“‘What Is Ethical Cannot be Taught’ – Understanding Moral Theories as Descriptions of Moral Grammar”

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Traditionally, the development of moral theories has been considered one of the main aims of moral philosophy.1 In contrast, Wittgenstein was very critical of the use of theories both in philosophy in general and in moral philosophy in particular, and philosophers inspired by his philosophy have become some of the most prominent critics of both particular contemporary moral theories and the idea of moral theory as such. Nonetheless, we will see how Wittgenstein’s later philosophy offers us resources for a revised understanding of the role and status of moral theories according to which theories are neither normative nor explanatory, but are rather to be understood as generalisations of particular descriptions of various forms of moral grammar.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelWittgenstein’s Moral Thought
RedaktørerReshef Agam-Segal, Edmund Dain
Antal sider26
UdgivelsesstedNew York
ForlagRoutledge
Publikationsdato2018
Kapitel7
ISBN (Trykt)9781138745063
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781315180762
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2018
NavnRoutledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

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