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The Act Itself$
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Jonathan Bennett

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198237914

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019823791X.001.0001

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Analysis

Analysis

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Analysis
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The Act Itself
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Jonathan Bennett

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019823791X.003.0001

This book employs philosophical analysis in an endeavour to grasp more firmly some concepts used in moral theory. Analysis is defended here against attackers, especially Rorty. Moral non‐realism is presented as an underlying assumption of the book, and related to the desire for consistency and generality in moral theory. Hare's notion of two levels of morality is defended.

Keywords:   analysis, consistency, Hare, Moral non‐realism, moral theory, Rorty

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