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Motive and rightness

Steven Sverdlik

Motive and rightness

by Steven Sverdlik

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Intenties,
  • Consequentialism (Ethics),
  • Consequentialisme

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [192]-198) and index.

    StatementSteven Sverdlik
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ1031 .S84 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 203 p. ;
    Number of Pages203
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24858491M
    ISBN 100199594945
    ISBN 109780199594948
    LC Control Number2011280307
    OCLC/WorldCa646121227

    Ethics or moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct. The field of ethics, along with aesthetics, concerns matters of value, and thus comprises the branch of philosophy called axiology.. Ethics seeks to resolve questions of human morality by defining concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Czech: Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí) is a novel by Milan Kundera, about two women, two men, a dog and their lives in the Prague Spring period of Czechoslovak history. Although written in , the novel was not published until two years later, in a French translation (as L'Insoutenable légèreté de l'être).Author: Milan Kundera.

    Motive and Right Action. Article all surprising that motive would affect rightness, but it remains to be seen whether This book investigates the deontic relevance of motives. That issue is Author: Liezl Van Zyl. Read Chapter 2: What Utilitarianism Is of Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill. The text begins: A passing remark is all that needs be given to the ignorant blunder of supposing that those who stand up for utility as the test of right and wrong, use the term in that restricted and merely colloquial sense in which utility is opposed to pleasure.

    I work on ethics, action theory, moral psychology and punishment. I have published a book on the deontic significance of motives. I am working on some studies of consequentialism, punishment and responsibility. Publications (Selected) Motive and Rightness (Oxford University Press, ). Agent-based Virtue Ethics and the Problem of Action Guidance. base the rightness of action in the motive from which it proceeds. A frequent objection to agent-basing is that it does not allow Author: Liezl Van Zyl.


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Kant distinguishes actions that conform to duty and are thus dutiful from an action’s moral worth. Moral worth, for Kant, depends on whether one’s sole and sufficient motive for a dutiful action is respect for the moral law.

Kant’s well-known case of the shopkeeper who gives inexperienced customers correct change from the motive of self-interest, performs a dutiful action, but one.

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readers reveal about the rightness of its about the unseen inside of a motive—a trial.The Right and the Good, a classic of twentieth-century philosophy by the great scholar Sir David Ross, is now presented in a new edition. Ross's book, originally published inis the pinnacle of ethical intuitionism, which was the dominant moral theory in British philosophy for much ofthe nineteenth and early twentieth cheathamhillelementary.com central concern of the book is with rightness and goodness.