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Published by Springer .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Social & political philosophy,
  • Metaethics,
  • Philosophy,
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Ethics,
  • General

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Edition Notes

ContributionsN.T. Potter (Editor), Mark Timmons (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9096342M
ISBN 109027719098
ISBN 109789027719096

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Mark Timmons Morality and Universality: Essays on Ethical Universalizability (Theory and Decision Library) Hardcover – Septem by N.T. Potter (Editor), Mark Timmons (Editor)Author: Mark Timmons. Get this from a library! Morality and Universality: Essays on Ethical Universalizability. [Nelson T Potter; Mark Timmons] -- In the past 25 years or so, the issue of ethical universalizability has figured prominently in theoretical as well as practical ethics. The term, 'universaliz ability' used in connection with ethical. Morality and Universality: Essays on Ethical Universalizability by N. T. Potter; Mark Timmons Morality and Universality | In the past 25 years or so, the issue of ethical universalizability has figured prominently in theoretical as well as practical ethics. In the past 25 years or so, the issue of ethical universalizability has figured prominently in theoretical as well as practical ethics. The term, 'universaliz­ ability' used in connection with ethical considerations, was apparently first introduced in the mids by R. M. Hare to refer to what he characterized as a logical thesis about certain sorts of evaluative sentences (Hare, ).

  Observations like these have led some philosophers to argue that there is no universal morality and what is considered morally binding depends upon the society we live in 4. Others have advocated versions of utilitarianism, Kantianism, virtue ethics, or theistic morality 5, but no universal morality has become generally accepted.   Morality must be universal and objective to be meaningful and valid – applying to everyone at all times. Otherwise genocides, honor killings, female mutilation, etc can go on in the name of someone else’s morality. There is universal law and there is universal morality. Moral universalism (also called moral objectivism) is the meta-ethical position that some system of ethics, or a universal ethic, applies universally, that is, for "all similarly situated individuals", regardless of culture, race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing feature. Moral universalism is opposed to moral nihilism and moral relativism. Morality (from Latin: moralitas, lit. 'manner, character, proper behavior') is the differentiation of intentions, decisions and actions between those that are distinguished as proper and those that are improper. Morality can be a body of standards or principles derived from a code of conduct from a particular philosophy, religion or culture, or it can derive from a standard that a person.

quotes from Immanuel Kant: 'We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.', 'He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.', and 'Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, never merely as a means to an end, but always at the. Morality Is Universal but Also Individual He is the author, coauthor, and editor of more than 20 books. Online: Arthur Dobrin's website, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn. Read Next. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes indexes. Description: xxxii, pages ; 23 cm. Contents: Introduction / Nelson T. Potter and Mark Timmons --Part I. Ethical universalizability: a variety of theses --The how and why of universalizability / Jan Narveson --Part salizability and ethical consistency --Universalizability and the generalization.   While herd morality “says stubbornly ’I am morality itself, and nothing besides is morality’”(Beyond Good and Evil), the higher individual must realize that “The ideas of the herd should rule in the herd – but not reach out beyond it” (The Will to Power). He must pay no attention to herd morality’s claims of universality, its.