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A General Theory of Domination and Justice

Frank Lovett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579419
eISBN:
9780191722837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579419.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In all societies, past and present, many persons and groups have been subject to domination. Properly understood, domination is a great evil, the suffering of which ought to be minimized as far as ... More


Arbitrariness and Social Conventions

Frank Lovett

in A General Theory of Domination and Justice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579419
eISBN:
9780191722837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579419.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers and rejects hegemony and other form‐based conceptions of domination. It defends instead an arbitrary power conception, according to which one person or group experienced ... More


Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

Sos Eltis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121831
eISBN:
9780191671340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121831.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This book challenges long-established views of Oscar Wilde as a dilettante and dandy, revealing him instead as a serious philosopher and social critic who used his plays to subvert the traditional ... More


Positive Law and Objective Values

Andrei Marmor

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198268970
eISBN:
9780191713187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268970.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This new theory on the nature of law breathes new life into legal positivism. This book presents a comprehensive defence of legal positivism on the basis of a novel account of social conventions. The ... More


Constitutive Conventions

Andrei Marmor

in Positive Law and Objective Values

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198268970
eISBN:
9780191713187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268970.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter suggests a distinction between two main kinds of social conventions, coordination and constitutive, arguing that the latter kind is far more important for the explication of the ... More


Social Convention and Neurosis as Obstacles to Moral Freedom

Margaret Holland

in Iris Murdoch, Philosopher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199289905
eISBN:
9780191728471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289905.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

One of the notable themes in Iris Murdoch’s philosophical work is her focus on the role of inner moral activity, particularly her use of the concept of ‘moral attention.’ Through an examination of ... More


Female Literacy and the Social Conventions of Letter-Writing

James Daybell

in Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines developments in the social conventions of letter-writing, outlining factors affecting modes of composition. It identifies reasons why women who were normally able to write ... More


Conventions and the Normativity of Law

Andrei Marmor

in Positive Law and Objective Values

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198268970
eISBN:
9780191713187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268970.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The idea that the law is founded on social conventions suggests a very close analogy between the law and other conventional practices, such as games and artistic genres. The law claims to be a ... More


Legal Conventionalism

Andrei Marmor

in Hart’s Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to ‘The Concept of Law’

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299080
eISBN:
9780191685606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299080.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the rules of recognition and the autonomy of law in relation to Herbert Hart's The Concept of Law. It argues that these two issues are closely related and that the concept of a ... More


Exclusive Legal Positivism

Andrei Marmor

in Positive Law and Objective Values

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198268970
eISBN:
9780191713187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268970.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores some of the implications of the conventional foundations of law on the debate between two main versions of legal positivism: the so-called exclusive and inclusive theses. It ... More


Alleged Dominating Principles

J. W. HARRIS

in Property and Justice

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199251407
eISBN:
9780191681998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251407.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter considers two other candidates for dominating principles: equality of resources and social convention. The advocate of equality of resources asks us to lift the totality of resources ... More


Social Convention Revisited

Margaret Gilbert

in Joint Commitment: How We Make the Social World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199970148
eISBN:
9780199369898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970148.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

This essay compares and contrasts two radically different accounts of social convention: David Lewis’s game-theoretical account and the account initially proposed by Margaret Gilbert (the present ... More


Pain and Language

Lucy Bending

in The Representation of Bodily Pain in Late Nineteenth–Century English Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187172
eISBN:
9780191674648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187172.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

It has become a commonplace that pain defies language and, as such, that it is unique as a sensation that cannot be described or shared: sufferers ... More


Levelling Quakers?

ADRIAN DAVIES

in The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208204
eISBN:
9780191677953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208204.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses evidence on how the Quaker creed was a levelling one. These include the dismissal of social conventions and the ... More


Pretending Not to Notice: Respect, Attention, and Disability

Karen Stohr

in Disability in Practice: Attitudes, Policies, and Relationships

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198812876
eISBN:
9780191850660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812876.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores the moral implications of social conventions about noticing—what we notice and choose not to notice about persons and their circumstances. Conventions about noticing are a ... More


Introduction: Seeking to Understand the Minds (and Brains) of People Who Are Seeking to Understand Other People’s Minds

Jean Decety and William Ickes

in The Social Neuroscience of Empathy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012973
eISBN:
9780262255295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012973.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Empathy research, which has long been a focus of scholars in philosophy and in clinical and developmental psychology, has emerged as a multidisciplinary discipline encompassing personality and social ... More


On Social, Moral, and Linguistic Norms: The Contributions to This Volume

Neil Roughley and Kurt Bayertz

in The Normative Animal?: On the Anthropological Significance of Social, Moral, and Linguistic Norms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190846466
eISBN:
9780190846497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190846466.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter summarises the contributions to the volume The Normative Animal? On the Anthropological Significance of Social, Moral and Linguistic Norms. The contributions are divided into three ... More


Moral Stagecraft

Karen Stohr

in Minding the Gap: Moral Ideals and Moral Improvement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190867522
eISBN:
9780190867553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867522.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter provides an account of how social practices and conventions are used to build moral neighborhoods. It draws on Erving Goffman’s dramaturgical picture of human interaction to describe how ... More


The signifier and the signified

Beata Stawarska

in Saussure's Philosophy of Language as Phenomenology: Undoing the Doctrine of the Course in General Linguistics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190213022
eISBN:
9780190213046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213022.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter takes on the classic signifier/signified distinction, which supports the structuralist view of language as a closed and autonomous system of signs. It considers the presentation of ... More


Empathy, Morality, and Social Convention: Evidence from the Study of Psychopathy and Other Psychiatric Disorders

R. J. R. Blair and Karina S. Blair

in The Social Neuroscience of Empathy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012973
eISBN:
9780262255295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012973.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter explores the interrelationships among empathy, morality, and social convention, drawing on evidence from research on psychopathy and other psychiatric disorders. It looks at specific ... More


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