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Act Consequentialism and Common Sense Morality

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/9780198778608.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter reveals some insights into act consequentialism. It begins with the claim that it would often be wrong to treat people in certain ways, such as deceiving or coercing them, or breaking ... More


Defences

Stephen A. Smith

in Rights, Wrongs, and Injustices: The Structure of Remedial Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199229772
eISBN:
9780191843839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199229772.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Chapter 9 explores remedial defences. It defends three broad arguments. First, the law of remedial defences constitutes a significant, though largely unrecognized, part of remedial law. Second, ... More


Magisterial Authority

Charles Taylor

in The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778775
eISBN:
9780190258306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778775.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines two interrelated issues concerning the authority of the Catholic Church's magisterium: its scope and how it should be exercised. It considers the limits of magisterial authority ... More


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