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Abortion

Michael Tooley.

in Philosophy

P ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 36782 words.

Questions concerning the moral and appropriate legal status of abortion are among the most important issues in applied ethics, and answering those questions involves addressing some...

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Abortion Revisited

Don Marquis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics

February 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Philosophy of Science; Moral Philosophy. 10612 words.

The three major classical accounts of the morality of abortion are all subject to at least one major problem. Can we do better? This article aims to discuss three accounts that purport to...

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Action

Adrian Haddock.

in Philosophy

P ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 6449 words.

The philosophy of action shares with its topic a certain uncertainty of location. Is action located inside the mind or outside the mind—or does it in some way belong to both domains...

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Addiction and Blameworthiness

Timothy Schroeder and Nomy Arpaly.

in Addiction and Self-Control

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Moral Philosophy. 11773 words.

In a series of publications, we have advanced the idea that people are blameworthy for acting badly in either of two ways: acting on a desire for the wrong or bad, or acting in a way that...

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Addiction and Self-Control

Edited by Neil Levy.

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Moral Philosophy. 272 pages.

Addiction seems to involve a significant degree of loss of control over behaviour, yet it remains mysterious how such a loss of control occurs and how it can be compatible with the...

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Addiction and Self-Control

Neil Levy.

in Addiction and Self-Control

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Moral Philosophy. 6902 words.

The introduction sets out the central puzzle that addiction represents: how can we understand the loss of control of addicts, given that the folk explanations, in terms of duress and...

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Addiction Between Compulsion and Choice

Richard Holton and Kent Berridge.

in Addiction and Self-Control

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Moral Philosophy. 14350 words.

We aim to find a middle path between disease models of addiction, and those that treat addictive choices as choices like any other. We develop an account of the disease element by focussing...

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Addiction in Context

Hanna Pickard and Steve Pearce.

in Addiction and Self-Control

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Moral Philosophy. 11251 words.

Popular and neurobiological accounts of addiction tend to treat it as a form of compulsion. This contrasts with personality disorder, where most problematic behaviours are treated as...

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The Aging Society and the Expansion of Senility: Biotechnological and Treatment Goals

Stephen G. Post.

in The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics

February 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Philosophy of Science; Moral Philosophy. 8867 words.

Of the many topics worthy of discussion regarding older adults and bioethics, two seem to provide an especially pointed opportunity for reflection on our aging society. First, is aging...

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Agriculture and Agricultural Biotechnology

David Castle.

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology

July 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Philosophy of Science; Moral Philosophy. 8604 words.

This article explores a number of issues in agriculture and agricultural biotechnology putting a special emphasis within the philosophy of biology which is a fruitful area of study. The...

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