Ethics and Practical Reasoning

Ethics 127 (2):353 - 382 (2017)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
How is practical reasoning related to ethical reasoning? The most common view is that they are identical: practical reasoning just is ethical reasoning. I criticize this view and then propose an alternative account of the relation between ethical thought and practical thought: ethical reasoning is reasoning about sound practical reasoning. I argue that this account of the relation between ethics and practical reasoning explains various phenomena that more familiar views leave unexplained. It also entails that the philosophy of action bears heavily on ethical inquiry.
(categorize this paper)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Upload history
Archival date: 2017-10-18
View other versions
Added to PP index

Total views
589 ( #9,619 of 2,444,959 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
99 ( #6,106 of 2,444,959 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.