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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

British Ethical Theorists from Sidgwick to Ewing

British Ethical Theorists from Sidgwick to Ewing

Thomas Hurka

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199233625
eISBN:
9780191792694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233625.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The subject of this book is a unified and distinctive school of British ethical theorists active from the 1870s through the 1950s, though its period of greatest influence was the 1920s and 1930s; its ... More

The Cosmos of DutyHenry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics

The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics

Roger Crisp

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716358
eISBN:
9780191785047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716358.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book is a comprehensive and critical interpretation of Henry Sidgwick’s masterpiece The Methods of Ethics, first published in 1874. It shows how Sidgwick thought that the common-sense morality ... More

The Development of Ethics: Volume 1From Socrates to the Reformation

The Development of Ethics: Volume 1: From Socrates to the Reformation

Terence Irwin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242673
eISBN:
9780191680519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242673.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents a historical and critical study of the development of moral philosophy over 2,000 years, from ancient Greece to the Reformation. Starting with the ... More

DignityA History

Dignity: A History

Remy Debes (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199385997
eISBN:
9780199386024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385997.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The concept of dignity typically brings to mind an idea of moral status that supposedly belongs to all humans equally, and which serves as the basis of human rights. But this moralized meaning of ... More

Essays on Spinoza's Ethical Theory

Essays on Spinoza's Ethical Theory

Matthew J. Kisner and Andrew Youpa (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199657537
eISBN:
9780191773822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657537.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This is a collection of original essays by leading scholars in the field today. These essays address a wide range of issues concerning Spinoza’s ethical theory and, in doing so, deepen our ... More

Essays on the History of Moral Philosophy

Essays on the History of Moral Philosophy

J. B. Schneewind

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563012
eISBN:
9780191721731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563012.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The first of the chapters in this book argues against foundationalism in moral philosophy. The next analyzes the main arguments in Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics. One chapter relates Victorian moral ... More

The Expansion of AutonomyHegel's Pluralistic Philosophy of Action

The Expansion of Autonomy: Hegel's Pluralistic Philosophy of Action

Christopher Yeomans

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199394548
eISBN:
9780199394562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394548.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In one of his pieces of literary criticism Georg Lukács wrote that “there is autonomy and ‘autonomy.’ The one is a moment of life itself, the elevation of its richness and contradictory unity; the ... More

Fichte's Ethical Thought

Fichte's Ethical Thought

Allen W. Wood

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198766889
eISBN:
9780191822704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766889.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The focus of the book is a systematic exposition of Fichte’s most important ethical work, the System of Ethics (1798). It places this work in the context of Fichte’s life and career, of his ... More

Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism

Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism

David Lyons

Published in print:
1965
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198241973
eISBN:
9780191724817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241973.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

One can contrast the analogous general utilitarian principle in order to see whether it can be subjected to the criticisms offered against Act-Utilitarianism. From the notion of generalization one ... More

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