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Tragic FailuresHow and Why We are Harmed by Toxic Chemicals

Tragic Failures: How and Why We are Harmed by Toxic Chemicals

Carl Cranor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190635756
eISBN:
9780190635787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190635756.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The world is awash in chemicals created by fellow citizens, but we know little to nothing about them. Understanding whether even the most-prevalent ones are toxic would take decades. Many people have ... More

Pets and PeopleThe Ethics of Companion Animals

Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals

Christine Overall (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190456085
eISBN:
9780190456108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This book focuses on ethical issues connected to companion animals (“pets”), especially dogs and cats. Companion animals are both vulnerable to and dependent upon human beings. What kinds of ... More

Metaphysics and the Philosophy of ScienceNew Essays

Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science: New Essays

Matthew Slater and Zanja Yudell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199363209
eISBN:
9780199363216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363209.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The question of the proper role of metaphysics in the philosophy of science is both significant and contentious. The last few decades have seen considerable engagement with philosophical projects ... More

Exemplarist Moral Theory

Exemplarist Moral Theory

Linda Zagzebski

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190655846
eISBN:
9780190655853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190655846.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book develops an original moral theory based on direct reference to exemplars of goodness, identified through the emotion of admiration. Since a motivating emotion is at the root of the theory, ... More

Everything in EverythingAnaxagoras's Metaphysics

Everything in Everything: Anaxagoras's Metaphysics

Anna Marmodoro

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190611972
eISBN:
9780190611996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611972.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, General

Anaxagoras of Clazomenae (fifth century BCE) is best known for his stance that there is a share of everything in everything. He puts forward this theory of extreme mixture as a solution to the ... More

The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy

The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy

Curie Virág

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190498818
eISBN:
9780190498832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498818.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In China, the debate over the ethical status of emotions began around the fourth century BCE, when early philosophers began to invoke psychological categories such as the mind (xin), human nature ... More

ImmunityThe Evolution of an Idea

Immunity: The Evolution of an Idea

Alfred I. Tauber

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190651244
eISBN:
9780190651275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190651244.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Immunology is the science of biological identity. Three key characteristics—individuality, identification, and immunity—together define immune identity, and as one notion changes meaning, so do the ... More

The Ethics of WarEssays

The Ethics of War: Essays

Saba Bazargan and Samuel C. Rickless (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199376148
eISBN:
9780199376162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376148.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Some of the most basic assumptions of Just War theory have been dismantled in a barrage of criticism and analysis in the first dozen years of the twenty-first century. The Ethics of War continues and ... More

The Philosophy of Trust

The Philosophy of Trust

Paul Faulkner and Thomas Simpson (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732549
eISBN:
9780191796777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732549.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Trust is central to our social lives. We know by trusting what others tell us. We act on that basis, and on the basis of trust in their promises and implicit commitments. So trust underpins both ... More

What do Philosophers Do?Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy

What do Philosophers Do?: Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy

Penelope Maddy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190618698
eISBN:
9780190618728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618698.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

How do you know the world around you isn’t just an elaborate dream or the creation of an evil neuroscientist? Questions like these lie at the core of venerable philosophical arguments for radical ... More

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