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