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Knowing Moral Agents:: Epistemic Dependence and the Moral Realm

Heidi E. Grasswick

in Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In this essay, I examine feminist analyses of moral knowledge and consider their implications for the possibility of knowing through testimony in the moral realm. I frame my questions in terms of ... More


Unnecessary Identities: Representational Practices and Moral Recognition

Margaret Urban Walker

in Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315394
eISBN:
9780199872053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315394.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Representational practices affect moral perception and moral recognition, and so are proper studies for moral philosophy. Using Wittgenstein's idea that a human body pictures a soul, this chapter ... More


Iris Murdoch, Philosopher

Justin Broackes (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199289905
eISBN:
9780191728471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289905.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book offers a detailed introduction to Iris Murdoch's philosophical work, especially the moral philosophy of The Sovereignty of Good (1970). Murdoch argued for an important and distinctive ... More


Iris Murdoch and the Prospects for Critical Moral Perception

Bridget Clarke

in Iris Murdoch, Philosopher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199289905
eISBN:
9780191728471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289905.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Murdoch famously recast Plato’s ethics to provide a contemporary version of a virtue-centered ethics. This type of ethical theory is sometimes held to be complicit with an attitude of uncritical ... More


Moral Perception: Causal, Phenomenological, and Epistemological Elements

Robert Audi

in Moral Perception

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156484
eISBN:
9781400846320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156484.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes how perception is a kind of experiential information-bearing relation between the perceiver and the object perceived. It argues that even if moral properties are not themselves ... More


Moral Perception, Aesthetic Perception, and Intuitive Judgment

Robert Audi

in Moral Perception

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156484
eISBN:
9781400846320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156484.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides a comparison between moral and aesthetic knowledge and other aspects of the similarity between moral and aesthetic cognition. The connections between aesthetics and ethics are ... More


Visual Metaphors in Murdoch’s Moral Philosophy

Lawrence Blum

in Iris Murdoch, Philosopher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199289905
eISBN:
9780191728471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289905.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Visual metaphors—attention, perception, seeing, looking, and vision—play a central role in Murdoch’s moral philosophy and moral psychology. This chapter distinguishes three importantly distinct ... More


Sagely Ease and Moral Perception

Stephen C. Angle

in Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385144
eISBN:
9780199869756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385144.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

How is it possible that a sage can act with ease? According to the Analects, Confucius was able to “follow his heart's desire without overstepping the bounds” by the time he reached age seventy. The ... More


Conclusion

Robert Audi

in Moral Perception

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156484
eISBN:
9781400846320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156484.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This concluding chapter explains how the theory of moral perception takes full account of the causal element in perception but does not require naturalizing moral properties. However, the theory does ... More


Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy

Stephen C. Angle

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385144
eISBN:
9780199869756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385144.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book explores what happens when we take Neo-Confucianism and its ideal of sagehood seriously as contemporary philosophy. It develops an interpretation of the Neo-Confucian tradition that, while ... More


Emotion and Intuition as Sources of Moral Judgment

Robert Audi

in Moral Perception

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156484
eISBN:
9781400846320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156484.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines how moral perception is possible for virtually any normal person with an elementary mastery of moral concepts. But moral perception is by no means the only route to moral ... More


Aristotle on the Practical Intellect 1

C. C. W. Taylor

in Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226399
eISBN:
9780191710209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the role of the practical intellect in Aristotle's ethics, arguing that it is not confined to deliberation about means, but that it includes the achievement of the right ... More


Moral Perception

Jennifer Church

in Possibilities of Perception

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678440
eISBN:
9780191757945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678440.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter clarifies the central commitments of those who defend moral perception, and it offers a substantive account of how such perception is possible. It explains the role of the imagination in ... More


Doubts about Moral Perception

Pekka Väyrynen

in Evaluative Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198786054
eISBN:
9780191827747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786054.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter defends doubts about the existence of genuine moral perception, understood as the claim that at least some moral properties figure in the contents of perceptual experience. The doubts ... More


Moral Perception and Its Rivals

Sarah McGrath

in Evaluative Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198786054
eISBN:
9780191827747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786054.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Proponents of moral perception hold that some of our moral knowledge is perceptual knowledge. Discussions of whether moral perception is possible often seem to assume that there is some attractive ... More


Perception as a Source of Knowledge and Justification

Robert Audi

in Seeing, Knowing, and Doing: A Perceptualist Account

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197503508
eISBN:
9780197503539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197503508.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Perception enables us to acquire knowledge and justification about both the physical world and normative matters, such as moral obligation. This chapter explains how perception (at least in visual ... More


Representing and Caring that Pain is Bad

Colin Marshall

in Compassionate Moral Realism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198809685
eISBN:
9780191846953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809685.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter extends Compassionate Moral Realism with an eye towards the issue of judgment internalism, that is, whether moral representation is necessarily connected to motivation. The challenges of ... More


Conclusion

John C. Gibbs

in Moral Development and Reality: Beyond the Theories of Kohlberg, Hoffman, and Haidt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199976171
eISBN:
9780190256272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199976171.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores growth beyond the superficial in morality. Drawing on the theories of Lawrence Kohlberg, Martin Hoffman, and Jonathan Haidt, it describes motivationally and qualitatively ... More


Moral Perception, Thick Concepts, and Perspectivalism

Anna Bergqvist

in Evaluative Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198786054
eISBN:
9780191827747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786054.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the implications of Iris Murdoch’s distinctive conception of value experience for the possibility of a value objectivism and what is sometimes called the ‘absolute conception’, ... More


Dignity, Captivity, and an Ethics of Sight

Lori Gruen

in The Ethics of Captivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199977994
eISBN:
9780199375172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977994.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

“Dignity” is notoriously hard to get a grasp on. Despite the ambiguities that attend to the concept of dignity, this chapter argues that dignity, understood as a relational concept requiring apt ... More


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