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Answering Susan: Liberalism, Civic Education, and the Status of Younger Persons

Joe Coleman

in The Moral and Political Status of Children

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242689
eISBN:
9780191598715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242682.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

While young children lack the moral powers that Rawls calls a conception of the good and a sense of justice, psychological data show that adolescents are closer to adults in this respect. The idea ... More


The Historical Spiral

Athol Fitzgibbons

in Adam Smith's System of Liberty, Wealth, and Virtue: The Moral and Political Foundations of The Wealth of Nations

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292883
eISBN:
9780191596247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292880.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Discusses how Smith understood the moral foundations of political states, considers his theory that political power moved in a cycle, and discusses his theories of democracy, monarchy, and military ... More


Political Authority and Political Obligation 1

Stephen Perry

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law: Volume 2

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679829
eISBN:
9780191760051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679829.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the most fundamental power that legal systems claim for themselves, which is the power to impose obligations. It argues that that the value-based conception of a moral power, ... More


Attacking the French Tradition: Popular Sovereignty Redefined in and Through Local Liberties

Lucien Jaume

in Tocqueville: The Aristocratic Sources of Liberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152042
eISBN:
9781400846726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152042.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that traditionalists fail to realize the fact that for Tocqueville, the power of the people was above all a sociological and moral power, not an institutional one. Democracy in ... More


Powers and Power-Conferring Rules

in H.L.A. Hart, Second Edition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756785
eISBN:
9780804779562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756785.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

When one makes a promise, he is “opting in” to a particular obligation. A promise is an obligation, regardless of ulterior intention or motive. H. L. A. Hart refers to the making of a promise the ... More


The Anonymity of The Rule of St Benedict

Conrad Leyser

in Authority and Asceticism from Augustine to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208686
eISBN:
9780191678127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208686.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

There can be few more vivid illustrations of the moral power of humility than that afforded by The Rule of St Benedict. Its appeal is readily ascribed precisely to its winning lack of ... More


Promises and Rule-Consequentialism

Brad Hooker

in Promises and Agreements: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377958
eISBN:
9780199893836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377958.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The duty to keep promises has many aspects associated with deontological moral theories. The duty to keep promises is non-welfarist, in that the obligation to keep a promise need not be conditional ... More


Authoritative Input: Dyadic Duties and Rights

Henry Richardson

in Articulating the Moral Community: Toward a Constructive Ethical Pragmatism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190247744
eISBN:
9780190247768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190247744.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter shows that the input stage of the moral community’s exercise of its moral authority arises from the delimited moral power of duty-holders (alone or in concert with the correlative ... More


Fiduciary Authority and the Service Conception

Evan Fox-Decent

in Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198701729
eISBN:
9780191771552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701729.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Law of Obligations

Under Joseph Raz’s service conception of authority, the normal justification thesis asserts that A is an authority for B if B is likely to comply better with reason by treating A’s directives as ... More


EU foreign policy as a vocation for Europe

Beatrix Futák-Campbell

in Practising EU Foreign Policy: Russia and the Eastern Neighbours

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780719095894
eISBN:
9781526132369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095894.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter focus on the moral concerns of practitioners regarding the eastern neighbourhood. The normative power literature deliberately decouples norms from values. But this chapter demonstrates ... More


The Erotics of African American Endurance, Or: On the Right Side of History?: White (West)-German Public Sentiment between Pornotroping and Civil Rights Solidarity

Sabine Broeck

in Germans and African Americans: Two Centuries of Exchange

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737844
eISBN:
9781604737851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737844.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the attitudes of the “progressive” segment of the German community, rather than the federal or local government, toward African Americans in Germany and in the United States, at ... More


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