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Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 3 MT12

Event Name Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 3 MT12
Start Date 22nd Oct 2012 4:30pm
End Date 22nd Oct 2012 6:30pm
Duration 2 hours

Speaker: Constantine Sandis (Oxford Brookes)

Title: Action in Ethics

Venue: Lecture Room, Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG

Abstract: It is said that we must hate the sin and not the sinner. But what about the sinning? This paper argues that most moral philosophy lacks a coherent notion of action. I propose an account which entails a fundamental distinction between doing the right (or wrong) thing and acting rightly (or wrongly). I next consider some tempting ways of understanding this distinction (e.g. in terms of types vs. tokens, the evaluative vs. the deontic, etc.) before concluding that the latter phenomenon - but not the former - is deeply interconnected with our motivational sets.

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