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Agents

James Griffin

in Value Judgement

Published in print January 1998 | ISBN: 9780198752318
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597541 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198752318.003.0007
 Agents

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Once moral norms are of concern, action is too; once action is of concern, the nature of agents is too. This chapter investigates the limits of human motivation and of human understanding, and how, if at all, these limits constrain the content of moral norms. It decides how we should understand the principle (obviously correct on some interpretation of it) that ‘ought’ implies ‘can’.

Keywords: ethics; moral motivation; motivation; ought; understanding

Chapter.  5171 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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