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4. Why punish … and how?

4. Why punish … and how?  

Julian V. Roberts

in Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191785092
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.003.0004
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Why is punishment imposed and how do we justify the penalties imposed? ‘Why punish … and how?’ outlines the legal justifications for punishment: one perspective focuses on the crime and its ... More
3. How do we know?Hume’s Of Miracles

3. How do we know?: Hume’s Of Miracles  

Edward Craig

in Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776700
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854216.003.0003
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Many regard David Hume as the greatest English-speaking philosopher. He was a very intellectual thinker. As well as being a philosopher he was a historian, an economist, and a political ... More
10. Can there be objectivity in taste?

10. Can there be objectivity in taste?  

Stephen Gaukroger

in Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778216
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10.1093/actrade/9780199606696.003.0010
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‘Can there be objectivity in taste?’ considers aesthetics. What are the features of aesthetic objectivity? It may appear that issues in aesthetics are similar to ethics. However, the single ... More
2. The moral status of animals

2. The moral status of animals  

David DeGrazia

in Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776380
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.003.0002
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Increasingly, people claim that animals have moral status, moral rights, or both. What does this mean? To say that a cat has moral status is to say that the cat has moral importance in her ... More
Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Edward Craig

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854216.001.0001
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Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces important themes in ethics, knowledge, and the self, via readings from Plato, Hume, Descartes, Hegel, Darwin, and Buddhist ... More
7. Self-determination and the will

7. Self-determination and the will  

Thomas Pink

in Free Will: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776366
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853585.003.0007
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‘Self-determination and the will’ assesses the exercise problem. Hobbes' theory of action cites the causal power of desires as the capability for action. This threatens libertarian freedom, ... More
3. The immorality of an age

3. The immorality of an age  

Patrick Gardiner

in Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775635
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802569.003.0003
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Kierkegaard worried that because of the huge increase in knowledge, we had forgotten what it actually means to exist and the meaning of inwardness. ‘The immorality of an age’ looks at how ... More
1. Hegel's times and life

1. Hegel's times and life  

Peter Singer

in Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775468
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801975.003.0001
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‘Hegel's times and life’ charts the life of Hegel and looks at the significance of the time in which he was born for the formation of his philosophical thought. He was born in 1770, at the ... More
3. Desire

3. Desire  

Ronald de Sousa

in Love: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Jan 2015
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9780191781353
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10.1093/actrade/9780199663842.003.0003
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Love essentially involves desire. But what is desire? And what sorts of desire are characteristic of love? ‘Desire’ explains that some of the things lovers want are features desirable in ... More
9. Can there be objectivity in ethics?

9. Can there be objectivity in ethics?  

Stephen Gaukroger

in Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778216
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10.1093/actrade/9780199606696.003.0009
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Is objectivity an appropriate way to think about morality? What role could impartiality or freedom from bias play in moral reasoning? ‘Can there be objectivity in ethics?’ discusses notions ... More
4. Humanism and morality

4. Humanism and morality  

Stephen Law

in Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777363
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10.1093/actrade/9780199553648.003.0005
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Humanists deal with moral questions about what we ought or ought not to do. Ethics features highly in humanism. When considering morality, religious people ask the following questions: how ... More
4. Aesthetics and the self

4. Aesthetics and the self  

Bence Nanay

in Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2019
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Oct 2019
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9780191865633
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826613.003.0004
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‘Aesthetics and the self’ explains how we take our aesthetic preferences to be a big part of who we are, but how these preferences change surprisingly quickly and often without us noticing. ... More
4. Dasein

4. Dasein  

Michael Inwood

in Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2019
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Jan 2019
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9780191867095
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828662.003.0004
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Dasein is Heidegger’s way of referring both to the human being and to the type of Being that humans have. Its essence lies in its existence. It can respond to its circumstances, thereby ... More
8. Temporality, transcendence, and freedom

8. Temporality, transcendence, and freedom  

Michael Inwood

in Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2019
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Jan 2019
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‘Temporality, transcendence, and freedom’ considers Dasein’s place within time and space. Time is a result of Dasein striving to impose order and significance on an apparently hostile ... More
8. Cultural impact

8. Cultural impact  

Jamie A. Davies

in Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191841699
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10.1093/actrade/9780198803492.003.0008
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Science is not an isolated enterprise: it is affected by and affects broader society and culture. Synthetic biology has changed aspects of education; stimulated artists, writers, and ... More
3. Atheist ethics

3. Atheist ethics  

Julian Baggini

in Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775925
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804242.003.0003
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9780192804242
‘Atheist ethics’ shows that morality is more than possible without God; it is entirely independent of him. That means atheists are not only more than capable of leading moral lives, they ... More
Introductionwhat is critical theory?

Introduction: what is critical theory?  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780190692704
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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.003.0001
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Interdisciplinary and uniquely experimental in character, deeply skeptical of tradition and all absolute claims, critical theory was always concerned not merely with how things were, but ... More
8. The great refusal

8. The great refusal  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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‘The great refusal’ outlines the resurgence in critical theory in young intellectuals during the 1970s. Activists in the 1960s saw critical theory in Marxist terms, but the outlook of the ... More
Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction  

David DeGrazia

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776380
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.001.0001
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9780192853608
Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction explores the implications for how we should treat animals in connection with our diet, zoos, and research. Most people are opposed to ... More
7. Animal research

7. Animal research  

David DeGrazia

in Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776380
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.003.0007
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9780192853608
It is debatable under what conditions animal research is justified. Estimates of the number of animals used worldwide in research range from 41 to 100 million a year. ‘Animal research’ ... More

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