Ethical Realism shows how the United States can successfully combine genuine morality with tough and practical common sense.
Author: Anatol Lieven
Category: Political Science
America today faces a world more complicated than ever before, but our politicians have failed to envision a foreign policy that addresses our greatest threats. Ethical Realism shows how the United States can successfully combine genuine morality with tough and practical common sense. By outlining core principles and a set of concrete proposals for tackling the terrorist threat and contend with Iran, Russia, the Middle East, and China, Anatol Lieven and John Hulsman show us how to strengthen our security, pursue our national interests, and restore American leadership in the world.
Stated in this general way , we shall find that ethical realism was already present
in ancient Chinese thought ; though only in rudimentary form , that it was greatly
developed by the NeoConfucianists ; and that even the Ch ' ing critices did not ...
Mark Twain's Ethical Realism is the only work that looks specifically at how Twain blends ethical and aesthetic concerns in the act of composing his novels.
Author: Joe B. Fulton
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Mark Twain's Ethical Realism is the only work that looks specifically at how Twain blends ethical and aesthetic concerns in the act of composing his novels. Fulton conducts a spirited discussion regarding these concepts, and his explanation of how they relate to Twain's writing helps to clarify the complexities of his creative genius.
quotes here to mark that it is controversial precisely what makes a metaethical
view count as realist).39 I set aside several complexities in Street's actual
argument in providing the following Street-inspired argument against “realism”: 1.
Author: Tristram McPherson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This Element introduces several prominent themes in contemporary work on the epistemology and methodology of ethics. Topics addressed include skeptical challenges in ethics, epistemic arguments in metaethics, what (if anything) is epistemically distinctive of the ethical. Also considered are methodological questions in ethics, including questions about which ethical concepts we should investigate, and what our goals should be in ethical inquiry.
This volume of essays brings together scholars of ancient philosophy and some of today's most distinguished moral philosophers to discuss Aristotle's ethics and the problems of moral realism.
Author: Robert A Heinaman
The question of moral realismwhether our ethical beliefs rest on some objective foundationis one that mattered as much to Aristotle as it does to us today, and his writings on this topic continue to provide inspiration for the contemporary debate. This volume of essays expands the fruitful conversation among scholars of ancient philosophy and contemporary ethical theorists on this question and related issues such as the virtues, justice, and Aristotles theory of tragedy. }The question of moral realismwhether our ethical beliefs rest on some objective foundationis one that mattered as much to Aristotle as it does to us today, and his writings on this topic continue to provide inspiration for the contemporary debate. This volume of essays expands the fruitful conversation among scholars of ancient philosophy and contemporary ethical theorists on this question and related issues such as the virtues, justice, and Aristotles theory of tragedy. The distinguished contributors to this volume enrich and clarify both Aristotles views and the contemporary debates. This book makes an important contribution to both topics, and it will be essential reading for all philosophers and classicists with an interest in moral philosophy and Greek ethics.
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Ethical realism, then, insists on having a realistic understanding of human nature
and society in order to avoid utopian fanaticism and bold revolutionary schemes
intended to solve problems or remake the world overnight. Ethical realism is ...
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Category: Political Science
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“Only All Naturalists Should Worry about Only One Evolutionary Debunking
Argument,” Ethics 126: 636–61. Braddock, Matthew (2016). “Evolutionary
Debunking: Can Moral Realists Explain the Reliability of our Moral Judgments?
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Oxford Studies in Metaethics is the only publication devoted exclusively to original philosophical work in the foundations of ethics. It provides an annual selection of much of the best new scholarship being done in the field. Its broad purview includes work being done at the intersections of ethical theory with metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind. The essays included in the series provide an excellent basis for understanding recent developments in the field; those who would like to acquaint themselves with the current state of play in metaethics would do well to start here.
How to be Moral Realist in G. Sayre - McCord , ed . , Essays on Moral Realism .
Ithaca , NY : Cornell University Press . 181-228 . Boyd , R. and Richerson , P.
1992. ' Punishment Allows the Evolution of Cooperation ( or Anything Else ) in ...
Author: Neil Sinclair
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
What is morality? Neil Sinclair argues that it is a purely natural interpersonal co-ordination device, whereby human beings express their attitudes in order to influence others' attitudes and actions. Sinclair shows that even if moral practice is fundamentally expressive, it can still possess the features that make morality appear objective.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Baron , Marcia , Philip Pettit , and
Michael Slote . 1997. Three Methods of Ethics : A Debate . Malden , Mass .:
Blackwell . Blackburn , Simon . 1981. Rule - Following and Moral Realism . In
Author: Elizabeth L. Tropman
To motivate my position further, I show that new intuitionism succeeds where competing metaethical theories do not, such as projectivistic non-cognitivism and sensibility theory. While I argue that some form of moral realism is ultimately correct, I claim that a leading brand of realism, Cornell realism, should be rejected since it provides an inappropriate picture of moral reasoning and moral knowledge. A central thesis of my dissertation is that we can be realists about morality by being intuitionists and that new moral intuitionism is a promising version of realism worthy of closer attention.
Realist jurisprudence acknowledges that the law is often flawed and unfairly administered, and that the rule of law is an illusion. This book discusses the question: what then should the individual do?
Author: Dennis Paling
On June 5th, 1989, an unknown man stopped the leading tank in a column entering Tiananmen Square, Beijing. His ultimate fate is unknown. His courage reflects the dilemma of brave people faced by the force of authority. The rule of law attempts to control excess of authority, but is often ineffective and illusory. Realist jurisprudence acknowledges that the law is often flawed and unfairly administered, and that the rule of law is an illusion. This book discusses the question: what then should the individual do? It suggests that ethical realism is a wise approach: acknowledging that in reality the law is flawed, but attempting when possible to do what ethics suggest, applying the classical concept of internal or virtue ethics. This approach has practical applications-it would be ethical to have a 2 state solution in the Middle East as was resolved by the UN General Assembly in 1947; it would be ethical for the UK to remain in the EEA established by the Treaty of Rome after 48.7% of UK voters wanted to remain, and when the 2016 referendum and 2017 legislation referred only to the EU. In the early 1960s, the author attended the realist jurisprudence lectures at Oxford and came away with a belief that the rule of law is an ideal rather than a reality, but a belief that ethics encourage the individual to do what can be done in practice to alleviate failures of the rule of law. [Subject: Human Rights Law, Rule of Law, Ethics & Law]
ETHICAL REALISM AND ROBUST ETHICAL REALISM It will help to begin by
clarifying what we mean by ' ethical realism . ' While this in itself is a matter of
some controversy , it is agreed that ethical realists accept at least the following : (
1 ) ...
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Oxford Studies in Metaethics is the only publication devoted exclusively to original philosophical work in the foundations of ethics. It provides an annual selection of much of the best new scholarship being done in the field.
kind ( or we might say ' level ' ] of objectivity distinguishes moral realism and other
cognitivist theories from nihilism and ... It is worth keeping in mind , though , that
the objectivity which the moral realist attributes to moral judgments is much ...
In this major new work, Matthew Kramer seeks to establish two main conclusions.
Author: Matthew H. Kramer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In this major new work, Matthew Kramer seeks to establish two mainconclusions. On the one hand, moral requirements are stronglyobjective. On the other hand, the objectivity of ethics is itselfan ethical matter that rests primarily on ethical considerations.Moral realism - the doctrine that morality is indeed objective - isa moral doctrine. Major new volume in our new series New Directions inEthics Takes on the big picture - defending the objectivity of ethicswhilst rejecting the grounds of much of the existing debate betweenrealists and anti-realists Cuts across both ethical theory and metaethics Distinguished by the quality of the scholarship and itsambitious range
Appendix 5 : On Transcendental Arguments The central claim in the dissertation
is that if commitment is to be retained and if an explanitorily useful account of it is
to be offered , then moral realism must be assumed . The defense I offer is partly
A more likely source for revelation of Brobdingnagian moral nature is to be found
in the conversations between Gulliver and ... that is , to the vicious practices and
slack , even deteriorated ethical sense which Gulliver relates to him of England .
Surveying many of Plato's dialogues from the early, middle, and late periods, prominent philosopher John M. Rist shows how Plato gradually came to realize the need for metaphysics to support his ethical position and that a rigorous ethics ...
Author: John M. Rist
Publisher: CUA Press
Surveying many of Plato's dialogues from the early, middle, and late periods, prominent philosopher John M. Rist shows how Plato gradually came to realize the need for metaphysics to support his ethical position and that a rigorous ethics required a secure metaphysics grounded in universal values.
Courage , loyalty , unselfishness , temperance , are recommended by most
ethical teachings , but the reasons vary from ... One of the oldest and most
acceptable of these formulations — loosely described as ethical realism - has in
What has been said about the lack of clarity and agreement over the issues in
general realism applies equally to moral realism . In general , moral realism is
often characterized or defined as a thesis about the metaphysical status of moral
More generally , international law plays a role in encouraging states to take moral
considerations seriously , given that violations of international law usually have
consequences for states . 248 In their 2006 book , Ethical Realism : A Vision for ...
Author: Nayef R. F. Al-Rodhan
Symbiotic Realism is a theory of relations in a globally-anarchic world of instant connectivity and interdependence. It aims to provide a comprehensive framework for understanding the character of relations generated by four interlocking facets of the global system: the neurobiological substrates of human nature: global anarchy: instant connectivity: and interdependence. It provides a way of understanding how a myriad of actors, including states, transnational corporations, women, the biosphere, and civilizations, help to shape and are shaped by the global system. It also contains a clear normative commitment to moving beyond the present limits of the structure and political organization of the global system towards a more just and peaceful global order.