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The Uses of Reason in Morality

John Kekes

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Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780199546923
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720109 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0007
 The Uses of Reason in Morality

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This chapter considers the distinctions between the practical and theoretical, particular and general, and permitting and requiring uses of reason. Moral reasons are shown to be typically practical, particular, and permitting, and the right approach to conflict-resolution is shown to depend on these uses. The pluralist and particularist approaches to morality follow from this view of reason.

Keywords: theoretical; practical; particular; permitting; uses of reason; conflict-resolution

Chapter.  8929 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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