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Ways a World Might BeMetaphysical and Anti-Metaphysical Essays

Ways a World Might Be: Metaphysical and Anti-Metaphysical Essays

Robert C. Stalnaker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199251483
eISBN:
9780191602320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251487.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book features a collection of papers on metaphysical topics. These papers echo the recurring themes of the Quinean picture, resulting from his critique of logical empiricism. They reflect an ... More

Weakness of Will and Practical Irrationality

Weakness of Will and Practical Irrationality

Sarah Stroud and Christine Tappolet (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199257362
eISBN:
9780191601842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257361.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Among the many practical failures that threaten us, weakness of will or akrasia is often considered to be a paradigm of irrationality. The eleven new essays in this collection give a rich overview of ... More

Weakness of Will in Renaissance and Reformation Thought

Weakness of Will in Renaissance and Reformation Thought

Risto Saarinen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606818
eISBN:
9780191729614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606818.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Weakness of will, the phenomenon of acting contrary to one's own better judgement, remains a prominent discussion topic in philosophy. The book covers the reflection on weakness of will between 1350 ... More

Weighing and ReasoningThemes from the Philosophy of John Broome

Weighing and Reasoning: Themes from the Philosophy of John Broome

Iwao Hirose and Andrew Reisner (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199684908
eISBN:
9780191765223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684908.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

John Broome, White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford University, has made major contributions to, and radical innovations in, contemporary moral philosophy. His research combines the formal ... More

Weighing Lives

Weighing Lives

John Broome

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199243761
eISBN:
9780191602900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924376X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

People are often faced with decisions that involve weighing the lives of some people against the lives of others, or weighing lives against other goods. This book aims to develop a moral theory that ... More

Weighing Reasons

Weighing Reasons

Errol Lord and Barry Maguire (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199315192
eISBN:
9780190245580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315192.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There are often conflicting considerations bearing on what one ought to do or believe. This conflict is often resolved by appealing to facts about the relative weights of these competing ... More

Welfare, Happiness, and Ethics

Welfare, Happiness, and Ethics

L. W. Sumner

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238782
eISBN:
9780191679773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238782.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral philosophers agree that welfare matters. But they do not agree about what it is, or how much it matters. This book presents an original theory of welfare, investigating its nature and ... More

Well-BeingIts Meaning, Measurement and Moral Importance

Well-Being: Its Meaning, Measurement and Moral Importance

James Griffin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248439
eISBN:
9780191597558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248431.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book is about ideas at the centre of our thought about our individual lives and about society—‘well‐being’, ‘welfare’, ‘utility’, and ‘quality of life’. It aims to answer three questions: What ... More

Well-BeingHappiness in a Worthwhile Life

Well-Being: Happiness in a Worthwhile Life

Neera K. Badhwar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780195323276
eISBN:
9780199382996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323276.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This book offers a new argument for the ancient claim that well-being as the highest prudential good—eudaimonia—consists of happiness in a virtuous life. The argument takes into account recent work ... More

Well-Being and Death

Well-Being and Death

Ben Bradley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557967
eISBN:
9780191721205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557967.001.1
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book addresses philosophical questions about death and well‐being. It defends two main theses. The first is hedonism, or the view that pleasure is what has intrinsic value for us. The second is ... More

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