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Impartiality: (i) The Principle of Good

John Skorupski

in The Domain of Reasons

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199587636
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595394 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587636.003.0013
Impartiality: (i) The Principle of Good

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Chapters 13 and 14 argue that sentimentalism can give no account of how impartiality enters into the sources of practical reasons. Impartial principles underlie our notions of good and of rights; their epistemic basis cannot be the affective dispositions, it can only be the disinterested dispositions of the will. Chapter 13 discusses the principle of Good and utilitarianism.

Keywords: sentimentalism; impartiality; disinterested will; good; telic reasons; utilitarianism

Chapter.  14394 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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