Rational and moral obligations

Topoi 26 (2):231-245 (2007)
Abstract
An analysis and criticism of the views of Isfahani, Ha’iri, Tabataba’i and Misbah Yazdi on rational and moral obligations is presented. Each of these authors has offered a different theory about the source of the concept of such obligations, and the relation of obligations to prescriptive statements. The author follows his criticisms of these views with his own theory of rational and moral obligations, according to which obligations are realities that the mind grasps through intuitions on the basis of which the concept is formed.
Keywords Ha’iri  Isfahani  Misbah Yazdi  Moral realism  Obligation  Oughts  Prescriptive  Subjective  Tabataba’i
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