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Beyond Consequentialism

Beyond Consequentialism

Paul Hurley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559305
eISBN:
9780191721212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559305.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The focus of this book is consequentialism, the moral theory upon which an action is morally right just in case its performance leads to the best state of affairs. The theory can with some ... More

Emotion and Value

Emotion and Value

Sabine Roeser and Cain Todd (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199686094
eISBN:
9780191766039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686094.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book is about the various important connections that exist between emotion and value. The introduction provides an overview of the field in general and draws attention to important themes that ... More

The Emotional Construction of Morals

The Emotional Construction of Morals

Jesse Prinz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199571543
eISBN:
9780191702075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571543.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book argues that recent work in philosophy, neuroscience, and anthropology supports two radical hypotheses about the nature of morality: moral values are based on emotional responses, and these ... More

Globalizing JusticeThe Ethics of Poverty and Power

Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power

Richard W. Miller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581986
eISBN:
9780191723247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581986.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The claim that people in developed countries have vast, unmet obligations to help people in developing countries is usually based on duties of kindness or a global extrapolation of justice among ... More

Happiness for Humans

Happiness for Humans

Daniel C. Russell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583683
eISBN:
9780191745713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583683.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book takes a fresh look at happiness from a practical perspective: the perspective of someone trying to solve the wonderful problem of how to give himself a good life. From this perspective, ... More

Humean NatureHow desire explains action, thought, and feeling

Humean Nature: How desire explains action, thought, and feeling

Neil Sinhababu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198783893
eISBN:
9780191826542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783893.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book defends the Humean Theory of Motivation, according to which desire drives all human action and practical reasoning. In addition to motivating action, desire causes pleasant and unpleasant ... More

In Praise of Desire

In Praise of Desire

Nomy Arpaly and Timothy Schroeder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199348169
eISBN:
9780199348183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348169.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In Praise of Desire aims to show that ordinary desires belong at the heart of moral psychology. It has three core theses, adding up to a doctrine it calls Spare Conativism. These are (1) ... More

Kinds of ReasonsAn Essay in the Philosophy of Action

Kinds of Reasons: An Essay in the Philosophy of Action

Maria Alvarez

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199550005
eISBN:
9780191720239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550005.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Understanding human beings and their distinctive rational and volitional capacities is one of the central tasks of philosophy. The task requires a clear account of such things as reasons, desires, ... More

Mind, Brain, and Free Will

Mind, Brain, and Free Will

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662562
eISBN:
9780191748394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662562.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy

This book argues for substance dualism (of soul and body) and libertarian free will. It begins with full discussions of the underlying philosophical issues (such as the criteria of identity of events ... More

Moral BrainsThe Neuroscience of Morality

Moral Brains: The Neuroscience of Morality

S. Matthew Liao (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199357666
eISBN:
9780199357697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357666.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In the last fifteen years, there has been significant interest in studying the brain structures involved in moral judgments using novel techniques from neuroscience such as functional magnetic ... More

The Moral Psychology Handbook

The Moral Psychology Handbook

John M. Doris and The Moral Psychology Research Group

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582143
eISBN:
9780191594496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582143.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book offers a survey of contemporary moral psychology, integrating evidence and argument from philosophy and the human sciences. The chapters cover major issues in moral psychology, including ... More

Morality and the Emotions

Morality and the Emotions

Carla Bagnoli (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199577507
eISBN:
9780191731235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577507.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book examines the relation between morality and the emotions in current philosophical debates, focusing on three clusters of issues: (i) Emotions and practical rationality (chapters 1–4); (ii) ... More

NeuroexistentialismMeaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience

Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience

Gregg Caruso and Owen Flanagan (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190460723
eISBN:
9780190460754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190460723.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy

Existentialism is a concern about the foundation of meaning, morals, and purpose. Existentialisms arise when some foundation for these elements of being is under assault. In the past, first-wave ... More

Normal RationalityDecisions and Social Order

Normal Rationality: Decisions and Social Order

Edna Ullmann-Margalit

Avishai Margalit and Cass R. Sunstein (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198802433
eISBN:
9780191840753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802433.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How do people proceed when they cannot act on the basis of reasons, or project likely consequences? How is social order possible? Ullmann-Margalit demonstrates that people have identifiable ... More

The Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe

The Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe

Roger Teichmann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199299331
eISBN:
9780191715068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299331.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

One of the most important philosophers of recent times, Elizabeth Anscombe wrote books and articles on a wide range of topics, including the ground-breaking monograph Intention. This book studies ... More

Planning, Time, and Self-GovernanceEssays in Practical Rationality

Planning, Time, and Self-Governance: Essays in Practical Rationality

Michael E. Bratman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190867850
eISBN:
9780190867898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867850.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Our human capacity for planning agency plays central roles in the cross-temporal organization of our agency, in our acting and thinking together, and in our self-governance. Intentions can be ... More

Questions of Character

Questions of Character

Iskra Fileva (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199357703
eISBN:
9780199357734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357703.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This anthology brings together first-rate philosophers with a variety of backgrounds, as well as scholars from psychology, economics, and law in order to deliver a collection that captures the ... More

Regard for Reason in the Moral Mind

Regard for Reason in the Moral Mind

Joshua May

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198811572
eISBN:
9780191848452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811572.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The burgeoning science of ethics has produced a trend toward pessimism. Ordinary moral judgment and motivation, we’re told, are profoundly influenced by arbitrary factors and ultimately driven by ... More

Self, Value, and NarrativeA Kierkegaardian Approach

Self, Value, and Narrative: A Kierkegaardian Approach

Anthony Rudd

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660049
eISBN:
9780191744976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660049.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy

This book defends an account of the self it calls the NEST (Narrative, Evaluative, Self-Constitutive, Teleological) theory. It argues that the self, rather than being a wholly given entity, at least ... More

A Sentimentalist Theory of the Mind

A Sentimentalist Theory of the Mind

Michael Slote

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199371754
eISBN:
9780199371778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371754.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy

I argue that emotion is on conceptual grounds involved in all human thought and action, rather than merely being causally connected with other aspects of the mind. Hume didn't advocate this kind of ... More

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