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demandingness of morality

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

Morality presupposes certain tests, criteria, or requirements that actions must meet in order to be morally acceptable. Failure with respect to living up to moral norms is considered to...

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demandingness of morality

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

Morality presupposes certain tests, criteria, or requirements that actions must meet in order to be morally acceptable. Failure with respect to living up to moral norms is considered to...

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demandingness of morality

Catherine Wilson.

in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 189 words.

Morality presupposes certain tests, criteria, or requirements that actions must meet in order to be morally acceptable. Failure with respect

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What Morality Demands

Joseph Mendola.

in Human Interests

April 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind; Metaphysics. 16749 words.

This chapter explores the demandingness of morality in our world of widespread poverty. It argues that the moral theory of the book is, while demanding, not too demanding. It applies that...

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The Impotence of the Demandingness Objection

David Sobel.

in From Valuing to Value

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 12471 words.

In this chapter I argue that the Demandingness Objection does not provide a self-standing reason to reject Consequentialism but must presuppose independent reasons to reject it such as the...

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On Having an Inexhaustible Source of Moral Requirements

Lisa Tessman.

in Moral Failure

December 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Metaphysics. 11097 words.

Chapter 7 notes that the question of moral demandingness usually focuses on maximizing act consequentialist theories that posit extreme, impartial moral demands. The chapter suggests...

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Giving Isn’t Demanding

William MacAskill, Andreas Mogensen and Toby Ord.

in The Ethics of Giving

June 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 7232 words.

Peter Singer argues that middle-class members of affluent countries have an obligation to give away almost all their income to fight poverty in the developing world. Others, however, argue...

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Morality's Demands and Their Limits: Competing Views

Samuel Scheffler.

in Human Morality

January 1994; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 5119 words.

One response to an unusually demanding moral theory is to reject it on the ground that the content of morality is moderate rather than stringent, while a second response is to claim that a...

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Modern Moral Philosophy and the Virtues

Roger Crisp.

in How Should One Live?

March 1998; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 7651 words.

Introduces a collection of specially commissioned articles on central topics in virtue ethics. Also provides an introduction to virtue ethics. The following topics are discussed: the...

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Neutral Political Concern

Joseph Raz.

in The Morality of Freedom

September 1988; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 9152 words.

The doctrine of political neutrality advocates neutrality between different conceptions of the good. Different conceptions of political neutrality are discussed and an important distinction...

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Demands

Jonathan Bennett.

in The Act Itself

March 1998; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 9203 words.

If making/allowing lacks basic moral significance, morality seems to be terribly demanding. It could be demanding in either of two ways: by answering too many practical questions, leaving...

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On the Usefulness of the Principles of Beneficence and Justice

Ingmar Persson.

in Inclusive Ethics

February 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 5300 words.

It might be objected against a morality comprising the two principles of inclusive beneficence and extreme egalitarian justice that it is useless. For people in general cannot be persuaded...

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Conclusion

Jessica N. Berry.

in Nietzsche and the Ancient Skeptical Tradition

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 2279 words.

This brief concluding chapter summarizes the results of the foregoing chapters and offers an analysis of Nietzsche's metaphor of “open seas” to illustrate the demanding nature of abandoning...

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Future People

Tim Mulgan.

January 2006; p ublished online May 2006 .

Book. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 400 pages.

This book develops a new theory of the obligations to future generations, based on a new Rule Consequentialist account of the morality of individual reproduction. The result is a coherent,...

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The Deed is Everything

Aaron Ridley.

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 224 pages.

Nietzsche is often held to be an extreme sceptic about human agency, keen to debunk it along every dimension. He dismisses the ideas of freedom, autonomy, and morality, we are told, and...

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Meaning and Morality

Susan Wolf.

in The Variety of Values

January 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 7000 words.

Bernard Williams’s criticisms of traditional moral theories—specifically, his arguments that both Kantian and utilitarian moral theories are unreasonably demanding—have received much...

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Against International Post-War Tribunals

Benedetto Croce.

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

September 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Criminal Law; International Law. 454 words.

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Claire Finkelstein, Jens David Ohlin and Andrew Altman (eds), <i>Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World</i>

Steven J. Barela.

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

March 2013; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Criminal Law; International Law. 3673 words.

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A State of Contradiction

Yujing Fun and Zelin Yao.

in Crime and the Chinese Dream

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 8675 words.

Yujing Fun and Zelin Yao apply collective strain theory to explain the problems of crime and corruption in the Chinese health care system. They argue that the main reason for medical crimes...

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Dividing Morality

Tim Mulgan.

in Future People

January 2006; p ublished online May 2006 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 11226 words.

The solution to the problems raised in Chapter 10, is to limit the scope of Rule Consequentialism to one particular subset of moral choices: those belonging to a ‘Realm of Reciprocity’....

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Because It's Right

Paul Bloomfield.

in Morality and Self-Interest

December 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 13484 words.

Morality can be painfully demanding so much so that we sometimes question the wisdom of complying with it. Indeed, according to H. A. Prichard, making this argument work is the central...

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