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The Impossibility of Perfection: Aristotle, Feminism, and the Complexities of Ethics

Michael Slote

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790821
eISBN:
9780199919185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790821.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Most people think that the difficulty of balancing career and personal/family relationships is the fault of present‐day society or is due to their own inadequacies. But in this major new book, ... More


Introduction

Micheal Slote

in The Impossibility of Perfection: Aristotle, Feminism, and the Complexities of Ethics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790821
eISBN:
9780199919185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790821.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book defends Isaiah Berlin's famous thesis that perfection—whether of the virtues or of human happiness—is impossible in principle, but it gives arguments for the thesis in a way that Berlin ... More


Posits and Existence

Jody Azzouni

in Deflating Existential Consequence: A Case for Nominalism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159882
eISBN:
9780199834990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159888.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

It is argued that Quinean rent (Quine’s five virtues) don’t suffice to ontologically commit us to the existence of posits. To this end, the “black box” objection is deployed against the “success ... More


Sexual History

Naomi Cahn and June Carbone

in Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199836819
eISBN:
9780190260255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199836819.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The modern family as it is viewed today has gained significant changes when it comes to fertility rates, average ages at marriage, divorce, and non-marital births. This chapter discusses the ... More


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