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The Many Moral Rationalisms

Karen Jones and François Schroeter


This volume of thirteen original essays investigates the four core theses of moral rationalism: (i) the psychological thesis that reason is the source of moral judgement; (ii) the metaphysical thesis that moral requirements are constituted by the deliverances of practical reason; (iii) the epistemological thesis that moral requirements are knowable a priori; and (iv) the normative thesis that moral requirements entail valid reasons for action. The essays explore a variety of interpretations of these core theses, offer new arguments in their favour, and explore challenges to the rationalist pro ... More

Keywords: rationalism, moral rationalism, practical reason, moral reasons, moral judgement, a priority

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198797074
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198797074.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen Jones, editor
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Melbourne

François Schroeter, editor
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Melbourne

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