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Stefan Fischer
Universität Konstanz
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    Perspective Lost? Nonnaturalism and the Argument From Ethical Phenomenology.Stefan Fischer - forthcoming - Dialectica.
    In this paper, I criticize the most prevalent positive argument for ethical nonnaturalism, the argument from ethical phenomenology. According to it, nonnatural entities are part of the best explanation of the phenomenology of ethical deliberation; therefore, nonnaturalism is true. -/- The argument from ethical phenomenology blinds out the external, empirically informed perspective on ethical deliberation. I argue that this is unwarranted for general methodological reasons: When starting to investigate any mental process — such as ethical deliberation — it is reasonable (...)
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    Actual Guidance is Enough.Stefan Fischer - forthcoming - Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy.
    In a recent paper, Nate Sharadin and Rob van Someren Greve pull into doubt a seemingly platitudinous idea: deontic evaluation is capable of guiding action (“Capable”). After discussing several arguments for it, the authors conclude that, to the extent to which Capable can be defended, it cannot produce interesting results about the nature of the deontic. My goal is to argue that the authors’ skeptical endeavors are unconvincing. I aim to show that they rely on an implausibly broad understanding of (...)
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    On Promoting the Dead Certain. A Reply to Behrends, DiPaolo, and Sharadin (Discussion Note).Stefan Fischer - 2017 - Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 11 (3):1-13.
    According to Humean promotionalism about practical reasons, the fact that I have a reason to φ holds in virtue of the fact that φ-ing promotes one or more of my desires. The topic of this discussion note is the question of how best to understand the promotion relation. In particular, I defend a probabilistic understanding of promotion against a line of argument recently brought forth by Jeff Behrends, Joshua DiPaolo, and Nate Sharadin. Roughly, their argument is that probabilistic promotion leads (...)
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    18 the Origin of Oughtness: A Recapitulation.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 266-276.
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  5. The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - Berlin: De Gruyter.
    How come we ought to do things? Current metanormative debates often suffer from the fact that authors implicitly use adequacy conditions not shared by their opponents. This leads to an unsatisfying dialectical gridlock: One author accuses her opponents of not being able to account for stuff she judges essential, but the opponents do not think this to be a major flaw. In an attempt to meet the problem of gridlock head-on, the current investigation approaches oughtness differently. -/- I start with (...)
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    6 Schroeder’s Hypotheticalism.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 103-119.
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    7 Scanlon’s Reasons Fundamentalism.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 120-146.
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    Mental Mapping in the Admiration Song in Song of Songs 7:2–7.Stefan Fischer - 2019 - HTS Theological Studies 75 (3).
    Mental mapping is a method of interpreting with conceptual metaphors. This method is applied to the admiration song in Song of Songs 7:2–7. The song is interpreted in the context of a dance. For the purpose of interpretation, ancient Egyptian dance paintings and love poems are taken into account. The interpretation presents a methodological study that unmasks arbitrary exegesis and implausible interpretations. It discovers its subtle conceptual metaphors and shows a strategy for a comprehensible exegesis. As a side effect, the (...)
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    Still a Misty Mountain: Assessing Parfit’s Non-Realist Cognitivism.Stefan Fischer - 2019 - Zeitschrift Für Ethik Und Moralphilosophie 2 (2):213-230.
    This paper takes stock of Parfit’s latest defence of his meta-ethical view, non-realist cognitivism. In the third volume of On What Matters, Parfit gives his account a new—as I am going to show: conceptual—spin. Also, quite surprisingly, he takes back much of his earlier criticism of rival theories and claims instead that he and his opponents, Allan Gibbard and Peter Railton, are climbing the same meta-ethical mountain on different sides.Mainly focusing on the new spin in Volume III, I argue for (...)
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    8 Why Humeanism ‘Wins’.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 147-154.
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    10 an Anthropological Framework for Humeanism.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 160-174.
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    9 a Look Ahead.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 157-159.
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    Contents.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter.
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    5 Halbig’s Value Realism.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 79-102.
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    Index.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 283-284.
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    14 Idealization, Epistemic Error, and Autonomy.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 208-227.
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    11 the Argument From Favored Desires.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 175-184.
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    Preface and Acknowledgments.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter.
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    4 Stemmer’s Humean Theory of Oughtness.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 55-78.
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    15 the Nature of Practical Reasons.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 228-240.
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    16 the Weight of Favorings.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 241-247.
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    17 Conativism and the Morality Angle.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 248-265.
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    13 Promoting Desires.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 195-207.
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    2 the Grounds for Explaining Oughtness.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 26-43.
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    12 the Nature of Desiring.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 185-194.
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    1 the Phenomenon of Oughtness.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 3-25.
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    Der Metaethische Konativismus: Versuch einer Neubelebung.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - Zeitschrift Für Ethik Und Moralphilosophie 1 (1):27-56.
    Im Fokus dieses Artikels steht die Vorstellung einer neuen Normativitätstheorie. Ich nenne sie metaethischen Konativismus. Der Konativismus ist der Theorienfamilie des Humeanismus zuzuordnen – er stellt konative Einstellungen in den Mittelpunkt – und ähnelt in seinen Grundzügen den Theorien von Bernard Williams, Mark Schroeder, David Sobel oder Peter Stemmer. Da er sich jedoch, wie ich zeigen werde, in einigen Kernelementen stark von bereits bestehenden Positionen unterscheidet, darf er als eigenständige Theorie gelten. Mein Hauptziel besteht darin, zu zeigen, dass der Konativismus (...)
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    Bibliography.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 277-282.
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    Frontmatter.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter.
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    3 Two Angles and a Dialectical Dead End.Stefan Fischer - 2018 - In The Origin of Oughtness: A Case for Metaethical Conativism. De Gruyter. pp. 44-52.
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