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Uncertain Bioethics

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Book Series: Routledge Annals of Bioethics ISBN: 9780815372981 9781351244510 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102684
Subject: Biology
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Uncertain Bioethics makes a significant and distinctive contribution to the bioethics literature by culling the insights from contemporary moral psychology to highlight the epistemic pitfalls and distorting influences on our apprehension of value. Stephen Napier also incorporates research from epistemology addressing pragmatic encroachment and the significance of peer disagreement to justify what he refers to as epistemic diffidence when one is considering harming or killing human beings. Napier extends these developments to the traditional bioethical notion of dignity and argues that beliefs subject to epistemic diffidence should not be acted upon. He proceeds to apply this framework to traditional and developing issues in bioethics including abortion, stem cell research, euthanasia, decision-making for patients in a minimally conscious state, and risky research on competent human subjects.

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Clandestine Philosophy

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ISBN: 9781487504618 9781487531560 9781487530556 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102828
Subject: Philosophy
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Clandestine Philosophy examines the circulation and consequences of 'clandestine philosophical manuscripts', a genre that flourished in the eighteenth century and included forbidden works such as erotic texts, political pamphlets, satires of court life and of the nobility, forbidden religious texts, and books about alchemy and the occult. The editors have brought together leading experts on the history of European philosophy to explore the circulation of radical ideas during the eighteenth century and the social, political, and cultural impact they had on eighteenth-century society.

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Qualitative Freedom - Autonomy in Cosmopolitan Responsibility

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ISBN: 9783030047238 Year: Pages: 365 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-04723-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Philosophy --- Science (General)
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In the light of growing political and religious fundamentalism, this open access book defends the idea of freedom as paramount for the attempt to find common ethical ground in the age of globality. The book sets out to examine as yet unexhausted ways to boost the resilience of the principle of liberalism. Critically reviewing the last 200 years of the philosophy of freedom, it revises the principle of liberty in order to revive it. It discusses many different aspects that fall under its three main topics: the metaphysics of freedom, quantitative freedom and qualitative freedom. Open societies worldwide have come under increasing pressure in the last decades. The belief that politics and markets fare best when guided by the principle of liberty presently faces multiple challenges such as terrorism, climate warming, inequality, populism, and financial crises. In the view of its critics, the idea of freedom no longer offers adequate guidance to meet these challenges and should be partially corrected or even entirely replaced by countervailing values. Against the reduction of freedom to the merely quantitative question as to how much liberties individuals call their own, this book draws attention to the qualitative concerns which and whose opportunities society should foster. It argues that, correctly understood, the idea of liberty commits us to defend as well as advance the freedom of each and every world citizen.

Sceptical Paths. Enquiry and Doubt from Antiquity to the Present

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Book Series: Studies and Texts in Scepticism ISSN: 25689614 ISBN: 9783110591040 Year: Volume: 6 Pages: 232 DOI: 10.1515/9783110591040 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Philosophy
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Sceptical Paths gathers a variety of innovative studies that inquire into the presence and function of sceptical elements, strategies, and approaches in various traditions throughout Ancient, Medieval, Modern, and contemporary philosophy. Special attention is given to the place of sceptical argumentation in religious authors, challenging commonly held distinctions within the historiography of scepticism, and introduction of lesser-known thinkers.

Scham und Würde

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Book Series: Beitrage zu Friedrich Nietzsche ISBN: 9783796540141 Year: Pages: 224 DOI: 10.24894/978-3-7965-4014-1 Language: German
Publisher: Schwabe Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Philosophy
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This volume comprehensively analyses the key terms shame and dignity in Nietsche’s thinking and explores their importance to contemporary debates in ethics and moral philosophy.&#xD;

Anthropologie der Theorie

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ISBN: 9783161554414 9783161554421 Year: DOI: 10.1628/978-3-16-155442-1 Language: German
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104897
Subject: Religion
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The link between leisure and contemplative activity, as paradigmatically developed in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, has a pre- and long post-history reaching into present day philosophy and theology. Aristotle's melding of leisure with theory is explained anthropologically because human nature's capabilities are perfectly realised in a contemplative form of life. The contributions in this volume investigate models of connecting theory and leisure in the history of ideas with regard to the question of an anthropological foundation of theory.

Emotion, Reason and Action in Kant

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ISBN: 9781350078369 9781350078376 9781350078383 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102499
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This book explores how, in Kant’s world view, our actions are informed, contextualized and dependent on the tension between emotion and reason. Arguing that affects and passions are illnesses of the mind, because both hinder the sovereignty of reason, Borges demonstrates Kant’s recognition of the malleability of reason. To this end, the book explores the full range of negative and positive emotions in Kant’s work, including self-control, compassion, sympathy, as well as anger. Kant’s argument on the gendered nature of emotion, that women’s innate morality disciplined men’s tendency to behave in immoral ways, is also discussed. Finally, Borges shows how Kant’s theory of emotion includes both physiological and cognitive aspects.Emotion, Reason and Action in Kant is an important new contribution to Kant Studies, suitable for students of Kant, ethics, and moral psychology.

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Philosophy --- Philosophy --- Immanuel Kant --- Emotion --- Reason

Lernprozesse über die Lebensspanne

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ISBN: 9783847414674 9783847423256 Year: Pages: 186 DOI: 10.3224/84742325 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Education
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In einem interdisziplinären Verständnis von personalen und sozialen Bildungs- und Lernprozessen über die Lebensspanne werden in kritisch-konstruktiver Sichtweise formale, non-formale und informelle Wissensbestände und Lernorte in den Blick genommen, die ungleich zugänglich bzw. mit Barrieren versehen sind. Der Band fokussiert auf individuelle, soziale und gesamtgesellschaftliche Entwicklungen, die eine Mitgestaltung im Sinne von Chancengerechtigkeit – in Bezug auf persönliche Entfaltung und gesellschaftliche Teilhabe – ermöglichen.

La solidarietà fondamentale. Liber amicorum Giuseppe Acocella

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ISBN: 9788868870638 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-6887-063-8 Language: ita
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
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More than a reconstruction of the coordinates of his research, the purpose of this collection is the testimony of a community that approached Giuseppe Acocella, recognizing the prestige of his magisterium. His interests, so diversified, would not have lent themselves to an exegetical reconstruction: rather, we have drawn from the"alive" of his reflections, to the extent that he was able to inspire everyone's research. Moral philosopher, philosopher of the law, philosopher of politics, he was formed starting from the teaching of Capograssi and preferred to direct his reflection on the Lebenswelt, rather than on that formal dimension that would have allowed us a dogmatic reading. Starting from individual inclinations, we wanted to testify to the closeness and significance that Giuseppe Acocella's teaching has played in the search for each one: the topics addressed, which question civil life in its formal and material aspects, reflect the multifaceted tension that only a masterful thinker can inspire.

Philosophy en noir

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ISBN: 9788024638539/9788024638546 Year: Pages: 381 Language: eng
Publisher: Karolinum Press Grant: Creativity and Adaptability as Conditions of the Success of Europe in an Interrelated World (reg. no.: CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000734)
Subject: Philosophy
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Thought necessarily reflects the times. Following the tragedy of the Holocaust, this fact became ever more clear. And it may be the reason postwar philosophical texts are so difficult to understand, since they confront incomprehensibly traumatic experiences. In this first English-language translation of any of his books, Miroslav Petříček—one of the most influential and erudite Czech philosophers, and a student of Jan Patočka—argues that to exist in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond, Western philosophy has had to rewrite its tradition and its discourse, radically transforming itself. Should philosophy be capable of bearing witness to the time, Petříček contends, this metamorphosis in philosophy is necessary. Offering an original Central European perspective on postwar philosophical discourse that reflects upon the historical underpinnings of pop culture phenomena and complex philosophical schools—including Adorno, Agamben, Benjamin, Derrida, Husserl, Kracauer, and many others—Philosophy en noir is a record of this transformation.

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