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THE LOVE OF A WOMAN

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, Islam

By seeing beauty in the figure of woman, man discloses himself. That is his relaxation or sobriety before the possibility of disclosing himself in the outer world. What is disclosed is revealed as ... More


‘Permanent Boarders’: The British in Ceylon, 1815–1960

Margaret Jones

in Settlers and Expatriates: Britons over the Seas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199297672
eISBN:
9780191594335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297672.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The shifting and various identities of both official and unofficial members of the British community in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) are explored in this chapter and are revealed to change according to time, ... More


Britain’s Reaction to the Revolutions

Leslie Mitchell

in The Revolutions in Europe, 1848–1849: From Reform to Reaction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249978
eISBN:
9780191697852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249978.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The revolutionary experiences of 1848 empasised the British sense of separateness from the Continent. Very few people had anticipated trouble. Most sank back restfully on the calm belief that such ... More


Introduction

Gould Warwick and Reeves Marjorie

in Joachim of Fiore

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242306
eISBN:
9780191697081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242306.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

What are the legitimate criteria to be applied in attempting to assess the direct influence of one thinker on another, of one system of thought on another? Seeking relationships in ideas has its ... More


Consequentialism: An Introduction

Joseph Raz

in The Morality of Freedom

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248071
eISBN:
9780191598289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248075.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Against Rawls's ‘separateness of persons’ objection to consequentialism, it can be replied that consequentialism does take into account differing personal viewpoints in legitimating trade‐offs ... More


Empathic imagination and its limits

Steven R. Smith

in Equality and diversity: Value incommensurability and the politics of recognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426079
eISBN:
9781447302209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426079.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explores what is meant by the plurality and separateness of persons with regard to the notions of otherness, difference and agency. It relates this to the defense presented in Chapters ... More


—Or Birth as the Biodance?

Robbi E. Davis-Floyd

in Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229327
eISBN:
9780520927216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229327.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter investigates several aspects of individual and social resistance to the trends toward the technocratization of childbirth in the U.S. It considers other potential directions in American ... More


On Feelings and Finiteness in Everyday Life

Clara Han

in Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261857
eISBN:
9780823268900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In her evocative essay “The Life of Humans and the Life of Roaming Spirits”, Veena Das invites us to consider the problem of finite responsibility. Might attachment to life implicate not only ... More


Morphing

Caspar Hare

in The Limits of Kindness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199691999
eISBN:
9780191758126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691999.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The claims about decency (from Chapter 2), essence (from Chapter 7), and rationality (from Chapter 8) are put to work. From the claim about essence: between some pairs of states of affairs in which ... More


First Steps: The Morality of Rescue

Caspar Hare

in The Limits of Kindness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199691999
eISBN:
9780191758126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691999.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What does a decent person want and do when faced with a choice between rescuing some unknown people and rescuing other unknown people? The conclusion of this chapter is that the preferences of a ... More


Efficiency and the Greater Good

Caspar Hare

in The Limits of Kindness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199691999
eISBN:
9780191758126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691999.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter brings the apparatus developed in Chapter 3 to bear on the central question from Chapter 2, the question of what a decent person wants and does when faced with a choice between rescuing ... More


The Ego (Part One): Its Nature and Manifestations

John M. Rector

in The Objectification Spectrum: Understanding and Transcending Our Diminishment and Dehumanization of Others

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199355419
eISBN:
9780190258429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199355419.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Chapter 9 takes an in-depth look at the nature and manifestations of the ego—one of the primary stumbling blocks to enlightenment and a central contributor to the problem of objectification. The ... More


Some Inadequate Conceptions of Divine Holiness

Mark C. Murphy

in Divine Holiness and Divine Action

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198864783
eISBN:
9780191896866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864783.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter considers and rejects some extant conceptions of holiness. On one view, to be holy is simply to be divine; but even if the property being holy is identified with the property being ... More


Aggregation and the Separateness of Persons

Iwao Hirose

in Moral Aggregation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199933686
eISBN:
9780199398324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199933686.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter rejects another type of objection to interpersonal aggregation: the objection on the basis that interpersonal aggregation does not take the separateness of the person seriously. Section ... More


Proust and the Limits of the Will

Richard Moran

in The Philosophical Imagination: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190633776
eISBN:
9780190633806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633776.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Beginning with the famous theme of “involuntary memory,” the project of Proust’s novel is organized along several axes by the themes of forms of value (metaphysical, epistemic, and erotic or ... More


Cavell on Outsiders and Others

Richard Moran

in The Philosophical Imagination: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190633776
eISBN:
9780190633806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633776.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Part IV of Stanley Cavell’s The Claim of Reason is an extended meditation on the similarities and differences between external world skepticism and skepticism about other minds. One contrast between ... More


Six Objections

Christopher Woodard

in Taking Utilitarianism Seriously

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198732624
eISBN:
9780191796845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732624.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter identifies and discusses six powerful objections to utilitarianism. These are that it has an inadequate account of value, that it countenances abhorrent actions, that it is too ... More


The Individual’s Place in the Grounding of her Rights

Rowan Cruft

in Human Rights, Ownership, and the Individual

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198793366
eISBN:
9780191884122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793366.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 8 develops a taxonomy of the differing degrees and manner in which a right might be grounded on its holder’s good—and, in the author’s terms, exist ‘for its holder’s sake’. This is a taxonomy ... More


Separating Persons

James Goodrich

in Principles and Persons: The Legacy of Derek Parfit

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893994
eISBN:
9780191915147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893994.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In Reasons and Persons, Derek Parfit argues for a reductionist view of persons and that our ethical thinking should become more impersonal. While doing so, he argues that we may need to give up some ... More


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