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Meaningful Work: Rethinking Professional Ethics

Mike W. Martin

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195133257
eISBN:
9780199848706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133257.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

As usually understood, professional ethics consists of shared duties and episodic dilemmas: the responsibilities incumbent on all members of specific professions, together with the dilemmas that ... More


Authenticity

Mike W. Martin

in Happiness and the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845217
eISBN:
9780199933068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845217.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Be yourself, we are told, and happiness will follow. Discovering and developing our “authentic self” does indeed contribute to happiness by tapping into wellsprings of enjoyment and meaning. Yet ... More


Concepts of Free Will

Bernard Berofsky

in Nature's Challenge to Free Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640010
eISBN:
9780191738197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640010.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The origins in Ancient Greece of the problem of free will and determinism are briefly described. A preliminary discussion of determinism that includes a discussion of the problems pertaining to its ... More


Dual-Process Theory and the Great Rationality Debate

Keith E. Stanovich

in Rationality and the Reflective Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341140
eISBN:
9780199894307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341140.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter begins with a discussion of Great Rationality Debate in cognitive science—the debate about how much irrationality to attribute to human cognition—detailing the contrasting positions of ... More


Gewirth: community, rights, values

Lynn Dobson

in Supranational Citizenship

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719069529
eISBN:
9781781702154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069529.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter provides an analytical discussion of some major themes in Gewirth's Community of Rights and Self-Fulfillment. The focus of the chapter is on how rights- and duty-bearing agents interact ... More


“The Great Male Cop-Out”: Productivity Lag and the End of the Family Wage

Natasha Zaretsky

in No Direction Home: The American Family and the Fear of National Decline, 1968-1980

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830949
eISBN:
9781469604428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867808_zaretsky.7
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores what economists called “productivity lag,” a trope of national decline in America during the early 1970s that revolved around the family. More specifically, it considers ... More


Finding a Grand Amour in Marriage in Postwar France

Rebecca J. Pulju

in Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: Global Perspectives on Marriage, Crisis, and Nation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199856749
eISBN:
9780190497613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856749.003.0008
Subject:
History, Family History, World Modern History

This chapter argues that despite the fact that marriage rates soared in postwar France, there was also a widespread perception that the institution was in crisis. Once considered a key to social and ... More


Self-Knowledge, Abnegation, and Fulfillment in Medieval Mysticism

Christina Van Dyke

in Self-Knowledge: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190226411
eISBN:
9780190226442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226411.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Self-knowledge is a persistent—and paradoxical—theme in medieval mysticism; union with God is often taken to involve a loss of self as distinct from the divine. Yet an examination of Christian ... More


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