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Bioethics: Bridging from Morality to Law?

Roger Brownsword

in Law and Bioethics: Current Legal Issues Volume 11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545520
eISBN:
9780191721113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter is divided into four parts. The first part considers the view of ethics presented in the Nuffield Council on Bioethics' report, ‘Critical Care Decisions in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine: ... More


Pluralism, Diversity, and Preserving Cultural Communities

Jacob T. Levy

in The Multiculturalism of Fear

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297123
eISBN:
9780191599767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297122.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines and criticizes a number of more common arguments for the moral importance of political action that protects cultural variety. It argues that different cultures do not embody different ... More


Recognition of Non-Muslims and Moral Pluralism

Andrew F. March

in Islam and Liberal Citizenship: The Search for an Overlapping Consensus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195330960
eISBN:
9780199868278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330960.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the idea of recognizing non-Muslims as civic equals and the permanence of moral pluralism, theorizing recognition as accepting the permanence and inevitability of religious ... More


An Alternative Foundation for Political and Ethical Principles

Margaret Moore

in Foundations of Liberalism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198273851
eISBN:
9780191599934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198273851.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that the analysis of the previous chapters indicates the problems attached to conceiving of morality as rooted in a neutral or Archimedean point from which different principles ... More


The Early 1960s

Hugh McLeod

in The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the trends towards greater moral and religious pluralism; at the undermining of respect and deference, which affected all established institutions, including the churches; at ... More


Conscience

Kimberley Brownlee

in Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199592944
eISBN:
9780191746109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592944.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter expands on the conception of conscience presented in Chapter 1. In this view, conscience requires us to cultivate practical wisdom, virtue, and objective moral integrity. This conception ... More


Public Reason and Political Conflict

T.R.S. Allan

in Constitutional Justice: A Liberal Theory of the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267880
eISBN:
9780191707728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267880.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The idea of constitutionalism assumes a distinctive conception of law, whose intrinsic requirements of equality and procedural due process serve to exclude the exercise of arbitrary power. It is the ... More


Hume’s Moral Pluralism

Michael B. Gill

in Humean Moral Pluralism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198714033
eISBN:
9780191782480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714033.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

David Hume argues for a pluralist view of morality. According to his pluralist view, there are different ultimate moral ends, those different moral ends can come into conflict with each other, and ... More


Introduction

Michael Moehler

in Minimal Morality: A Multilevel Social Contract Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198785927
eISBN:
9780191827655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785927.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this chapter the author discusses the core concepts that underlie the two-level contractarian theory developed in this book, in particular the concepts of deep moral pluralism, traditional ... More


Moral Dilemmas and Impossible Moral Requirements

Lisa Tessman

in Moral Failure: On the Impossible Demands of Morality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199396146
eISBN:
9780199396160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396146.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 1 introduces the concepts of impossible moral requirements and unavoidable moral failure by reviewing and rethinking the philosophical debates about whether or not any moral conflicts are ... More


Commentary: Clinical Ethics After Morality: Mediation as Pure Procedure

H. Tristram Engelhardt

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0101
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Secular clinical ethics education cannot be education in normative ethics, in what one ought to do because, given intractable moral pluralism, there is no rational basis for secular moral agreement ... More


Intuition and Belief in Moral Motivation

Antti Kauppinen

in Motivational Internalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199367955
eISBN:
9780199367979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367955.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

According to moral thought pluralism, there is more than one kind of moral thought. This chapter defends the view that there are two basic varieties of moral thought: intuitions and beliefs. Moral ... More


Buddhist Moral Thought and Western Moral Philosophy

Christopher W. Gowans

in A Mirror Is for Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190499778
eISBN:
9780190499792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499778.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This essay discusses interpretations of Indian Buddhist moral thought in terms of common categories of Western moral philosophy. Problems are raised for interpretations of Buddhism as being committed ... More


Minimal Morality: A Multilevel Social Contract Theory

Michael Moehler

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198785927
eISBN:
9780191827655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785927.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book develops a novel multilevel social contract theory that, in contrast to existing theories in the liberal tradition, does not merely assume a restricted form of reasonable moral pluralism, ... More


Moralizing Self-Control

Marlon Mooijman, Peter Meindl, and Jesse Graham

in Surrounding Self-Control

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197500941
eISBN:
9780197500972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500941.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter, the authors synthesize current research and thinking on the topic of self-control moralization. They focus on three parts: (1) similarities and differences between morality and ... More


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