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Which Rights Should Be Universal?

William Talbott

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195173475
eISBN:
9780199835331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173473.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this book, William Talbott builds on the work of J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and Jürgen Habermas to develop a new equilibrium model for moral reasoning, in which moral reasoning is primarily bottom-up, ... More


The Consequentialist Project for Human Rights

William J. Talbott

in Human Rights and Human Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195173482
eISBN:
9780199872176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173482.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter introduces the project of this book, the consequentialist project for human rights, historically by relating it to J. S. Mill’s consequentialist project for autonomy rights and the early ... More


Introduction

F. M. Kamm

in Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189698
eISBN:
9780199851096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189698.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book is about nonconsequentialist ethical theory and some alternatives to it, either substantive or methodological. It explores nonconsequentialism and the Trolley Problem as well as particular ... More


Nonconsequentialism

F. M. Kamm

in Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189698
eISBN:
9780199851096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189698.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Nonconsequentialism is a type of normative ethical theory that denies that the rightness or wrongness of our conduct is determined solely by the goodness or badness of the consequences of our acts or ... More


The Moral Foundation

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/9780199781744.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter distinguishes between duty-based moral restraint and duty-based moral advocacy. Duty-based moral advocacy is shown to be inefficient and to undermine duty-based moral restraint. The ... More


Intention, Permissibility, and Double Effect 1

William J. FitzPatrick

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics: Volume 2

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662951
eISBN:
9780191745195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662951.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

According to typical formulations of the doctrine of double effect (DDE), it is sometimes permissible to bring about as a foreseen but unintended side-effect some harm it would have been ... More


Facing Up to Scarcity: The Logic and Limits of Nonconsequentialist Thought

Barbara H. Fried

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198847878
eISBN:
9780191882487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847878.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The essays collected in this book take stock of the nonconsequentialist project over the past fifty years, in two key areas. The first part focuses on the moral “duty not to harm” others. Under a ... More


Torture: During and After Action

F. M. Kamm

in Ethics for Enemies: Terror, Torture, and War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608782
eISBN:
9780191729577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608782.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 1 considers whether, from a nonconsequentialist perspective, those who are responsible for creating lethal threats are liable to be tortured during and after their threatening acts in order ... More


Terrorism and Intending Evil

F. M. Kamm

in Ethics for Enemies: Terror, Torture, and War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608782
eISBN:
9780191729577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608782.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 2 is concerned primarily with whether intending to harm a civilian can account for the special wrongness of terrorism, and also whether such an intention is always an indication of the ... More


Introduction: Facing Up to Scarcity: The Limits of Nonconsequentialism

Barbara H. Fried

in Facing Up to Scarcity: The Logic and Limits of Nonconsequentialist Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198847878
eISBN:
9780191882487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847878.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The introductory chapter sets forth the broad argument of the book, and its relevance to the more particular concerns explored in succeeding chapters. While most of the attention in this chapter and ... More


Facing Up to Risk

Barbara H. Fried

in Facing Up to Scarcity: The Logic and Limits of Nonconsequentialist Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198847878
eISBN:
9780191882487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847878.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

By banishing decision-making in the face of uncertainty (risk) to the margins of moral philosophy, nonconsequentialists have obscured the quotidian, unavoidable, and ubiquitous tradeoffs we face in ... More


Moral Brains: The Neuroscience of Morality

S. Matthew Liao (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199357666
eISBN:
9780199357697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357666.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In the last fifteen years, there has been significant interest in studying the brain structures involved in moral judgments using novel techniques from neuroscience such as functional magnetic ... More


Who Turned the Trolley?

F. M. Kamm

in The Trolley Problem Mysteries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190247157
eISBN:
9780190247188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247157.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Lecture I begins with a brief history of changing views on what the Trolley Problem is and attempts to solve it. The lecture then critically examines Judith Thomson’s recent view that a moral ... More


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