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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2017) 126 (4): 421–479.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Franz Dietrich; Christian List This essay presents a new “reason-based” approach to the formal representation of moral theories, drawing on recent decision-theoretic work. It shows that any moral theory within a very large class can be represented in terms of two parameters: (i) a specification of...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2001) 110 (2): 270–272.
Published: 01 April 2001
...Lisa Shapiro DESCARTES'S MORAL THEORY. By John Marshall. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998. Pp. x, 177. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical hzm, Vol. 110, No. 2 (April 2001) DESCARTES’S MORAL THEORY By JOHN MARSHALL...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2001) 110 (4): 596–599.
Published: 01 October 2001
...Simo Knuuttila AQUINAS'S MORAL THEORY: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF NORMAN KRETZMANN. Scott MacDonald and Eleonore Stump, Eds. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998. Pp. xiii, 291. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVIEWS tary that is much more lively and of broader...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2001) 110 (4): 614–617.
Published: 01 October 2001
...Thaddeus Metz MORAL DEMANDS IN NONIDEAL THEORY. By Liam B. Murphy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. xiii, 168. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVIEWS whereas a majority vote is simply a way of deciding, and so not contrary to mutual respect...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2000) 109 (2): 267–270.
Published: 01 April 2000
...Alison McIntyre RESPONSIBILITY AND CONTROL: A THEORY OF MORAL RESPONSIBILITY. By John Martin Fischer and Mark Ravizza, S. J. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Pp. viii, 277. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REKEWS The Philosophical Review...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2001) 110 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 January 2001
...Paul E. Sigmund AQUINAS: MORAL, POLITICAL, AND LEGAL THEORY. By John Finnis. NewYork: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. xxi, 385. Cornell University 2001 Finnis, John. 1980 . Natural Law and Natural Rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press. ____. 1983...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2002) 111 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 January 2002
...David Sussman KANT'S THEORY OF MORAL MOTIVATION By Daniel Guevara. Boulder: Westview Press, 2000. Pp. 158, 300. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS detailing the argument, the structure, and the development of the first Critique as well as the changes in...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2011) 120 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2011
... there are two distinct normative senses of 'ought', which actually exhibit different syntactic behavior, and then going on to argue that the deliberative sense of 'ought' relates agents to actions, rather than to propositions. It closes by drawing lessons for a range of issues in moral theory...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2016) 125 (4): 451–472.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Caspar Hare Some moral theories (for example, standard, “ex post” forms of egalitarianism, prioritarianism, and constraint-based deontology) tell you, in some situations in which you are interacting with a group of people, to avoid acting in the way that is expectedly best for everybody. This essay...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2000) 109 (4): 595–598.
Published: 01 October 2000
... (3-4, 23, 169-70). This argument, developed over three chapters (3-114), is followed by a chapter rejecting recent chauvinist arguments and a chapter arguing for the redemption of contractualist moral theory in the eyes of friends of the sentient. Bernstein’s overall manner of argument, his...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2001) 110 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 January 2001
... philosophy to two main fail- ings: (i) insufficient attention to “the foundations, in his philosophy of mind, on which Hume builds when constructing his theory of morality” and (ii) “the prac- tice of taking his theory of morality as a patchwork of severally brilliant and provocative, but essentially...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2001) 110 (3): 440–443.
Published: 01 July 2001
..., Munzel’s larger purpose is to highlight the gulf between Kant’s conception of moral character and the Aristotelian conception that underlies much recent philosophical work in virtue theory. By demonstrating the possibility of a notion of character focusing on the principled, rigorously controlled...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2015) 124 (2): 263–268.
Published: 01 April 2015
... “Autonomy and the Moral Regard for Ends” explains how Kantian autonomy can provide a plausible defense of the moral significance of rational agency (215), succeeding where, Flikschuh says, contemporary theories fail. Timmermann also wades into the debate between intellectualists and affectivists about...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2019) 128 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 January 2019
... also keeping up with, and building, and revising their theories in light of evidence regarding moral development in children, moral behavior in nonhuman animals, and the manifold deliverances of neuroscience from studies using fMRI, lesions, implants, and so on. Minimally, one consideration (over and...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2008) 117 (3): 445–448.
Published: 01 July 2008
.... Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. xii + 193 pp. Recent advocates of moral fictionalism have proposed it as a revisionary doc- trine. For example, Richard Joyce argues for an error theory about morality and then suggests that it would be useful to retain...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2002) 111 (3): 478–483.
Published: 01 July 2002
... the sort of mappings of nonmoral features of the world onto moral features at which moral theory aims. Moral principles that determine what considerations function as reasons represent such mappings, and should explain why those mappings hold. On the other hand, there is little reason why...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2015) 124 (4): 575–578.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Susan Sauvé Meyer Echeñique Javier Aristotle's Ethics and Moral Responsibility . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2012 . viii +209 pp . © 2015 by Cornell University 2015 Does Aristotle have a conception of moral responsibility? A prominent feature of his treatment of...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2005) 114 (4): 469–496.
Published: 01 October 2005
... 50 : 464 -73. Ross, W. D. 1951 Plato's Theory of Ideas. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press. Santas, Gerasimos. 2001 . Goodness and Justice. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. Sayre-McCord, Geoffrey. 1996 . Coherentist Epistemology and Moral Theory. In Moral Knowledge? ed...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2000) 109 (3): 444–447.
Published: 01 July 2000
... h- aention of Autonomy expands the horizons of Anglophone philosophical his- tory. In its focus on the domain of moral theory it provides a welcome leavening of analyhc philosophy’s continuing preoccupation with logic and epistemology And in the lucid and comprehensive way it traverses its...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2006) 115 (1): 118–121.
Published: 01 January 2006
... act-consequentialism — the theory still ends up giving the wrong result: the acts are wrong, even if we have (nonepistemic) reason to label and perhaps judge them right. (This, it seems, leaves agents in an odd position visvis their moral judgments, since it’s morally better — because character...