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In Defense of Gun Control

In Defense of Gun Control

Hugh Lafollette

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190873363
eISBN:
9780190873400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873363.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The gun control debate is more complex than most disputants acknowledge. We are not tasked with answering a single question: Should we have gun control? There are three distinct policy questions ... More

Fellow CreaturesOur Obligations to the Other Animals

Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals

Christine M. Korsgaard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198753858
eISBN:
9780191815416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753858.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book argues that we are obligated to treat all sentient animals as “ends in themselves.” Drawing on a theory of the good derived from Aristotle, it offers an explanation of why animals are the ... More

Kant on Evil, Self-Deception, and Moral Reform

Kant on Evil, Self-Deception, and Moral Reform

Laura Papish

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190692100
eISBN:
9780190692131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692100.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Kant on Evil, Self-Deception, and Moral Reform explores the cognitive dimensions of evil and moral reform in Immanuel Kant’s mature ethical theory. Its questions include what self-deception is for ... More

The Implicit MindCognitive Architecture, the Self, and Ethics

The Implicit Mind: Cognitive Architecture, the Self, and Ethics

Michael Brownstein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190633721
eISBN:
9780190633752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633721.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

Heroes are often admired for their ability to act without having “one thought too many,” as Bernard Williams put it. Likewise, the unhesitating decisions of masterful athletes and artists are part of ... More

The Geography of InsightThe Sciences, the Humanities, How they Differ, Why They Matter

The Geography of Insight: The Sciences, the Humanities, How they Differ, Why They Matter

Richard Foley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190865122
eISBN:
9780190879174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865122.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book, based on a philosopher’s experiences as dean over almost two decades, argues it is appropriate for the sciences and humanities to have different aims and for the values informing their ... More

The Exchange of WordsSpeech, Testimony, and Intersubjectivity

The Exchange of Words: Speech, Testimony, and Intersubjectivity

Richard Moran

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190873325
eISBN:
9780190873356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873325.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The capacity to speak is not only the ability to pronounce words, but is the socially recognized capacity to make one’s words count in various ways. We rely on this capacity whenever we tell another ... More

The Ethics of GivingPhilosophers' Perspectives on Philanthropy

The Ethics of Giving: Philosophers' Perspectives on Philanthropy

Paul Woodruff (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190648879
eISBN:
9780190648909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190648879.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Philanthropy and charitable giving support the lives of both people and institutions. Individuals express their values by where they give and how much. Yet recent philosophers have written little ... More

Thinking Through Breast CancerA Philosophical Exploration of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival

Thinking Through Breast Cancer: A Philosophical Exploration of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival

Mary Ann G. Cutter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190637033
eISBN:
9780190637064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637033.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer or is acquainted with someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer knows that cancer raises a host of questions concerning its nature, how we ... More

Social Dimensions of Moral Responsibility

Social Dimensions of Moral Responsibility

Katrina Hutchison, Catriona Mackenzie, and Marina Oshana (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190609610
eISBN:
9780190609634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609610.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Philosophical theorizing about moral responsibility has recently taken a “social” turn, marking a shift in focus from traditional metaphysical concerns about free will and determinism. Yet despite ... More

A Minimal LibertarianismFree Will and the Promise of Reduction

A Minimal Libertarianism: Free Will and the Promise of Reduction

Christopher Evan Franklin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190682781
eISBN:
9780190682811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682781.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this book Franklin develops and defends a version of event-causal libertarianism about free will and moral responsibility. This view is a combination of libertarianism—the view that humans ... More

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