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Philosophical Failure

Peter van Inwagen

in The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures delivered in the University of St Andrews in 2003

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199245604
eISBN:
9780191715310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245604.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The central thesis of these chapters is that the argument from evil is a failure. But what is it for a philosophical argument to fail? This chapter proposes a test: a philosophical argument fails if ... More


Animal Rights: Legal, Philosophical, and Pragmatic Perspectives

Richard A. Posner

in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305104
eISBN:
9780199850556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter analyses the animal rights issue from legal, philosophical, and pragmatic perspectives. It argues that the best approach to the issue is a human-centric one that appeals to our ... More


Aquinas, God, and Evil

Brian Davies

in Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790890
eISBN:
9780199914418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790890.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter sets out Aquinas's basic position on the topic of God and evil, one that depends on both philosophical and theological arguments. It also addresses critical questions that might be ... More


Rethinking Imprisonment

Richard L. Lippke

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199209125
eISBN:
9780191695766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209125.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Drawing on philosophical arguments, criminological evidence, and the legal literature on prisoners' rights, this book defends a normative theory of imprisonment. Such a theory provides an account of ... More


Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Jeff McLaughlin (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813275
eISBN:
9781496813312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In a follow-up to Comics as Philosophy, this book addresses two questions: which philosophical insights, concepts, and tools can shed light on the graphic novel? And how can the graphic novel cast ... More


Anti-Individualism and Scepticism

Barry Stroud

in Philosophers Past and Present: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608591
eISBN:
9780191729621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608591.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the ways that a powerful idea is to be developed into a guarantee against philosophical scepticism about the world. Tyler Burge seeks not only what he calls a ‘general’ or ... More


Medicine and Euthanasia

Milton J. Lewis

in Medicine and Care of the Dying: A Modern History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195175486
eISBN:
9780199999903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175486.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the changing meaning of euthanasia. It begins by studying the attitude of Christianity towards euthanasia during the pre-modern era and then looks at the philosophical arguments ... More


Conclusion

Alexander Gillespie

in International Environmental Law, Policy, and Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198713456
eISBN:
9780191781896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713456.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This final chapter looks at the analyses of the previous chapters on past, current, and future developments in international environmental protection laws and policy areas. Overall, this book has ... More


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