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Moral objectivity: Kant, Hume and psychopathy

Jansen, Claudia (2018) Moral objectivity: Kant, Hume and psychopathy. Master of Philosophy (MPhil) thesis, University of Kent,. (KAR id:66548)


Moral objectivity is about genuinely better or worse courses of action and states of affairs in

that is maximally independent of subjectivity (at least if the threat of relativism is to be

justifications that are devoid of subjectivity. Every account of objective moral justifications

such justifications enter the universe?

moral objectivity are overambitious. I offer three lines of argument that point to moral

in Hume's (exclusively psychological) conception of 'reason'. It is paradigmatically well

The second and third lines of argument are grounded in research about the nature

judgements about good practical lives. The third is about libertarian freedom over innately

others in evaluative decision-making. Due to conceptual and empirical problems about

further conceptual and empirical attention.

contains a critical reflection on methodological aspects of the contemporary meta-ethical

deeper involvement with theoretical claims about human nature.

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Philosophy (MPhil))
Thesis advisor: Kirchin, Simon T.
Thesis advisor: Corfield, David
Uncontrolled keywords: Kant, Hume
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Philosophy
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2018 11:10 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:24 UTC
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