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Essays on Ethics and Normativity

by | Jun 15, 2024

The following collection of twenty-three essays summarizes my views on ethics and normativity, after a thirty year career in philosophy and in the wake of my recent retirement from teaching at Missouri State University.

[1] Some Questions about Obligation

[2] On a Metaphor in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

[3] Ethics and Criteria

[4] Prescription, Reason, and Force 

[5] Value and Objectivity

[6] Standards

[7] Thinking about the “Impermissible”

[8] Chapter Two of The Right and the Good, by W.D. Ross (1930)

[9] Intuition and Morals

[10] The Special Standing of Moral Skepticism

[11] On Our Use of the Moral Idiom 

[12] “Does Moral Philosophy Rest on a Mistake?” by H.A. Prichard (1912)

[13] Caring and Catering

[14] A Foolish Impartiality is the Hobgoblin of Moral Philosophy

[15] Morality Everywhere?

[16] “Modern Moral Philosophy,” by G.E.M Anscombe (1958) 

[17] Loved not Owed

[18] Virtue at Others’ Expense

[19] Self-Sufficiency and Human Flourishing

[20] Lives and Principles

[21] Hedonism

[22] Liberalism and Kitsch

[23] “The Human Prejudice,” by Bernard Williams (1985)