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Commonsense Objectivism and the Persistence of Moral Judgment

Shaun Nichols

in Sentimental Rules: On the Natural Foundations of Moral Judgement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195169348
eISBN:
9780199835041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169344.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Many philosophers maintain that common sense is committed to a kind of moral objectivism. This chapter exploits recent empirical work to defend this claim. The chapter also maintains that the account ... More


Sentimental Rules: On the Natural Foundations of Moral Judgement

Shaun Nichols

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195169348
eISBN:
9780199835041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169344.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This volume develops a new account of the nature of moral judgment. Evidence from developmental psychology and psychopathologies suggests that emotions play a crucial role in normal moral judgment. ... 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


Procedures and Reasons: Tim Scanlon and Christine Korsgaard

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/9780199652518.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the changing account of moral ontology offered by Timothy Scanlon, arguing it exemplifies the dilemma which the book has argued all secular theories will face. It begins by ... More


Compulsion and Moral Agency in Muʿtazilism

Mairaj U. Syed

in Coercion and Responsibility in Islam: A Study in Ethics and Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198788775
eISBN:
9780191830846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788775.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter introduces the problem that compulsion raised in theology: whether the absence of compulsion was a condition for moral agency. It identifies the position that God is rationally Just as ... More


Brute Retributivism

Shaun Nichols

in Bound: Essays on free will and responsibility

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199291847
eISBN:
9780191795473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291847.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Work in experimental economics indicates that people embrace norms of retributive justice. Such norms are notoriously difficult to justify. This leads many philosophers to reject the legitimacy of ... More


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