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Conclusion

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Friedrich Hölderlin's biography, his figurative life, may be better known than his poems. He is syntactically difficult sometimes too, and moves in his poetic thinking through unapparent connections. ... More


Introduction

Robert Stevens

in Torts and Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199211609
eISBN:
9780191705946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211609.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

A commonly held misconception is that the law of torts is concerned with defining those cases where one party may be held liable to compensate another for the loss he has caused through his fault. In ... More


The Grounds of Ethical Judgement: New Transcendental Arguments in Moral Philosophy

Christian Illies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238324
eISBN:
9780191679612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238324.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Transcendental arguments have gained a lot of attention over the past twenty years, mainly in the field of theoretical reason. Yet few scholars have looked at their relevance to practical reason. ... More


Living High and Letting Die: Our Illusion of Innocence

Peter Unger

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195108590
eISBN:
9780199868261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195108590.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

That our unexamined moral intuitions often lead us to commend conduct that is seriously wrong and to condemn conduct that is not wrong indicates the extent to which these intuitions clash with our ... More


Morality

Roger Crisp

in Reasons and the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199290338
eISBN:
9780191710476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290338.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The book opens with the suggestion that a fundamental question in philosophical normative ethics concerns what each of us has reason to do. That leads one immediately into the issue of whether we ... More


Shaping the Normative Landscape

David Owens

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691500
eISBN:
9780191744938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691500.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book affirms the value of obligations and of rights, of forgiveness, of consent and refusal, of promise and request. These are all instruments by which we exercise control over our normative ... More


Taking Stock: The State of the Art of the State

Christopher Hood

in The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Returns to the general question of what sort of science public management is or can be and how cultural theory can contribute to that science. Concludes by taking stock of the cultural‐theory ... More


The Moral Community, Justified Coercion, and Punishment

Matt Matravers

in Justice and Punishment: The Rationale of Coercion

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295730
eISBN:
9780191599828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295731.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Having established the nature of the moral community, this chapter examines the part played in that community by punishment. The right to punish is shown to be justified as intrinsic to morality ... More


Moral Time

Donald Black

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199737147
eISBN:
9780199944002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737147.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Conflict is ubiquitous and inevitable, but people generally dislike it and try to prevent or avoid it as much as possible. So why do clashes of right and wrong occur? And why are some more serious ... More


 Saul: Three Anointings, Two Wrongdoings, One Good Son Between: Patterns 1 and 2

Paul Borgman

in David, Saul, and God: Rediscovering an Ancient Story

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331608
eISBN:
9780199868001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331608.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Israel's second king, David, will commit what looks like far greater wrong than anything done by God's first choice, King Saul. But David proves much the superior leader. Why might God have given up ... More


Introduction

Eric Descheemaeker

in The Division of Wrongs: A Historical Comparative Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562794
eISBN:
9780191705533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562794.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Law of Obligations

The civilian tradition, as exemplified by Justinian's Institutes and the French Civil Code, has generally divided its law of civil wrongs into two categories, wrongs ‘proper’ and ‘quasi-wrongs’. ... More


Wrongs and the Law of Wrongs

Eric Descheemaeker

in The Division of Wrongs: A Historical Comparative Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562794
eISBN:
9780191705533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562794.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter concerns itself with the identification of the subject-matter of the book, wrongs and the law of wrongs. Regarding the former, the definition offered of a wrong (or civil wrong) is that ... More


 With Due Respect

Kenneth Hamilton

in After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178265
eISBN:
9780199870035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter traces the changing concert etiquette, affecting both performers and audiences, from the 19th- to the 20th-centuries. Particular topics discussed are fluctuating fashions in applause, in ... More


Punishment

Alan Brudner

in Punishment and Freedom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199207251
eISBN:
9780191705502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207251.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter sets out and defends a version of retributivism that the book calls legal retributivism, and shows how it is untouched by the criticisms directed by consequentialists against moral ... More


God Beyond Justice

Mark C. Murphy

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Suppose that one aimed to call into question the moral goodness of the God of the Old Testament by appeal to God's command to destroy Jericho (Joshua 6: 16–21). In this chapter it is argued that the ... More


Shaping the Truth

Miranda Seymour

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Humans who are governed by emotional states have the capacity to establish, develop, and retain different interpretations of the people familiar to them. Hence it is the part of the biographer to ... More


Voices Carry: Film and Telepathy

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

This chapter pursues the problem of coincidence on the telephone in its greatest cinematic example—Sorry, Wrong Number—all the way to the ambivalent dream of telepathy, a major fantasy of novelistic ... More


Background Conditions

Mark Schroeder

in Slaves of the Passions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199299508
eISBN:
9780191714917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299508.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter begins the substantive exploration of the commitments of the Humean Theory of Reasons by investigating what we mean when we say that Ronnie has his reason because of his desire. The No ... More


Theodicy for Two General Truths about Evil

Bruce Langtry

in God, the Best, and Evil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199238798
eISBN:
9780191716485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238798.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter identifies truths in virtue of which God is justified in ensuring or allowing that human beings undergo a lot of suffering, and frequently choose and act in morally wrong ways. If God ... More


The Principle of Utility

Philip Schofield

in Utility and Democracy: The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198208563
eISBN:
9780191716928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208563.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In contrast to most recent scholarship, which attempts to divorce Bentham’s psychology from his ethics, this chapter shows how they were conceptually related through the sensations of pleasure and ... More


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