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Philosophy and Society

Lieve Van Hoof

in Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter starts by demonstrating that Plutarch's practical ethics—by contrast with what might be suggested by Ziegler's label ‘popular-philosophical’—cannot be termed popular on account of their ... More


Introduction

Lieve Van Hoof

in Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter starts with a survey of the preceding scholarly literature on Plutarch's practical ethics, a group of twenty-odd texts within the Moralia. Although Ziegler's discussion of what he ... More


Moore on the Right, the Good, and Uncertainty

Michael Smith

in Metaethics after Moore

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199269914
eISBN:
9780191710032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269914.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter proposes a conception of Practical Ethics which ties what epistemically limited agents are to do on some occasion not only to limits on their non-evaluative information about how much ... More


Conclusion

Lieve Van Hoof

in Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter gives a list of Plutarch's practical ethics and summarizes the characteristics that set them apart from especially his Lives, works of technical philosophy, and Delphic dialogues. These ... More


Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Lieve Van Hoof

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The Second Sophistic was a time of intense competition for honour and status. Like today, this often caused mental as well as physical stress for the elite of the Roman Empire. This book studies ... More


On Feeling Good

Lieve Van Hoof

in Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter deals with Plutarch's On Feeling Good, which presents itself as a letter written by Plutarch, who characterizes himself as a philosopher, at the demand of a publicly active man. As this ... More


Educational Values

Teresa Morgan

in The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter shows how despite being an unsystematic miscellany, the Attic Nights can be seen as an educational and ethical text. Taken as a whole, Gellius' collection of pieces of knowledge and ... More


Ethics for Enemies: Terror, Torture, and War

F. M. Kamm

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608782
eISBN:
9780191729577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608782.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This is a book of three philosophical chapters on aspects of terrorism, torture, and war. It relates issues in ethical theory to practical ethics. The chapter on torture considers views about what ... More


The Ides of March and After

Andrew Lintott

in Cicero as Evidence: A Historian's Companion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216444
eISBN:
9780191712180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216444.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter begins with a discussion of Ciceros's letters following the assassination of Caesar. It then discusses his philosophical projects, which include De Natura Deorum, De Divinatione, and De ... More


Charles Peirce on Ethics

James Liszka

in The Normative Thought of Charles S. Peirce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242443
eISBN:
9780823250769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242443.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter begins with an overview of Peirce's system of ethics, particularly as a way to clarify his distinction between its theoretical and practical sides, and the interrelation among the ... More


Introduction: God and Cosmos in Stoicism

Ricardo Salles

in God and Cosmos in Stoicism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556144
eISBN:
9780191720864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556144.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Ancient Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with some brief general remarks about the connection between theology and cosmology in Stoic philosophy, and its consequences in practical ethics and religious cult ... More


Polemo, Champion of Ethical Praxis

John Dillon

in The Heirs of Plato: A Study of the Old Academy (347-274 BC)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237662
eISBN:
9780191597336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237669.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Polemo, who was converted to philosophy after hearing Xenocrates lecture, presided over the Academy for much longer than either of his predecessors (from 314–276 B.C.). Polemo is best known for ... More


From reason to practice in bioethics: An anthology dedicated to the works of John Harris

John Coggon, Sarah Chan, Soren Holme, and Thomasine Kushner (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096235
eISBN:
9781781708392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096235.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

From Reason to Practice in Bioethics: An Anthology Dedicated to the Works of John Harris brings together original contributions from some of the world’s leading scholars in the field of bioethics. ... More


Practical Ethics Given Moral Uncertainty

William MacAskill, Krister Bykvist, and Toby Ord

in Moral Uncertainty

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198722274
eISBN:
9780191789106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722274.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Some philosophers have argued that moral uncertainty has striking implications for issues in practical ethics such as abortion and vegetarianism. In this chapter, we show that the prima facie ... More


Theory and Practice

Albert Borgmann

in Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226066349
eISBN:
9780226066356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066356.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses the application of theory to practice. It argues that while it is true that the solutions of practical ethics enhance the prospects of a good life, the reverse is true too. ... More


Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics

Andrew Linzey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199351848
eISBN:
9780199352562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351848.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

How we treat animals arouses strong emotions. Many people are repulsed by photographs of cruelty to animals and respond passionately to how we make animals suffer for food, commerce, and sport. But ... More


Trading Zones and Interactional Expertise: Creating New Kinds of Collaboration

Michael E. Gorman (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014724
eISBN:
9780262289436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014724.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Cross-disciplinary collaboration increasingly characterizes today’s science and engineering research. The problems and opportunities facing society do not come neatly sorted by discipline. ... More


Conclusion

Jeremy David Engels

in The Ethics of Oneness: Emerson, Whitman, and the Bhagavad Gita

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226745978
eISBN:
9780226746166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226746166.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The conclusion recounts the key argument from the book--namely, that to really understand a philosophy of oneness, we must trace its practical, ethical consequences in real life. Using contemporary ... More


Introduction

Claudio López-Guerra

in Democracy and Disenfranchisement: The Morality of Electoral Exclusions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198705789
eISBN:
9780191775222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705789.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter presents the book’s thesis, outlines the main arguments, and explains the analytical approach. The book’s thesis is that we should follow the Critical Suffrage Doctrine in addressing ... More


Overthrowing the Tyranny of Generosity

Theodore M. Lechterman

in The Tyranny of Generosity: Why Philanthropy Corrupts Our Politics and How We Can Fix It

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197611418
eISBN:
9780197611449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197611418.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This concluding chapter summarizes and reflects on the arguments of the book. Even when philanthropy comes with noble intentions, just aims, and rigorous methods, it can objectionably privatize ... More


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