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A New and Improved Supervenience Argument for Ethical Descriptivism

Campbell Brown

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics: Volume 6

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606375
eISBN:
9780191729478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606375.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Ethical descriptivism is the view that all ethical properties are descriptive properties. An argument for this view proposed by Frank Jackson begins with the premise that the ethical supervenes on ... More


Aesthetic Value, Inversion, and the Ethical Properties of Artworks

Robert Stecker

in Intersections of Value: Art, Nature, and the Everyday

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198789956
eISBN:
9780191876271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789956.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter investigates two phenomena where values plausibly interact within artworks. One is the case of purported aesthetic value ‘inversions’ within artworks. The other is the case of purported ... More


Introduction

Matthew J. Kisner and Andrew Youpa

in Essays on Spinoza's Ethical Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199657537
eISBN:
9780191773822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657537.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The Introduction sets out to achieve three goals. First,it highlights the centrality of ethical theorizing in Spinoza’s corpus, noting that Spinoza scholarship has tended to focus on his metaphysics ... More


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