Locating Value in Moral Progress

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Abstract

The endeavour to locate value in moral progress faces various substantive as well as more formal challenges. This paper focuses on challenges of the latter kind. After some preliminaries, Section 3 introduces two general kinds of “evaluative moral progress-claims”, and outlines a possible novel analysis of a (quasi) descriptive notion of moral progress. While Section 4 discusses certain logical features of betterness in light of recent work in value theory which are pertinent to the notion of moral progress, Sections 5 and 6 outline the ambiguous character of “making moral progress”

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Philosophy

Keywords

  • moral progress, value comparisons, betterness, value incomparability, value dualism
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusSubmitted - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventMoral Progress: Concept, Measurement, and Application, June 2015 - VU University, Amsterdam
Duration: 2015 Jun 242015 Jun 26

Conference

ConferenceMoral Progress: Concept, Measurement, and Application, June 2015
Period2015/06/242015/06/26