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Character Liberty and Law

Character  Liberty and Law Author J.G. Murphy
ISBN-10 9789401590662
Release 2013-03-09
Pages 242
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Jeffrie G. Murphy's third collection of essays further pursues the topics of punishment and retribution that were explored in his two previous collections: Retribution, Justice and Therapy and Retribution Reconsidered. Murphy now explores these topics in the light of reflections on issues that are normally associated with religion: forgiveness, mercy, and repentance. He also explores the general issue of theory and practice and discusses a variety of topics in applied ethics - e.g., freedom of artistic expression, the morality of gambling, and the value of forgiveness in psychological counseling. As always, his perspective may be described as Kantian; and, indeed, this collection contains the first extended piece of Kant scholarship that he has done in years: a long essay on Kant on theory and practice.



The Different Faces of Autonomy

The Different Faces of Autonomy Author Maartje Schermer
ISBN-10 1402009844
Release 2002-11-30
Pages 209
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Patient autonomy is a much discussed and debated subject in medical ethics, as well as in healthcare practice, medical law, and healthcare policy. This book provides a detailed and nuanced analysis of both the concept of autonomy and the principle of respect for autonomy, in an accessible style. The unique feature of this book is that it combines empirical research into hospital practice with thorough philosophical analyses. As such, it is an example of a new movement in applied ethics, that of 'empirical ethics'. The key themes are informed consent and medical decision making, personal well-being, competence, paternalism and decision making for incompetent patients. Much attention is also devoted to autonomy in non-decision making situations - patient control over small everyday aspects of care, authenticity and existential aspects of illness, autonomy and the 'ethics of care', and the relationship between autonomy and trust in the physician-patient relationship. This book will be of interest to those working or studying in the field of medical ethics and applied ethics but also to healthcare professionals and health policy makers.



Ethics after Anscombe

Ethics after Anscombe Author D.J. Richter
ISBN-10 0792360931
Release 2000
Pages 173
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The outstanding features of this book are that it directly confronts the challenge posed by G.E.M. Anscombe in Modern Moral Philosophy of how moral philosophy can be done, it makes a significant contribution to the debate on virtue theory and anti-theory in ethics, and it shows the relevance of such theoretical discussion by grounding it in, and applying it to, contemporary moral issues such as abortion, suicide, and the moral status of animals. No other book currently available covers this ground. The book is aimed primarily at upper-level undergraduates, graduate students and faculty in philosophy, but it should be accessible to anyone with an interest in practical ethics or the philosophy of Wittgenstein.



Reasons for Action

Reasons for Action Author B.C. Postow
ISBN-10 9789401728508
Release 2013-03-09
Pages 205
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2 first-person point of view, I acknowledge these possible handicaps and try to overcome them. Other people may coherently judge that I am incapable of figuring out correctly what I rationally ought to do, or they may inform me of reasons of which I had heretofore been ignorant, or they may try to help me overcome intellectual hindrances. Like me, these people would be assuming that the goal is to identify what I really rationally ought to do. Nevertheless, we are concerned with reasons for the agent to act in a certain way, rather than with reasons, say, for someone to want it to be the case that the agent act. Thus to be a reason in our sense is to be a consideration which has an appropriate guiding role to play in the. agents deliberation. (An agent is guided by reasons if she determines what to do in light of the reasons. ) Suppose then that a nor mative theory says that it is supremely desirable, or that it rationally ought to be the case, that agents act in a way that maximizes the general utility, but that (since the general utility is never in fact maximized by those who pay attention to it) considerations of the general utility should play no role in the agents' deliberation. Such a theory would not be said to ascribe to agents a reason to maximize the general utility on our usage.



Responsibility and Punishment

Responsibility and Punishment Author J. Angelo Corlett
ISBN-10 9789401598514
Release 2013-03-14
Pages 169
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A provocative and lucid defense of retributivism against several long-standing criticisms. The author explores the matter of reparations for past wrongs in the case of crimes committed against Native Americans by the United States Government. Unequaled in its depth and scope of discussion the book delves deeply into particular concerns with retributivism, responsibility, and certain areas of compensation.



Time and Ethics

Time and Ethics Author H. L. Dyke
ISBN-10 9789401735308
Release 2013-03-09
Pages 241
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There is a pressing need for an investigation into how time and ethics impact on each other. This book leads the way in addressing that need. The essays in this collection raise and investigate some of the key issues that arise at the intersection between these two areas of philosophy. It is for undergraduates, postgraduates and professional philosophers.



Recent Acquisitions

Recent Acquisitions Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32437123163392
Release 1999
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Cumulative Book Index

Cumulative Book Index Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000045663147
Release 1999
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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography Author Arthur James Wells
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079755966
Release 1980
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

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ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025888533
Release 2003
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On Liberty

On Liberty Author John Stuart Mill
ISBN-10 HARVARD:HB0O3S
Release 1863
Pages 223
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Humiliation Degradation Dehumanization

Humiliation  Degradation  Dehumanization Author Paulus Kaufmann
ISBN-10 9048196612
Release 2010-10-07
Pages 266
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Degradation, dehumanization, instrumentalization, humiliation, and nonrecognition – these concepts point to ways in which we understand human beings to be violated in their dignity. Violations of human dignity are brought about by concrete practices and conditions; some commonly acknowledged, such as torture and rape, and others more contested, such as poverty and exclusion. This volume collates reflections on such concepts and a range of practices, deepening our understanding of human dignity and its violation, bringing to the surface interrelationships and commonalities, and pointing to the values that are thereby shown to be in danger. In presenting a streamlined discussion from a negative perspective, complemented by conclusions for a positive account of human dignity, the book is at once a contribution to the body of literature on what dignity is and how it should be protected as well as constituting an alternative, fresh and focused perspective relevant to this significant recurring debate. As the concept of human dignity itself crosses disciplinary boundaries, this is mirrored in the unique range of perspectives brought by the book’s European and American contributors – in philosophy and ethics, law, human rights, literature, cultural studies and interdisciplinary research. This volume will be of interest to social and moral philosophers, legal and human rights theorists, practitioners and students.



Books in Print

Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015054023182
Release 2002
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.



Kant s Critique of Practical Reason and Other Works on the Theory of Ethics

Kant s Critique of Practical Reason and Other Works on the Theory of Ethics Author Immanuel Kant
ISBN-10 HARVARD:AH6PVG
Release 1879
Pages 438
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Two Concepts of Liberty

Two Concepts of Liberty Author Isaiah Berlin (Sir)
ISBN-10 OCLC:655174035
Release 1958
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American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105117254974
Release 1999
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Kant and Political Philosophy

Kant and Political Philosophy Author Ronald Beiner
ISBN-10 0300066414
Release 1996-02
Pages 380
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Written by internationally renowned scholars such as John Rawls, Jurgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, and Hans Georg Gadamer as well new scholars in the field, this book illuminates the ways in which contemporary thinkers differ regarding Kantian philosophy and Kant's legacy to political and ethical theory.