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Introduction

Anita M. Superson

in The Moral Skeptic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195376623
eISBN:
9780199871551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376623.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter introduces the topic of the book: to define the position of the moral skeptic about practical reason. It justifies the project on theoretical and practical grounds, highlights the ways ... More


The Amoralist

Anita M. Superson

in The Moral Skeptic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195376623
eISBN:
9780199871551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376623.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter examines and rejects several internalist arguments defending the view that we need not address the skeptic who believes that amoralism is a tenable position for the reason that the ... More


Is It Irrational to Be Amoral?: How Psychopaths Threaten Moral Rationalism

Shaun Nichols

in Sentimental Rules: On the Natural Foundations of Moral Judgement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195169348
eISBN:
9780199835041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169344.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral rationalism provides one prominent way of securing moral objectivism. If morality derives from reason, then morality might enjoy an objective basis. In this chapter, two rationalist claims are ... More


Fanaticism and Amoralism

R. M. Hare

in Moral Thinking: Its Levels, Method, and Point

Published in print:
1981
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198246602
eISBN:
9780191597596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198246609.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

There are fanatics and amoralists whose inability or refusal to face facts, or think clearly, or for other reasons present a problem for moral theory. The amoralist refrains from making moral ... More


The Amoralist

Joseph Raz

in Engaging Reason: On the Theory of Value and Action

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248001
eISBN:
9780191598272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248001.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The question of what an agent has reason to act on is approached via the question of what it is that an agent values. The distinction between acting for moral versus non‐moral reasons is argued to be ... More


Introduction

Thomas Schramme

in Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces the main findings of the medical research on psychopathy as well as the most significant threads of the philosophical debates surrounding psychopathy. It also introduces the ... More


Psychopathy and Moral Rationality

Eric Matthews

in Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter puts into doubt the close link that is often established between lack of empathy and psychopathic amorality. This critique is then developed into the claim that feeling alone cannot be ... More


Psychological Pluralism, Environmental Sensitivity, and the Bounds of Morality

Andrew Sneddon

in Like-Minded: Externalism and Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016117
eISBN:
9780262298926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016117.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines pluralism and externalism in relation to the psychology of moral agency. It first considers the extent to which the psychology of moral agency is fragmented by discussing ... More


Moral Utterances, Attitude Expression, and Implicature

Guy Fletcher

in Having It Both Ways: Hybrid Theories and Modern Metaethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199347582
eISBN:
9780199347605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347582.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

A recent trend in metaethics has been the development of so-called hybrid theories of moral thought and language. One interesting subclass of hybrid views and one of the most developed is ... More


Subjectivism and Reasons to be Moral

David Sobel

in From Valuing to Value: Towards a Defense of Subjectivism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198712640
eISBN:
9780191780998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712640.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Subjective accounts of reasons for action appear to be seriously counter-intuitive because they maintain that some possible agents lack any reason to be moral. This chapter aims to blunt that ... More


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