Peter McCormick

In Times like These

Essays in Ethics:

Situations, Resources, Issues

libri nigri Band 64

Inhaltsverzeichnis


Contents

Preface

Orientations: Socrates and the Care of the Soul

The Deep Trouble with Europe Today

Jan Patocka's Double Conviction

Patocka on Socratic Inquiry

Envoi Endnotes

Part One: Situations

Essay I: Ethical Standards in International Banking

Why Ethics is Important for International Banking

Sketching a Philosophical Account

The Expression "Minimum Ethical Standards"

On What Minimal Ethical Standards Are Not

Minimum Ethical Standards as Principles

Minimum Ethical Standards as Principles for Action

Minimum Ethical Standards as Principles for Right Action

Candidates for Minimum Ethical Standards

One Minimum Ethical Standard For International Banking Today?

Envoi

Endnotes

Essay II: Ethical Limits and International Law

Individual Autonomies and the Community of Values

The Task of Peace Today

The Limitations and the Capacities of Individuals

The Limits of Individual Autonomy

Reflexive Philosophies

Envoi

Endnotes

Part Two: Resources

Essay III: Cosmopolitanism and the Good of Others

Virtues

Cosmopolitanism as an Ethical Virtue

Difficulties with Cosmopolitanism as an Ethical Virtue

Stoic Cosmopolitanism

Reviewing Late Stoic Texts on Oikeiôsis

Resolving the Difficulties

Envoi

Endnotes

Essay IV: Claims, Attitudes, and Inner Peace in Late Stoic Cosmopolitanism

An Old Story

A Culture of Peace?

Reviewing Late Stoicism

Claims and Attitudes .

Evaluations and Elucidations

Three Reminders

A Philosophically Cosmopolitan Attitude?

Impulses, Characters, and Reasons

Inner Peace.

Pulling Things Together

Envoi

Endnotes

Part Three: Issues

Essay V: The Relative and the Objective

Truths

Relative Objectivities

The Causal and the Logical

What Makes Sentences True

Relativisms

Envoi

Endnotes

Essay VI: Realisms and Anti-Realisms

Two Situations

Two Ways of Counting

Constellations and Stars

Some Backgrounds

Modern Contexts

Envoi

Endnotes

Re-Orientations: The Care of the Soul in Europe Today?

Evaluating Patocka's Account

Current Contexts

The Socratic Elenchus

A Renewed Socratic Ethics Today?

Envoi: Returning to Europe

Endnotes


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