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Moral Sense

Anna Wierzbicka

in Experience, Evidence, and Sense: The Hidden Cultural Legacy of English

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195368000
eISBN:
9780199867653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368000.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter examines the concept of moral sense. It presents a brief history of the concept. It compares moral sense in the 18th century and today, and then considers the sense of right and wrong in ... More


Deflating the Challenge of Consequentialism

Paul Hurley

in Beyond Consequentialism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559305
eISBN:
9780191721212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559305.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Many rationales are offered in support of the consequentialist theory of moral standards. This chapter harnesses the challenge to consequentialism mounted in prior chapters in order to demonstrate ... More


The Grounds of Ethical Judgement: New Transcendental Arguments in Moral Philosophy

Christian Illies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238324
eISBN:
9780191679612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238324.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Transcendental arguments have gained a lot of attention over the past twenty years, mainly in the field of theoretical reason. Yet few scholars have looked at their relevance to practical reason. ... More


The Principle of Utility

Philip Schofield

in Utility and Democracy: The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198208563
eISBN:
9780191716928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208563.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In contrast to most recent scholarship, which attempts to divorce Bentham’s psychology from his ethics, this chapter shows how they were conceptually related through the sensations of pleasure and ... More


 Social Problems

Michael Root

in Value-Free Science?: Ideals and Illusions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195308969
eISBN:
9780199867608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308969.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the sociology of sociological problems. The first section describes the history of the sociological study of social problems. The second explains how the history has been shaped ... More


Getting Rights out of Wrongs

Kimberley Brownlee

in Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy Volume 6

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198852636
eISBN:
9780191887031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852636.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Sometimes, we can gain new moral rights by acting wrongly. Sometimes, we can gain new moral rights (in addition to restitution rights) from other people acting wrongly. This chapter presents a ... More


Being a (A-)Moral Person and Caring about Morality

Thomas Schramme

in Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter starts from a specific interpretation of what it means to know the difference between right and wrong, which stems from Gilbert Ryle. To know the difference between right and wrong ... More


The Moral Concept of Right as Adjudication

Adam Cureton

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Vol 7

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198808930
eISBN:
9780191846649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808930.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Rawls proposes that the moral concept of ‘right’ is defined by the functional role it has of properly adjudicating conflicting claims that persons make on one another and on social practices. ... More


Anglo Values vs. Human Values: Talking about Values in a Global World

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

Scholars and political leaders agree that in the contemporary world where the tempo and intensity of international and intercultural contacts is continually growing, communication about values has ... More


From Ordinary (Anglo) English to Minimal English

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

This chapter, which concludes Parts I to V of the book, argues that if the historically shaped Anglo English is distinguished from the Minimal English embodied in NSM English, then English does not ... More


A Defense of Moral Intuitionism

Bruce Russell

in Does Anything Really Matter?: Essays on Parfit on Objectivity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199653836
eISBN:
9780191823916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653836.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Intuitions about knowledge and justified belief have evidential weight and can be used to support or reject proposals about the nature of knowledge and justified belief. This chapter argues by ... More


Introduction The Birth and Growth of Judicial Review: 1607–2020

Steven Gow Calabresi

in The History and Growth of Judicial Review, Volume 1: The G-20 Common Law Countries and Israel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190075774
eISBN:
9780190075804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190075774.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter discusses how judicial review of the constitutionality of legislation has usually emerged historically for a combination of four reasons. First, judicial review of the ... More


Refining the Account: Considering Challenges and Counterexamples

Christian B. Miller

in Honesty: The Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197567494
eISBN:
9780197567524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197567494.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The account of the virtue of honesty developed in chapter 2 is a promising start. But it needs a lot more improvement. One big omission has to do with honest motivation. That is the topic of chapter ... More


Framing Ethical Behaviour

Joseph A. Selling

in Reframing Catholic Theological Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198767121
eISBN:
9780191821318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767121.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The complete moral event is a complex unity of various parts that can be examined independently. Traditional moral theology recognized this and incorporated it into its method. By suggesting that one ... More


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