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 Pluralistic Relativism *

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:
10.1093/0195305396.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is argued that moral ambivalence is best explained through a naturalistic approach that construes morality as a social invention for promoting and regulating social cooperation. Morality ... More


Love's Vision

Troy Jollimore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148724
eISBN:
9781400838677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148724.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Love often seems uncontrollable and irrational, but we just as frequently appear to have reasons for loving the people we do. This book offers a new way of understanding love that accommodates both ... More


Would It Matter All That Much if There Were No Selves?

Raymond Martin

in Pointing at the Moon: Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381559
eISBN:
9780199869244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381559.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter attempts to put the worry about future-oriented self-concern to rest. It argues that whatever difficulties there may be in justifying future-oriented self-concern, they are no greater ... More


The Scope of Ethics: Dialogue with Slote and Murdoch

Stephen C. Angle

in Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385144
eISBN:
9780199869756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385144.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Despite the differences between Michael Slote and Iris Murdoch—and between them and the book's Neo-Confucian sources—Slote and Murdoch make excellent conversation partners on the subject of harmony, ... More


The Early Modern Subject: Self-Consciousness and Personal Identity from Descartes to Hume

Udo Thiel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199542499
eISBN:
9780191730917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542499.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Self-consciousness and personal identity are fundamental features of human subjectivity. Even present-day discussions of these issues in philosophy of mind are strongly influenced by the conceptual ... More


INTRODUCTION: THE BIAS TOWARDS ONESELF

Ingmar Persson

in The Retreat of Reason: A dilemma in the philosophy of life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276905
eISBN:
9780191603198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276900.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter introduces another bias whose (ir)rationality is the leitmotif of part IV of the book: the bias towards oneself or the tendency to be more concerned that things go well for someone if ... More


THE RATIONAL INSIGNIFICANCE OF IDENTITY AND CONTINUITY

Ingmar Persson

in The Retreat of Reason: A dilemma in the philosophy of life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276905
eISBN:
9780191603198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276900.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, General

If we should endorse a factual nihilism to the effect that there is no defensible account of our identity, it follows that we should also endorse an evaluative nihilism to the effect that the bias ... More


SELF-CONCERN AND SELF-APPROVAL

Ingmar Persson

in The Retreat of Reason: A dilemma in the philosophy of life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276905
eISBN:
9780191603198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276900.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 23 concluded that the bias towards oneself is not rationally justifiable. This chapter tries to provide a causal explanation of the elements of this bias. It explains how self-concern arises ... More


Locke on personal identity: consciousness, memory, and self-concern

Udo Thiel

in The Early Modern Subject: Self-Consciousness and Personal Identity from Descartes to Hume

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199542499
eISBN:
9780191730917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542499.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter turns to Locke's account of personal identity itself, taking up the discussion of the fundamental notions that are relevant in this account from the previous chapter. Contrary to what ... More


Why We Need not Accept the Psychological Approach

Eric T. Olson

in The Human Animal: Personal Identity Without Psychology

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134230
eISBN:
9780199833528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134230.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Most arguments for the Psychological Approach are based on the conviction that anyone who got your psychological features would be you. The possibility of fission proves this conviction false. Those ... More


Self‐Concern and the Sources and Limits of Other‐Concern

Julia Annas

in The Morality of Happiness

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195096521
eISBN:
9780199833061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195096525.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

There is a developed debate from Aristotle through the Stoics to Aristotelian hybrid theories found in Antiochus and Arius Didymus: should other‐concern be seen as a developed form of self‐concern ... More


Seeing Oneself as Friend

in Philosophy and Friendship

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617272
eISBN:
9780748652358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617272.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter addresses the question and the concepts of self-constitution and self-understanding as they are relevant to relations between friends. It considers questions of judgement and balance in ... More


Without Fellow Feeling

Heidi L. Maibom

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/9780262027915.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter challenges the influential idea that psychopaths lack empathy. The approach combines conceptual analysis with perspectives on empirical data. Different aspects of empathy are ... More


The Centrality of One’s Own Life

Stephen White

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/9780198808930.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We are all, to some degree or other, self-centered; we tend to concentrate on our own needs and interests to the relative exclusion of most other people’s. This chapter explores the prospects for ... More


The Virtue of Authenticity

Ernesto V. Garcia

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 5

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744665
eISBN:
9780191808838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744665.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the nature of authenticity, both what it is and why it is valuable. The argument proceeds in three stages. First, it critically discusses three traditional notions of ... More


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