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Why should I be moral?

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I begin my discussion of the question 'Why should I be moral?' by drawing distinctions both between possible different senses of 'moral' and also between different conceptions of what morality requires. I then criticize the idea that one should be moral because it serves self-interest. Self-interest is served by one's having benevolent concern for only a fairly small number of others, but being moral involves more than this. Furthermore, having moral dispositions other than benevolence is...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
Role:
Author
Publication date:
1986
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602328527
URN:
uuid:2b44fe6f-39b7-4d16-9b5c-8d8eb7251323
Local pid:
td:602328527
Language:
English
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