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Introduction

Brad Hooker

in Ideal Code, Real World

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780199256570
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597701 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199256578.003.0001
 Introduction

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Sets out five criteria for assessing normative moral theories. Then discusses the aspiration to find coherence between theory and our moral intuitions. Also argues that, other things being roughly equal, we rightly prefer a moral theory that offers a unified foundation for morality to one that does not. What is more, the chapter argues that, other things being roughly equal, we rightly prefer a moral theory that offers an impartial foundation for morality to one that does not.

Keywords: coherence; impartial foundation; intuitions; unified foundation

Chapter.  12484 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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