One nice thing about this collection of articles is that many of its essays discuss in illuminating detail both the views of the less well-known moral philosophers
of the period and the less often discussed views and arguments of the household names.
The main statement of the chapter is that plurality should be the central concern of moral philosophers
and that morality has to be understood with respect to multiple rationalities.
The realists among moral philosophers
try to show the interaction between morons and ourselves, and fail; while the anti-realists, who believe in mind-dependent morality, exist under the same shadow, for they have to say, bearing the realist camp in mind, that morality is somehow "made up," coming entirely from within.
Robinson, The Role of Moral Philosophers
in the Competition Between Deontological and Empirical Desert, 48 WM.
46)--Scott Sandage explores the ways in which nineteenth-century moral philosophers
, lawyers, credit reporters, and strivers transformed "failure" from a business condition into "a name for a deficient self, an [achieved] identity in the red" (p.
Traditional moral philosophers
foolishly pursued that which does not exist, absolute truth, and they foolishly insisted on the myth that absolute altruism, totally ignoring our own needs, is a good idea.
In the final chapter, Dell'Olio addresses the relevance to Aquinas's approach to the contemporary debates about virtues among moral philosophers
. Sensitive to the charge that a 13th century theologian is irrelevant today, Dell'Olio calls for a "de-provincialized" (p.
His characterization of the great political economists was perfect: They were moral philosophers
with empirical curiosity--worldly philosophers
will profit from this volume nearly as much as legal philosophers.
In consequence, the claim that moral philosophers
focus inappropriately on individual culpability may amount only to the notion that there are areas of normative significance that moral philosophers
As Dunlop makes clear, it is particularly interesting that Kolnai doggedly presented these papers at academic meetings throughout England and thereby earned the respect of moral philosophers
, like Bernard Williams, who otherwise would not have had any attraction to conservative views.
Hare, who passed away last year, was considered one his generation's most influential moral philosophers
. As part of a long career, which included tenure at Oxford University, he examined the branch of ethics most discussed in business circles--applied ethics.