David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 12 (5):449 - 462 (2009)
Following John Rawls, writers like Bernard Williams and Christine Korsgaard have suggested that a transparency condition should be put on ethical theories. The exact nature of such a condition and its implications is however not anything on which there is any consensus. It is argued here that the ultimate rationale of transparency conditions is epistemic rather than substantively moral, but also that it clearly connects to substantive concerns about moral psychology. Finally, it is argued that once a satisfactory form of the transparency condition is formulated, then, at least among the main contenders within ethical theory, it speaks in favor of a broadly Aristotelian approach to ethical theorizing.
|Keywords||Ethics Methodology Moral psychology Practicality Transparency|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Aristotle (2012). Nicomachean Ethics. Courier Dover Publications.
Marcia Baron (1995). Kantian Ethics Almost Without Apology. Cornell University Press.
F. H. Bradley (1951). Ethical Studies. New York, Liberal Arts Press.
Timothy Chappell (2008). Moral Perception. Philosophy 83 (4):421-437.
Jonathan Dancy (1993). Moral Reasons. Blackwell.
Citations of this work BETA
Mark G. Edwards & Nin Kirkham (2013). Situating 'Giving Voice to Values': A Metatheoretical Evaluation of a New Approach to Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 121 (3):1-19.
Similar books and articles
Matthew Kennedy (2009). Heirs of Nothing: The Implications of Transparency. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 79 (3):574-604.
Markos Valaris (2011). Transparency as Inference: Reply to Alex Byrne. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 111 (2pt2):319-324.
Alan Thomas (2005). Reasonable Partiality and the Agent's Point of View. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 8 (1-2):25 - 43.
Julien A. Deonna (2007). The Structure of Empathy. Journal of Moral Philosophy 4 (1):99-116.
Robert S. Taylor (2010). Kant's Political Religion: The Transparency of Perpetual Peace and the Highest Good. Review of Politics 72 (1):1-24.
Diane P. Michelfelder (2000). Our Moral Condition in Cyberspace. Ethics and Information Technology 2 (3):147-152.
Declan Smithies (2012). Mentalism and Epistemic Transparency. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 90 (4):723-741.
Thomas Metzinger (2003). Phenomenal Transparency and Cognitive Self-Reference. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 2 (4):353-393.
Robert Schroer (2007). Reticence of Visual Phenomenal Character: A Spatial Interpretation of Transparency. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 85 (3):393-414.
Matteo Turilli & Luciano Floridi (2009). The Ethics of Information Transparency. Ethics and Information Technology 11 (2):105-112.
Added to index2009-03-04
Total downloads39 ( #53,309 of 1,692,412 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #39,472 of 1,692,412 )
How can I increase my downloads?