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    Kant's Theory of Action.Richard McCarty - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
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    Kantian Moral Motivation and the Feeling of Respect.Richard R. McCarty - 1993 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 31 (3):421-435.
  3. Maxims in Kant's Practical Philosophy.Richard R. McCarty - 2006 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 44 (1):65-83.
    : A standard interpretation of Kantian "maxims" sees them as expressing reasons for action, implying that we cannot act without a maxim. But recent challenges to this interpretation claim that Kant viewed acting on maxims as optional. Kant's understanding of maxims derives from Christian Wolff, who regarded maxims as major premises of the practical syllogism. This supports the standard interpretation. Yet Kant also viewed commitments to maxims as essential for virtue and character development, which supports challenges to the standard interpretation, (...)
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    Kant’s Incorporation Requirement: Freedom and Character in the Empirical World.Richard McCarty - 2008 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 38 (3):425-451.
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    The Limits of Kantian Duty, and Beyond.Richard McCarty - 1989 - American Philosophical Quarterly 26 (1):43 - 52.
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    The Right to Lie: Kantian Ethics and the Inquiring Murderer.Richard McCarty - 2012 - American Philosophical Quarterly 49 (4):331-344.
    Few challenges facing Kantian ethics are more famous and formidable than the so-called "case of the inquiring murderer." It appears in some form today in most introductory ethics texts, but it is not a new objection. Even Kant himself was compelled to respond to it, though by most accounts his response was embarrassingly unpersuasive. A more satisfactory reply can be offered to this old objection, however. It will be shown here that Kantian ethics permits lying to inquirers asking wrong questions, (...)
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    Kant’s Derivation of the Formula of Universal Law.Richard Mccarty - 2010 - Dialogue 49 (1):113-133.
    ABSTRACT: Critics have charged that there are gaps in the logic of Kant’s derivation of the formula of universal law. Here I defend that derivation against these charges, partly by emphasizing a neglected teleological principle that Kant alluded to in his argument, and partly by clarifying what he meant by actions’ “conformity to universal law.” He meant that actions conform to universal law just when their maxims can belong to a unified system of principles. An analogy with objects’ conformity to (...)
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    Humean Courage.Richard McCarty - 2012 - In Ilya Kasavin (ed.), Hume and Contemporary Philosophy. Cambridge Scholars Press.
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    Motivation and Moral Choice in Kant’s Theory of Rational Agency.Richard McCarty - 1994 - Kant-Studien 85 (1):15-31.
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    False Negatives of the Categorical Imperative.Richard McCarty - 2015 - Mind 124 (493):177-200.
    The categorical imperative can be construed as a universalization test for moral permissibility. False negatives of the categorical imperative would be maxims failing this test, despite the permissibility of their actions; maxims like: ‘I’ll withdraw all my savings on April 15th’. Examples of purported false negatives familiar from the literature can be grouped into three general categories, and dispatched by applying category-specific methods for proper formulation of their maxims, or for proper testing. Methods for reformulating failing maxims, such as the (...)
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    Hume’s Better Argument for Motivational Skepticism.Elizabeth S. Radcliffe & Richard McCarty - 2018 - Philosophical Explorations 21 (1):76-89.
    On a standard interpretation, Hume argued that reason is not practical, because its operations are limited to “demonstration” and “probability.” But recent critics claim that by limiting reason’s operations to only these two, his argument begs the question. Despite this, a better argument for motivational skepticism can be found in Hume’s text, one that emphasizes reason’s inability to generate motive force against contrary desires or passions. Nothing can oppose an impulse but a contrary impulse, Hume believed, and reason cannot generate (...)
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    Moral Weakness as Self-Deception.Richard McCarty - 1995 - Proceedings of the Eighth International Kant Congress 2:587-593.
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    Business, Ethics and Law.Richard McCarty - 1988 - Journal of Business Ethics 7 (11):881 - 889.
    The comparative seriousness of business law and business ethics gives some business people the impression that there is nothing important in business ethics. The costly penalties of illegal conduct compared to the uncertain consequences of unethical conduct support a common illusion that business ethics is much less important than law for business people. To dispel the illusion I distinguish two perspectives from which we can view the relation of business and normative systems: the internal and external perspectives. I show that (...)
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    Are There "Contra-Moral Virtues"?Richard Mccarty - 1994 - Metaphilosophy 25 (4):362-375.
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    Business and Benevolence.Richard McCarty - 1988 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 7 (2):63-83.
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    Moral Conflicts in Kantian Ethics.Richard McCarty - 1991 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 8 (1):65 - 79.
    After distinguishing three criteria of adequacy for any acceptable moral theory's treatment of moral conflict, or conflicts of duties, I explain how Kant's ethics can satisfy all three. Although Kant denies the possibility of conflicting duties, he does allow conflicting "grounds of obligation." I develop a new interpretation of such conflicts, rejecting one proposed earlier by Onora O'Neill.
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    "The Aesthetic Attitude" in India and the West.Richard McCarty - 1986 - Philosophy East and West 36 (2):121-130.
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    The Thick and Thin of David Prall’s Aesthetics.Richard McCarty - 1986 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 24 (1):133-139.
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    The Maxims Problem.Richard McCarty - 2002 - Journal of Philosophy 99 (1):29-44.
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    Media Projects for Introductory Logic.Richard McCarty - 1985 - Teaching Philosophy 8 (4):325-329.
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    Kant and Political Philosophy: The Contemporary Legacy.Richard McCarty - 1994 - Review of Metaphysics 48 (2):392-393.
    Kantian political philosophy is a rich mine, and one which is hardly played out after two centuries. This substantial collection of essays validates both of those claims. Although Kant's moral philosophy has understandably received the lion's share of attention from contemporary philosophers, Beiner and Booth, both political scientists, have gathered essays which nicely illuminate the historical and political facets of Kantian practical philosophy. Anyone interested in Kantian ethics would benefit from a look at most of the essays included.
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    The Thick and Thin of David Prall’s Aesthetics.Richard McCarty - 1986 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 24 (1):133-139.
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    The Maxims Problem.Richard McCarty - 2002 - Journal of Philosophy 99 (1):29.
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  24. Aesthetic Experience and Value.Richard R. Mccarty - 1984 - Dissertation, University of Missouri - Columbia
    The "aesthetic attitude" is the primary concept in this aesthetic theory. I argue that it is capable of accounting for both the experiential and the axiological parts of the aesthetic. In the first Part of this dissertation I defend against past and recent criticism such concepts as "aesthetic disinterestedness" and "psychical distance." They are accurate but negative descriptions of the aesthetic attitude. I present as a positive formulation of the aesthetic attitude a theory of "aesthetic attention": a mode of attention (...)
     
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    Late Modern Philosophy: Essential Readings with Commentary.Elizabeth S. Radcliffe, Richard McCarty, Fritz Allhoff & Anand Jayprakash Vaidya (eds.) - 2007 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    Part of the Blackwell Readings in the History of Philosophy series, this survey of late modern philosophy focuses on the key texts and philosophers of the period whose beliefs changed the course of western thought.
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