Morality by Degrees: Reasons Without Demands

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Alastair Norcross argues that the basic judgments of morality are essentially comparative: alternatives are judged to be better or worse than each other. Notions such as right and wrong are not part of the fundamental subject matter of moral theory, but are constructed in a context-relative fashion out of the basic comparative judgments.



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Alastair Norcross
University of Colorado, Boulder

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