David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ruling Passions is Simon Blackburn’s latest attempt to defend a theory of practical reason which he calls “expressivism”.2 In the first three chapters Blackburn outlines an account of how we should understand statements of right, good and virtue, as well as their negative counterparts (“the Ethical [or Moral] Proposition”, as he terms this amalgam). This he calls “quasi-realism”. I shall describe what this position entails in the first section. Secondly I shall consider the opposition to this view advanced by McDowell (1987), who in turn takes his inspiration from Wiggins (1976a, 1976b). Finally I shall assess Blackburn’s reply to McDowell and Wiggins (found in Chapter 4 of RP), and argue that it is inadequate.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Simon Kirchin (2000). Quasi-Realism, Sensibility Theory, and Ethical Relativism. Inquiry 43 (4):413 – 427.
Russell Shafer‐Landau (2001). Simon Blackburn, Ruling Passions: A Theory of Practical Reasoning:Ruling Passions: A Theory of Practical Reasoning. Ethics 111 (4):799-804.
Peter W. Ross & Dale Turner (2005). Sensibility Theory and Conservative Complancency. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 86 (4):544–555.
Eric Barnes (2000). Ruling Passions: A Theory of Practical Reason, Simon Blackburn. Clarendon Press, 1998, 344 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 16 (2):372-378.
Simon Blackburn (2002). Précis of Ruling Passions. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65 (1):122–135.
Simon Blackburn (2002). Review: Précis of Ruling Passions. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65 (1):122 - 135.
Piers Benn (2000). Ruling Passions by Simon Blackburn Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1998, X + 334pp. [REVIEW] Philosophy 75 (3):452-462.
R. Dunn (2001). Simon Blackburn, Ruling Passions, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1998, Pp. IV + 334. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 79 (1):127 – 128.
Simon Blackburn (1998/2000). Ruling Passions. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads33 ( #52,175 of 1,100,764 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #289,565 of 1,100,764 )
How can I increase my downloads?