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1. Origins and legacies

1. Origins and legacies  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0001
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‘Origins and legacies’ outlines the background of medical law. Until World War II the Hippocratic Oath had been the law regulating the medical profession for two and a half millennia. The ... More
20. Descartes’s Ghost

20. Descartes’s Ghost  

Tom Sorell

in Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776632
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854094.003.0020
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‘Descartes's Ghost’ considers his influence. His writings were placed on the Index by the Roman Catholic Church in 1663. Some decades later, Newton's physics superseded Descartes', and ... More
7. Ethics: seeing the world aright

7. Ethics: seeing the world aright  

Christopher Janaway

in Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775666
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802590.003.0007
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‘Ethics: seeing the world aright’ examines freedom and determinism in Schopenhauer. Schopenhauer believes that actions are caused by a combination of one's unchanging character and a ... More
7. Righteousness by faith and being in Christ: Romans

7. Righteousness by faith and being in Christ: Romans  

E. P. Sanders

in Paul: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776755
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854513.003.0007
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9780192854513
‘Righteous by faith and being in Christ: Romans’ considers the interpretation of ‘being righteoused by faith’, ‘being in Christ Jesus’, ‘dying with Christ’, ‘dying to the law or the Flesh’, ... More
Introduction: the Greek way

Introduction: the Greek way  

J. L. Heilbron

in The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191782435
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684120.003.0001
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The Introduction explains that Greek physics—physica—with its eye to ethics, its indifference to mathematics and experiment, and its independence of states and courts, is noticeably ... More
8. Ethics

8. Ethics  

Damien Keown

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

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778353
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10.1093/actrade/9780199663835.003.0008
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‘Ethics’ explores the moral aspects of Buddhism. Buddhists live in accordance with the Dharma: a universal law of both physical and moral order. Dharma is manifest in the law of karma. ... More
10. Epidemiology between ethics and politics

10. Epidemiology between ethics and politics  

Rodolfo Saracci

in Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777257
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10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.003.0010
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Epidemiological studies pose ethical problems, particularly concerning the confidentiality of identifiable personal data and the use of stored samples to carry out genetic and other tests. ... More
4. Are leaders born or bred?

4. Are leaders born or bred?  

Keith Grint

in Leadership: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777592
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569915.003.0004
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Nature or nuture? ‘Are leaders born or bred?’ considers four types of leadership — individual and natural leadership; a nurtured individualist approach seen in Athens; the Spartans' ... More
6. Existentialism in the 21st century

6. Existentialism in the 21st century  

Thomas Flynn

in Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775932
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.003.0006
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9780192804280
‘Existentialism in the 21st century‘ explores the continued influence of existentialism. Although existentialism had its heyday between the liberation of France and the student risings of ... More
Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Ethics: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Blackburn

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775970
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804426.001.0001
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9780192804426
Our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures is dogged by scepticism, relativism, hypocrisy, and nihilism, by the fear that in a Godless world science has unmasked us as creatures fated ... More
18. The ‘Other Sciences’

18. The ‘Other Sciences’  

Tom Sorell

in Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776632
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854094.003.0018
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9780192854094
‘The Other Sciences’ focuses on Descartes' work on mechanics, medicine, and morals. By ‘mechanics’ he meant the study of the ways in which matter composes particular kinds of bodies, ... More
6. Discourse ethics I: the discourse theory of morality

6. Discourse ethics I: the discourse theory of morality  

James Gordon Finlayson

in Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776274
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840950.003.0006
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9780192840950
Discourse ethics is the normative heart of Habermas's philosophy. In it he develops themes of publicity, inclusiveness, equality, solidarity, justice in terms of the pragmatic meaning ... More
7. Discourse ethics II: ethical discourse and the political turn

7. Discourse ethics II: ethical discourse and the political turn  

James Gordon Finlayson

in Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776274
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840950.003.0007
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Habermas revised his original programme of discourse ethics in the 1990s. Here he drew a distinction between moral, ethical, and practical reason. The significance of the revision lies in ... More
2. Hobbes's work

2. Hobbes's work  

Richard Tuck

in Hobbes: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775628
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802552.003.0002
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Hobbes began his philosophical enquiries from interest in the philosophical problems raised by modern natural science, and the idea of replacing late Renaissance scepticism with a ... More
5. Ethics

5. Ethics  

Brad Inwood

in Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191828973
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786665.003.0005
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Ethics is the part of the Stoics’ legacy that is most prominent and influential today. Their theory of the good life for human beings falls into the family of theories associated with ... More
Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction  

Brad Inwood

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191828973
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786665.001.0001
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Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction introduces Stoic philosophy, and explains how ancient Stoicism survived and evolved into the movement we see today. Exploring the roots of ... More
8. Man and animal

8. Man and animal  

Simon Glendinning

in Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191775796
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803450.003.0008
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Derrida's work of deconstruction always challenged ‘the opposition of nature and culture, animality and humanity’, but it was in his discussion of ethics and politics that the question of ... More
4. Politics and society

4. Politics and society  

A. C. Grayling

in Russell: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775659
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802583.003.0004
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9780192802583
‘Politics and society’ considers Russell's thinking about morality, politics, ethics, and society as outlined in Human Society in Ethics and Politics and the shocking Marriage and Morals, a ... More
2. Ethics East and West

2. Ethics East and West  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775994
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.003.0002
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9780192804570
How should we classify Buddhism as an ethical system? To what extent does it resemble or differ from Western ethics? What are the methodological issues in trying to draw comparisons between ... More
7. The ethics of thought

7. The ethics of thought  

Tim Bayne

in Thought: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778148
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.003.0007
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9780199601721
Under what circumstances are we responsible for our thoughts? How can that responsibility be exercised? ‘The ethics of thought’ examines what lies at the heart of the nature of thought and ... More

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