40 found
Order:
  1.  22
    Nature, Justice, and Rights in Aristotle's Politics.Fred Dycus Miller - 1995 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press UK.
    Fred Miller offers a controversial reappraisal of the Politics, suggesting that nature, justice, and rights are central to Aristotle's political thought. He sheds new light on Aristotle's relation to modern natural rights theorists, and to the current liberalism-communitarianism debate.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   40 citations  
  2. Nature, justice, and rights in Aristotle's Politics.Fred Dycus Miller - 1995 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This comprehensive study of Aristotle's Politics argues that nature, justice, and rights are central to Aristotle's political thought. Miller challenges the widely held view that the concept of rights is alien to Aristotle's thought, and presents evidence for talk of rights in Aristotle's writings. He argues further that Aristotle's theory of justice supports claims of individual rights that are political and based in nature.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   35 citations  
  3.  63
    Autonomy.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
    A central idea in moral and political philosophy, 'autonomy' is generally understood as some form of self-governance or self-direction. Certain Stoics, modern philosophers such as Spinoza, and most importantly, Immanuel Kant, are among the great philosophers who have offered important insights on the concept. Some theorists analyze autonomy in terms of the self being moved by its higher-order desires. Others argue that autonomy must be understood in terms of acting from reason or from a sense of moral duty independent of (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   7 citations  
  4.  44
    Parmenides on mortal belief.Fred Dycus Miller - 1977 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 15 (3):253-265.
  5. Freedom, reason, and the polis: essays in ancient Greek political philosophy.David Keyt & Fred Dycus Miller (eds.) - 2007 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    What is the nature of law? Does our obligation to obey the law extend to unjust laws? From what source do lawmakers derive legitimate authority? What principles should guide us in the design of political institutions? These essays by prominent contemporary philosophers explore how these questions were addressed by ancient political thinkers. Classical theories of human nature and their implications for political theory are examined, as is the meaning of freedom and coercion in Plato's thought and his idea that philosophers (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  6.  13
    Cultural Pluralism and Moral Knowledge: Volume 11, Part 1.Ellen Frankel Paul & Fred Dycus Miller (eds.) - 1994 - Cambridge University Press.
    The essays in Cultural Pluralism and Moral Knowledge deal with philosophical issues that arise from the existence of a diversity of cultural traditions. The discussions range from broad examinations of the relevance of cultural pluralism to morality, to studies of specific cultural practices. Some essays explore the relationship between pluralism and political theory; some contrast pluralism with relativism or distinguish it from reasonable disagreement. Others propose and defend a set of principles that apply to all societies, forming the foundation of (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  7.  92
    Natural Law and Modern Moral Philosophy: Volume 18, Social Philosophy and Policy, Part 1.Ellen Frankel, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2000 - Cambridge University Press.
    These essays address some of the most intriguing questions raised by natural law theory and its implications for law, morality, and public policy. some of the essays explore the implications that natural law theory has for jurisprudence, asking what natural law suggests about the use of legal devices such as constitutions and precedents. Other essays examine the connections between natural law and various political concepts, such as citizens' rights and the obligation of citizens to obey their government.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  8.  17
    Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment (review).Fred Dycus Miller - 2000 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 38 (3):439-441.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Reviewed by:Adam Smith and the Virtues of EnlightenmentFred D. Miller Jr.Charles L. Griswold. Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Pp. xiv + 412. Cloth, $59.95.For over a century, scholars have been vexed by the so-called "Adam Smith problem," which concerns the relationship between the two works which Smith published during his lifetime: The Theory of Moral Sentiments (TMS) in 1759, and An Inquiry (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9. Aristotle's Account of Being and Truth.Fred Dycus Miller - 1971 - Dissertation, University of Washington
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  10.  7
    Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment (review).Fred Dycus Miller - 2000 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 38 (3):439-441.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Reviewed by:Adam Smith and the Virtues of EnlightenmentFred D. Miller Jr.Charles L. Griswold. Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Pp. xiv + 412. Cloth, $59.95.For over a century, scholars have been vexed by the so-called "Adam Smith problem," which concerns the relationship between the two works which Smith published during his lifetime: The Theory of Moral Sentiments (TMS) in 1759, and An Inquiry (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  11.  7
    Reassessing Civil Rights.Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul - 1991 - Wiley-Blackwell.
  12.  4
    Thought Probes: Philosophy Through Science Fiction.Fred Dycus Miller & Nicholas D. Smith - 1981 - Prentice-Hall.
  13.  35
    Philosophy Through Science Fiction: A Coursebook with Readings.Ryan Nichols, Nicholas D. Smith & Fred Dycus Miller (eds.) - 2008 - Routledge.
    _Philosophy Through Science Fiction_ offers a fun, challenging, and accessible way in to the issues of philosophy through the genre of science fiction. Tackling problems such as the possibility of time travel, or what makes someone the same person over time, the authors take a four-pronged approach to each issue, providing · a clear and concise introduction to each subject · a science fiction story that exemplifies a feature of the philosophical discussion · historical and contemporary philosophical texts that investigate (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  14.  16
    Bioethics.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2002 - New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
    Technological innovations and social developments have led to dramatic changes in the practice of medicine and in the way that scientists conduct medical research. Change has brought beneficial consequences, yet these gains have come at a cost, for many modern medical practices raise troubling ethical questions: Should life be sustained mechanically when the brain's functions have ceased? Should potential parents be permitted to manipulate the genetic characteristics of their embryos? Should society ration medical care to control costs? Should fetal stem (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  15.  6
    Crime, Culpability, and Remedy.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul - 1990 - Cambridge: MA : Blackwell.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  16. Contemporary political and social philosophy.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 1995 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    These essays represent the latest research of a number of prominent political theorists. The essays explore the role of government, the nature of public discourse and the obligations of citizens. Some examine the sources of our need for government, asking what form of government we should establish and whether a single form can be suitable for all societies. Some seek to discover the proper aims of government - asking, for example, whether government should promote equality among its citizens or whether (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  17.  10
    Ethics and economics.Ellen Frankel Paul, Jeffrey Paul & Fred Dycus Miller (eds.) - 1985 - New York, N.Y.: [Published by] B. Blackwell for the Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Bowling Green State University.
  18. Foundations of Moral and Political Philosophy.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul - 1989 - Blackwell. Edited by Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Miller Jr & Jeffrey Paul.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  19.  14
    Freedom of Speech: Volume 21, Part 2.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    Whether free speech is defended as a fundamental right that inheres in each individual, or as a guarantee that all of society's members will have a voice in democratic decision-making, the central role of expressive freedom in liberating the human spirit is undeniable. Freedom of expression will, as the essays in this volume illuminate, encounter new and continuing controversies in the twenty-first century. Advances in digital technology raise pressing questions regarding freedom of speech and, with it, intellectual property and privacy (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  20.  68
    Human flourishing.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 1999 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    The essays in this volume examine the nature of human flourishing and its relationship to a variety of other key concepts in moral theory. Some of them trace the link between flourishing and human nature, asking whether a theory of human nature can allow us to develop an objective list of goods that are of value to all agents, regardless of their individual purposes or aims. Some essays look at the role of friendships or parent-child relationships in a good life, (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  21.  37
    Justice and global politics.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2006 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Since the end of the Cold War, there has been increasing interest in the global dimensions of a host of public policy issues - issues involving war and peace, terrorism, international law, regulation of commerce, environmental protection, and disparities of wealth, income, and access to medical care. Especially pressing is the question of whether it is possible to formulate principles of justice that are valid not merely within a single society but across national borders. The thirteen essays in this volume (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  22.  36
    Morality and politics.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2004 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Divisions abound as to whether politics should be held responsible to a higher moral standard or whether pragmatic considerations, or realpolitik, should prevail. The two poles are represented most conspicuously by Aristotle (for whom the proper aim of politics is moral virtue) and Machiavelli (whose prince exalted political pragmatism over morality). The fourteen contributions to this volume address perennial concerns in political and moral theory. They underscore the rekindled yearning of many to hold the political realm to a higher standard (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  23.  28
    Moral Knowledge.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2001 - Cambridge University Press.
    Philosophers since ancient times have pondered how we can know whether moral claims are true or false. The first half of the twentieth century witnessed widespread skepticism concerning the possibility of moral knowledge. Indeed, some argued that moral statements lacked cognitive content altogether, because they were not susceptible to empirical verification. The British philosopher A. J. Ayer contends that 'They are pure expressions of feeling and as such do not come under the category of truth and falsehood. They are unverifiable (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  24.  7
    Moral Knowledge: Volume 18, Part 2.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2001 - Cambridge University Press.
    Philosophers since ancient times have pondered how we can know whether moral claims are true or false. The first half of the twentieth century witnessed widespread skepticism concerning the possibility of moral knowledge. Indeed, some argued that moral statements lacked cognitive content altogether, because they were not susceptible to empirical verification. The British philosopher A. J. Ayer contends that 'They are pure expressions of feeling and as such do not come under the category of truth and falsehood. They are unverifiable (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  25. Moral obligation.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2010 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    The notion of obligation of what an agent owes to himself, to others, or to society generally occupies a central place in morality. But what are the sources of our moral obligations and what are their limits? To what extent do obligations vary in their stringency and severity, and does it make sense to talk about imperfect obligations, that is, obligations that leave the individual with a broad range of freedom to determine how and when to fulfil them? The twelve (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  26.  17
    New essays in political and social philosophy.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2012 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This volume represents a contribution to the investigation of these issues of perennial interest and import, featuring essays whose authors hope to extend, deepen, and, in some cases, move in new directions, the current state of discussion.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  27.  14
    Natural rights individualism and progressivism in American political philosophy.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2012 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    In 1776, the American Declaration of Independence appealed to "the Laws of nature and of Nature's God" and affirmed "these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness...." In 1935, John Dewey, professor of philosophy at Columbia University, declared, "Natural rights and natural liberties exist only in the kingdom of mythological social zoology." These opposing pronouncements on (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  28.  76
    Natural rights liberalism from Locke to Nozick.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2005 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This collection of essays is dedicated to the memory of the late Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick, who died in 2002. The publication of Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia in 1974 revived serious interest in natural rights liberalism, which, beginning in the latter half of the eighteenth century, had been eclipsed by a succession of antithetical political theories including utilitarianism, progressivism, and various egalitarian and collectivist ideologies. Some of our contributors critique Nozick's political philosophy. Other contributors examine earlier figures in the (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  29.  73
    Objectivism, subjectivism, and relativism in ethics.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2008 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Some essays in this book consider whether objective moral truths can be grounded in an understanding of the nature of human beings as rational and social ...
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  30.  90
    Personal identity.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2005 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    What is a person? What makes me the same person today that I was yesterday or will be tomorrow? Philosophers have long pondered these questions. In Plato's Symposium, Socrates observed that all of us are constantly undergoing change: we experience physical changes to our bodies, as well as changes in our 'manners, customs, opinions, desires, pleasures, pains, [and] fears'. Aristotle theorized that there must be some underlying 'substratum' that remains the same even as we undergo these changes. John Locke rejected (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  31.  14
    Personal Identity: Volume 22, Part 2.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2005 - Cambridge University Press.
    What is a person? What makes me the same person today that I was yesterday or will be tomorrow? Philosophers have long pondered these questions. In Plato's Symposium, Socrates observed that all of us are constantly undergoing change: we experience physical changes to our bodies, as well as changes in our 'manners, customs, opinions, desires, pleasures, pains, [and] fears'. Aristotle theorized that there must be some underlying 'substratum' that remains the same even as we undergo these changes. John Locke rejected (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  32.  57
    Responsibility.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 1999 - Cambridge University Press.
    The essays in this volume address questions about responsibility that arise in moral philosophy and legal theory. Some analyse different theories of causality, asking which theory offers the best account of human agency and the most satisfactory resolution of troubling controversies about free will and determinism. Some essays look at responsibility in the legal realm, seeking to determine how the law should assign liability for negligence, or whether the courts should allow defendants to offer excuses for their wrongdoing or to (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  33.  10
    Scientific Innovation, Philosophy, and Public Policy: Volume 13, Part 2.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
    Recent and ongoing developments in science and technology - such as the prevention and treatment of disease through genetics and the development of increasingly sophisticated computer systems with wide-ranging applications - hold out the promise of vastly improving the quality of human life, but they can also raise serious ethical, legal, and public policy questions. The thirteen essays in this volume address these questions and related issues from a variety of perspectives. Written by prominent philosophers, economists, and legal theorists, these (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  34.  8
    Self-Interest: Volume 14, Part 1.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 1997 - Cambridge University Press.
    '[T]he good man should be a lover of self.' Aristotle wrote. 'For he will both himself profit by doing noble acts, and will benefit his fellows … '. Yet in much of contemporary moral philosophy, concern for one's own interests is considered a non-moral issue, while concern for the interests of others is paradigmatically moral. Indeed, a central issue in ethical theory involves the proper balance to be struck between prudence and morality, between the pursuit of one's own good and (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  35.  8
    The Communitarian Challenge to Liberalism: Volume 13, Part 1.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
    The thirteen essays in this volume approach the liberal-communitarian debate from a variety of perspectives. Some discuss disagreements between liberals and communitarians over the nature of moral agency and the proper functions of government. Some examine alternative ways of conceiving liberalism or community, or challenge widely held beliefs about the harmful effects of capitalism on community, or about the value of traditional practices as guides to judicial reasoning. Other essays seek to determine whether it makes sense to think of societies (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  36.  22
    The Good life and the human good.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 1992 - New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press.
    What is the good life? This question captured the attention of ancient philosophers and it remains with us today, because it compels us to consider what it is to be human. To inquire about the good life is to ask, not about the proper conduct in one specific situation, but about the proper course of an entire life. It is to ask what we ought to make of ourselves as moral beings, what standards we ought to follow, and what goals (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  37.  6
    The just society.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 1995 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    The twelve essays in this collection address questions about justice and social institutions designed to secure it. Some explore the relationship between justice and equality, asking whether societies should strive to eliminate inequalities in their citizens' levels of opportunity or welfare. Some consider whether societies are obligated to provide their less fortunate citizens with some minimum level of subsistence, or whether the provision of such relief is best left to private charitable organisations. Some essays look at the relationship between justice (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  38.  24
    Utilitarianism: the aggregation question.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2009 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Utilitarianism and other aggregationist moral theories view the public interest or the general welfare as an aggregate of individual goods. But critics of these theories question whether there is adequate justification for employing the concept of an aggregate social good. How are we supposed to sum up individual interests? Is it even possible to compare the utilities of different people or to assign values to individual utilities that can be added or subtracted? If not, how is the general good to (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  39.  10
    Virtue and Vice: Volume 15, Part 1.Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    The essays in this volume discuss a range of questions relating to virtue ethics - a form of moral theory that has gained considerable attention in recent years. These questions include: what traits ought to be considered virtues? What is the proper place of virtue in a complete moral theory? Is it true, as the ancients thought, that there is a 'unity of virtue', so that having one virtue entails having all the others? What is the nature of vice or (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  40.  12
    What Should Constitutions Do?Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    The essays in this volume--written by prominent philosophers, political scientists, and legal scholars--address these questions and explore related issues.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark