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On the Guise of the Good

Joseph Raz

in From Normativity to Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693818
eISBN:
9780191731907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693818.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter examines the theses that intentional actions are actions performed for (normative) reasons, as those are seen by the agents; that reasons for action are such reasons by being facts that ... More


Desire, Practical Reason, and the Good

Sergio Tenenbaum (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195382440
eISBN:
9780199870158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382440.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Most philosophers working in moral psychology and practical reason think that either the notion of “good” or the notion of “desire” have central roles to play in our understanding of intentional ... More


The Guise of the Good

Katja Maria Vogt

in Desiring the Good: Ancient Proposals and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190692476
eISBN:
9780190692506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692476.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 5 draws on the first sentence of NE I, but goes beyond interpretation in putting forward a new version of the Guise of the Good (GG). This proposal is Aristotelian in spirit, but defended on ... More


The Guise of the Bad

Joseph Raz

in The Roots of Normativity

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780192847003
eISBN:
9780191939419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192847003.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter considers the possibility of acting in the belief that the action is bad and for the reason that it is, as the agent believes, bad. Besides, can agents, without having any relevant false ... More


Desiring the Good: Ancient Proposals and Contemporary Theory

Katja Maria Vogt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190692476
eISBN:
9780190692506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692476.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book defends a novel and distinctive approach in ethics that is inspired by ancient philosophy. Ethics, according to this approach, starts from one question and its most immediate answer: “what ... More


Concluding Remarks

Katja Maria Vogt

in Desiring the Good: Ancient Proposals and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190692476
eISBN:
9780190692506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692476.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The Concluding Remarks ask what follows if the main lines of argument throughout the book are compelling. First, it is argued that the motivation of pursuits deserves more philosophical attention ... More


The Nature of Pursuits

Katja Maria Vogt

in Desiring the Good: Ancient Proposals and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190692476
eISBN:
9780190692506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692476.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 6 argues that Socrates’s speech in Plato’s Symposium contains a compelling account of the role of mid-scale actions or pursuits in human motivation. This account, the chapter argues, ... More


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