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Impartiality in Moral and Political Philosophy

Susan Mendus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297819
eISBN:
9780191599880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297815.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The dispute between impartialists and partialists dominates much modern moral and political philosophy. This book is an attempt to investigate what is at stake between impartialists and their ... More


The Nature of Caring and the Obligation to Care

Daniel Engster

in The Heart of Justice: Care ethics and Political Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199214358
eISBN:
9780191706684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214358.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Caring is usually defined either too narrowly or too broadly to support a moral and political theory. This chapter outlines a definition of caring that is better suited for guiding the development of ... More


Partiality and Impartiality: Morality, Special Relationships, and the Wider World

Brian Feltham and John Cottingham (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579952
eISBN:
9780191595233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579952.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

What is owed to others that I may not keep for myself? What may I keep for myself, even when others are in need? These transparently moral questions may immediately invite knee-jerk moralistic ... More


How Should One Live?: Essays on the Virtues

Roger Crisp (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198752349
eISBN:
9780191597251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198752342.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Contains 14 specially commissioned papers on aspects of virtue ethics, and a substantial introduction that also serves as an introduction to virtue ethics. Topics covered include the practical ... More


LIBERALISM AND EXTREME HARMONY

David O. Brink

in Perfectionism and the Common Good: Themes in the Philosophy of T. H. Green

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266401
eISBN:
9780191600906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266409.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Green's liberal political commitments. It is argued that Green's brand of liberalism mixes egalitarian social and economic reforms with a commitment to democratic institutions ... More


The Partiality Problem

Randy E. Barnett

in The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297291
eISBN:
9780191598777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297297.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The partiality problem refers to the need to (1) allow persons to pursue their own partial interests including the interests of those to whom they are partial, (2) while somehow taking into account ... More


Common Schools, Separate Schools

Eamonn Callan

in Creating Citizens: Political Education and Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292586
eISBN:
9780191598913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292589.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The institutionalization of political education requires thought about the kind of schooling that will realize its ends with due regard for whatever moral constraints limit what the state may do for ... More


The Priority of Impartial Morality

Susan Mendus

in Impartiality in Moral and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297819
eISBN:
9780191599880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297815.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In moral philosophy, the requirement of impartiality gives rise to the normative question, which is a question about why we should give priority to, and be motivated by, impartial concerns which ... More


Liberal Equality and the Affective Family

Colin M. Macleod

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:
10.1093/0199242682.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Inequalities that arise because of the influence of arbitrary factors of social or natural contingency, as opposed to choices, are unjust. But whilst liberals wish to preserve and protect the ... More


The Intrinsic Argument (Or, Are Nations Moral Communities?)

Margaret Moore

in The Ethics of Nationalism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297468
eISBN:
9780191599958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297467.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter is concerned with moral arguments about membership in a national community, focusing on David Miller's On Nationality and Tom Hurka's article ‘The Justification of National Partiality’. ... More


Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, its Nature, & its Logic

Richard Dietz and Sebastiano Moruzzi (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570386
eISBN:
9780191722134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570386.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Vagueness is a familiar but deeply puzzling aspect of the relation between language and the world. It is highly controversial what the nature of vagueness is; a feature of the way we represent ... More


Milton and His Biographers

Gordon Campbell and Thomas N. Corns

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter presents an overview of Milton's biographers from the earliest lives of the poet to the year 2000. The life of Milton has been a subject of quite a lot of accounts compared to other ... More


Partiality

Simon Keller

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154732
eISBN:
9781400846382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154732.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We are partial to people with whom we share special relationships—if someone is your child, parent, or friend, you wouldn't treat them as you would a stranger. But is partiality justified, and if so, ... More


Morality and Reasonable Partiality *

Samuel Scheffler

in Partiality and Impartiality: Morality, Special Relationships, and the Wider World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579952
eISBN:
9780191595233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579952.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that any coherent morality will make room for partiality, not merely in the sense that it will permit or require partial behaviour in some circumstances, but also in the sense ... More


‘One Thought Too Many’: Love, Morality, and the Ordering of Commitment

Susan Wolf

in Luck, Value, and Commitment: Themes From the Ethics of Bernard Williams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199599325
eISBN:
9780191741500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599325.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

At the end of ‘Persons, Character, and Morality’, Bernard Williams discusses the case of a man who, faced with a situation in which he can save only one of two people in equal peril, chooses to save ... More


Transgressive Comedy and Partiality: Making Sense of our Amusement at His Girl Friday

Ward E. Jones

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

One of the more common experiences of the film viewer is that of finding something on the screen funny or humorous. Some of this amusement will be at what I will call transgressive actions, that is, ... More


The Legitimacy of the Partisan State

Rodney Barker

in Political Legitimacy and the State

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198274957
eISBN:
9780191684104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198274957.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the legitimacy of the partisan state. For conservatives or at least for the Tories, the state ought to be partisan in the vigorous cultivation of traditional values, and has ... More


Getting morality right

Nicholas Southwood

in Contractualism and the Foundations of Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199539659
eISBN:
9780191594908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539659.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the issue of whether deliberative contractualism has what it takes to satisfy the moral accuracy criterion. First, it considers whether deliberative contractualism is ... More


Intuitionism

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Moral Skepticisms

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195187724
eISBN:
9780199786121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187725.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter criticizes moral intuitionism, which claims that some moral beliefs are justified independently of any ability to infer them from other beliefs. It defines moral intuitionism, and argues ... More


VALUE BEYOND DESIRE

GRAHAM ODDIE

in Value, Reality, and Desire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273416
eISBN:
9780191602658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273413.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines what happens when certain pathologies of desire are systematically refined. The results suggest that there is a desire-independent value residue, one to which the pure idealist ... More


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