Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Ethics, philosophy: ethics is concerned with the evaluation and justification of actions and ultimately a justification of morality. See also good, values, norms, actions, deontology, deontological logic, consequentialism, morals, motives, reasons, action theory.
 
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Harman, Gilbert
 
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Ethics Wright I 224
Ethics/Explanation/Harman: E.g. moral judgment without assessment, instead psychological characteristics and education - features of the assessor, not the action.
Wright I 244
SturgeonVsHarman: E.g. that our belief that Hitler was morally corrupt is based on things that he did precisely because he was morally corrupt, so his depravity is part of the explanation of our belief that he actually was. - I.e. we must be prepared for this kind of explanation simply because of the realization that moral discourses are at least minimally capable of truth and that thus the missing analogies (to science) will appear elsewhere.

Harm I
G. Harman
Moral Relativism and Moral Objectivity 1995

Wri I
Cr. Wright
Wahrheit und Objektivität Frankfurt 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-26