Moral obligation
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Moral obligation essays and lectures. by H. A. Prichard

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English


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Pagination200 p. ;
Number of Pages200
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Open LibraryOL20728478M

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To the question ‘What is the basis of moral obligation?’, argues that there is no general answer. It is improper to imply that all right acts are right for the same reason. Before defending this view, considers two possible grounds for moral obligation: 1) the goodness of the effects of an action, and 2) the goodness of the act itself. What are examples of moral obligation? Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law. This is the Categorical Imperative (another way of saying obligation) as briefly described by the.   As the title suggests, the book takes a deontological (moral obligation) position, and does not deal with axiological (value, goodness) Although it can get somewhat eye-crossing at times with reference to certain arguments, it is, overall, an easy and valuable resource for understanding various theories of morality, particularly Divine Command /5. Our moral obligation to health during the COVID pandemic. by Liz Theoharis. Ma Ma Potawatomi Christian author Kaitlin Curtice on finding herself and God in new book.

Examines four principle questions about moral obligation raised by key philosophers: (1) Plato asks in The Republic ‘Will a man be better off for doing his duty?’; (2) Plato then asks ‘Ought man to do his duty?’; (3) we may also ask ‘What is the criterion of a duty?’; and (4) we may ask ‘What is moral obligation?’ Rejecting the last question as unreal, Prichard then argues. The theme of the book is that there are universal moral senses among human. Therefore, the notion that everything depends on the culture (culture relativism) is wrong. The book argues this point by looking at some basic components of moral, such as sympathy, fairness, self-control and duty/5.   It will also apply when there are sanctions on the book that are applied, but they are too slight to affect behavior. "Doing the Right Thing: When Moral Obligation Is Enough" [email protected]   It is moral obligation that constitutes his dignity, and he does not become more free if he discards i: on the contrary, he takes a step backward to the level of a machine, of a mere : Shelley Henderson.

  But if new information suggests that Facebook has crossed a moral red line, we will all have an obligation to opt out. S. Matthew Liao (@smatthewliao) Author: S. Matthew Liao. Robert Stern, Understanding Moral Obligation: Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Cambridge University Press, , pp., $ (hbk), ISBN Reviewed by C. Stephen Evans, Baylor University This book is a valuable contribution both to our understanding of late modern philosophy and to the contemporary debate about the status of moral. BOOK I. 1. Although you, my son Marcus, having listened for a year to Cratippus, and that at Athens, ought to be well versed in the maxims and principles of philosophy, on account of the paramount authority both of the teacher and of the city, — the former being able to enrich you with knowledge; the latter, with examples, — yet, as for my own benefit I have always connected Latin with. The principal aim of this book is to develop and defend an analysis of the concept of moral obligation. The analysis is neutral regarding competing substantive theories of obligation, whether consequentialist or deontological in character. What it seeks to do is generate solutions to a range of philosophical problems concerning obligation and Cited by: