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Normative Ethics

Joseph Heath

in Following the Rules: Practical Reasoning and Deontic Constraint

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195370294
eISBN:
9780199871230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370294.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This final chapter presents some general guidelines for thinking about the structure of our reasoning about norms. It begins with a dismissal of a purely evolutionary perspective on the contents of ... More


On the Moral Point of View

Joseph Raz

in Engaging Reason: On the Theory of Value and Action

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248001
eISBN:
9780191598272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248001.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The existence and nature of a moral point of view is explored. There is a philosophically deep way of dividing considerations into moral and non‐moral such that even thought other context‐dependent, ... More


Two Senses of Moral Verdict and Moral Overridingness

Paul Hurley

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 6

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790587
eISBN:
9780191833229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790587.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter distinguishes two senses in which philosophers speak of moral verdicts that invite two senses of moral overridingness. The first takes such moral verdicts to reflect decisive reasons for ... More


Introduction

Thomas Schramme

in Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces the main findings of the medical research on psychopathy as well as the most significant threads of the philosophical debates surrounding psychopathy. It also introduces the ... More


Being a (A-)Moral Person and Caring about Morality

Thomas Schramme

in Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter starts from a specific interpretation of what it means to know the difference between right and wrong, which stems from Gilbert Ryle. To know the difference between right and wrong ... More


Two Concepts of Rule Utilitarianism

Susan Wolf

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 6

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790587
eISBN:
9780191833229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790587.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In a famous article, J. J. C. Smart argued against the idea that utilitarians could avoid counterintuitive moral judgments by adopting an indirect version of their theory such as rule utilitarianism. ... More


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