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charting responsibilities: From Established Coordinates to Terra Incognita

Margaret Urban Walker

in Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315394
eISBN:
9780199872053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315394.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter offers a sustained critique of Robert Goodin's use of his Principle of Protecting the Vulnerable. Goodin does not succeed in demonstrating that the vulnerability principle, which ... More


Individual Responsibility in a Global Age *

Samuel Scheffler

in Boundaries and Allegiances: Problems of Justice and Responsibility in Liberal Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257676
eISBN:
9780191600197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257671.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

By attaching significance to the distinction between doing and failing to prevent and by recognizing special obligations to family members and others, common‐sense morality limits the size of an ... More


The Interaction Principle

Alan Wertheimer

in Rethinking the Ethics of Clinical Research: Widening the Lens

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743513
eISBN:
9780199827145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743513.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

It is often suggested that the researchers use of the subject or that the interaction between investigators and subjects generate ethical obligations for researchers that go beyond those to which the ... More


Prohibitions and Special Obligations

Brad Hooker

in Ideal Code, Real World: A Rule-Consequentialist Theory of Morality

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256570
eISBN:
9780191597701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256578.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We typically think that morality prohibits certain kinds of behaviour, such as killing the innocent, stealing, breaking promises, etc. This chapter explores rule‐consequentialism's ability to ... More


Consequentializing Commonsense Morality

Douglas W. Portmore

in Commonsense Consequentialism: Wherein Morality Meets Rationality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794539
eISBN:
9780199919260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794539.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter argues for the deontic equivalent thesis: the thesis that, for any plausible nonconsequentialist moral theory, there is a consequentialist counterpart theory that is extensionally ... More


The Special-Obligations Challenge to More Open Borders

Arash Abizadeh

in Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199676606
eISBN:
9780191756122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676606.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

According to the special-obligations challenge to the justice argument for more open borders, immigration restrictions to wealthier polities are justified because of special obligations owed to ... More


Consequences and Negative Responsibility

J. R. LUCAS

in Responsibility

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198235781
eISBN:
9780191679117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235781.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers consequences, which often bear on the correct description of an action, and consequentialism, which claims that consequences are all-important. It argues against ... More


Particularity

John Kleinig

in On Loyalty and Loyalties: The Contours of a Problematic Virtue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199371259
eISBN:
9780199371280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371259.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter deals with the challenge that loyalty poses to universalist (or impartialist) understandings of morality (and vice versa). It looks at solutions that prioritize one or the other and that ... More


The Case for a System of International Legal Human Rights

Allen Buchanan

in The Heart of Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199325382
eISBN:
9780199369300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325382.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter undertakes the first two justificatory tasks: making a complex moral case for having a system of international legal human rights similar to the one that exists and making headway on the ... More


Individual Obligations

Joseph Mendola

in Human Interests: or Ethics for Physicalists

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199682829
eISBN:
9780191763007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682829.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter applies the moral theory of the book in an account of general deontic duties forbidding killing, lying, causing injury, and theft, and also in an account of our special obligations to ... More


Dealing with Communities: The Relocation of Jobs

Mathias Risse and Gabriel Wollner

in On Trade Justice: A Philosophical Plea for a New Global Deal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198837411
eISBN:
9780191874116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837411.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Political Economy

In addition to setting wages, transnational corporations also regularly confront choices about where to locate facilities. This can involve uprooting production to move elsewhere. There is basically ... More


The Duty to Treat Others as Equals: Who Stands Under It?

Sophia Moreau

in Faces of Inequality: A Theory of Wrongful Discrimination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190927301
eISBN:
9780190927332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927301.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Chapter Seven, “The Duty to Treat Others as Equals: Who Stands Under It?,” focuses on the obligations of governments and private individuals to treat people as equals. The author considers several ... More


Lying Among Friends

Jorah Dannenberg

in Lying: Language, Knowledge, Ethics, and Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198743965
eISBN:
9780191866791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743965.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Why are lies told among friends especially vicious? This chapter argues that friends must regard each other as entitled to claim each other’s trust. It defends this claim by appeal to a conception of ... More


The Moral of Mr. Jefferson’s Story

Diane Jeske

in The Evil Within: Why We Need Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190685379
eISBN:
9780190685409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685379.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In examining the case of Thomas Jefferson, the author shows how the impediments to good moral deliberation—cultural pressures and norms, the complexity of consequences, emotions, and ... More


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