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Kant, Hume, and the Problem of Moral Motivation

Karl Ameriks

in Kant and the Historical Turn: Philosophy as Critical Interpretation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199205349
eISBN:
9780191709272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205349.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter contrasts Humean theories of moral motivation with Kant's Critical account. It argues that standard objections to Kant fail to take heed of his general theory of action and the intrinsic ... More


The Ethics of Nuclear Weapons

Michael Quinlan

in Thinking About Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, Prospects

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199563944
eISBN:
9780191721274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563944.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the acute moral problems which the existence of nuclear weapons poses for all possible ethical viewpoints. Against the background of the Just War tradition of analysis, it notes ... More


Spiritual Isolation

Terrence L. Johnson

in Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195383980
eISBN:
9780199897469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383980.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter One examines Du Bois within his early familial and social contexts. it defines what he called “spiritual isolation” as the backdrop to understanding Du Bois’s view of the tragic sense of ... More


Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status

F. M. Kamm

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144024
eISBN:
9780199870998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144023.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Morality, Mortality as a whole deals with certain aspects of ethical theory and with moral problems that arise primarily in contexts involving life‐and‐death decisions. The importance of ... More


Social Transformation and Values Conflicts Among Youth in Contemporary China

Guozhen Cen and Dan Li

in International Perspectives on Youth Conflict and Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195178425
eISBN:
9780199958528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178425.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter describes the challenges faced by Chinese youth with respect to their moral and social values that emerged as a result of China's shift from a command economy to a free market system. It ... More


Problem Frames

Abigail C Saguy

in What's Wrong with Fat?: The War on Obesity and its Collateral Damage

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199857081
eISBN:
9780199315925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857081.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines three ways that fatness is framed as a problem, including: the immorality frame, in which fatness is seen as a moral problem; the medical frame, in which fatness is viewed as a ... More


Conclusion: Religion and the American Tragedy

Terrence L. Johnson

in Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195383980
eISBN:
9780199897469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383980.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Religious rhetoric and moral beliefs in black inferiority will continue to play a significant role in public life as long we refuse to grasp the spiritual crisis and isolation created by political ... More


Introduction

Tracy Isaacs

in Moral Responsibility in Collective Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199782963
eISBN:
9780199897117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782963.003.0000
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The Introduction sketches four cases: genocide in Rwanda, the Canadian Red Cross’s mishandling of Canada’s blood supply in the 1970s and 1980s in the “tainted blood scandal,” global warming, and ... More


Sir Hubert Parry

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0066
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter pays tribute to the memory of Sir Hubert Parry. It was because he was a great man that Parry was a great teacher and a great composer. Parry taught music as a part of life. There was no ... More


Murray Among the Theologians (1970s and 1980s)

Sarah Azaransky

in The Dream Is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744817
eISBN:
9780199897308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744817.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses Murray's transition in the 1970s and 1980s from a career focused on the law to one devoted primarily to what she called “moral and spiritual problems.” It offers a systematic ... More


Morality, Mortality Volume I: Death and Whom to Save From It

F. M. Kamm

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195119114
eISBN:
9780199872244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195119118.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Morality, Mortality as a whole deals with certain aspects of ethical theory and with moral problems that arise primarily in contexts involving life‐and‐death decisions. The importance of ... More


Who's Afraid of Charles Sanders Peirce?: Knocking Some Critical Common Sense into Moral Philosophy

Cornelis de Waal

in The Normative Thought of Charles S. Peirce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242443
eISBN:
9780823250769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242443.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explores the potential contribution of Peirce's theory of scientific inquiry to moral philosophy. It begins with an outline Peirce's theory of inquiry. It then addresses why Peirce ... More


Control of symptoms and prolongation of life

Fiona Randall

in The Philosophy of Palliative Care: Critique and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198567363
eISBN:
9780191730535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567363.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

Health care is governed by three aims: the relief of pain and other symptoms, the restoration of function, and the prolongation of life. In the context of terminal illness, the relief of pain and the ... More


Moral Phenomenology

Uriah Kriegel

in The Varieties of Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199846122
eISBN:
9780190238353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846122.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In recent metaethics, there has been a growing interest in moral phenomenology, the subjective feeling of our morally relevant mental states. Part of the problem in this area is that it is far from ... More


Autonomous Weapons Pose No Moral Problem

Stephen Kershnar

in Killing by Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199926121
eISBN:
9780199345656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926121.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that autonomous weapons pose no moral special problem. By posing no special problem, it is meant that producing and using autonomous weapons is wrong under the same conditions ... More


The Church's Rehabilitation Program

Jarrett Zigon

in “HIV Is God's Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267626
eISBN:
9780520948327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267626.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the Russian Orthodox Church's program on drug rehabilitation and HIV prevention and treatment. The Church's institutional perspective espouses that overcoming the sinful life ... More


Eating and Drinking in a Red Chambered Dream

Louise Edwards

in Scribes of Gastronomy: Representations of Food and Drink in Imperial Chinese Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139972
eISBN:
9789888180967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139972.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter shows how Cao Xueqin used food and beverages to mark boundaries between the pure and the profane in the Jia clan mansions. The division between purity and profanity in the novel stands ... More


Types of Relations between Theory and Practice: High Theory, Low Theory, and Applying Applied Ethics

F. M. Kamm

in Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199971985
eISBN:
9780199346141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971985.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers the various ways of understanding the relation and contrast between theory and practice. It is particularly concerned with high theory and low theory, and with the actual ... More


Method in Moral Inquiry

Philip Kitcher

in Moral Progress

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197549155
eISBN:
9780197549186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197549155.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces the concept of pragmatic (non-goal-directed) progress and presents the proposed method for understanding problems of exclusion. It contrasts the pragmatist approach with that ... More


Brokered Bargaining: Observations and Lessons for South Asia

Moeed Yusuf

in Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503604858
eISBN:
9781503606555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604858.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Drawing on the case studies, this chapter examines the applicability of brokered bargaining in South Asia’s first decade of overt nuclearization and its implications for crisis stability. In each ... More


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