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Intractable Difficulties for the Doctrine of Double Effect: The Problem of Closeness and the Proper Focus of Concern
A more recent development within moral philosophy has been authors of a nonconsequentialist stripe forwarding arguments against principles once thought foundational to nonconsequentialist ethics as features that distinguished ...
Promissory Obligation and its Structure of Justification
In my view, the central disagreement in contemporary discussion of promissory obligation stems from two contrasting conceptions of the function of the obligation of promise keeping. Simply put, the disagreement is over ...
Relationships and the Limits of Reasonable Partiality
The problems associated with an overly impartial moral psychology are well discussed in the literature on utilitarianism, consequentialism, and rational decision moral theory. Criticisms of these approaches to morality ...
Perceptual Intuitionism without Ethical Perception
In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in Perceptual Intuitionism. A significant portion of the literature on the topic has focused on the ethical perception defense, the supposition seeming to be that one must ...