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Moral Realism: A Defence

Russ Shafer-Landau

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199259755
eISBN:
9780191601835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259755.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This is a book in metaethics that defends a brand of moral realism known as non‐naturalism. The book has five Parts. Part I outlines the sort of moral realism that the author wishes to defend, and ... More


Consequentialism and Moral Rationalism

Douglas W. Portmore

in Commonsense Consequentialism: Wherein Morality Meets Rationality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794539
eISBN:
9780199919260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794539.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter argues, on the basis of a conceptual connection between wrongdoing and blameworthiness, that we should accept moral rationalism: the view that an agent can be morally required to perform ... More


Is It Irrational to Be Amoral?: How Psychopaths Threaten Moral Rationalism

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:
10.1093/0195169344.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral rationalism provides one prominent way of securing moral objectivism. If morality derives from reason, then morality might enjoy an objective basis. In this chapter, two rationalist claims are ... More


Moral Rationalism

Russ Shafer-Landau

in Moral Realism: A Defence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199259755
eISBN:
9780191601835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259755.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Defends the idea that moral facts constitute excellent reasons for action, regardless of one's antecedent commitments. Provides some presumptive support for this claim, and then proceeds to criticize ... More


Commonsense Consequentialism: Wherein Morality Meets Rationality

Douglas W. Portmore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794539
eISBN:
9780199919260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794539.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Commonsense Consequentialism is a book about morality, rationality, and the interconnections between the two. In it, Douglas W. Portmore defends a version of consequentialism that both ... More


Moral Rationalism, Realism, and the Emotions

Christopher Peacocke

in The Realm of Reason

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270729
eISBN:
9780191600944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270724.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The penultimate chapter of The Realm of Reason discusses the relation between the author's moral rationalism and a thorough moral realism and the question of whether a moral rationalist can hold that ... More


Supremacy and Impartiality

Dale Dorsey

in The Limits of Moral Authority

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198728900
eISBN:
9780191823299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728900.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter, the author attempts to discharge the burden of argument for moral antirationalism by reviving what is surely the most classic argument for that position: an appeal tomoral ... More


Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 1

Mark Timmons (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693269
eISBN:
9780191732058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693269.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics aims to provide, on an annual basis, some of the best contemporary work in the field of normative ethical theory. Each volume features new essays that ... More


A Priori Rationalism

Dale Dorsey

in The Limits of Moral Authority

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198728900
eISBN:
9780191823299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728900.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter addresses the method by which the question this book asks should be addressed. The author argues that no view of the normative authority of morality can be adequately determined ... More


Consequentialism and moral rationalism

Douglas W. Portmore

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 1

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693269
eISBN:
9780191732058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693269.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This paper provides a presumptive argument in favor of moral rationalism: the view that agents can be morally required to do only what they have decisive reason to do, all things considered. The ... More


Commonsense Consequentialism, Moral Rationalism, and Options

Dale Dorsey

in Consequentialism: New Directions, New Problems

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190270117
eISBN:
9780190270131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190270117.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Commonsense consequentialism seeks to embrace the importance of commonsense features of the moral landscape (options and constraints, in particular), while retaining the consequentialist focus on the ... More


Reasoning about morals from Butler to Hume

Aaron Garrett

in Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199227044
eISBN:
9780191739309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227044.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter it is argued that Hume’s stress on experiment in moral philosophy has one of its primary sources in Butler’s criticisms of Clarke’s moral rationalism and his arguments for a moral ... More


And Now, Robust Metaethical Realism

David Enoch

in Taking Morality Seriously: A Defense of Robust Realism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199579969
eISBN:
9780191729010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579969.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter draws together the conclusions of the previous two: Metaethical Objectivism from Chapter 2, and Robust Metanormative Realism (from Chapter 3). It argues that though the conjunction of ... More


Introduction

François Schroeter, Karen Jones, and Laura Schroeter

in The Many Moral Rationalisms

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198797074
eISBN:
9780191858291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797074.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The first part of this introductory chapter introduces and discusses four core theses of moral rationalism: (i) the psychological thesis that reason is the source of moral judgment, (ii) the ... More


An Uncompromising Connection Between Practical Reason and Morality

Michael Nelson

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics: Volume 2

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662951
eISBN:
9780191745195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662951.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Velleman defends a position intermediate between moral rationalism and arationalism. Like the moral rationalist, he maintains that only irrational agents act immorally. Like the arationalist, he ... More


Three Kinds of Moral Rationalism

Michael Smith

in The Many Moral Rationalisms

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198797074
eISBN:
9780191858291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797074.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral rationalism can be formulated in three very different ways depending on which of three features the moral rationalist thinks is more fundamental when it comes to explaining what we are obliged ... More


The Many Moral Rationalisms

Karen Jones and François Schroeter (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198797074
eISBN:
9780191858291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797074.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This volume of thirteen original essays investigates the four core theses of moral rationalism: (i) the psychological thesis that reason is the source of moral judgement; (ii) the metaphysical thesis ... More


Why I Am Not a Utilitarian

Douglas W. Portmore

in Commonsense Consequentialism: Wherein Morality Meets Rationality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794539
eISBN:
9780199919260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794539.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter explains the motivation for the book, which is to find a moral theory that accommodates what's compelling about act-utilitarianism while avoiding most, if not all, of its counterintuitive ... More


Emotion versus Cognition in Moral Decision-Making: A Dubious Dichotomy

James Woodward

in Moral Brains: The Neuroscience of Morality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199357666
eISBN:
9780199357697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357666.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses and criticizes the widely accepted idea that there is a sharp distinction between “cognitive” and “emotional” processing in the brain. It also criticizes the accompanying claim ... More


Naturalistic Moral Realism, Rationalism, and Non-Fundamental Epistemology

Tristram McPherson

in The Many Moral Rationalisms

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198797074
eISBN:
9780191858291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797074.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter takes up an important epistemological challenge to the naturalistic moral realist: that her metaphysical commitments are difficult to square with a plausible rationalist view about the ... More


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