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Universal Benevolence Versus Caring

Michael Slote

in Morals from Motives

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138375
eISBN:
9780199833696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138376.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is important to decide between morality as caring (an agent‐based ethics of caring) and morality as universal benevolence. The latter has a distinctive conception of social justice that is more ... More


From Ethics to Religion

Anthony Rudd

in Kierkegaard and the Limits of the Ethical

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752189
eISBN:
9780191695063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752189.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Reconstructing Søren Kierkegaard's argument for the ethical showed that there is good reason for making serious commitments to certain ground projects, which involves accepting the conventional, ... More


Circumnavigations of Charity

Amanda B. Moniz

in From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190240356
eISBN:
9780190240387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240356.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, British and Irish Early Modern History

The universal revolution in philanthropy in the post-Revolutionary years was shaped by the ongoing circulations of many. English prison reformer John Howard, who traveled extensively for his cause, ... More


Ambivalent Cosmopolites

Amanda B. Moniz

in From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190240356
eISBN:
9780190240387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240356.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, British and Irish Early Modern History

Long-standing doubts about universal benevolence came to the fore as the French Revolutionary Wars and the Haitian Revolution destabilized the Atlantic world. Some activists had always contested the ... More


Human Psychology, Individual and Social

Gerald J. Postema

in Utility, Publicity, and Law: Essays on Bentham's Moral and Legal Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198793175
eISBN:
9780191835100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793175.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The second main pillar of Bentham’s thought was his “practicable” psychology. On his view, human beings always act from what they take their most dominant interests at the time to be, but these may ... More


Introduction

Amanda B. Moniz

in From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190240356
eISBN:
9780190240387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240356.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter introduces the book’s central question of how the American Revolution affected humanitarianism within the Anglophone Atlantic community. It explains that historians have primarily ... More


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