On Locating Value in Making Moral Progress

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On Locating Value in Making Moral Progress. / Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni.

In: Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Vol. 20, No. 1, 02.2017, p. 137-152.

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T1 - On Locating Value in Making Moral Progress

AU - Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni

PY - 2017/2

Y1 - 2017/2

N2 - 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”.

AB - 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”.

KW - Moral progress

KW - Value comparisons

KW - Betterness

KW - Value incomparability

KW - Value dualism

U2 - 10.1007/s10677-016-9747-0

DO - 10.1007/s10677-016-9747-0

M3 - Article

VL - 20

SP - 137

EP - 152

JO - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

JF - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

SN - 1386-2820

IS - 1

ER -