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Introduction:: Metaethics and Normative Ethics

David Copp

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195147797
eISBN:
9780199785841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147790.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins by explaining the distinction between meta-ethics and normative ethics. It then introduces the main issues in the two fields and provides a critical overview of the chapters in ... More


Ethics Dehumanized

Panayot Butchvarov

in Metaethics after Moore

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199269914
eISBN:
9780191710032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269914.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter advocates a return to Moorean independence. One dominant metaethical trend is moral epistemology naturalized. Another metaethical trend has been conceptual analysis, often called ... More


Nietzsche’s Anti-Realism about Value: The Explanatory Arguments

Brian Leiter

in Moral Psychology with Nietzsche

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199696505
eISBN:
9780191876288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199696505.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Nietzsche defends the metaphysical thesis that there are no objective (i.e. mind-independent) facts about values, including moral values. His primary arguments for his moral anti-realism are “best ... More


One Way to Read Ourselves

Edward Craig

in The Mind of God and the Works of Man

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236825
eISBN:
9780191597244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236824.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines central philosophical themes and doctrines of twentieth century philosophy in the light of the Agency Theory. Craig argues that despite the unpopularity of philosophical visions ... More


Moral Realism and Philosophical Angst

Joshua Blanchard

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics Volume 15

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198859512
eISBN:
9780191891861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859512.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter defends pro-realism, the view that it is better if moral realism is true rather than any of its rivals. After offering an account of philosophical angst, I make three general arguments. ... More


Why Take Morality to be Objective?

Angus Ritchie

in From Morality to Metaphysics: The Theistic Implications of our Ethical Commitments

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652518
eISBN:
9780191745850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652518.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter defends our pre-philosophical commitment to moral objectivism. It is an essential prelude to the main argument, for it establishes the standard which the rest of the book will use to ... More


Kant, Moral Obligation, and the Holy Will

Robert Stern

in Kantian Ethics: Value, Agency, and Obligation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198722298
eISBN:
9780191789113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722298.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers the contrast that Kant draws between the human and the holy will, and the significance of this contrast to his ethics more broadly. The key issue here is Kant’s claim that ... More


Kant, Moral Obligation, and the Holy Will

Robert Stern

in Kant on Practical Justification: Interpretive Essays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195395686
eISBN:
9780199979295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395686.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This paper considers Kant's distinction between the human will and the holy will, and the place and significance of that contrast in his ethics. It is argued that it plays a central role in Kant's ... More


Kant’s Moral Realism and Korsgaard’s Constructivism

Julian Wuerth

in Kant on Mind, Action, and Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199587629
eISBN:
9780191760907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587629.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines Korsgaard’s broader constructivist interpretation of Kant’s ethics and its defining intellectualism and moral anti-realism, arguing that Korsgaard’s interpretation, despite the ... More


Moral Psychology with Nietzsche

Brian Leiter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199696505
eISBN:
9780191876288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199696505.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book offers both a reading and defense of Nietzsche’s moral psychology, drawing on both empirical psychological results and contemporary philosophical positions and arguments. Among the views ... More


Spinoza and Moral Anti-Realism

Youpa Andrew

in The Ethics of Joy: Spinoza on the Empowered Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190086022
eISBN:
9780190086053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190086022.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

It is undeniable that the Ethics contains seemingly incompatible claims about the nature of goodness and badness. The text presents its share of challenges to anyone who sets out to construct a ... More


Moral Skepticism and Moral Disagreement in Nietzsche

Brian Leiter

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Volume 9

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198709299
eISBN:
9780191781056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709299.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter offers a new interpretation of Nietzsche’s argument for moral skepticism, an argument that should be of independent philosophical interest as well. On this account, Nietzsche offers a ... More


Oxford Studies in Metaethics Volume 15

Russ Shafer-Landau (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198859512
eISBN:
9780191891861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859512.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This series is devoted to original philosophical work in the foundations of ethics. It provides an annual selection of much of the best new scholarship being done in the field. Its broad purview ... More


Echoes of Sextus Empiricus in Nietzsche?

Richard Bett

in Epistemology After Sextus Empiricus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190946302
eISBN:
9780190946333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190946302.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The essay considers two related questions: (a) whether Sextus was a philosophical influence on Nietzsche, and (b) whether there are significant connections between their philosophies. On the first ... More


The Heart of Idealist Metaethics

W. J. Mander

in Idealist Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198748892
eISBN:
9780191811548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748892.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

To suggest as Chapters 5 to 8 together have done that for the idealist value is both relative to mind and metaphysically foundational to reality itself might seem a contradiction. This chapter is one ... More


Moral Scepticism and Agency: Kant and Korsgaard

Robert Stern

in Kantian Ethics: Value, Agency, and Obligation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198722298
eISBN:
9780191789113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722298.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

One argument put forward by Christine Korsgaard in favour of her constructivist appeal to the nature of agency, is that it does better than moral realism in answering moral scepticism. However, ... More


The Value of Humanity: Reflections on Korsgaard’s Transcendental Argument

Robert Stern

in Kantian Ethics: Value, Agency, and Obligation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198722298
eISBN:
9780191789113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722298.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers Christine Korsgaard’s argument for the value of humanity, and the role that her transcendental argument plays in this, to the effect that an agent must value her own humanity. ... More


Politics and Ethics in Spinoza: The Problem of Normativity

Michael A. Rosenthal

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/9780199657537.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This essay defends a reading according to which Spinoza is a type of moral anti-realist. Since Spinoza allows that we can have certain knowledge of the good, this naturally invites the question, what ... More


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