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PRIVATE PERFECTIONISM

F. H. Buckley

in Fair Governance: Paternalism and Perfectionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341263
eISBN:
9780199866892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341263.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The perfectionist would enforce moral choices. He need not seek to “make men moral”, in the sense of reforming their characters, so long as he steers people away from immoral choices. ... More


Questions in Broadcast Journalism

Steven Clayman

in Why Do You Ask?: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195306897
eISBN:
9780199867943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306897.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter, written by Steven Clayman, provides an overview of questioning in broadcast news interviews and news conferences, synthesizing the author's main findings from previous research. Clayman ... More


The Origins of Evolutionary Innovations: A Theory of Transformative Change in Living Systems

Andreas Wagner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199692590
eISBN:
9780191774829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692590.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The history of life is a nearly four billion-year-old story of transformative change. This change ranges from dramatic macroscopic innovations such as the evolution of wings or eyes, to a myriad of ... More


Eisenhower and Cambodia: Diplomacy, Covert Action, and the Origins of the Second Indochina War

William J. Rust

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167428
eISBN:
9780813167435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167428.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book documents the formulation and execution of US foreign policy in Cambodia during the Eisenhower administration. Based on exhaustive research at the US National Archives, the Eisenhower ... More


Illusion, and other matters

J. M. Hinton

in Experiences: An Inquiry into Some Ambiguities

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198244035
eISBN:
9780191680717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244035.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter studies the sense of ‘illusion’ involved. It ends in the discussion of a once strong, but today much weakened, preconception, here called one-way neutralism, on which the controversial ... More


Pleasure

Sarah Broadie

in Ethics with Aristotle

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195085600
eISBN:
9780199833108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195085604.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

No one understands better than Aristotle how deeply the desire for pleasure is rooted in human and animal nature. He must show that while pleasure can threaten morality, it also lies at the heart of ... More


“No Place to Fight a War”: Washington Backs Away from Laos

Seth Jacobs

in The Universe Unraveling: American Foreign Policy in Cold War Laos

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801445477
eISBN:
9780801464041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801445477.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines John F. Kennedy’s decision against U.S. military intervention in Laos during his April 27, 1961 meeting with congressional leaders. When the National Security Council (NSC) ... More


A Funeral and Two Legacies

Michael G. Thompson

in For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452727
eISBN:
9781501701801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452727.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter begins by looking at the collapse of The World Tomorrow due to a funding crisis in 1934. It then explores the two seemingly contradictory impulses of the radical Christian ... More


Summary and outlook

Andreas Wagner

in The Origins of Evolutionary Innovations: A Theory of Transformative Change in Living Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199692590
eISBN:
9780191774829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692590.003.0273
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter summarizes key points and provides an outlook to future challenges. It discusses how evolutionary innovations involve changes in the following three classes of biological systems: ... More


Drinking Sour Wine

Sean J. McLaughlin

in JFK and de Gaulle: How America and France Failed in Vietnam, 1961-1963

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177748
eISBN:
9780813177755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177748.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how the Kennedy-de Gaulle disagreement over Vietnam was exacerbated by fundamental disagreements over the nature of the Atlantic alliance and tolerance for neutral regimes ... More


A synthesis of neutralism and selectionism

Andreas Wagner

in The Origins of Evolutionary Innovations: A Theory of Transformative Change in Living Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199692590
eISBN:
9780191774829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692590.003.0131
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Neutralism and selectionism are two opposing perspectives on evolutionary change. In the broadest sense, they apply to all evolutionary change, including evolutionary innovation. Any theory of ... More


“Numerous Reports of Plots” (1958)

William J. Rust

in Eisenhower and Cambodia: Diplomacy, Covert Action, and the Origins of the Second Indochina War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167428
eISBN:
9780813167435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167428.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

US unwillingness to mediate a border dispute between Cambodia and South Vietnam in 1958—the so-called Stung Treng incident—further aggravated relations with Sihanouk, who retaliated by establishing ... More


On the Celibate Life Freely Chosen, or Life Without Commitments

in A Woman Who Defends All the Persons of Her Sex: Selected Philosophical and Moral Writings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226779201
eISBN:
9780226779232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779232.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In On the Celibate Life Freely Chosen, or Life without Commitments, Gabrielle Suchon aims to demonstrate the orthodoxy of the neutral life, specifically proposing a third way for women who aspire to ... More


Neutralism and Conceptual Engineering

Patrick Greenough

in Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198801856
eISBN:
9780191840418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801856.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Conceptual engineers often invoke a distinction between happy-face and unhappy-face solutions to alethic paradoxes. Happy-face solutions are thoroughly specific: they isolate a single, basic ... More


The Aging of a Star in Camelot: Israel, Europe, and “Behind the Iron Curtain,” 1962

Victoria Phillips

in Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190610364
eISBN:
9780190610395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190610364.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

“It takes me ten years to make a dancer,” Martha Graham declared, and by 1961, at age sixty-seven, she had created a generation of stars. Her technically powerful company trained with the matriarch ... More


How Is Breast Cancer Evaluated?

Mary Ann G. Cutter

in Thinking Through Breast Cancer: A Philosophical Exploration of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190637033
eISBN:
9780190637064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637033.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

The question “How is breast cancer evaluated?” raises a host of considerations, including ones about the role of values in clinical concepts, the kinds of clinical values in medical thinking, and the ... More


Varieties of Centering and De Se Communication

Dirk Kindermann

in About Oneself: De Se Thought and Communication

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198713265
eISBN:
9780191781711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713265.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There has recently been a wave of attempts to make sense of the role of de se thoughts in a linguistic communication. A majority of the attempts assume a Perryan or Lewisian view of self-location. ... More


Maintaining Neutrality while Teaching Religious Studies

Robert McKim

in Teaching Interreligious Encounters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190677565
eISBN:
9780190677596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677565.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, World Religions

I present what I consider to be a weighty set of arguments for the view that instructors in religion at secular public institutions should be neutral in their approach to the truth of the claims of ... More


Making Ontological Commitments (1)

William Lane Craig

in God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786887
eISBN:
9780191829024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786887.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Neutralists and neo-Meinongians reject the customary view that first-order logical quantifiers are devices of ontological commitment. The view that first-order quantifiers are ontologically neutral ... More


Making Ontological Commitments (2)

William Lane Craig

in God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786887
eISBN:
9780191829024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786887.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Neutralists and free logicians challenge the customary claim that singular terms are devices of ontological commitment. An analysis of ordinary language reveals that many, if not most, of the ... More


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