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Ideals, reasons, and the second person
(University of St Andrews, 2014) - Thesis
The aim of this thesis is to shed light on important aspects of the role ideals play in practical reasoning. In the first chapter an account of ideals as conceptions of admirable ways of being (a true friend, a great ...
Why should I be moral? : toward a defence of the categoricity and normative authority of moral considerations
(University of St Andrews, 2004) - Thesis
Can we ever be fully practically justified in acting contrary to moral demands? My contention is that the answer is 'no'. I argue that by adopting a 'buck-passing' account of wrongness we can provide a philosophically ...