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A “Crash” 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; History of Western Philosophy. 16242 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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‘A very expensive ordinary life’: consumption, symbolic boundaries and moral legitimacy among New York elites

Rachel Sherman.

in Socio-Economic Review

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Corporate Social Responsibility; Welfare Economics; Political Economy; Economic Sociology. 12755 words.

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Scholarship on elites, including on their consumption, tends to focus primarily on social closure and the pursuit of social advantage. Research has...

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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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Abduction and Explanatory Reasoning

Igor Douven.

in Philosophy

P ublished online January 2019 .

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. 5056 words.

The term “abduction” originates in the work of the American pragmatist philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce. Roughly, he meant it to indicate the process of searching for hypotheses guided by...

Abilities, Opportunities, and Determinism

Christopher Evan Franklin.

in A Minimal Libertarianism

May 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 12451 words.

This chapter further elaborates the contention that an agent’s free will consists in her possessing abilities and opportunities, specifically the opportunity to exercise her abilities of...

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Ability

Evan Butts.

in Philosophy

P ublished online October 2018 .

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. 4808 words.

Ability attribution is a common and important feature of both everyday and theoretical discourse. People are given jobs, picked for teams, and so forth on the basis of their possession (or...

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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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...

abortion

lawrence j. nelson.

in The Picture of Health

June 2011; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 1811 words.

This chapter discusses the issue of abortion raised by the made-for-television movie If These Walls Could Talk (1996). The movie portrays three women's personal conflict over abortion, all...

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Abortion

George J. Annas.

in Worst Case Bioethics

April 2010; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 5331 words.

This chapter examines how politics overwhelms medicine and bioethics in the area of partial-birth abortion. More specifically, it considers why the Supreme Court instructs physicians how to...

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Abortion

John Harris and Søren Holm.

in The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics

September 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 10897 words.

Abortion is one of those classic problems that has been discussed in all of the major ‘fertile periods’ of practical philosophy, from the flourishing of Greek thought, through the medieval...

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Abortion and Death

Don Marquis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy. 11710 words.

This chapter, which examines views about abortion and death, discusses claims about abortion and explains some ways for considering these claims to be true. It analyzes whether abortion...

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Abortion and Human Rights

Mary Anne Warren.

in Moral Status

March 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 9097 words.

This chapter discusses the ethics of abortion. It identifies two weaknesses inherent in approaches to the ethics of abortion that focus exclusively upon the nature of the foetus, and the...

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