When philosophers speak of ethical judgments, they take for granted that their subject matter is that of a single class of judgments with a common set of properties. A central reason for this assumption has been that the leading theories of modern moral philosophy focus on one paradigmatic class of ethical judgments. As a result, these theories fail to adequately accommodate essential aspects of our ethical lives. This dissertation aims to give us a fuller picture of the ethical by rejecting this single class view in favor of an ethical sphere composed of a multiplicity of fundamentally different, yet inter-related, classes of ethical judgments.
|Commitee:||Dreher, John, Olson, Thomas H.|
|School:||University of Southern California|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 70/08, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Fine arts, Philosophy|
|Keywords:||Ethical, Ethical judgement, Friendship, Impartiality, Morality, Supererogation|
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