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The Nature of Goodness

W. D. Ross

in The Right and the Good

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252657
eISBN:
9780191598333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252653.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This is the second of five chapters on good, and starts by making the point that it is around the question of the intrinsically good that the chief controversies about the nature of goodness or value ... More


Economics, Ecology, and the Value of Nature

Matt Price

in The Moral Authority of Nature

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136806
eISBN:
9780226136820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136820.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores a specifically twentieth- (and now twenty-first) century conundrum: how to assess the value of nature and natural goods, and to weigh that value against other goods in a moral ... More


Rediscovering Use Value

Christoph Hermann

in The Critique of Commodification: Contours of a Post-Capitalist Society

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197576755
eISBN:
9780197576793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197576755.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter rediscovers use value as an essential category for understanding commodification and capitalism more generally. The distinction between use value and exchange value goes back to ancient ... More


Perceptions of the Soul: The Nature of Morality

Gregory E. Kaebnick

in Humans in Nature: The World As We Find It and the World As We Create It

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199347216
eISBN:
9780199347247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347216.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter considers whether claims that nature has intrinsic value can be morally justifiable. The Western philosophical tradition largely locates moral value only in various aspects of ... More


A Hedgehog’s Unity of Value

Joseph Raz

in The Legacy of Ronald Dworkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190466411
eISBN:
9780190466442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466411.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The paper examines various interpretations of Dworkin’s thesis of the Unity of Value, as expressed and defended in his book Justice for Hedgehogs. Dworkin’s arguments for various aspects of his unity ... More


The Cosmic Common Good as a Ground for Interreligious Ecological Ethics

Daniel P. Scheid

in The Cosmic Common Good: Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199359431
eISBN:
9780199359462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359431.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter introduces the interrelated nexus of ecological crises—imperiled Earth—as a moral crisis that calls for cultural renewal, to which religious traditions are uniquely poised to contribute ... More


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