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Function and Truth in Ethics

Michael Smith

in The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199381357
eISBN:
9780199381371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381357.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

Michael Smith raises concerns about Kitcher’s account of ethical truth. He argues that there is a gap between the ethical rules we need to adopt in order for ethical practice to serve its function of ... More


Value and Nature

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:
10.1093/0198752318.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Can value judgements be ‘correct’ or ‘true’ and, if so, in what sense? This chapter argues for the proposal in the preceding chapter that any plausible account of how we identify prudential values is ... More


Utilitarianism (concluded)

G. E. Moore

in Ethics: and "The Nature of Moral Philosophy"

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199272013
eISBN:
9780191603181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272018.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter continues the previous chapter’s detailed analysis of the utilitarian account of right and wrong. Utilitarianism asserts not only that producing a maximum of pleasure is a characteristic ... More


Piecemeal Progress: Moral Traditions, Modern Confucianism, and Comparative Philosophy

Stephen C. Angle

in Ethics in Early China: An Anthology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888028931
eISBN:
9789882209800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028931.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chad Hansen, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Thomas Metzger all emphasize the importance of holistic units of analysis such as traditions and discourses. This chapter focuses on the positive things one ... More


Buddhist Ethics in the Context of Conventional Truth: Path and Transformation

Jay L. Garfield

in Moonpaths: Ethics and Emptiness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190260507
eISBN:
9780190260538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260507.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter argues that there is no special problem in Buddhist ethics. Instead of solving a problem about ethics in the context of conventional truth, it seeks to eliminate an apparent problem. It ... More


The Self-Sufficiency of Reason: The Systematic Doctrine of Duties

Allen W. Wood

in Fichte's Ethical Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198766889
eISBN:
9780191822704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766889.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins the exposition of Part Three of the System of Ethics: the “scientific” account of the content of the moral law, discussing why material freedom and absolute self-sufficiency are ... More


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