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Moral certainty and the foundations of morality, Neil O'Hara

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Moral certainty and the foundations of morality
Title
Moral certainty and the foundations of morality
Statement of responsibility
Neil O'Hara
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What lies at the foundation of our moral beliefs? If we dig down far enough do we find that our moral values have no ground at all to stand on, and so are apt to collapse upon serious philosophical investigation? This book seeks to answer these and related questions by positing an indubitable foundation for our moral beliefs - they arise from the phenomenon of 'primary recognition', and are fundamentally shaped by 'basic moral certainties'. Drawing on philosophers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein and Knud Ejler Løgstrup, this book draws together insights from both Analytic and Continental philosophy to provide a convincing new picture of our moral foundations. And it does so in a way that eschews moral conservativism and opens the way for a rich understanding of the variety and particularity of our human moral systems, while also keeping a significant place for those moral beliefs that occur universally, across cultures
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O'Hara, Neil,
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Social sciences
Label
Moral certainty and the foundations of morality, Neil O'Hara
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface -- 1. Basic Certainty and Morality -- 2. Primary Recognition and Morality -- 3. Morality as Other-Regarding -- 4. Universal Moral Certainty -- 5. Local Moral Certainty -- 6. Implications for Current Metaethics -- 7. Conclusion
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on1028979439
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9783319754444
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SpringerLink
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028979439
Label
Moral certainty and the foundations of morality, Neil O'Hara
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface -- 1. Basic Certainty and Morality -- 2. Primary Recognition and Morality -- 3. Morality as Other-Regarding -- 4. Universal Moral Certainty -- 5. Local Moral Certainty -- 6. Implications for Current Metaethics -- 7. Conclusion
Control code
on1028979439
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9783319754444
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028979439

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