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The Availability of Motives

Steven Sverdlik

in Motive and Rightness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594948
eISBN:
9780191725401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594948.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The first part of this chapter is devoted to psychological issues about the availability of motives to a rational agent in a limited time. Certain arguments about the deontic relevance of motives due ... More


Motive and Rightness

Steven Sverdlik

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594948
eISBN:
9780191725401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594948.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book investigates the deontic relevance of motives. That issue is formulated in this question: can the motive of an action ever be the reason, or part of the reason, that it is morally right or ... More


Legacy of Service

Lindsey Apple

in The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Kentucky Patriarch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134109
eISBN:
9780813135908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134109.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Henry Clay felt a keen sense of duty to nation, state, and community. Generally shunning politics, his descendants served in the military—every engagement from the Mexican War through Vietnam—both as ... More


Something Very Novel and Strange: Civil War, Emancipation, and the Remaking of African American Public Culture

Martha S. Jones

in All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831526
eISBN:
9781469605012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888902_jones.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Charlotte Forten, one of the first African American teachers to venture South and work with black refugees behind Union army lines, and how her sense of duty was forever ... More


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