Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

On the variety and inter-relation of ethical judgments
by Sher, Shlomo, Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2009, 192; 3368718
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Finlay, Stephen
Commitee: Dreher, John, Olson, Thomas H.
School: University of Southern California
Department: Philosophy
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
Publication Number: 3368718
ISBN: 978-1-109-29513-9
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