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Griffin, James 1933-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 227 publications in 3 languages and 6,187 library holdings
Genres: History  Humor  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Dedicatee
Classifications: QP187, 612.4
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Most widely held works by James Griffin
Well-being : its meaning, measurement, and moral importance by James Griffin( )

47 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers answers to three central questions about well-being: the best way to understand it; whether it can be measured; and where it should fit in moral and political thought
On human rights by James Griffin( )

34 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is a human right? How can we tell whether a proposed human right really is one? How do we establish the content of particular human rights, and how do we resolve conflicts between them? These are pressing questions for philosophers, political theorists, jurisprudents, international lawyers, and activists. James Griffin offers answers in his compelling new investigation of the foundations of human rights. First, On Human Rights traces the idea of a natural right from its origin in the late Middle Ages, when the rights were seen as deriving from natural laws, through the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when the original theological background was progressively dropped and 'natural law' emptied of most of its original meaning. By the end of the Enlightenment, the term "human rights" (droits de l'homme) appeared, marking the purge of the theological background. But the Enlightenment, in putting nothing in its place, left us with an unsatisfactory, incomplete idea of a human right. Griffin shows how the language of human rights has become debased. There are scarcely any accepted criteria, either in the academic or the public sphere, for correct use of the term. He takes on the task of showing the way towards a determinate concept of human rights, based on their relation to the human status that we all share. He works from certain paradigm cases, such as freedom of expression and freedom of worship, to more disputed cases such as welfare rights--for instance the idea of a human right to health. His goal is a substantive account of human rights--an account with enough content to tell us whether proposed rights really are rights. Griffin emphasizes the practical as well as theoretical urgency of this goal: as the United Nations recognized in 1948 with its Universal Declaration, the idea of human rights has considerable power to improve the lot of humanity around the world."--Publisher's description
Value judgement : improving our ethical beliefs by James Griffin( Book )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Griffin asks how, and how much, we can improve our ethical standards - not lift our behaviour closer to our standards but refine the standards themselves. To give an answer to this question it is necessary to answer most of the questions of ethics. So Value Judgement includes discussion of what a good life is like, where the boundaries of the 'natural world' come, how values relate to that world, how great human capacities - the ones important to ethics - are, and where moral norms come from." "Throughout the book the question of what philosophy can contribute to ethics repeatedly arises. Philosophical traditions, such as most forms of utilitarianism and deontology and virtue ethics, are, Griffin contends, too ambitious. Ethics cannot be what philosophers in those traditions expect it to be because agents cannot be what their philosophies need them to be." "This clear, compelling, and original account of ethics will be of interest to anyone concerned with thinking about values: not only philosophers but legal, political, and economic theorists as well."--Jacket
Wittgenstein's logical atomism by James Griffin( Book )

57 editions published between 1960 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can philosophy contribute to ethics? by James Griffin( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics appears early in the life of a culture. It is not the creation of philosophers. Many philosophers today think that their job is to take the ethics of their society in hand, analyse it into parts, purge the bad ideas, and organize the good into a systematic moral theory. The philosophers' ethics that results is likely to be very different from the culture's raw ethics and, they think, being better, should replace it. But few of us, even among philosophers, settle real-life moral questions by consulting the Categorical Imperative or the Principle of Utility, largely because, if we do, we often do not trust the outcome or cannot even reliably enough decide what it is. By contrast, James Griffin explores the question what philosophers can reasonably expect to contribute to normative ethics or to the ethics of a culture. Griffin argues that moral philosophers must tailor their work to what ordinary humans' motivational capabilities, and he offers a new account of moral deliberation
Well-being and morality : essays in honour of James Griffin( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memories of the past; records of ministerial life by James Griffin( Book )

4 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ought" implies "can" by James Griffin( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-being : its meaning, Measurement and moral imporetance by James Griffin( )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers answers to three central questions about well-being: the best way to understand it; whether it can be measured; and where it should fit in moral and political thought
On human rights by James Griffin( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papua New Guinea : a political history by James Griffin( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Its meaning, measurement and moral importance by James Griffin( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sąd wartościujący : jak doskonalić przekonania etyczne by James Griffin( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Value judgement improving our ethical beliefs by James Patrick Griffin( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Human Rights: Questions of Aim and Approach by James Griffin( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Value judgement : improving our ethical beliefs by James Griffin( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Textbook of endocrine physiology by William J Kovacs( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Provides a thoroughly updated account of current knowledge in the endocrine sciences. Each chapter is structured to cover both established concepts and recent developments. The chapters are not only written at a consistent level and well integrated with one another, but they also blend basic science with essential elements of clinical knowledge in order to give students an appreciation of the consequences of deranged endocrine function
Wittengstein's logical atomism by James Griffin( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Well-being by James Patrick Griffin( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Utilitarianism by James Griffin( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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On human rightsValue judgement : improving our ethical beliefsWittgenstein's logical atomismWell-being and morality : essays in honour of James GriffinWell-being : its meaning, Measurement and moral imporetanceTextbook of endocrine physiology
Alternative Names
Griffin, James

Griffin James 1933-....

Griffin, James Patrick.

Griffin, James Patrick 1933-

James Griffin Anglo-American philosopher

James Griffin filósofu británicu

Джеймс Гриффин

Languages
English (207)

German (1)

Polish (1)