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Natural Goodness

Philippa Foot

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235088
eISBN:
9780191597428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235089.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Philippa Foot sets out a naturalistic theory of ethics, which she calls ‘natural normativity’ and which is radically opposed to the subjectivist, non‐naturalism tradition deriving from David Hume and ... More


A Conceptual Map

Berys Gaut

in Art, Emotion and Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses the usual formulations of the three standard positions concerning the intrinsic issue: autonomism, moralism, and immoralism. It argues that some of these formulations are ... More


Skepticism as Immoralism

Jessica N. Berry

in Nietzsche and the Ancient Skeptical Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195368420
eISBN:
9780199867479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368420.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents evidence (historical, textual, and philosophical) for thinking that the Pyrrhonian skeptics' attitude toward morality (really, toward moralizing) is echoed in Nietzsche's ... More


The Critique of Morality

R. Kevin Hill

in Nietzsche's Critiques

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199285525
eISBN:
9780191700354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285525.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals. Each essay is based on an encounter with a different aspect of Kant's moral philosophy — rational reconstruction of moral institutions, the ... More


Nietzsche's Affirmative Ethics

Robert C. Solomon

in Living with Nietzsche: What the Great "Immoralist" has to Teach Us

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195160147
eISBN:
9780199835065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195160142.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Nietzsche is often considered “the great destroyer,” a harsh critic with nothing positive to put in the place of what he tries to destroy (morality, Christianity). In other words, he is considered a ... More


Callicles Refuted

George Rudebusch

in Socrates, Pleasure, and Value

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195159615
eISBN:
9780199869367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159616.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

It is of the highest importance to Plato to refute Callicles’ hedonist thesis, and for the purposes of such a refutation, he gives two arguments, which I call the argument from opposites (495e–497d) ... More


Nietzsche's Immoralism

Philippa Foot

in Moral Dilemmas: and Other Topics in Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252848
eISBN:
9780191597411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925284X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

An in‐depth assessment of Nietzsche's attack on morality. Foot takes up the challenge by asking the fundamental question, ‘Can morality be discredited?’ Historically, Anglo‐American analytic ... More


Being Against What IsPlainly Right

Matti Eklund

in Choosing Normative Concepts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198717829
eISBN:
9780191787331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717829.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How does one make sense of an antimoralist or immoralist who professes to be against what is right? Is this person not contradicting herself? As is detailed in this chapter, there are many ways of ... More


“Porca Madonna!”: Moving Descartes toward Geulincx and Proust

Jean-Michel Rabaté

in Think, Pig!: Beckett at the Limit of the Human

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270859
eISBN:
9780823270903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270859.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

A first part of this chapter examines Beckett’s inaugural poem “Whoroscope,” which is devoted to the life and death of Descartes, by examining a new source, Leroy’s 1929 book on the philosopher. ... More


Rough Heroes: A Response to A. W. Eaton

Noël Carroll

in Philosophy and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780190683306
eISBN:
9780190683337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190683306.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay is a response to Anne Eaton’s case for the position in the ethics of narrative fiction known as “immoralism,” or as she calls it “Robust Immoralism.” Her examples in behalf of immoralism ... More


Nietzsche’s Immoralism and the Concept of Morality

Maudemarie Clark

in Nietzsche on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199371846
eISBN:
9780199371860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371846.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter shows that Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morality is an account not only of the history of morality, but of what morality is. And when we pay attention to the latter account, it becomes ... More


Sympathy for the Devil: Do Immoral Artists Make Worse Art?

Erich Hatala Matthes

in Drawing the Line: What to Do with the Work of Immoral Artists from Museums to the Movies

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197537572
eISBN:
9780197537602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537572.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

According to some approaches to the ethical criticism of art, the moral flaws of an artwork can also be aesthetic defects of that work. Might something similar be true of the moral flaws of artists ... More


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