Moral Sentiments and Alternative Possibilities

Ishtiyaque Haji

in Reason’s Debt to Freedom

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199899203
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949885 | DOI:
Moral Sentiments and Alternative Possibilities

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It is argued in this chapter that various moral sentiments, such as forgiveness, guilt, and indignation are essentially associated with objective reasons. It is also proposed that the truth of certain judgments concerning happiness as well as the truth of a number of virtue judgments is also essentially linked to our having objective reasons, and, thus, to our having alternatives.

Keywords: alternative possibilities; Derk Pereboom; external reasons; forgiveness; guilt; indignation; joy; moral sentiments; sorrow; thankfulness

Chapter.  3390 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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