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Value JudgementImproving Our Ethical Beliefs

Value Judgement: Improving Our Ethical Beliefs

James Griffin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198752318
eISBN:
9780191597541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198752318.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The book asks how, and how much, we can improve our ethical standards—not lift our behaviour closer to our standards but refine the standards themselves. To answer this question requires answering ... More

The Value of Humanity in Kant's Moral Theory

The Value of Humanity in Kant's Moral Theory

Richard Dean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199285723
eISBN:
9780191603938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285721.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The humanity formulation of Kant’s Categorical Imperative demands that we treat humanity as an end in itself. Because this principle resonates with currently influential ideals of human rights and ... More

The Value of Living Well

The Value of Living Well

Mark LeBar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931118
eISBN:
9780199345717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931118.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Since the middle of the twentieth century, virtue ethics has enriched the range of philosophical approaches to normative ethics, often drawing on the work of the ancient Greeks, who offered accounts ... More

The Value of Rationality

The Value of Rationality

Ralph Wedgwood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198802693
eISBN:
9780191841972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802693.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Rationality is a central concept for epistemology, ethics, and the study of practical reason. But what sort of concept is it? It is argued here that—contrary to objections that have recently been ... More

Value-Free Science?Ideals and Illusions

Value-Free Science?: Ideals and Illusions

Harold Kincaid, John Dupré, and Alison Wylie (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195308969
eISBN:
9780199867608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308969.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

It has long been thought that science is our best hope for realizing objective knowledge but that, to deliver on this promise, it must be free of the influence of any values that are not purely ... More

Value, Reality, and Desire

Value, Reality, and Desire

Graham Oddie

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273416
eISBN:
9780191602658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273413.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book presents an extended argument for a robust realism about value. The robust realist affirms the following distinctive theses. There are genuine claims about value which are true or false — ... More

Valuing HealthWell-Being, Freedom, and Suffering

Valuing Health: Well-Being, Freedom, and Suffering

Daniel M. Hausman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190233181
eISBN:
9780190233204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233181.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Those who are responsible for health policy want to know how seriously diseases, injuries, and risk factors diminish health and how significantly different policies improve health. To provide this ... More

The Varieties of Consciousness

The Varieties of Consciousness

Uriah Kriegel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199846122
eISBN:
9780190238353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846122.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Recent work on consciousness has featured a number of debates on the existence and character of controversial types of phenomenal experience. Perhaps the best-known is the debate over the existence ... More

Varieties of Logic

Varieties of Logic

Stewart Shapiro

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199696529
eISBN:
9780191784866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696529.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book challenges a longstanding view that logic is absolutely general, and topic neutral, by developing several ways in which one can be a pluralist or relativist about logic. One of these is an ... More

The Variety of ValuesEssays on Morality, Meaning, and Love

The Variety of Values: Essays on Morality, Meaning, and Love

Susan Wolf

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780195332803
eISBN:
9780190219123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332803.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Most people, both in academia and in public culture, tend to classify values in terms of a dichotomy that contrasts the egoistic with the altruistic, the personal with the impersonal, the ... More

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