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Moral Aims: Essays on the Importance of Getting It Right and Practicing Morality with Others

Cheshire Calhoun


We have two moral aims connected to two different conceptions of morality. From a critical, reflective point of view, we aim to get it right—to identify the Morality that would be operative in a hypothetical social world whose participants could access the correct moral norms. From a participant point of view, we aim to practice morality with others—to enact Morality as an actual scheme of social cooperation whose shared moral understandings enable us to effectively make demands, offer excuses, justify choices, express moral attitudes, and the like. If misguided social practices of morality se ... More

Keywords: morality, social practice, moral aims

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199328796
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328796.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cheshire Calhoun, author
Professor of Philosophy, Arizona State University