Getting on in a varied world

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Andreou, Chrisoula
Title Getting on in a varied world
Date 2006
Description Are greed and ruthlessness contrary to reason? Is immorality a form of irrationality? Much of contemporary ethical theory is a debate between Kantians, who argue that the dictates of morality are dictates of reason, and Humeans, who argue that reason is neutral between morality and immorality. The Kantian and Humean positions assume that the above questions can be answered uniformly for all possible rational agents. Recently, however, the Aristotelian view that the dictates of reason can vary depending on the agent's species has gained some ground. If such variation is possible, then it might be that greed and mthlessness are contrary to reason for agents of a certain species, rationally required for agents of another species, and rationally optional for agents of yet a third species.
Type Text
Publisher Florida State University Department of Philosophy
Volume 32
Issue 1
First Page 61
Last Page 73
Subject Kantians; Humeans; Immorality
Subject LCSH Immortality (Philosophy;); Reason
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Andreou, C. (2006). Getting on in a varied world. Social Theory and Practice 32(1), 61-73.
Rights Management (c) Florida State University Department of Philosophy
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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