Although Peter Singer may be right to be outraged 'on being silenced in Germany', it is equally outrageous of him artificially to confine discussion of his deliberately provocative views to an audience of 'professional' moral philosophers
, assuming as he does that an education in moral philosophy somehow conveys some unique expertise in these questions, or that clever exercises in mental gymnastics are of much use to the rest of us.
Although he rashly purports to offer the "most comprehensive account" of Tocqueville's life and thought, he ignores Tocqueville's historical theories and empirical analysis (as well as the details of his marital, religious, and political experience) in order to make him more of a moral philosopher
than he was or claimed to be.
Morality for moral philosophers
always seems to lie on some distant, abstract plane.
But this is precisely the morally objectionable feature of utilitarianism that has caused it to be widely rejected as implausible by moral philosophers
, and by the vast majority of the general public, if one interprets the Trolley Problem results correctly.
In this section, the moral philosopher
Judith Jarvis Thomson explains and rejects the claim in Hart and Honore's Causation in the Law (1959) that to say that X caused Y more must be involved than that X was a 'causally relevant factor' or necessary condition (143).
AN IMPORTANT debate on The Cost of War will bring a military expert, a peace campaigner, an MP and a moral philosopher
together in Durham this coming Friday night.
2) The central purpose of Young's book is to ascertain in what sense economics was a moral science for Smith, but he does not separate this from an interest in Smith as a moral philosopher
46) As physician and moral philosopher
, Sabuco resigned himself to trying to overcome the ailments inherent in human existence through intensified self-reflection and rational vigilance.
The purpose of bioethical inquiry is not to provide "instant answers" to hard cases, nor is the moral philosopher
primarily a problem solver.
Theologian and moral philosopher
Cragg considers the religious aspects of the practice of purposeful suicide (as opposed to assisted dying of the terminally ill) in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
Mausbach's contribution to late neo-scholastic natural-law theory is seen through his discussions with the Jesuit moral philosopher
Victor Cathrein on the nature of the moral good.
The father of economics, who was foremost a moral philosopher
, has been traditionally considered as a predecessor of either Bentham or Kant.