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Principled Ethics: Generalism as a Regulative Ideal

Sean McKeever and Michael Ridge

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290659
eISBN:
9780191603617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290652.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral philosophy has long treated principles as indispensable for understanding its subject matter. However, the underlying assumption that this is the best approach has received almost no defence, ... More


Reasons as Defaults

John F. Horty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744077
eISBN:
9780199932566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744077.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Although the study of reasons plays an important role in both epistemology and moral philosophy, little attention has been devoted to the question of how, exactly, reason interact to support the ... More


Ethics Without Principles

Jonathan Dancy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199270026
eISBN:
9780191601729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270023.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The book is in three parts. The first part discusses the nature of contributory reasons, set in the more general context of normative theory. It introduces and defends a distinction between reasons ... More


Many Moral Particularisms

Sean McKeever and Michael Ridge

in Principled Ethics: Generalism as a Regulative Ideal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290659
eISBN:
9780191603617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290652.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter identifies moral particularism as a family of theses all of which involve some sort of negative assessment of moral principles. Family members are distinguished by the different negative ... More


Holism about Reasons

Sean McKeever and Michael Ridge

in Principled Ethics: Generalism as a Regulative Ideal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290659
eISBN:
9780191603617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290652.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Particularists often try to draw support for their view from the alleged context sensitivity of reasons, and more specifically holism. According to holism about reasons, a consideration that is a ... More


Default Reasons

Sean McKeever and Michael Ridge

in Principled Ethics: Generalism as a Regulative Ideal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290659
eISBN:
9780191603617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290652.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Because of its extremely ecumenical view of what considerations might count as reasons, particularism threatens to ‘flatten the moral landscape’ by making it seem that there is no deep difference ... More


The Ethics of Nationality

David Miller

in On Nationality

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293569
eISBN:
9780191599910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293569.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Ethical universalism—the view that at the basic level our moral duties to others do not depend on our relationships to them—cannot accommodate special duties to fellow‐countrymen. The strength of the ... More


Individual Responsibility in a Global Age *

Samuel Scheffler

in Boundaries and Allegiances: Problems of Justice and Responsibility in Liberal Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257676
eISBN:
9780191600197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257671.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

By attaching significance to the distinction between doing and failing to prevent and by recognizing special obligations to family members and others, common‐sense morality limits the size of an ... More


Liberalism, Nationalism, and Egalitarianism *

Samuel Scheffler

in Boundaries and Allegiances: Problems of Justice and Responsibility in Liberal Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257676
eISBN:
9780191600197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257671.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Liberalism today is criticized from the opposing standpoints of particularism and globalism, the former claiming that liberalism underestimates the importance of national, cultural, and communal ... More


TEACHING COSMOPOLITAN RIGHT

Jeremy Waldron

in Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies: Teaching for Cosmopolitan Values and Collective Identities

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253661
eISBN:
9780191601972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253668.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Jeremy Waldron’s essay centres around Martha Nussbaum’s ideas on cosmopolitan education: Nussbaum argues that we should make ‘world citizenship, rather than democratic or national citizenship, the ... More


Particularism

John F. Horty

in Reasons as Defaults

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744077
eISBN:
9780199932566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744077.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter applies the account of reasons developed in this book to an argument recently advanced by Jonathan Dancy in support of particularism in moral theory. This chapter begins with some ... More


From Asculum to Actium: The Municipalization of Italy from the Social War to Augustus

Edward Bispham

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231843
eISBN:
9780191716195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231843.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Rome's once independent Italian allies became communities of a new Roman territorial state after the Social War of 91-87 bc. This book examines how the transition from independence to subordination ... More


‘The Reasons of the Commandments’ and Natural Law

Jonathan Jacobs

in Law, Reason, and Morality in Medieval Jewish Philosophy: Sadia Gaon, Bahya ibn Pakuda, and Moses Maimonides

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542833
eISBN:
9780191594359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542833.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents the main considerations concerning whether Judaism should be interpreted as involving natural law elements. It is argued that medieval Jewish moral thought should not be ... More


On the Global and Local Representations of the Holocaust Tragedy

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in Remembering the Holocaust: A Debate

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326222
eISBN:
9780199944064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326222.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter begins by presenting a comic strip,Non Sequitor, by Wiley. This strip of popular culture indicates that the universalization of the Holocaust is alive and well, even as the collective ... More


Politics on the Edges of Liberalism: Difference, Populism, Revolution, Agitation

Benjamin Arditi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625116
eISBN:
9780748652778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625116.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is an innovative exploration of ways of thinking and doing politics that challenge liberal assumptions. The author refers to a grey zone where phenomena such as difference, populism, ... More


National Minority Rights in Europe

Tove H. Malloy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199274437
eISBN:
9780191699757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274437.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Separatism is a highly topical and controversial legal and political issue. This book reviews the European inter-governmental approach in international law and politics through analysis of issues ... More


The Idea of Italy

Emma Dench

in Romulus' Asylum: Roman Identities from the Age of Alexander to the Age of Hadrian

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198150510
eISBN:
9780191710018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198150510.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the great importance of the idea of Italy in the crucial stages of the Roman imperial experience. There is no doubt that both ‘universal’ images of Italy and Italian ... More


“Plain and Precious Truths”: The Book of Mormon as New Theology, Part 2—Dialogic Revelation

Terryl L. Givens

in By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138184
eISBN:
9780199834211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513818X.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Perhaps the Book of Mormon's most important and radical contribution is a model of revelation that is unstintingly literal and dialogic. Unlike the three main Christian varieties (revelation as ... More


Particularism versus Pluriculturalism: The Birth and Death of the Anti-Racist Coalition

Maud S. Mandel

in Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691125817
eISBN:
9781400848584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691125817.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the rise and fall of a Muslim–Jewish alliance to fight racism in 1980s France. It argues that the widespread excitement over the joint anti-racist campaign in the mid-1980s ... More


Virtue, Rules, and Justice: Kantian Aspirations

Thomas E. Hill, Jr

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199692002
eISBN:
9780191741241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692002.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book interprets, explains, and extends Kant's moral theory in a series of chapters that highlight its relevance to contemporary ethics. The book is divided into four sections. The first three ... More


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