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The threefold cord: Reconciling strategies in moral theory

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Eighteenth-century disputes in moral theory seem to offer an opportunity to scepticism about moral theory and about morality. Twentieth-century theorists have tried to forestall a sceptical argument from disagreement in moral theory to doubts about morality, by appeal to a division between first-order and second-order questions. This division, however, does not answer the sceptical argument. A better reply appears in Butler's treatment of disagreement through his strategies of consensus and c...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
Role:
Author
Journal:
Proceedings of the Aristotelean Society
Volume:
108
Issue:
1 PART 2
Pages:
121-133
Publication date:
2008-08-05
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ISSN:
0066-7374
URN:
uuid:ef706470-dc37-4f58-bb4b-2e46d005dfbb
Source identifiers:
192159
Local pid:
pubs:192159
Language:
English

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