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 Identity, Flourishing, and Relationship *

David B. Wong

in Natural Moralities: A Defense of Pluralistic Relativism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305395
eISBN:
9780199786657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305396.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter and the next two concern the ways that the functions of morality, human nature, and the particular circumstances of a group at a given time all work together to impose constraints of ... More


Moral Identities

Karen Stohr

in Minding the Gap: Moral Ideals and Moral Improvement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190867522
eISBN:
9780190867553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867522.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter is an exploration of moral identity, as both a psychological and a philosophical concept. It begins with the phenomenon of an identity crisis, employing Mr. Stevens, the butler from ... More


Defending Duties to the Self, Part 2: Duties at a Moment

Paul Schofield

in Duty to Self: Moral, Political, and Legal Self-Relation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190941758
eISBN:
9780190941789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941758.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that a person can owe second-personal duties to herself at a moment, rather than merely across time. At a single moment, a person occupies multiple perspectives, associated with ... More


Love in Spite of

Erich Hatala Matthes

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 6

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790587
eISBN:
9780191833229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790587.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Consider two commonly cited requirements of love. The first is that we should love people for who they are. The second is that loving people should involve concern for their well-being. But what ... More


Practical and Narrative Identity

Patrick Stokes

in The Naked Self: Kierkegaard and Personal Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198732730
eISBN:
9780191797033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732730.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

A major strand of personal identity theory has moved away from the metaphysical question of re-identification across time and towards a practical approach to personal identity. This movement has also ... More


Introduction: Sexual Identities: Definitions, Explanations, and Ideologies

Patrick Colm Hogan

in Sexual Identities: A Cognitive Literary Study

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190857790
eISBN:
9780190857820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857790.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction first sets out some preliminary definitions of sex, sexuality, and gender. It then turns from the sexual part of Sexual Identities to the identity part. A great deal of confusion ... More


Minding the Gap: Moral Ideals and Moral Improvement

Karen Stohr

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190867522
eISBN:
9780190867553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867522.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The book is a philosophical exploration of the gap between our moral ideals and the imperfect moral reality in which we live, and the implications of that gap for the practical project of moral ... More


Self-Uncertainty as Self-Realization

Paul A. Kottman

in Shakespeare's Hamlet: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190698515
eISBN:
9780190698553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698515.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

A central issue in Hamlet is Hamlet’s attempt to live his life as his—his efforts at discerning a course of action that amounts to “leading” a life, rather than just suffering it. Shakespeare’s play ... More


Duty to Self: Moral, Political, and Legal Self-Relation

Paul Schofield

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190941758
eISBN:
9780190941789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941758.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Duty to self has not been taken seriously by contemporary moral and political philosophers, with many even denying the coherence of the notion. Morality and politics concern treatment of others, ... More


Well-Being, the Self, and Radical Change

Jennifer Hawkins

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics Volume 9

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198846253
eISBN:
9780191881398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846253.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 12 explores radical personal change and its relationship to well-being, welfare, or prudential value. Many theorists of welfare are committed to what is here called the future-based reasons ... More


What’s Different about Being Human?

Christine M. Korsgaard

in Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198753858
eISBN:
9780191815416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753858.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter defends the traditional view that what is unique about humans is rationality, a form of cognition involving normative self-government. Rational beings are conscious of the grounds or ... More


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