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Introduction: A Messy Moral Landscape

Chiara Lepora and Robert E. Goodin

in On Complicity and Compromise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199677900
eISBN:
9780191757273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677900.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the problem of complicity through a conversation between an academic philosopher and practitioner of emergency medicine in conflict zones. It foreshadows our conclusions that ... More


Moral Progress

Philip Kitcher

Amia Srinivasan (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197549155
eISBN:
9780197549186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197549155.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The overall aim of this book is to understand the character of moral progress, so that making moral progress may become more systematic and secure, less chancy and less bloody. Drawing on three ... More


Moral Disagreement among Philosophers

Ralph Wedgwood

in Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199669776
eISBN:
9780191778650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669776.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Many philosophers argue that non-sceptical moral realists cannot adequately explain the sort of moral disagreement that exists. This chapter responds to this argument, focusing on what might seem a ... More


Methodological Lessons from Philosophical Ethics

Mark Fedyk

in The Social Turn in Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035569
eISBN:
9780262337151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035569.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

On the basis of the arguments in the proceeding chapters, this chapter derives three principles that should govern research in experimental moral psychology, if this research is to be both ... More


Torture and Method in Moral Philosophy

Jeff Mcmahan

in Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers whether moral philosophers should accept as part of their moral methodology the study hypothetical cases, such as ticking bomb scenarios, in thinking about torture. In response ... More


Method in Moral Inquiry

Philip Kitcher

in Moral Progress

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197549155
eISBN:
9780197549186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197549155.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces the concept of pragmatic (non-goal-directed) progress and presents the proposed method for understanding problems of exclusion. It contrasts the pragmatist approach with that ... More


Introduction

Sarah McGrath

in Moral Knowledge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198805410
eISBN:
9780191843488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805410.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter contains a brief overview of the topics the book addresses, together with a discussion of the working hypothesis: that moral knowledge can be acquired in any of the ways in ... More


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