Foundations of a General Ethics: Selves, Sentient Beings, and Other Responsively Cohesive Structures

Everything we can refer to – physical, biological, psychological, or a human-created entity, institution, activity, or expression of some kind, and whether constituted of brute physical stuff or less tangible complexes of social arrangements, ideas, images, movements, and so on – can be considered in terms of its form of organization or structure. This applies even if what we want to say about these things is that they represent a disorganized or unstructured example of their kind or else that they simply lack any discernible form of internal organization or structure in the sense that their internal structure is undifferentiated or homogenous as opposed to being ‘all over the place’. We therefore live in a world in which everything can be characterized, either positively or negatively, in terms of its form of organization or structure
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S1358246111000208
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 23,280
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Peter Singer (1993). Practical Ethics. Cambridge University Press.

View all 13 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Lewis Wolpert (2010). Review Of. [REVIEW] Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 5 (1):12.
Alasdair Cochrane (2012). From Human Rights to Sentient Rights. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 16 (5):655-675.
Evelyn B. Pluhar (2006). Experimentation on Humans and Nonhumans. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 27 (4):333-355.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

17 ( #267,630 of 1,932,535 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #456,270 of 1,932,535 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.