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Moral Philosophy and Moral Life

Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen


This is a work in moral philosophy and its ambition is to contribute to a renewed understanding of moral philosophy, the role of moral theory, and the relation between moral philosophy and moral life. It is motivated by the belief that the lack of a coherent answer to the question of the role and status of moral philosophy and the theories it develops, is one of the most important obstacles for doing work in moral philosophy today. The first part of the book untangles various criticisms of the dominant view of moral theories that challenges the explanatory, foundational, authoritative, and act ... More

Keywords: moral philosophy, moral theory, moral life, ethics, theory critique, moral grammar, particularity, moral position, descriptive moral philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198866695
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198866695.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen, author
University of Southern Denmark