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Substitutes for God’s Assistance

JOHN E. HARE

in The Moral Gap: Kantian Ethics, Human Limits, and God's Assistance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269571
eISBN:
9780191683701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269571.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter examines attempts in naturalistic ethics to bridge the moral gap. These include the works of Donald Campbell, David Gauthier, and Allan Gibbard. These authors suggested bridging the ... More


Evolution and Morality: NOMOS LII

James E. Fleming and Sanford Levinson (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771228
eISBN:
9780814737828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771228.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Can theories of evolution explain the development of our capacity for moral judgment and the content of morality itself? If bad behavior punished by the criminal law is attributable to physical ... More


Facets of Naturalism

Anindita Niyogi Balslev

in Aham: I: The Enigma of I-consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198089513
eISBN:
9780199082575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089513.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter describes how the ancient Indian naturalists and modern Western naturalists share common philosophical assumptions, even though the evidence and support for their respective versions of ... More


Subhuman: The Moral Psychology of Human Attitudes to Animals

T.J. Kasperbauer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190695811
eISBN:
9780190695842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695811.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book provides an account of the moral psychology behind our attitudes to animals. Its main thesis is that behind both our positive and negative attitudes to animals is an underlying concern that ... More


Naturalizing Ethics: The Newtonizers

James Griffin

in What Can Philosophy Contribute To Ethics?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198748090
eISBN:
9780191813481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748090.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyses David Hume’s naturalistic ethics. Hume was the best of the eighteenth-century Newtonizers who sought to turn ethics into a purely empirical, value-neutral psychology, which had ... More


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