Category: Moral Theory

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none of his business

Posted by luno in motherhood, animals, female criminality, abortion, Deontology, sex differences, male criminality (Friday September 1, 2006 at 1:47 pm)
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Notes on:
Michael Tooley, “Abortion and Infanticide.”
I do not share the general pessimism about the possibility of resolving the issue of abortion and infanticide because I believe it is possible to point to a very plausible moral principle dealing with the question of necessary conditions for something’s having a right to life, where the conditions in […]

“The Double Origin”

Posted by luno in parity, motherhood, sex differences, Moral Theory, General (Thursday August 3, 2006 at 12:46 pm)
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Notes on:
Sylviane Agacinski, Parity of the Sexes.
Does everyone have an unconditional right to have a child? Agacinski asks.
And can a child be allowed to legally issue from two people of the same sex? I say issue and not raise because legally, education means nothing precise and doesn’t involve the identity of the child.
Can we […]

Sacred purview and insistence

Posted by luno in philosophy and sex, abortion, sex differences, Moral Theory (Saturday April 22, 2006 at 2:26 pm)
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Notes on: Mary Anne Warren, “On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion”

The moral party: whom should we invite?

Posted by luno in animals, Heterocosmos, Moral Sentiment, sex differences, Deontology (Monday April 17, 2006 at 11:54 am)
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Notes on: Mary Anne Warren, “Difficulties with the Strong Animal Rights Position”

A dubious internalist assumption

Posted by luno in epistemology, Moral Consciousness, Deontology, Kant (Friday December 23, 2005 at 2:54 pm)
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Notes on:
Matthias Steup, “A Defense of Internalism”
Steup takes “internalism to be the view that J-factors [things that make beliefs justified or not] must be directly recognizable, that is recognizable on reflection.” The idea is that if one has available now, or could deduce from what is available now, information to justify a belief then one […]

A “sifting humour”

Posted by luno in Moral Consciousness, epistemology, Deontology, Hume, Kant, Moral Theory (Saturday October 15, 2005 at 1:28 pm)
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Certain analogies between moral and epistemological problems

Moral sentiment

Posted by luno in Moral Consciousness, aesthetics, Moral Sentiment, sex differences, Moral Theory, Kant, Weininger (Thursday September 8, 2005 at 12:47 pm)
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Reactions to Robert C. Solomon’s views on sentimentality

When something just doesn’t feel right…

Posted by luno in henids, aesthetics, Moral Sentiment, sex differences, Weininger (Friday September 2, 2005 at 1:17 pm)
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Henid or sneaky suspicion or “practical adaptiveness”

Henids and the doxic life

Posted by luno in aesthetics, henids, Moral Consciousness, Moral Sentiment, sex differences, Weininger (Wednesday August 31, 2005 at 1:29 pm)
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Cognitive emotions and Weininger’s henids

Penal sadomasochism

Posted by luno in moral education, Deontology, male criminality (Monday August 29, 2005 at 1:39 pm)
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Is it possible to construe punishment as good thing?

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