Impartiality: (ii) The Demand Principle

John Skorupski

in The Domain of Reasons

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199587636
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595394 | DOI:
Impartiality: (ii) The Demand Principle

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Whether there can be a disinterested will is a major turning‐point for ethics. In Chapter 13 we accepted that there can be and is, and made its dispositions the epistemic basis of a principle of Good. Chapter 14 introduces a third and final principle of practical reason – the Demand principle – basing it in the same way. It then asks how moral judgement plays on these three principles of practical reason.

Keywords: impartiality; disinterested will; rights; demand principle; conscience

Chapter.  12278 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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