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Can obligations be substances/objects?

If one takes obligations to be deontic propositions, then it is trivial to argue that such propositions seem to inhabit a metaphysical category of abstract object. The argument: Propositions are ...
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Can obligations be substances/objects?

Pritchard is wrong to consider the agent to be the obvious candidate upon which to hang the tag of an obligation. An obligation is a form of belief, and it can be held by the obliger as much as the ...
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Classifying the ethical characteristics of entities by cognitive properties, non-human-specific

Insults according to notions of intelligence: Perspectives from education and newsmedia https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/bld.12470 Background The terms idiot, imbecile, and moron are ...
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Classifying the ethical characteristics of entities by cognitive properties, non-human-specific

Congratulations on being the first to use the post-humanism tag! I suspect there are two inter-related and fundamental difficulties facing your intriguing suggestion. The lesser of the two is the need ...
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Classifying the ethical characteristics of entities by cognitive properties, non-human-specific

What you describe is: To base an ethical system on the cognitive capabilities of the beings involved. Just to imagine what this means: Intelligence tests from psychology classify human beings ...
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Can moral theories be "elegant" or beautiful or sublime?

Morals have to move us. This is the is-ought distinction. We cannot purely reason our way into our morality from what is, we have to be driven by a feeling of how we ought to behave, how we want to ...
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Can moral theories be "elegant" or beautiful or sublime?

Yes. Why not? I read a paper some time ago by an author claiming to be an expert on Spinoza's philosophy. In this paper there was an assertion: "Spinoza published no theory of aesthetics." I ...
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