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Motive and Consequences

D. D. Raphael

in The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199213337
eISBN:
9780191707544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213337.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Smith's explanation of moral judgement upon action, as right or wrong, speaks of the sympathy of spectators with the motive of the agent. He does not include thought about the consequences of the ... More


Virtue

D. D. Raphael

in The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199213337
eISBN:
9780191707544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213337.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Smith's theory of the nature of virtue comes mainly in the new part added to the sixth edition. It concludes that virtue is a form of propriety, a vague notion, disappointingly thin as compared with ... More


The Devil's Chain: Prostitution and Social Control in Partitioned Poland

Keely Stauter-Halsted

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454196
eISBN:
9781501701665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454196.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the half-century before Poland's long-awaited political independence in 1918, anxiety surrounded the country's burgeoning sex industry. This is the first book to examine the world of commercial ... More


Reading Beyond the Ending

Douglas Robinson

in Ring Lardner and the Other

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076004
eISBN:
9780199855131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076004.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In all the readings of “Haircut” explored so far, Jim Kendall was sick, nasty, and twisted. He deserved to be put down like a dog. But if he was sick, so was the town that put him down. They were so ... More


Moral Philosophy and Civil Society: Ethics and Self-Love  

Andrew Stewart Skinner

in A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233343
eISBN:
9780191678974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233343.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

There is a certain elegance and ingenuity about the argument of The Theory of Moral Sentiments which is nowhere more obvious than in the way in which Adam Smith made allowances for certain features ... More


The Proprieties of Appropriation

Paulina Kewes

in Authorship and Appropriation: Writing for the Stage in England, 1660-1710

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184683
eISBN:
9780191674334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184683.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the issues of plagiarism and authorial propriety in playwriting in England during the period from 1660 to 1710. During the period shortly before 1710, plays were started to be ... More


Some Virtues for Psychiatrists

Jennifer Radden and John Z. Sadler

in The Virtuous Psychiatrist: Character Ethics in Psychiatric Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389371
eISBN:
9780199866328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389371.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Some of the virtues called for by the psychiatric setting are enumerated in Chapter 5. Several different kinds of character traits are included here: some are traits as essential in everyday as in ... More


Nobody’s Credit: Fiction, Gender, and Authorial Property in the Career of Charlotte Lennox

Catherine Gallagher

in Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670–1820

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182436
eISBN:
9780191673801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182436.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the political and economic transformation of Charlotte Lennox in the mid-eighteenth century. It examines her reformation at the discursive intersection of several key terms ... More


Quality and Concept

George Bealer

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244288
eISBN:
9780191680762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244288.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This book provides a unified theory of properties, relations, and propositions (PRPs). The book explores the two traditional conceptions of PRPs and shows how they can be captured by a single theory.


Awarding the Contract

A C L Davies

in The Public Law of Government Contracts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199287390
eISBN:
9780191713484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287390.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter is concerned with procurement: the process of advertising the contract, inviting bids from firms, and deciding which bid offers the best value for money. There are four public law ... More


Contract Management

A C L Davies

in The Public Law of Government Contracts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199287390
eISBN:
9780191713484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287390.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the contract management process. Like any other contracting party, the government's aim is to obtain the goods and services it has contracted for at the agreed price and in ... More


Social and Environmental Goals

A C L Davies

in The Public Law of Government Contracts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199287390
eISBN:
9780191713484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287390.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the use of government contracts to pursue social and environmental goals not immediately related to the contract itself. Some commentators argue that contracts are a good ... More


Propriety and Truth: (1) Preliminary History

Arthur N. Prior

in Logic and the Basis of Ethics

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198241577
eISBN:
9780191680380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241577.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter gives a proposal to consider more fully a view that there is some special analogy or even identity between wrongness in action and falsehood or self-contradiction in theory. The concepts ... More


Legal Control in Roman Egypt

Benjamin Kelly

in Petitions, Litigation, and Social Control in Roman Egypt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599615
eISBN:
9780191731525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599615.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that the structural features and ideological context of the legal system of Roman Egypt made it unlikely that many petitions would have ended in firm judgments which were then ... More


From God to Everything Else

Norman Kretzmann

in The Metaphysics of Creation: Aquinas's Natural Theology in Summa contra gentiles II

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246540
eISBN:
9780191597879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246548.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

SCGII is a logical continuation of SCGI since Book I serves as the location for the support for many of the premises of Book II's arguments. Aquinas takes up first the source of the production of ... More


Elaborating upon “the Vital Way” 《廣要道章》‎22

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter, Confucius is discussing the vital way (dao) with Master Zeng. According to Confucius, “There is nothing more effective than family reverence for teaching (jiao) the people about love ... More


The Western Chinese City

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0039
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter tours the Western Chinese City. It begins by walking south of the Zheng Yang Gate towards the commercial and entertainment district of Old Peking called the Great Bamboo Fence. The House ... More


Four Kinds of Proper Conduct: (Si yi 四儀)

in Shizi: China's First Syncretist

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159067
eISBN:
9780231504171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159067.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses four kinds of proper conduct: goodness, propriety, loyalty, and faithfulness. Each of these four virtues is explained as follows: The first proper conduct is called a will that ... More


Considerateness: (Shu 恕)

in Shizi: China's First Syncretist

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159067
eISBN:
9780231504171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159067.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the consideration of the Golden Rule as something found in thinking, speaking, and acting. It argues that to be considerate is to act with propriety toward others. ... More


Spiritous Enlightenment: (Shen ming 神明)

in Shizi: China's First Syncretist

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159067
eISBN:
9780231504171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159067.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the concept of “spiritous enlightenment”; “spiritous” here refers to the point at which it is still easy to intervene and change matters—it is “the beginning of the myriad ... More


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