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Which Rights Should Be Universal?

Which Rights Should Be Universal?

William Talbott

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195173475
eISBN:
9780199835331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173473.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this book, William Talbott builds on the work of J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and Jürgen Habermas to develop a new equilibrium model for moral reasoning, in which moral reasoning is primarily bottom-up, ... More

Who Knew?Responsibility Without Awareness

Who Knew?: Responsibility Without Awareness

George Sher

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195389197
eISBN:
9780199866724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389197.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

To be responsible for their acts, agents must both act voluntarily and in some sense know what they are doing. Of these requirements, the voluntariness condition has been much discussed, but the ... More

Whose Body is it Anyway?Justice and the Integrity of the Person

Whose Body is it Anyway?: Justice and the Integrity of the Person

Cécile Fabre

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199289998
eISBN:
9780191603556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199289999.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In the prevailing liberal ethos, if there is one thing that is beyond the reach of others, it is our body in particular, and our person in general. Our legal and political tradition is such that we ... More

Why Political Liberalism?On John Rawls's Political Turn

Why Political Liberalism?: On John Rawls's Political Turn

Paul Weithman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393033
eISBN:
9780199894901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393033.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book offers a fresh, rigorous and compelling interpretation of John Rawls's reasons for taking his so-called “political turn”. The book takes Rawls at his word that justice as fairness was ... More

Why Some Things Should Not Be for SaleThe Moral Limits of Markets

Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale: The Moral Limits of Markets

Debra Satz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195311594
eISBN:
9780199870714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311594.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The idea of free exchange of child labor, human organs, reproductive services, weapons, life saving medicines, and addictive drugs, strike many as toxic to human values. What considerations ought to ... More

Why there is Something rather than Nothing

Why there is Something rather than Nothing

Bede Rundle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199270507
eISBN:
9780191601392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270503.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

If, as the theist maintains, God is a being who exists of necessity, his existence explains why there is something rather than nothing. However, a less demanding explanation is also possible: not ... More

Why Think?Evolution and the Rational Mind

Why Think?: Evolution and the Rational Mind

Ronald de Sousa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189858
eISBN:
9780199868377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189858.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In a world where natural selection has shaped adaptations of astonishing ingenuity, what is the scope and unique power of rational thinking? This book looks at the twin set of issues surrounding the ... More

Will and WorldA Study in Metaphysics

Will and World: A Study in Metaphysics

N. M. L. Nathan

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239543
eISBN:
9780191679957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239543.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Beneath metaphysical problems there often lies a conflict between what we want to be true and what we believe to be true. This book shows how these conflicts can be systematically thought through, ... More

The Will to ReasonTheodicy and Freedom in Descartes

The Will to Reason: Theodicy and Freedom in Descartes

C.P. Ragland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190264451
eISBN:
9780190264475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264451.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In his Meditations, Descartes faces the possibility that our faculty of Reason may not be consistent with itself. This problem animates not only the famous skeptical doubts of the First Meditation, ... More

Williamson on Knowledge

Williamson on Knowledge

Patrick Greenough and Duncan Pritchard (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287512
eISBN:
9780191713620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287512.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This book collects fifteen articles by prominent philosophers on the epistemological writings of Timothy Williamson, along with replies from the author to each of the articles. All the key themes in ... More

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