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The Limits of Moral Obligation Moral Demandingness and Ought Implies Can by Marcel van Ackeren
  

The Limits of Moral Obligation Moral Demandingness and Ought Implies Can

Part of the Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory Series
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The Limits of Moral Obligation Moral Demandingness and Ought Implies Can by Marcel van Ackeren

This volume responds to the growing interest in finding explanations for why moral claims may lose their validity based on what they ask of their addressees. Two main ideas relate to that question: the moral demandingness objection and the principle ought implies can. Though both of these ideas can be understood to provide an answer to the same question, they have usually been discussed separately in the philosophical literature. The aim of this collection is to provide a focused and comprehensive discussion of these two ideas and the ways in which they relate to one another, and to take a closer look at the consequences for the limits of moral normativity in general. Chapters engage with contemporary discussions surrounding ought implies can as well as current debates on moral demandingness, and argue that applying the moral demandingness objection to the entire range of normative ethical theories also calls for an analysis of its (metaethical) presuppositions. The contributions to this volume are at the leading edge of ethical theory, and have implications for moral theorists, philosophers of action, and those working in metaethics, theoretical ethics and applied ethics.

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This is a fascinating collection of articles of that will be of interest to many working in moral philosophy and essential reading for all who work on the nature of moral obligation and its limits. -- Alfred Archer, Journal of Moral Philosophy


About the Author

Marcel van Ackeren is Associate Professor for Philosophy and research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study in Bioethics at the University of Munster, Germany. Michael Kuhler is Associate Professor for Philosophy and research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study in Bioethics at the University of Munster, Germany.

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Publication date

23rd September 2015

Author

Marcel van Ackeren

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Hardback
220 pages

Categories

Ethics & moral philosophy
Philosophy: logic

ISBN

9781138824232

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