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Title: WRONGNESS, EVOLUTIONARY DEBUNKING, PUBLIC RULES
Authors: Hooker, Brad
Keywords: Evolutionary debunkingPublicityblame
Issue Date: 9-May-2016
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Brad Hooker, "WRONGNESS, EVOLUTIONARY DEBUNKING, PUBLIC RULES", in: "Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2016) XVIII/1", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016, pp. 135-149
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
(2016) XVIII/1
Abstract: Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer’s wonderful book, The Point of View of the Universe: Sidgwick and Contemporary Ethics, contains a wealth of intriguing arguments and compelling ideas. The present paper focuses on areas of continuing dispute. The paper first attacks Lazari-Radek’s and Singer’s evolutionary debunking arguments against both egoism and parts of common-sense morality. The paper then addresses their discussion of the role of rules in utilitarianism. De Lazari-Radek and Singer concede that rules should constitute our moral decision procedure and our public morality. This paper argues that, if no one should be blamed for complying with the optimal decision procedure and optimal public rules, there are strong reasons to accept that these same rules distinguish what is morally permissible from what is morally wrong.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/12708
ISSN: 1825-5167
Appears in Collections:Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2016) XVIII/1

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