The Moral Authority of Nature

The essays also range widely in time and place, from archaic Greece to early twentieth-century China, medieval Europe to contemporary America.

The Moral Authority of Nature

Author: Lorraine Daston

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226136820

Page: 526

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For thousands of years, people have used nature to justify their political, moral, and social judgments. Such appeals to the moral authority of nature are still very much with us today, as heated debates over genetically modified organisms and human cloning testify. The Moral Authority of Nature offers a wide-ranging account of how people have used nature to think about what counts as good, beautiful, just, or valuable. The eighteen essays cover a diverse array of topics, including the connection of cosmic and human orders in ancient Greece, medieval notions of sexual disorder, early modern contexts for categorizing individuals and judging acts as "against nature," race and the origin of humans, ecological economics, and radical feminism. The essays also range widely in time and place, from archaic Greece to early twentieth-century China, medieval Europe to contemporary America. Scholars from a wide variety of fields will welcome The Moral Authority of Nature, which provides the first sustained historical survey of its topic. Contributors: Danielle Allen, Joan Cadden, Lorraine Daston, Fa-ti Fan, Eckhardt Fuchs, Valentin Groebner, Abigail J. Lustig, Gregg Mitman, Michelle Murphy, Katharine Park, Matt Price, Robert N. Proctor, Helmut Puff, Robert J. Richards, Londa Schiebinger, Laura Slatkin, Julia Adeney Thomas, Fernando Vidal

Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature

Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.

Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature

Author: Andy Scerri

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438472153

Page: 292

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Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice. In Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature, Andy Scerri offers a comprehensive overview of the critical theory project from the 1960s to the present, refracted through the lens of US politics and the American Left. He examines why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective in the fight against injustice and rampant environmental exploitation. Scerri then engages a new wave of radicals and reformists who, in the wake of the Occupy movement and the 2016 presidential election, are reinventing the radical project as a challenge to injustice in the Anthropocene era. Along the way, he provides a fresh account of the thought of one of the major contributors to critical theory, Theodor Adorno, and of recent work that seeks to link Adorno’s ideas to the so-called new realism in political philosophy and political theory. Andy Scerri is Assistant Professor of Politics at Virginia Tech and author of Greening Citizenship: Sustainable Development, the State and Ideology.

The Huainanzi and Liu An s Claim to Moral Authority

The book goes on to explore the relationship of moral, intellectual, and political authority in the first century of the Han dynasty, a period when the regime sought to monopolize all moral and intellectual authority."--BOOK JACKET.

The Huainanzi and Liu An s Claim to Moral Authority

Author: Griet Vankeerberghen

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791451472

Page: 225

View: 892

The book goes on to explore the relationship of moral, intellectual, and political authority in the first century of the Han dynasty, a period when the regime sought to monopolize all moral and intellectual authority."--BOOK JACKET.

Inherency

This is a common difficulty in appeals to “ nature " or the “ natural . " See
generally THE MORAL AUTHORITY OF NATURE ( Lorraine Daston & Fernando
Vidal eds . , 2004 ) ( presenting a series of essays reflecting on the meaning and
 ...

Inherency

Author: Dan L. Burk

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 41

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Political Legitimacy in Southeast Asia

This book aims to lay the groundwork for a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of Asian security by investigating conceptions of security in sixteen Asian countries.

Political Legitimacy in Southeast Asia

Author: Muthiah Alagappa

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804725608

Page: 446

View: 967

Despite the end of the Cold War, security continues to be a critical concern of Asian states. Allocations of state revenues to the security sector continue to be substantial and have, in fact, increased in several countries. As Asian nations construct a new security architecture for the Asia-Pacific region, Asian security has received increased attention by the scholarly community. But most of that scholarship has focused on specific issues or selected countries. This book aims to lay the groundwork for a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of Asian security by investigating conceptions of security in sixteen Asian countries. The book undertakes an ethnographic, country-by-country study of how Asian states conceive of their security. For each country, it identifies and explains the security concerns and behavior of central decision makers, asking who or what is to be protected, against what potential threats, and how security policies have changed over time. This inside-out or bottom-up approach facilitates both identification of similarities and differences in the security thinking and practice of Asian countries and exploration of their consequences. The crucial insights into the dynamics of international security in the region provided by this approach can form the basis for further inquiry, including debates about the future of the region.

Neuropsychedelia

Letcher regards such stories as responses to the illegalization of hallucinogens
in the late sixties : They serve to legitimate the illicit consumption of » 38 these
drugs by drawing on the “ moral authority of nature . He points to the fact that only
in ...

Neuropsychedelia

Author: Nicolas David Langlitz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 840

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Research Report

Description by omission : nature enlightened and obscured . ” In Regimes of
description : in the archive of ... Introduction : doing what comes naturally , I . ” In
The moral authority of nature , eds . Lorraine Daston and Fernando Vidal . 1 – 23
.

Research Report

Author: Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Systematic Theology Volume 1

the natural environment and our native moral equipment , in a single theological
frame is the challenge . ... On the one hand there is the danger that comes from
double vision : an appeal to the moral authority of nature or history , or
experience ...

Systematic Theology Volume 1

Author: James William McClendon

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN:

Page: 368

View: 849

In this revised edition of Ethics, McClendon infuses his claim for the priority of ethics within the theological task with a new urgency and offers a more complete explanation of how the interaction of faithful practices and gospel story give rise to a way of life that is distinctively Christian.

Authority

Epistemic moral authority is based on the real or purported moral knowledge of
the authority relative to the moral ... to become a de facto authority the subject of
his authority must have enough insight into the moral nature of his activities to ...

Authority

Author: F.J. Adelmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789024715947

Page: 118

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It seems evident to anyone giving thought to the matter, that at the root of contemporary social ruptures lies an attack on the theory and practice of authority. Marcuse's philosophy could be equated with anti-authoritarianism. His anti-establishment theses cut deeply into the roots of every contemporary institutional structure, whether it be the giant military governmental complex, the family, the universities, or simply the "status quo. " His Critical Philosophy has apparent roots in the Frankfurt School of Social Research and in the early Marxist revisionists like Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Kautsky, all of which In fact, the main point of philosophical thinking is anti-authoritarian. Feuerbach'sEssenceo/Christianity is an attempt to demythologize all authoritarian structures by centering the attack against the belief in a real God and in the institutionalized structures that defend such a belief. Furthermore, ethicians and political scientists over the centuries have been vague in their treatment of the notion of authority. The old scholastic textbooks referred to authority as the "form" of society; the newer ones omitted the point altogether. Even Professor Carl J. Fried rich's volume in the "Nomos" series (I958) entitled "Authority" did not venture further back with any depth beyond the post-Reformation era. The "Syntopicon", a nugget of philosophical concepts in the tra dition of the West, has no special topic on "authority. " This is strange in the light of what has happened.

The Moral Stake in Education

Natural human practices are full of moral argument and moral stand - taking . . . .
It seems ... Such bases have been perceived in human nature , human
aspirations , reason , human limitations , shared foundational principles , and
authority .

The Moral Stake in Education

Author: Joan F. Goodman

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN:

Page: 304

View: 556

B> This scholarly work addresses the complex issues of moral education as they arise in school settings. It grapples with the relationship between education and moral action as confronted by teachers, students, and administrators. The Moral Stake in Education encourages educators to understand the theoretical debates now raging and the philosophical positions on which they are based. It asks them to consider their own viewpoints as they relate to classroom situations and to their own teaching. Educators, or others interested in the Educational system.

The Authority of Law

Raz begins by presenting an analysis of the concept of moral authority.

The Authority of Law

Author: Joseph Raz

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199573565

Page: 340

View: 462

Raz begins by presenting an analysis of the concept of moral authority. He then develops a detailed explanation of the nature of law and legal systems. Within this framework Raz then examines the areas of legal thought that have been viewed as impregnated with moral values.

Oxford Studies in Metaethics

What is the nature of moral constraint , or of the demands of morality , and the
extent of these demands ? What is the origin of moral authority ? Why ought I ( or
we ) be moral ? First , perhaps , is the question of whether figuring out the nature
of ...

Oxford Studies in Metaethics

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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The East West Conflict

The Israelites , too , rebelled against dependence on the ethical authority of an
invisible God . Like their neighbors , they chose to stake their fortunes on the
visible forces of nature , in independence of all moral authority . They attempted
to ...

The East West Conflict

Author: Rafael Eisenberg

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 230

View: 734

What Do We Mean by God

the moral necessity to transcend nationalism in internationalism . The failure in
this enterprise must mean the undermining of moral authority throughout the
world . The essential nature of morality is such that it includes humanity in its
sphere ...

What Do We Mean by God

Author: Cyril Henry Valentine

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 238

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Moral Issues in Business

On this understanding of human nature and the natural, homosexuality is
perfectly unobjectionable; it is simply a means by ... If God is the moral authority,
we are back to square one — holding others accountable to our own religious
beliefs.

Moral Issues in Business

Author: William H. Shaw

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780534535957

Page: 600

View: 563

This is the only textbook in the field to combine text, cases, and articles. It is unmatched in both comprehensiveness and flexibility, with the chapters distinct enough to be taught independent of one another. With two chapters on the nature of morality and ethical theory, an entire chapter devoted to economic justice, and thorough treatment of applied issues this text is ideal for any course in business ethics.

The Ethics of Discourse

Throughout this argument Murray insisted that there are two sources of moral
authority within the natural universe : the dictates of natural law as perceived by
each reasonable person and the dictates of the morally concerned state .

The Ethics of Discourse

Author: J. Leon Hooper

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 283

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