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The Demandingness Objection: Too Demanding, or Not Demanding at All?

Paul Hurley

in Beyond Consequentialism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559305
eISBN:
9780191721212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559305.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Consequentialism has since its inception faced persistent challenges of excess: it is, critics charge, too demanding, too confining, and too alienating to offer a plausible alternative moral theory. ... More


Moral Judgments

Bernard Gert

in Morality: Its Nature and Justification

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195176896
eISBN:
9780199835300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176898.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines several linguistic theories of moral judgments, and shows that none of them is able to distinguish between moral judgments and non-moral judgments. It uses the distinction ... More


The Moral Imperatives of Global Capitalism: An Overview

John H. Dunning

in Making Globalization Good: The Moral Challenges of Global Capitalism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257010
eISBN:
9780191596223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257019.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This introductory chapter sets the background to the book and guides the reader through its main themes. The comments made are based on an exploration of three propositions. These are as follows: ... More


The Challenge to Consequentialism: A Troubling Normative Triad

Paul Hurley

in Beyond Consequentialism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559305
eISBN:
9780191721212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559305.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on the challenge to consequentialism by locating standard act consequentialism within a triad of claims that are in considerable tension with each other. Acceptance of any two of ... More


The Liberal Archipelago

Chandran Kukathas

in The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257546
eISBN:
9780191599705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925754X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses a model of the free society. This model is one in which there may be many associations, none of which are ‘privileged’ or regarded as having special moral significance. In such ... More


Moral Values

David C. Rose

in The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199781744
eISBN:
9780199919116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781744.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter distinguishes between moral values that encourage us to take positive moral actions and moral values that discourage us from taking negative moral actions. It explains why with regard to ... More


Introduction

Paul Hurley

in Beyond Consequentialism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559305
eISBN:
9780191721212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559305.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter demonstrates that whereas standard alternatives to consequentialism are fundamentally theories of the relationship between reasons to act and morally right (or virtuous) action, ... More


Religious Commitment and Moral Obligation

Robert Audi

in Rationality and Religious Commitment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609574
eISBN:
9780191731822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Do moral standards rest on divine commands? If so, what guarantees that God will not command deeds that (like the sacrifice of an innocent child) are intuitively wrong? If not, what kind of moral ... More


Like Night and Day: Regulating Morality with the Border

Rachel St. John

in Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141541
eISBN:
9781400838639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141541.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how U.S. prohibitions prompted the growth of border vice districts and alcohol and drug smuggling along the boundary line and explores the conflict that arose on both sides of ... More


Tearing Off the Veil: Women and Girls Respond to the Kinsey Reports

Amanda H. Littauer

in Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter analyzes the responses of young women towards Alfred Kinsey's reports published in his Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953). This publication is packed with statistics about issues ... More


Morality as a Social Phenomenon

R. Jay Wallace

in The Moral Nexus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691172170
eISBN:
9780691183923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172170.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 2 explored the normative significance of moral rightness for the agent. This chapter, shifts the focus from the agent to those potentially affected by what the agent does. A leading idea here ... More


Problems of the Woman Poet

Richard Greene

in Mary Leapor: A Study in Eighteenth Century Women's Poetry

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119883
eISBN:
9780191671234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119883.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

That women writers all suffered the same disadvantages, entertained approximately the same ambitions, and approached their writing out of basically the same experiences, is manifestly untrue. While ... More


Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience

Kwame Gyekye

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112252
eISBN:
9780199853069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112252.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book offers philosophical interpretation and critical analysis of the African cultural experience in modern times. In their attempt to evolve ways of life appropriate to our modern world ... More


The Catholic Puritans: Jansenists and rigorists in France

Robin Briggs

in Communities of Belief: Cultural and Social Tensions in Early Modern France

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206033
eISBN:
9780191676932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206033.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In France, churches exemplified a much purer Calvinist organization and discipline than that favoured by Anglican episcopalians. The divisions within the French Catholic Church were obscured, in ... More


The Evolution of Colonial Cultures: Nineteenth-Century Asia

Susan Bayly

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0020
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the phenomenon of ‘invisible empire’, that is, the many different encounters of the intellect and imagination which brought Asians and Britons together, often violently and ... More


Introduction

Jonas Olson

in Moral Error Theory: History, Critique, Defence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701934
eISBN:
9780191771620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701934.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter gives a rationale and a brief overview of the book. It is argued that moral projectivism is congenial to moral error theory. Moral projectivism is, however, compatible with a variety of ... More


Introduction

R. Jay Wallace

in The Moral Nexus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691172170
eISBN:
9780691183923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172170.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book offers a statement and defense of the idea that morality collects a set of fundamentally relational requirements. A ... More


‘Modesty is the sister of virtue’: moral prevention work with girls

Leanne McCormick

in Regulating Sexuality: Women in Twentieth-century Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076640
eISBN:
9781781702666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076640.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter analyses the organisations and discourses in Northern Ireland concerning the preservation of female moral standards, suggesting that the links between national identity and female sexual ... More


Justice Unbent

David Estlund

in Utopophobia: On the Limits (If Any) of Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691147161
eISBN:
9780691197500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147161.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues for and explores the thesis that individual motives are not collectively mitigating (justifying or excusing) unless they are individually mitigating. If the individual members are ... More


God and Morality

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the idea that we should act morally in accord with God's will, even if doing so is likely to lead to personal unhappiness. Most people, out of either fear or respect, would wish ... More


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