Moral obligation: Form and substance

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 110 (1pt1):31-46 (2010)
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Beginning from an analysis of moral obligation's form that I defend in The Second-Person Standpoint as what we are answerable for as beings with the necessary capacities to enter into relations of mutual accountability, I argue that this analysis has implications for moral obligation's substance. Given what it is to take responsibility for oneself and hold oneself answerable, I argue, it follows that if there are any moral obligations at all, then there must exist a basic pro tanto obligation not to undermine one another's moral autonomy
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2010.00278.x
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