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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


Supererogation, inside and out: Toward an adequate scheme for common-sense morality 1

Paul McNamara

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/9780199693269.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

It is often assumed that 1) supererogation entails praiseworthiness, and 1) is even encoded in what has been called the “standard analysis” of supererogatory acts as acts that are optional and ... More


Neither Heroes nor Saints: Ordinary Virtue, Extraordinary Virtue, and Self-Cultivation

Rebecca Stangl

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197508459
eISBN:
9780197508466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197508459.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Most of us are far from perfect in virtue. Faced with this fact, moral philosophers can respond in two different ways. On the one hand they might insist that the only real virtue is perfect virtue, ... More


Obligation Presupposes Alternatives: A Defense

Ishtiyaque Haji

in Luck's Mischief: Obligation and Blameworthiness on a Thread

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190260774
eISBN:
9780190260798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260774.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter defends the view that a precondition of obligation is the having of alternatives by responding to objections to this view. These objections derive from or are associated with the ... More


Introduction

Rebecca Stangl

in Neither Heroes nor Saints: Ordinary Virtue, Extraordinary Virtue, and Self-Cultivation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197508459
eISBN:
9780197508466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197508459.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This introduction contrasts two different pictures of the relationship of virtue to human imperfection. On the first sort of picture, the only real virtue is perfect virtue, and the only right ... More


Neo-Aristotelian Suberogation

Rebecca Stangl

in Neither Heroes nor Saints: Ordinary Virtue, Extraordinary Virtue, and Self-Cultivation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197508459
eISBN:
9780197508466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197508459.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter develops and defends the following account of neo-Aristotelian suberogation: an action is suberogatory iff it fails to hit the target of a relevant virtue, but is not overall vicious. ... More


Is Neo-Aristotelian Supererogation Even Possible?

Rebecca Stangl

in Neither Heroes nor Saints: Ordinary Virtue, Extraordinary Virtue, and Self-Cultivation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197508459
eISBN:
9780197508466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197508459.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter considers and responds to five objections to the internal coherence of a neo-Aristotelian account of supererogation. I particular, it considers the objections that the account is ... More


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