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The Psychology of Meta-ethics: Exploring Objectivism*

Geoffrey P. Goodwin and John M. Darley

in Experimental Philosophy: Volume 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199927418
eISBN:
9780190267698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927418.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the foundation of ethical principles in relation to how individuals would justify their ethical beliefs in the face of moral disagreements. It tackles the issue of how ... More


The Point of View of the Universe: Sidgwick and Contemporary Ethics

Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199603695
eISBN:
9780191781834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603695.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In The Methods of Ethics, the great nineteenth-century utilitarian Henry Sidgwick held that it is a self-evident moral truth that the good of one individual is of no more importance, ‘from the point ... More


Does Anything Really Matter?: Essays on Parfit on Objectivity

Peter Singer (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199653836
eISBN:
9780191823916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653836.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Ethical subjectivism or skepticism, in one form or another, has dominated moral philosophy for the past eighty years. In On What Matters Derek Parfit rejects all forms of subjectivism in ethics, as ... More


The Good Life

James Griffin

in Value Judgement: Improving Our Ethical Beliefs

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198752318
eISBN:
9780191597541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198752318.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Focuses on one kind of value: prudential values, i.e. the features that make an individual life good for the person living it, the ends of life, the quality of life. There are two main models in ... More


Nothing “Really” Matters, but That’s Not What Matters

Sharon Street

in Does Anything Really Matter?: Essays on Parfit on Objectivity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199653836
eISBN:
9780191823916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653836.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Parfit’s attempt to supply an adequate epistemology for his objectivist theory of normative reasons rests on a conflation of the thesis that there are normative reasons with the thesis that there are ... More


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