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The Non-Identity Problem arises in cases in which an agent causes someone to exist in an undesirable state, and it intuitively seems they have acted wrongly by doing so. It can be difficult to locate the source of this wrongdoing, however, since in these cases there is no way for the agent to...
Circumstance, Character or Both? The Intersection of Situationist Social Psychology, Virtue Ethics and Virtue-Ethical Moral EducationDownload
Situationist social psychology challenges the existence of robust character traits of the sort moral virtues are taken to be. This problematizes a virtue-ethical moral education project which aims to develop good character and thereby improve “interpersonal human relations” (Carr 1999, p.29)....
My goal in this dissertation is to identify the essential features of mass art and provide a definition of mass art in terms of a set of necessary conditions which are jointly sufficient. To achieve this goal, I will provide a conceptual analysis of mass technology, mass appeal, and emotion in...
This project examines the capabilities approach as developed by Martha Nussbaum. Its question is whether Nussbaum’s theory is best conceived as a version of political liberalism as she contends, or rather as a form of comprehensive liberalism that is culturally sensitive and pragmatically...
There are many things that we might feel obligated to justify to other people, but having a child is not usually one of them. It is difficult to imagine a decision more personal, or more apparently within one’s rights to make. Yet in recent decades a number of thinkers have raised questions and...
First and foremost, this work offers a critical review of recent influential environmental theorists’ efforts to construct and defend normatively significant accounts of wilderness. As such, this work focuses on the definitions provided by environmental philosophers Eric Katz, Holmes Rolston...