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The Objectivity of Moral Judgements

G. E. Moore

in Ethics: and "The Nature of Moral Philosophy"

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199272013
eISBN:
9780191603181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272018.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Moore maintains that, in principle, there is an objective answer to questions of right and wrong. More specifically, that a particular action cannot be both right and wrong, either at the same time ... More


Nature as the School of the Moral World: Kant on Taking an Interest in Natural Beauty

Joseph Cannon

in The Environment: Philosophy, Science, and Ethics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017404
eISBN:
9780262301770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017404.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses Kantian principles regarding natural beauty and its destruction. The works of Kant are rarely called upon in discussion of the ethics of nature; Kant’s ethics of nature is ... More


The Nature of Ethics

Roger Crisp

in The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716358
eISBN:
9780191785047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716358.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter covers some of the major background issues in Sidgwick’s Methods of Ethics. Sidgwick’s own philosophical development is described, in the light of his own description of it in his ... More


Conclusion: The Claims in Summary

Philip Pettit

in The Birth of Ethics: Reconstructing the Role and Nature of Morality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190904913
eISBN:
9780190904944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190904913.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The conclusion provides an analytical summary of the preceding chapters.


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