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Abortion and Social ResponsibilityDepolarizing the Debate

Abortion and Social Responsibility: Depolarizing the Debate

Laurie Shrage

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153095
eISBN:
9780199870615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515309X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book argues that Roe v. Wade's six‐month time span for abortion “on demand” polarized the American public, and obscured alternatives that could have gained broad public support. As ... More

Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom

Jennifer Lackey (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198791508
eISBN:
9780191868450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791508.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Academic freedom, which allows members of institutions of higher learning to engage in intellectual pursuits without fear of censorship or retaliation, lies at the heart of the mission of the ... More

Achievement

Achievement

Gwen Bradford

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198714026
eISBN:
9780191782473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714026.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Achievement is a central element in the best human lives. But just what is achievement? And why is achievement valuable? Achievements have a common structure: a process culminates in a product. But ... More

The Act Itself

The Act Itself

Jonathan Bennett

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237914
eISBN:
9780191597077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823791X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The distinction between the consequences of an act and the act itself is supposed to define the fight between consequentialism and deontological moralities. This book, though sympathetic to ... More

Addiction and Self-ControlPerspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience

Addiction and Self-Control: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience

Neil Levy (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199862580
eISBN:
9780199369638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862580.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Moral Philosophy

Addiction seems to involve a significant degree of loss of control over behaviour, yet it remains mysterious how such a loss of control occurs and how it can be compatible with the retention of ... More

After InjuryA Historical Anatomy of Forgiveness, Resentment, and Apology

After Injury: A Historical Anatomy of Forgiveness, Resentment, and Apology

Ashraf H.A. Rushdy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190851972
eISBN:
9780190852009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851972.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

After Injury explores the practices of forgiveness, resentment, and apology in three key moments when they were undergoing a dramatic change: early Christian history (for forgiveness), the shift from ... More

After MarriageRethinking Marital Relationships

After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships

Elizabeth Brake (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190205072
eISBN:
9780190205102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205072.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The chapters of this book, which are by liberal and feminist philosophers, address whether marriage reform ought to stop with same-sex marriage. Some philosophers have recently argued that marriage ... More

Against Absolute Goodness

Against Absolute Goodness

Richard Kraut

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199844463
eISBN:
9780199919550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844463.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Are there things we should value because they are, quite simply, good? If so, such things might be said to have “absolute goodness.” They would be good simpliciter or full stop—not good for someone, ... More

The Age of CulpabilityChildren and the Nature of Criminal Responsibility

The Age of Culpability: Children and the Nature of Criminal Responsibility

Gideon Yaffe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198803324
eISBN:
9780191841514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803324.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Reflection on the grounds for leniency towards children who commit crimes is the entry point into the development, in this book, of a theory of the nature of criminal responsibility and desert of ... More

Agency and Deontic Logic

Agency and Deontic Logic

John F. Horty

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134612
eISBN:
9780199833269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134613.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Develops deontic logic against the background of a rigorous theory of agency in branching, or indeterministic, time. It is often assumed that the notion of what an agent ought to do can be identified ... More

Agency and ResponsibilityA Common-Sense Moral Psychology

Agency and Responsibility: A Common-Sense Moral Psychology

Jeanette Kennett

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199266302
eISBN:
9780191699146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266302.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Is it ever possible for people to act freely and intentionally against their better judgement? Is it ever possible to act in opposition to one's strongest desire? If either of these questions are ... More

Agency and the Foundations of EthicsNietzschean Constitutivism

Agency and the Foundations of Ethics: Nietzschean Constitutivism

Paul Katsafanas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199645077
eISBN:
9780191751912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645077.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Constitutivism is the view that we can derive substantive normative conclusions from an account of the nature of action. Agency and the Foundations of Ethics explains the constitutivist strategy and ... More

The Ajax DilemmaJustice, Fairness, and Rewards

The Ajax Dilemma: Justice, Fairness, and Rewards

Paul Woodruff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768615
eISBN:
9780190267582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768615.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We live in a world where CEOs give themselves million pound bonuses even as their companies go bankrupt and ordinary workers are laid off; where athletes make millions while teachers struggle to ... More

The Animal QuestionWhy Non-Human Animals Deserve Human Rights

The Animal Question: Why Non-Human Animals Deserve Human Rights

Paola Cavalieri

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143805
eISBN:
9780199833122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143809.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What we call moral progress can for the most part be seen as the history of the replacement of hierarchical visions in favor of equality. Yet, we currently use nonhuman animals as means to our ends – ... More

AnimalsA History

Animals: A History

Peter Adamson and G. Fay Edwards (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199375967
eISBN:
9780199375998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199375967.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is commonly assumed that serious philosophical reflection on animals goes back only a few hundred years, to the Utilitarians or to the rise of Darwinism. This volume shows that, to the contrary, ... More

The Aristotelian EthicsA study of the relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle

The Aristotelian Ethics: A study of the relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle

Anthony Kenny

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245544
eISBN:
9780191680878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245544.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book is an attempt to solve a long-standing problem of Aristotelian scholarship on the basis of historical and philosophical arguments and a statistical study of features of style. It presents a ... More

Aristotle and the Virtues

Aristotle and the Virtues

Howard J. Curzer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693726
eISBN:
9780191738890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693726.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Aristotle is the father of virtue ethics, and virtue ethics is hot. Yet Aristotle’s accounts of the individual virtues remain opaque, for most contemporary commentators of Aristotle’s Nicomachean ... More

Aristotle on the Apparent GoodPerception, Phantasia, Thought, and Desire

Aristotle on the Apparent Good: Perception, Phantasia, Thought, and Desire

Jessica Moss

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656349
eISBN:
9780191742156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656349.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Aristotle holds that we desire things because they appear good to us – a view still dominant in philosophy now. But what is it for something to appear good? This book argues that Aristotle ... More

Aristotle on the Perfect Life

Aristotle on the Perfect Life

Anthony Kenny

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240174
eISBN:
9780191680106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240174.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Aristotle's teaching on the subject of happiness has been a topic of intense philosophical debate. Did he hold that happiness consists in the exercise of all the virtues, moral and intellectual, or ... More

Aristotle's Ethical Theory

Aristotle's Ethical Theory

W.F.R. Hardie

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246329
eISBN:
9780191680953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246329.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This is a study of Aristotle's moral philosophy as it is contained in the Nicomachean Ethics. The book examines the difficulties of the text; presents a map of inescapable philosophical questions; ... More

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