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Author: Benjamin Sachs

Rationality , with a confession: he used to be a hard-core utilitarian. He explains that he came to reject utilitarianism for two reasons. First, it would require an agent to kill on account of the fact that that act of killing would result in a net gain of a single utile. Second, it would require an agent to

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy
Author: Roger Crisp

Ethics Without Reasons? * R OGER C RISP Uehiro Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy St Anne’s College Oxford, UK roger.crisp@st-annes.oxford.ac.uk This paper is a discussion of Jonathan Dancy’s book Ethics Without Prin- ciples (2004). Holism about reasons is distinguished into a weak version, which

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy
Author: Richard Norman

Particularism and Reasons: A Reply to Kirchin R ICHARD N ORMAN School of European Culture and Languages University of Kent Canterbury, UK r.j.norman@kent.ac.uk Valency switching can appear especially puzzling if we think of moral rea- sons as ‘pushes and pulls’—considerations whose job it is to