Chapter

<i>Problems of Demandingness</i>

Garrett Cullity

in The Moral Demands of Affluence

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199258116
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199258112.003.0007
 Problems of Demandingness

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Objections to demanding moral outlooks are surveyed. The Extreme Demand does not rely on substantial consequentialist or other theoretical assumptions about the connection between morality and impartiality. Seven requirements for a successful argument against the Extreme Demand are identified. The argument developed in the following chapters will have affinities with arguments developed by Kant and Williams, but will aim to overcome problems with those arguments.

Keywords: consequentialism; demandingness; demands of morality; Kant; moral theory; Williams

Chapter.  8742 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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