The Morality Of Freedom

Author: Joseph Raz
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0191519960
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Ranging over central issues of morals and politics, this book discusses the nature of freedom and authority. It examines the role of value-neutrality, rights, equality, and the prevention of harm in the liberal tradition, and relates them to fundamental moral questions such as the relation of values to social forms, the comparability of values, and the significance of personal commitments.

Global Justice And Territory

Author: Cara Nine
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199580219
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Historical injustice and global inequality are basic problems embedded in territorial rights. In Global Justice and Territory Cara Nine advances a general theory of territorial rights adapting a theoretical framework from natural law theory to ground all territorial claims.

The Authority Of Law

Author: Joseph Raz
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199573565
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Raz begins by presenting an analysis of the concept of moral authority. He then develops a detailed explanation of the nature of law and legal systems. Within this framework Raz then examines the areas of legal thought that have been viewed as impregnated with moral values.

Trusting In The University

Author: Paul T. Gibbs
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402023448
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The world in which we learn is changing rapidly. That rapidity is driven by a range of influences, conveniently, but inadequately, clustered under the rubric of globalisation. . The context in which globalisation and education is often linked is that of progression, progression realisable through technology, the free movement of finances and the optimum utilisation of human capital. To fuel this progression, formal educational institutions have grown, adapted and changed to provide highly skilled ‘outputs’ to satisfy demand. Along the way, I will argue, the questioning, learning, reflecting and worthiness of formal education has been sacrificed for instrumentality, compliance and self-interest. This is seen throughout the educational system but this book concentrates on higher education and, more importantly, higher educational institutions that are known as universities. I will try to argue for a distinctive place for universities that does not resist progression but defines it differently from that allowable by the market. I propose a university system where students and faculty are together allowed to ‘let learn’ who they might become, rather than realise their being as the artefact of economic imperatives. I accept from the very beginning that this might be incompatible with universities being in the world of commerce and industry, in fact, I demand that they are not! However, my text is not a polemic against the capitalist entrapment of education per se but for the development of centres that question whilst engaging with the realities of our existence.

Relations Between Religions And Cultures In Southeast Asia

Author: Donny Gahral Adian
Publisher: CRVP
ISBN: 1565182502
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Environmental Philosophy

Author: Liam Leonard
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783501375
Size: 19.80 MB
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What impact are we having on the environment around us? How can we limit the effect of human life on the natural world? These questions and more are considered in Advances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice volume 13, which looks at environmental philosophy, humanity's place in the world, and how we can live in harmony with our planet.

Ethics In The Public Domain

Author: Joseph Raz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198260695
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In the past twenty years Joseph Raz has consolidated his reputation as one of the most acute, inventive, and energetic scholars currently at work in analytic moral and political theory. This new collection of essays forms a representative selection of his most significant contributions to a number of important debates, including the extent of political duty and obligation, and the issue of self-determination. He also examines aspects of the common (and ancient) theme of the relations between law and morality. This volume of essays, available in one volume for the first time, will be essential to legal philosophers and political theorists.

Consequentialism And Its Critics

Author: Samuel Scheffler
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198750730
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The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or the general reader. The editor of each volume contributes an introductory essay on the items appended as a guide to further reading.

Law Morality And The Private Domain

Author: Raymond Wacks
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622095232
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Moral problems, argues Professor Raymond Wacks, pervade the legal system, and he shows how the judicial function, the sources of legitimacy, and the protection of rights have an inescapable ethical dimension. The second part of the book focuses on the private domain and the legal concept of privacy. The extent to which the law ought to preserve a distinctly private realm is a pressing concern in our surveillance society in which personal information is increasingly collected, transferred, and stored. This controversial and difficult subject is one into which Professor Wacks, a leading expert in this field, is uniquely qualified to offer important insights.

Utilitarianism And Beyond

Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521287715
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Utilitarianism considered both as a theory of personal morality and a theory of public choice.