David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Studies 155 (3):421-432 (2011)
Morality is commonly thought to be normative in a robust and important way. This is commonly cashed out in terms of normative reasons. It is also commonly thought that morality is necessarily and universally normative, i.e., that moral reasons are reasons for any possible moral agent. Taking these commonplaces for granted, I argue for a novel view of moral normativity. I challenge the standard view that moral reasons are reasons to act. I suggest that moral reasons are reasons for having sentiments—in particular, compassion and respect—and I argue that this view has important advantages over the standard view of moral normativity.
|Keywords||Morality Normativity Reasons Humeanism Sentiments Compassion Respect|
|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
David O. Brink (1997). Moral Motivation. Ethics 108 (1):4-32.
David Copp (1997). Belief, Reason, and Motivation: Michael Smith's "the Moral Problem". Ethics 108 (1):33-54.
Jonathan Dancy (2004). Ethics Without Principles. Oxford University Press.
Stephen L. Darwall (1983). Impartial Reason. Cornell University Press.
Stephen L. Darwall (1977). Two Kinds of Respect. Ethics 88 (1):36-49.
Citations of this work BETA
Eric Vogelstein (2013). Moral Normativity. Philosophical Studies 165 (3):1083-1095.
Similar books and articles
Simon Robertson (2008). Not so Enticing Reasons. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11 (3):263 - 277.
Eric Vogelstein (2012). Subjective Reasons. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 15 (2):239-257.
Ken O'Day (1998). Normativity and Interpersonal Reasons. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 1 (1):61-87.
Marion Hourdequin (2012). Empathy, Shared Intentionality, and Motivation by Moral Reasons. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 15 (3):403 - 419.
Patricia Greenspan (2007). Practical Reasons and Moral 'Ought'. In Russell Schafer-Landau (ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaethics, vol. II. Clarendon Press 172-194.
Andrew Reisner (2007). Evidentialism and the Numbers Game. Theoria 73 (4):304-316.
Luke Robinson (2014). Obligating Reasons, Moral Laws, and Moral Dispositions. Journal of Moral Philosophy 11 (1):1-34.
Lawrence L. Heintz (1984). The Occasional Rightness of Not Following the Requirements of Morality. Philosophy Research Archives 10:477-489.
Added to index2010-07-19
Total downloads94 ( #20,253 of 1,699,588 )
Recent downloads (6 months)11 ( #57,594 of 1,699,588 )
How can I increase my downloads?