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Do Children Have Rights?

James Griffin

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:
10.1093/0199242682.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Based upon an analysis of the development of the human rights tradition, the language of human rights is best reserved for beings capable of agency. Less restrictive conceptions of rights, such as ... More


Objections and Conceptions of Moral Equivalence

F. M. Kamm

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144024
eISBN:
9780199870998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144023.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The first section of Ch. 3 is concerned with objections and alternatives to the arguments and analyses presented in the first two chapters on the moral equivalence of killing and letting die. Two ... More


Variation

Shelly Kagan

in The Geometry of Desert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199895595
eISBN:
9780199980093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895595.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines different forms of variation. It first studies the concept of comparative bell motion, which features comparative desert lines that have various orientations. It then discusses ... More


Moral Significance

Jonathan Bennett

in The Act Itself

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237914
eISBN:
9780191597077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823791X.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The making/allowing distinction tends to be accompanied by three other considerations that do have moral significance: ease of avoidance, motive, and knowability of consequences. Much discussion of ... More


Political Non-Ranking Biocentrism

Anna Wienhues

in Ecological Justice and the Extinction Crisis: Giving Living Beings their Due

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529208511
eISBN:
9781529208559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529208511.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses political non-ranking biocentrism, the most defensible account of such sort in the context of justice. For this, the political constitutes a qualification and non-ranking is a ... More


Speciesism

Paola Cavalieri

in The Animal Question: Why Non-Human Animals Deserve Human Rights

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143805
eISBN:
9780199833122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143809.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Despite bioethical discussions of its moral irrelevance, membership in the species Homo sapiens is still appealed to as a criterion for access to superior moral status. Along the lines of the authors ... More


Embryos, Persons, and Other Human Beings

R. S. Downie and K. C. Calman

in Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192624086
eISBN:
9780191723728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The question: ‘When does life begin?’ can be understood in a biological sense, but the important question is ‘When does life begin to matter morally?’ This question easily takes us to decisions about ... More


Moral and Political Consequences

Ken Young and Warner R. Schilling

in Super Bomb: Organizational Conflict and the Development of the Hydrogen Bomb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745164
eISBN:
9781501745171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745164.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the controversy's real or assumed moral and political aspects. Moral repugnance inflected the scientific judgments of Oppenheimer's General Advisory Committee, triggering ... More


Consciousness and the Real Self

Neil Levy

in Consciousness and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198704638
eISBN:
9780191774249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704638.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins the substantive work of establishing that consciousness is a necessary condition of moral responsibility by examining the “real self” account of moral responsibility associated ... More


Is the Medium a (Moral) Message?

Noël Carroll

in Engaging the Moving Image

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter addresses a question concerning the moral significance of the television medium. By “medium” here, the author is not referring to television as a business that churns out countless ... More


Moral Status and Moral Significance

Ingmar Persson

in Rethinking Moral Status

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780192894076
eISBN:
9780191915208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894076.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the relations between moral status (or standing) and what the author calls moral significance. Something has moral significance just in case it morally counts for its own sake, ... More


Credo: Credo virtutem nec unam nec omnipotentam

Gopal Sreenivasan

in Emotion and Virtue

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691134550
eISBN:
9780691208701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134550.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the role that emotion plays in virtue, emphasizing that acting virtuously is the central and most important dimension of virtue. It analyses the centrality of roles in virtue ... More


A Reappraisal of the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing

David K. Chan

in Action, Ethics, and Responsibility

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014731
eISBN:
9780262289276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014731.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents the examples commonly used to support the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing (DDA) and then shows that they do not sufficiently provide a foundation for the doctrine. The DDA ... More


The Meaning of Terrorism

C. A. J. Coady

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780199603961
eISBN:
9780191919121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199603961.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book aims to clarify competing and confusing definitions of terrorism, and of terrorist acts, that proliferate in specialist publications as well as in popular discourse, and then to construct a ... More


The Consciousness Thesis

Neil Levy

in Consciousness and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198704638
eISBN:
9780191774249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704638.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter describes the scientific basis for the claim that consciousness is epiphenomenal, stemming from the work of Benjamin Libet and Daniel Wegner. It argues that the perceived challenge to ... More


Ordering Moral Deliberations

Robert A. Burt

Frank Iacobucci (ed.)

in Justice and Empathy: Toward a Constitutional Ideal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300224269
eISBN:
9780300231854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300224269.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter points out that judges are not the only actors through whom democratic values founded on empathic mutual respect and accountability can be promoted. At the center of this study is the ... More


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