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Why Torture is Wrong

Matthew H. Kramer

in Torture and Moral Integrity: A Philosophical Enquiry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198714200
eISBN:
9780191782664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714200.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter begins its account of the wrongness of torture negatively, by pondering some of the previous efforts of philosophers to specify why torture is wrong. None of those efforts has been ... More


An Argument from Beneficence

Garrett Cullity

in The Moral Demands of Affluence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199258116
eISBN:
9780191602221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258112.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The failure to save someone’s life directly is wrong because it is a failure of beneficence. The features that make it a failure of beneficence are also features of not helping people at a distance: ... More


Doing the Right Thing from Malice

Steven Sverdlik

in Motive and Rightness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594948
eISBN:
9780191725401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594948.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The deontic relevance of motives in virtue ethics is examined. Various types of virtue ethics are distinguished. Only some of them endorse the usage of the deontic concepts of obligation, wrongness, ... More


Motive and Rightness

Steven Sverdlik

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594948
eISBN:
9780191725401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594948.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book investigates the deontic relevance of motives. That issue is formulated in this question: can the motive of an action ever be the reason, or part of the reason, that it is morally right or ... More


Morality, Blame, and Internal Reasons

Derek Parfit

in On What Matters: Volume Three

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198778608
eISBN:
9780191853487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778608.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents two claims. The first is that no fact could give us a reason if we could not possibly be aware of this fact, or our awareness of this fact could not possibly motivate us. Next ... More


Treating Humanity as an End

Steven Sverdlik

in Motive and Rightness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594948
eISBN:
9780191725401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594948.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Another version of Kant's Categorical Imperative is the Formula of Humanity. This is investigated with regard to its treatment of the deontic relevance of motives. The portion of the formula ... More


Giving: Impermissibility and Wrongness

Barbara Herman

in The Moral Habitat

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192896353
eISBN:
9780191918797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896353.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the imperfect duties that belong with gifts and other transfers of goods. It identifies the peculiar wrong in “giving too much” as a status injury made visible in the ... More


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