Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 21 (3):699-717 (2018)

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Luke Semrau
Georgetown University
Andrew T. Forcehimes
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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A dogma of contemporary normative theorizing holds that some reasons are distinctively moral while others are not. Call this view Reasons Pluralism. This essay looks at four approaches to vindicating the apparent distinction between moral and non-moral reasons. In the end, however, all are found wanting. Though not dispositive, the failure of these approaches supplies strong evidence that the dogma of Reasons Pluralism is ill-founded.
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