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A “<i>Crash</i>” Course on Personal Racism

Lawrence Blum.

in Ethics at the Cinema

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 11162 words.

The 2005 film Crash deals powerfully with personal racism. Its wide array of story lines raise issues of personal stereotyping, prejudice, racial humiliation, wielding of racial power, and...

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A. C. Ewing's First and Second Thoughts in Metaethics

Jonas Olson and Mark Timmons.

in Underivative Duty

February 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 16358 words.

Metaethical non‐naturalism went from being a dominant theory at the turn of the nineteenth century to being an intellectual curiosity a few decades later. With regard to the mercurial...

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 A Modulated Case for the Primacy of Value

Joel J. Kupperman.

in Ethics and Qualities of Life

May 2007; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 9918 words.

This chapter charts the roles of consequentialist considerations within an acceptable ethical theory. It argues that quality-of-life (in the sense of what is valuable) considerations are...

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‘A Promise Made is a Debt Unpaid’

Mark Migotti.

in The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche

September 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Moral Philosophy. 9670 words.

This article discusses what we can learn about promising and about Nietzsche’s critique of morality from his discussion of sovereign promising in the opening sections of the second essay of null...

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 A Rawlsian Society

Thomas Pogge.

in John Rawls

January 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 10620 words.

This chapter deals with Rawls's desire to develop a theory of social justice that is practical, and thus he emphasizes that moral considerations need to be sensitive to a certain degree to...

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 A Top‐Tier Criterion of Justice

Thomas Pogge.

in John Rawls

January 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 6994 words.

This chapter introduces Rawls's three-tiered approach to justice. How Rawls comes to adopt a purely recipient-oriented criterion of justice is discussed. Another important element of a...

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abandonment

kayhan p. parsi.

in The Picture of Health

June 2011; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 1808 words.

This chapter discusses the issue of patient abandonment as seen in the film Mr. Jones (1993). The film focuses on the relationship that ensues between a patient suffering from bipolar...

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Abandonment and Change of Mind

Gideon Yaffe.

in Attempts

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 12165 words.

Defendants sometimes fail to complete their crimes because they abandon their attempts before completion. Jurisdictions vary in their response to this. Some grant an affirmative defense for...

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Abortion

Bonnie Steinbock.

in Life Before Birth

July 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 40861 words.

This identifies the major views on abortion and argue that the interest view is superior to them all. The conservative view ascribes moral status on a seemingly arbitrary feature, namely,...

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Abortion

Torbjörn Tännsjö.

in Taking Life

October 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Philosophy. 8890 words.

This chapter starts off by asking the question of whether it is morally permissible for a woman to have an abortion when she feels that she doesn’t want to take care of her unborn child....

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