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The Grounds of Ethical Judgement: New Transcendental Arguments in Moral Philosophy

Christian Illies


Transcendental arguments have gained a lot of attention over the past twenty years, mainly in the field of theoretical reason. Yet few scholars have looked at their relevance to practical reason. This book argues that although this methodological avenue is not yet well-paved, transcendental arguments have great potential in ethics, as they promise rational justification of normative judgements. There are two main types of transcendental argument that have been developed for this purpose in recent years. One is based on an analysis of the implications of agency (mainly by Alan Gewirth), the oth ... More

Keywords: theoretical reason, ethics, normative judgements, implications of agency, Alan Gewirth, normative presuppositions, Karl-Otto Apel, Onora O'Neill, right and wrong

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198238324
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238324.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Illies, author
Technical University Eindhoven