Authors
Grant J. Rozeboom
Saint Mary's College of California
Abstract
To deserve credit for doing what is morally right, we must act from the right kinds of motives. Acting from the right kinds of motives involves responding both to the morally relevant reasons, by acting on these considerations, and to the morally relevant individuals, by being guided by appropriate attitudes of regard for them. Recent theories of the right kinds of motives have tended to prioritize responding to moral reasons. I develop a theory that instead prioritizes responding to individuals (through appropriate attitudes of regard for them) and argue that it better accounts for the basic features of the right kinds of motives – what we most fundamentally care about in judging whether persons deserve moral credit.
Keywords moral worth  moral motivation  moral reasons
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.26556/jesp.v11i3.113
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Freedom and Resentment.Peter Strawson - 1962 - Proceedings of the British Academy 48:187-211.
Actions, Reasons, and Causes.Donald Davidson - 1963 - Journal of Philosophy 60 (23):685.
On Virtue Ethics.Rosalind Hursthouse - 1999 - Oxford University Press.

View all 54 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Motive Zu Moralischem Handeln.Christopher Lumer - 2002 - Analyse & Kritik 24 (2):163-188.
Flexing the Imagination.James Harold - 2003 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 61 (3):247–258.
Moral Motivation and Moral Action.Julie Ane Tannenbaum - 2002 - Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles
Moral Madness.David Carr - 2010 - Philosophical Investigations 33 (2):103-125.
Punishment and Reform.Steven Sverdlik - 2014 - Criminal Law and Philosophy 8 (3):619-633.
Praise Without Perfection: A Dilemma for Right-Making Reasons.Paulina Sliwa - 2015 - American Philosophical Quarterly 52 (2).
Normative Handlungsgründe.Peter Schaber - 1999 - Analyse & Kritik 21 (1):25-40.
Mixed Motives and Ethical Decisions in Business.Vincent Di Norcia & Joyce Tigner - 2000 - Journal of Business Ethics 25 (1):1 - 13.
Hume’s Moral Sentiments As Motives.Rachel Cohon - 2010 - Hume Studies 36 (2):193-213.
Direct Vs. Indirect Moral Enhancement.G. Owen Schaefer - 2015 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 25 (3):261-289.
Agent-Basing, Consequences, and Realized Motives.Joseph Walsh - 2016 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (3):649-661.
More on the Motive of Duty.Michael Weber - 2007 - The Journal of Ethics 11 (1):65-86.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2018-07-02

Total views
316 ( #32,448 of 2,497,797 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
100 ( #7,003 of 2,497,797 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes